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Lamu House Hotel

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 2 February 2012

We stayed at Lamu House for a week in January 2012. It is the most charming getaway from the stress of the Western world. Lamu House is a beautiful boutique hotel with a very relaxed atmosphere. The owners Frank and Marianne are the most fantastic hosts. They will arrange anything you desire. A boat trip, waterskiing, sailing, deep-see fishing, excursions...

Thank LucVM
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 30 January 2012

We visited Lamu House Hotel recomended by some friends; we never went to Africa before and we had some doubts traveling based on the recent events in Lamu but in general on the African continent. Arriving in Lamu, being picked up from the airport till the moment we where dropped of at the airport has been an unbelievable experience. We...

Thank Renedekok
New York, NY
Reviewed 28 January 2012

After a breath-taking, life changing safari on the Masai Mara, we didn't know if we could be impressed again. And we touched down on the "airstrip" (really just a bit of dirt) in Lamu, things didn't look so great. The travel agent had messed up our reservations and the hotel was not there to meet us. We were a bit...

1Thank nickijags
Northern California
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Lamu has an ambience, air and feeling unlike anything else I experienced in Kenya. It's both multicultural and uniquely African. The town itself is safe, easy to navigate on foot, and a constant cultural delight. Lamu House is ideally situated on the waterfront, in a restored historical structure evidencing Indian, African, Arab, and Portugese influences. Frank and Marianne are delightful...

1Thank RAM046
Reviewed 4 December 2011

Lamu House is a haven of tranquility in a very quiet charming town. Centrally located on one of the nicest parts of the seafront 'avenue'. The very good restaurant on the shaded terrace, (slightly higher than street level so that you have privacy), has good views of the activity in the harbour. The decoration of the entire house is as...

1Thank Johan M
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2011

Just back from a wonderful week staying on Lamu island and had a delicious lunch at this hotel after watching the annual donkey races that morning. The food was fabulous - try the jumbo prawns - and the service charming and impeccable. You feel very safe here, everyone is taking the threat to security very seriously and is determined to...

2Thank Catherine H
Tremelo, Belgium
Reviewed 30 November 2011

A wonderful and stylish place. Excellent location facing waterfront. Beautiful house & rooms. Fantastic service. Owners Frank & Marianne provide warm & personal guesthouse experience. We'll go back...

1Thank ChrisVanRoey
Reviewed 7 November 2011

just came back from a wonderful vacation to Lamu House with our 3 kids and 2 friends, everything was right what was written in the reviews about the hotel and marvelous beach house, and the very warm and gentle couple Frank and Marianne, but the most important thing we would like to add is that we all felt very very...

Thank isabelle h
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 5 November 2011

We stayed two nights in Lamu House on our last days of our honey moon and we can only say that we had a fabulous stay! Every part of the house is beautiful, the rooms, the pools, the "living room"...with lots of cared details. The restaurant is also very nice and comfortable, serving really good food. And last, but not...

Thank Maria d
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...

1Thank Yasmin B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
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: RM532 - RM1,241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lamu House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“you can hear the sounds of the boats and boatmen from the front seaside rooms. This might be a problem for livery light sleepers”
  • View from bathroom window
 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.”
  • View of the sea from balcony
  • Bed room
  • View from balcony of the waterfront
 of 5 bubbles Masood-Kheraluwala, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms not accessable for physically impaired people (many stairs)”
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  • The balcony on the top floor
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 of 5 bubbles annamarias174, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are nice, water view is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles majshanman, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
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