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The Majlis Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$300*
US$219*
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for 3 nights, a fantastic resort, very helpful and friendly staff. Look forward to my next visit there. Views from the hotel is amazing especially the sunset, could not get away from the hammock by the beach!

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Thank Munira A
Nairobi
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with a friend to celebrate my birthday. This was my second trip to the resort. Staff, as on the first occasion, were terrific and super friendly. The chef went out off his way to cater for my diet needs and had amazing huge tasty coconut lobster and birthday cake for my birthday and a night dinner outside on the...

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Thank Farah E
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic hotel! Being picked up at the airport with the hippest boats of all, we were already impressed and excited for what was yet to come. We were definitely not disappointed. Upon our arrival, we were heartedly welcomed by Elizabeth, a charming young lady who genuinely cared for our well-being throughout our entire stay. At first, we got a room...

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Thank FranziskaSTI
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at the Majilis.The resort organizes for transfer(speedboat) from the airport-the trip is fantastic, fast and the staff's friendliness evident. To say that the staff were just friendly would be an understatement, they are all so hospitable and ready to serve with smiling faces. I would give the resort an A+ for service. The food was...

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Thank Africia R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gem 💎 is worth a visit. Previous reviews are a good indication but the food was amazing. The Swahili crab, pasta are an Italian food lover's dream and a special mention to Millicent and Masha who were so hospitable and Fabrizia who shared great tidbits about Lamu living and soon to be sustainable ventures in the area. The Majlis...

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Thank Avs1404
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time at the Majlis! Very little to complain about. Service was at par, excellent food with a huge variety of seafood which is rare on fullboard in other coastal hotels. The staff especially Milicent were so helpful and there at our beck and call no matter what time. The excursions were reasonably priced and the guide...

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Thank simran563
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was told by friends that i must stay at the Majlis, a five star hotel in Lamu. I pre-booked and paid for two nights on 20th April 2017. The collection from the airport and speed boat ride was great. On arrival we were greeted by very attentive and polite staff. we were shown to our room which was ok...

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Thank PremKLondon
AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

I wonder if TripAdvisor will do something or allow crooks to spoil our reputation by writing online lies over lies....and putting in danger all our staff with related families and suppliers!??! Can it be that all previous 50 reviews are all positive and all of a sudden, we all go crazy ?!?

Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Majlis is very Tranquil and Elegant in its design, fauna, beach and warm hospitality. The Hotel is very well managed under Fabrizia and the Staff are extremely hospitable and well trained to all your requirements. The Bar is well stocked, rooms are incredible well ornamented with beautiful artefacts that create a very homely elegant atmosphere. The Food Is Super...

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Thank Litred9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked and paid for 2 nights on 20th April, the pick up at the airport by speedboat was good, on arrival we had a lecture basically telling us it will cost this for water, this much for an excursion to Lamu etc etc anyone would have thought that a prestige property such as this would have complimentary boat...

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AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

You were in a very bad mood before even getting to the Majlis; you complained about everything and there was nothing that we could do to please you. You were abusive to our staff and demanded a refund with NO basis. The pools are super clean and travel to/from the hotel to Lamu town has a cost (like you pay...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Majlis Resorts is the place you dream and is difficult to believe it exist. A different way to luxury, it offer the homely feeling, in an incredible structure different from most of the hotel in the world. Enchanted by the location, the forniture make the different. Every piece, from doors, pieces of art have an incredible taste given by...

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AddisLondon, Owner at The Majlis Hotel, responded to this review

Please come back...thank you for your kind review !....too generous ! We did build the Majlis with love and care; we strive to deliver good services and good food ! it is a daily challenge but we are very pleased to get positive feedback as it pushes us to do more and to improve on a daily basis. See you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Idyllic, luxurious, stylish, unique, …the Majlis resort is a privately-owned luxury beach hotel on the north coast of Kenya in the Indian ocean. Designed and built to reflect Lamu’s heritage tradition, The Majlis combines 25 superbly appointed luxury air-conditioned suites built with Western comforts and local tradition. State-of-the-art facilities include two bars, a gourmet restaurant, two swimming pools and an activity center which graciously co-ordinates a wide variety of full day experiences for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Majlis Hotel

Address: Ras Kitau Bay, Manda Island 80500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Manda Island
Price Range: $343 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Majlis Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
The Majlis Lamu Ltd Hotel Lamu Island
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“beach view”
964muniraa, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Best in the main house - suite and rooms 3 and 4. 5 is also very nice and on the ground floor with a great patio/outdoor area”
633farahe, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Ideally first floor to enjoy a beautiful view over the island as well as the view on Lamu and Shela on the other side of the water.”
FranziskaSTI, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Sea view deluxes or family suites”
simran563, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have scenic views of the beach, Shela island...”
71annab71, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
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