We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Peponi Hotel

Travellers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Lamu Island
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Peponi Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Peponi Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 195: English reviews
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel and had a truly wonderful and relaxing time. Carol and Andrew were amazing hosts and all the staff was incredibly attentive and helpful. There is so much history and great energy in this hotel. The hotel is located less than a 10min boat ride from the airport or Lamu town and just a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SyK22
New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 August 2016

In sum, I have stayed at Peponi several times and I will keep going back as long as they will have me. The rooms are nice and the staff are very friendly. The food is excellent. It is simply a wonderful place to escape to.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Malle25
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We stayed 5 nights for a relaxing holiday and everything was wonderful. The hotel was fully booked, but service was nevertheless very attentive. It is all very charming, it looks like someones holiday home, not an hotel, really. And they serve the best food I have eaten in Kenya. Hope I can go back soon!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cainha
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

This Hotel, although situated directly at the beautiful beach of Shela, is the center of Shela and the meeting place of everybody, hotel guests, tourists and people living in Lamu. Great place for drinks during sunset, great place to start a sailing tour with the Dhow , amazing dinners, very good and friendly service, romantic special pool surounded by huge...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank OutofAfrica660213
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 April 2016

What a wonderful welcome, we were offered a drink and chose their specialty cocktail an "Old Pal". This set the scene for an amazing few days. Carol and Andrew made us feel very welcome, they are great hosts. Cerin in a very relaxed way (goes with the beach holiday theme) explained everything on offer from excursions to activities. We had...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Tom H
Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The world may change, but Peponi are standing, fathfull to its vission and what they belive in. I find the restaurant better than ever, The atmosphere the terrasse even warmer, the gossip even more fun, and the who and where even more amusing. In a world full of questions and stress, Peponi must be the most peacefull and as Close...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Albromann
London
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Another blissful 2 night stay in early March. Peponi is rapidly becoming my favourite de-stress location in East Africa. And judging by the fact that the Lamu Yoga Festival had just finished, I'm not the only one! Spending 3 days here immediately after arriving in Kenya from London proved the perfect tonic to set us up for the rest of...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank BillfishCrazy
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

First time in Sheila with the family and what a fantastic experience at Peponi. The hotel rooms were spacious and very nicely decorated + we got upgraded with the 3 kids. There s a corner for everyone within peponi (lovely swimming pool area, immediate access to the beach, windsurfing), the service is impeccable and there is always a special attention...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank petitduf
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2016

From the moment we set foot on the boat trip to the hotel via the airport harbour, we knew it was going to be a very special holiday. The rooms are beachy and rustic, in a good way, and the view is incredible. The quaint and charming little town of Shela contains a few shops and the locals are friendly...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Holly B
London
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I have been going to the Peponi for the last 20 years - and with a break over the last six years, due to other family destinations I found myself returning and felt immediately at home. I have been there on numerous times with my husband. I have also taken the children there - when they were younger - after...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Sarah84480

137 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (137)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (37)
Viewed
Dining (18)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (22)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (10)
Viewed
View from Room (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Other (34)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Lamu Island
0.3 km away
Kijani Hotel
Kijani Hotel
#3 of 10 in Lamu Island
110 reviews
0.9 km away
The Majlis Hotel
The Majlis Hotel
#1 of 1 in Manda Island
154 reviews
3.7 km away
Jannat House
Jannat House
#5 of 10 in Lamu Island
43 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
The Red Pepper House
The Red Pepper House
#6 of 10 in Lamu Island
9 reviews
3.0 km away
Lamu Palace Hotel
Lamu Palace Hotel
#7 of 10 in Lamu Island
30 reviews
12.0 km away
Kizingo
Kizingo
#2 of 10 in Lamu Island
113 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast

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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Peponi Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Seaview from all rooms so....”
 of 5 bubbles 708larsm, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have their perks. Room 17(71) has a great breeze!”
 of 5 bubbles MonaB1980, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room #16 has a lovely outside veranda with a swing bed, great view from the room of the ocean, sunny.”
 of 5 bubbles mkI9952ER, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I prefer the Superior Rooms....”
 of 5 bubbles 281mercyk, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only saw our friends' room & it was just as amaze balls as ours :)”
 of 5 bubbles mandyandandy2015, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5