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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
Reviewed 4 November 2011

we stayed end of october in Lamu at The Lamu House Hotel , we can only say what others told on this forum already ; beautiful hotel , great staff , hospitality in major letters . the food was better than very good , the dhow trips an experience we will never forget. but most important at this time is...

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1Thank Yasmin B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2011

The hotel is 5 minutes boat away from the Lamu airport. They send you a private taxi boat to pick you up. The hotel is decorated with taste and flair and respects the swahili style. The highlight of the hotel is the free private beach club that is located on Manda island, few minutes away by boat rides offers by...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 September 2011

I didn't stay overnight, but had a tour of the hotel and would recommend it to anyone staying in Lamu. The food at the restaurant is excellent.

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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 5 September 2011

I have traveled in 8 countries this year on business and was lucky enog to be booked in Lamu House by a travel agent in Nairobi. The Belgian couple who own the hotel are very present, extremely friendly, and treat you as family. The rooms are decorated in a Swahili style, gorgeous and well sized with private balconies. The restaurant...

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2Thank Rick M
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 September 2011

I have spent many days in past in Lamu and I don't know how I overlooked this gem of a hotel on the seafront. Perhaps, it's location at the southern end of the seafront road explains some of that. Away from the noise and hustle of the center of Lamu Town, it occupies a quietly meditative corner of the town...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 August 2011

We enjoyed our stay at Lamu House. Very nice hotel, rooms have a sea view balcony where you can watch the folks preparing their dhows. Good breakfast on the terrace. Very nicely renovated and maintained traditional building. Very nice showers and bathroom. Would actually give five stars but it is somewhat overpriced, not only the rooms but also the excursions...

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1Thank gsh_1975
St. Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 15 August 2011

My husband & I are international humanitarian aid volunteers. Each year we spend a couple of weeks in some desperate areas of Kenya providing help & care. Then we pamper ourselves with a week of R&R somewhere on the ocean to revitalize. Thanks to our friend Elphas at Africa Untamed Wilderness Adventures, this year we wound up in the penthouse...

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2Thank JeanPenny
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 March 2011

We stayed here for a week on a mix of holiday and business. We had a fabulous stay. I had heard that Lamu Town was noisy, but in our room (top floor) all we could hear was wind and waves, and occasionally the call to prayer. It was well worth being located in the middle of authentic Lamu Town, instead...

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1Thank wrongwaysmith
Toulouse, France
Reviewed 27 March 2011

The best hotel in Lamu town, with big rooms, incredibly good food, great location (on the sea), and a nice swimming pool to relax. The managers are really helpful and can arrange anything. Good free wifi connexion too.

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2Thank lafforgue
Bradford.UK
Reviewed 13 February 2011

If you want sun and sand on your doorstep go to a hotel in Shela, 30 minute walk along the beach from Lamu town. If you want to be in the town with it's gentle bustle, donkeys,(and donkey poo) no cars, fishing boats, alleys,market,and Swahili buidings then stay at Lamu House. It's not cheap, (but then Kenya hotels generally are...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique hotel made of 2 Swahili houses adjoin, with 10 superior rooms, plunge pool. Luxury accommodation, in the Old Stone Town of Lamu, located on the seafront. Restaurant & coffee shop. Traditional dhows for comfortable excursions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lamu House Hotel

Address: Kenyatta Avenue | Seafront, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $160 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lamu House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The front rooms have a scenic view of the sea.”
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 of 5 bubbles catherinemackenzie, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“you can hear the sounds of the boats and boatmen from the front seaside rooms. This might be a problem for livery light sleepers”
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 of 5 bubbles catherinemackenzie, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you like quiet, choose a courtyard facing room ; if you like to observe the local life, then take a waterfront room.”
 of 5 bubbles Mwambao, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Sea facing room on either first or best on the second floor.”
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 of 5 bubbles Masood-Kheraluwala, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms not accessable for physically impaired people (many stairs)”
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 of 5 bubbles annamarias174, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
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