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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found out about Shella Bahari Guest house on tripadvisor. It was going to be our first time traveling to Lamu. Our host Tawfiq and his lovely wife welcomed us warmly to the house. Great authentic Swahili food, beautiful well maintained rooms with a view of the ocean that is to die for! Tawfiq organized our transfer from the airport...

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Thank Nyashy
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Tawfiq the house manager made our stay lovely. We loved every bit of staying here. The food is amazing. I like the chapati prawn. The balcony rooms are amazing. Sitting and watching the skyline makes for a good relaxing.

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Thank ken o
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I stayed here during the Lamu Yoga festival 2016 and I loved it! The rooms with balcony facing the water are a great deal. Outside daybed (where I also slept some of the nights) with nice shade and breeze. It is small and the staff are very friendly. Breakfast is good. Great value for money.

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Thank Marianne B
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is my go to place when I need to slow down, read, work, and relax. There is nothing like sitting on one of the balconies directly overlooking the Indian Ocean, closing your eyes, feeling the breeze, and taking in all the sounds from the village. Shela is one of the most welcoming places in the world and the family...

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Thank KellsAbroad
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 27 April 2015

The service was great and at a great price. Tawfiq, the house manager was a sharp guy and always available, even one night when we came back late and found we locked ourselves out of our room. He came down and graciously let us in. We'll stay here again next time, for sure.

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Thank Jesah
London
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We absolutely loved our time on Lamu, our rooms were lovely and cool despite it being so hot, breakfast was delicious and our hosts were really helpful and lovely and arranged lots of great things for us to do. They set up a day boat trip, an evening meal in a local home and guided tour of the old town,...

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Thank mirembeLondon
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Heavenly,Wonderful,Great food and service,A recommended stay especially for those who need to escape to the seaside from the hustle and bustle of big cities,The room we had (#11) was amazing, with a view of the harbor; the service was extraordinary, the staff were as sweet and helpful as they could be. The food was great. Everything was clean. The two...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We´ve just returned from a 4 day stay in the guest house and we really fell in love with the place and the staff! The guesthouse is about 2 meters away form the seafront and about 100 meters from the 12-km long beach. We had the toproofsuite, which was as excellent choice: it was very spacious with 2 nice and...

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Thank roblito
Thika, Kenya
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We really enjoyed our meals at Shela Bahari Guest House. The price was very fair. The tuna was delicious as well as the seafood pasta. They also have an awesome and refreshing mocha milkshake! Wish we could visit there more often!

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Thank Tina R
Washington D.C.
Reviewed 29 November 2013

The location of the Bahari Guest House and the view are truly phenomenal. During high season therefore, the price is steep for the quality of the hotel room. A Bahari room would average around USD 60 in other locations, yet the price is double during high season in Lamu. With better management and a few changes in terms of cleanliness...

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Additional Information about Shela Bahari Guest House

Address: Box 59, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $101 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The balcony rooms are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelina75, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Seaview rooms are heavenly!”
 of 5 bubbles KellsAbroad, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The southern rooms are sunny and super!”
 of 5 bubbles njoxjan, 29 May 2014 | Read review
“If struggling with heat go with a sea view as you get the breeze on an evening.”
 of 5 bubbles Janina68, 28 Jun 2013 | Read review
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