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Kenya
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Subira House is in the middle of Lamu town, in the midst of history, with the smell of the Indian Ocean. It's a tranquil lovely place with a soul. A real gem for a holiday as well as for a business trip

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I highly recommend Subira House. I have stayed there several times and always happy to go back. It is a beautiful traditional house in the heart of wonderful Lamu town. Just behind Lamu fort and the charming central square. Only a few minutes from the old port. It is clean and tastefully decorated. The hosts and staff are lovely and...

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Lamu Island, Kenya
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I Highly recommend Subira after a month long stay in this wonderful house. I have been here many times the last ten years and experience the same high standard of cleanness, beauty and security. The warm and help of the staff has stayed on the same standard as well as the rooms, breakfasts and dinners. The hospitality of this house...

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Reviewed 22 March 2015

I had the fortune of staying at Subira House for two nights while I was in Lamu for a short work assignment. I stayed in one of the rooftop rooms, and absolutely loved my stay. The owners, Christina and Paul, were so welcoming and friendly, and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable. They have done...

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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Gelani will pick u from the airport and brings you home. The authenticity of the house is celebrated and developed with a special eye for beauty and niceness, better then you could have imagined. Kiki and Paul are such kind hosts, they will point out any particular beach or event you are looking for...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 29 January 2015

This hotel in Lamu is located close to the docks where the boats coming from the airport arrive and in the back of the main Lamu square. It is centrally located, secure, easy to reach restaurants and main attractions.The rooms are quite nice, comfortable, with good bed which gives you a very good sleep. The lack of hot water in...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Subira house is an architectural gem set right behind the Lamu Fort in the "stone city" of Lamu. The hosts are most solicitous of your comfort, and the hotel restaurant has lovely food. An incredibly romantic spot for a get away. Lamu is very much a hard working port town and you can spend hours just watching the dhows come...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I stayed a week in Subira House in the center of Lamu Town this year and the previous year, and quite loved it. The Swedish owner/operators Kiki and Paul Aarts are lovely hosts, and their staff are very friendly and helpful.The hotel could not be more centrally located, just behind the main square and the old Portuguese Fort in town....

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crilamu, Owner at Subira House, responded to this review

We are now so lucky to have a fantastic internet connection. Paul from Island Tecnologies came and installed a kind of radio sender linked with a tall radio mast just behind us. It works beautifully! Welcome back!!! Christina

Almere, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We spent ten days in Lamu at Subirahouse. It's a beautiful old house restored with much care by the owners. The house was the residence in the 19th century of the governor of Lamu and it has the grandeur that suits such a position. Subira house is in the middle of Lamu town. And what kind of town it is....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Subira House is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in. It is actually a centuries-old Swahili mansion, lovingly restored by its current owners, nestled behind an ancient fort and convenient to Lamu's market and waterfront. If you want to visit Lamu, then you want to stay at a hotel like Subira House where you will not...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The charming and comfortable seven-bedroom historic 200 years old home has two beautiful gardens and plenty of cool terraces to relax and enjoy the tropical breeze as you accustom yourself to Lamu's gentle pace. Right in the middle of Old Lamu Town.Meals on request.Wine licence.Subira House,a 200-year-old coral stone house was built by the governor under the Sultan of Zanzibar now carefully preserved by its Swedish/Dutch owners. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Subira House

Address: Behind Lamu Fort | P.O. Box 341, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: RM343 - RM401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The two top floor rooms have the best privacy and view.”
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“top-floor rooms have best view”
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“Ask for an extra fan to place next to the bed, the ceilings are very high so the ceiling fan doesn't do enough”
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