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Peponi Hotel

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nairobi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a posh glamour hotel. If that is your thing look elsewhere. But in an underwhelming manner the place grows on you. Intelligent friendly staff, very very good old fashioned food and a general feel good factor make this a very comfortable base to travel around the archipelago.. highly recommended.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never been to Lamu before and this has given me a reason to return. The hotel is right by the ocean and is very welcoming from time of arrival at Manda airport to the way we were received on arrival. We got the delux rooms right at the beach and goodness...they are very beautiful and very scenic. The...

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Thank Helen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I finally got to stay at Peponi's after over 30 years being told about it while on a visit to Nairobi, it lived to more than expectations. Andrew, the manager, was extremely helpful and helped us with tips of where to eat, places of interest etc. A courtesy boat trip was arranged to take us to Lamu and back with...

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Thank Rashpal B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boutique hotel meaning that the guests receive personalised attention, we had told Andrew that we only had one night/two half days to spend and they organised activities for us to maximise the Lamu experience in the time we had. It's a very serene environment, friendly locals who mostly go about their normal business and don't hassle visitors with wares (plenty...

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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Peponi truly is paradise in person! The ambience and general feel is out of this world. Although the food and drink prices are not 'cheap' but it totally worth it. Most definitely visiting again soon!

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Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The only place to stay in Lamu! Time stops in Peponi. Though we were only there for three nights, the Peponi magic made it feel like much more. The place to re-charge, re-connect and completely rejuvinate your body and soul! Carole is the most amazing host - sharing all the secrets to help you lose yourself and yet find your...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2017

If you want a quiet day, or one full of water activities, Peponi offers all in spades. The Shela location is wonderful with miles of sandy white beaches. Rooms are very comfortable, food was top notch and the hotel has a lovely 'home' feel. What makes it a gem and special is the personal attention from Carol, Andrew and the...

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Nairobi
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stayed in a superior room with an incredible view of the property, gardens and the ocean. The hotel itself was fantastically set out - didnt feel like a regular hotel - it was quaint, quirky, swahili style, high end, full of charm and character with so much character. Carol and Andrew and the staff looked after us so well!...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Peponi is truly one of those special places that captures your heart and soul. We had a lovely 3-night stay this past weekend and the hospitality and food are par excellence. Carole, Andrew and all the staff are amazingly helpful and warm. The place exudes charm because of the team at peponi. A special for the dog lovers amongst us...

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Tiwi, Kenya
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We arrived after a rather hectic air safari eround Kenya to be very pleasantly welcomed by Andrew to this beautifully situated hotel at Shela on Lamu island. The whole archipelago is quintessential Swahili/Arabic in culture and this is reflected in the style and architecture of the surrounding settlements. Peponi reflects this yet is overlaid with the luxuries of a discreetly...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Peponi Hotel

Address: Box 24, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Hotel Class:4 star — Peponi Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Peponi Hotel Lamu
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“best rooms are the delux rooms right at the beach”
628helenk, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“They are all stunning in their own way - superior rooms have great views, the rooms on beach capture the Lamu life....”
KimE997, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The more recently added rooms (27,28 and 29 say) are more spacious, have lovely views and are to be preferred.”
johnmQ272IQ, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We love room 17; quiet veranda with beautiful views.”
travellerERH, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good, we were in 2, 15 and 21.”
BillfishCrazy, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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