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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Stone House is a great mid-range hotel in Lamu town. It's prettily set out in an old building a few streets back from the waterfront. Downstairs there's a lovely courtyard with palm trees, and on the rooftop there's an excellent restaurant and a verandah for relaxing in the evenings. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable, with nice touches... More 

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1 Thank djneill
Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We were met by super friendly hotel staff at the airport who carried our bags to the boat and all the way to the hotel. Marta, the manageress made sure we were comfortable and had us order our dinner immediately so that it would be ready on time that night. We had the seafood platter which was excellent. The drinks... More 

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1 Thank Gary J
Sydney
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 May 2013

With a hidden entrance, palm trees in the court yard, steep steps on the side, architecture from centuries ago, rooftop terrace, old stone walls, a view of the ocean, wooden shutters in the room, a view of the ocean and a Lamu bed to sleep on, Stone House is every thing an authentic stay in Lamu should be. Not only... More 

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1 Thank Andrew M
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We booked the hotel in advance on the recommendation of Lonely Planet. After one night we checked out, because we found a much nicer place to stay for half the price. We forgot our smartphone in the room and did not get it back.

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3 Thank Kurt S
Goma
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This guesthouse is the kind of place you want to email everyone you know after staying there and tell them to book a holiday to stay there immediately. It was truly spectacular from start to finish. The guesthouse is in a stunning old Swahili building, and we were lucky enough to stay on the top floor with incredible views of... More 

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1 Thank MilliMay
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Words can't explain my feelings for this small island... Every day we woke up in this town it felt like a dream. Stone House was the hotel of our choice and it did not disappoint in any way. The staff were warm, welcoming and helpful. We went during the low season so me and my boyfriend had the whole hotel... More 

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1 Thank Mary K
Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2011

A lovely mix between a hostel and a boutique hotel. Simple rooms in a beautiful old stone house. Ask for a room on the top floors for the view of the old town of Lamu! The staff is very friendly and helpful. We recommend booking the room w/o breakfast, even though the rooftop terrace is beautiful for the views. We... More 

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1 Thank Sam S
New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2010

Stone House is aesthetically beautiful, perfectly located and very friendly. The house is a multi-story traditional Swahili house, beautifully maintained. My room (top floor) was spacious, airy, nice bathroom, with a cool view over the town. The rooftop restaurant looks out on to the sea. The food is good (homemade bread) and they do serve alcohol (contrary to what Lonely... More 

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3 Thank maizverde
Vancouver
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2010

My wife and I visited the Stonehouse on our vacation last June and were totaly BLOWN away by the experience. We have always enjoyed vacations that are off the beaten path and were told about Lamu by a friend of ours. Upon doing some internet research (very little about Lamu online) we decided to go with the Stone House and... More 

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1 Thank DaringTraveller
london
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2009

walking through the tiny streets of lamu i would have never imagined to find such a lovely enclosed eden of peace. The staff is very friendly and accomodating and the whole experience was idyllic...massages on the roof terrace and the only place we found in lamu that has shisha...and you get to have it on a sailboat :) all in... More 

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1 Thank jollygemz

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Address: P.O. Box 193, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Number of rooms: 12
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“Top rooms definately the view in the morning and at sunset is spectacular!”
 of 5 bubbles MaryK773, 1 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Ask for a room on top floor for the views!”
 of 5 bubbles SamS198, 28 Oct 2011 | Read review
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