This is a list of top 10 best hotels in Lamu County as of 2018. Lamu County is located in the Northern Coast of Kenya. It has a land surface area of 6,474.7 square kilometres that includes the mainland and over 65 islands that form the Lamu Archipelago. The total length of the coastline is 130 km while the land-water mass area stands at 308 km. The County Government is headed by Governor Fahim Yassin Twaha.
Here is a list of the best hotels in Lamu County in no particular order.
It is a privately owned luxury beach hotel situated on Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago. It is a boutique hotel that offers tranquil accommodation in 25 exquisite deluxe rooms and suites divided into three beachfront villas. It features a restaurant that offers the finest cuisine, two swimming pools, two bars, a luxurious wellness centre, meetings and events facilities. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 30,000. For reservations, you can contact them on, +254 773 777 066
2.Red Pepper House
It is located on Lamu Island and offers secluded accommodation in 5 nyumbas (houses) with the essence and luxury Swahili, in a natural environment with views of the sea. It features an outdoor pool, spa facilities, massage parlour, dining facilities, watersports and cultural visits. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 21,168. For further inquiries, you can contact them on, +254 (0) 7212 30521.
It is a beautiful beachfront house located on Shella beach. It is built in Swahili style with Arabic arches with frame sea views. It features 5 en-suite bedrooms, terraces, outdoor pool, airport pickup, laundry services, a well-manicured garden ideal for holding events, free wifi, dining options and car hire service. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 50,000. For further inquiries, you can contact them on, +254 (0) 718 407 480.
4.Mandarina Beach Cottage
It is located in Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago, opposite Peponi Hotel. Facilities offered include luxury accommodation in chalets, a garden and terrace, 24 hr front desk, airport shuttle, free wifi, bbq facilities, snorkelling, daily maid service and a private beach area. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 35,000.
5.Lamu House Hotel
It is a beachfront hotel that is elegantly designed in traditional Swahili culture. It is an ideal destination for couples on honeymoon or weekend getaway. It features 11 magnificently furnished guest rooms, three pools, an onsite restaurant that serves a variety of both local and international cuisines, free wifi, ample parking, a bar and lounge. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 23,242. For further inquiries, you can contact them on, +254 (0) 792 469 577.
It is a boutique hotel situated on the remote Island of Lamu, situated in the Indian Ocean. It features a private beach, an onsite restaurant that serves both local and continental cuisines, a state of the art swimming pool, high-speed internet, a garden ideal for holding events, water activities, meetings and events facilities, luxury accommodation in spacious air-conditioned guest rooms. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 25,000. For reservations, you can contact them on, +254 (0) 722 203 082
It is situated on the rooftop of the Garden House in Lamu Island, overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. It features a private infinity pool, a covered dining area, a bar, a modern restaurant that offers a variety of cuisines, self-catering meal services, free wifi, laundry services, ample parking, concierge and airport shuttle. It has two double rooms with a dining area, a minibar and a private balcony. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 25,768.
8.Full Moon House
It is located on Lamu Island, in Shela Village. It was named by nocturnal fishermen for its guiding glow. It is a luxury house that can accommodate 6 guests. It offers a self-catering meal system with professional chefs on site. It also offers laundry service, airport shuttle, car hire, room service and concierge. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 22,000. For further inquiries, you can contact them on, +254 722 209 490.
It is a private and secluded lodge that offers guests peace and tranquillity in luxuriously appointed cottages overlooking the ocean. It offers the perfect retreat where guests can relax and rejuvenate weary bodies and minds. Guests can engage in various activities that include snorkelling at the coral reefs, swimming with dolphins, turtle watching, fishing and guided cycling. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 20,000. For further inquiries, you can contact them on, +254 712 575 261.
10.Manda Bay Lodge
It is located at the northwestern tip of Manda Island, Lamu Archipelago. It offers Spa treatments, delicious gourmet cuisine, a swimming pool, games room with table tennis, darts and pool table, meetings and events facilities. It also features an airstrip for private charter flights. Standard charges for accommodation start from KES 28,000. For bookings and reservations, you can contact, +254 (0) 712 579 999/ +254 (0) 735 579 999.
- Kijani Hotel
- Kipungani Explorer Lodge
- Shella Royal House
- Diamond Beach Village
- Beyt Salaam
- Kizingoni House
- Garden House
- Mike’s Camp Kiwayu Island
- Mama Daktari House
- Kizingo Eco Lodge
- Banana House
- La Marelle House
- Subira House