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P.O.Box 59 | Seafront Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights and enjoy with the location (sea front room) and friendly staff, nice food... with reasonable price

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Thank Hien Minh V
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I recently stayed at Stopover, it was fabulous. Near the jetty,easy to get to from the airport, just an easy boat ride away. Welcoming staff. Well appointed rooms, simple, clean, comfortable. Beds have mosquito nets. Water pressure good. Great views of the sea front, able to watch the life of the village happen without feeling like you are intruding. Great... More 

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Thank suzannawood26
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Absolute delicious fish curry and smoothies. Lovely to eat in then sea front. Thank you for having us.

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Thank Hettam5
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

I gave this a four star rating, not for the food, but for the view and ambiance. It's right on the point of Shela village and affords magnificent views of the fishing boats and jade waters just meters from Manda channel. It's a friendly place where you can chat with local residents and enjoy the fresh breeze. The food is... More 

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Thank theinspectorishere
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We visited as a couple with our young twenties daughter. What a surprise as we skim across the water from Manda airport and realise that the hotel right on the sea front is our destination! The beds were decorated with local flowers, were clean and comfortable. The rooms are spacious with en-suite shower and loo and are accessed via a... More 

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Thank Omarmanda
barcelona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Always nice to relax with a fresh fruit juice when arriving by foot from Lamu town in the morning before heading to Shela beach for swimming.

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Thank lisagBarcelona
Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

It is never enjoyable giving a poor review, however one does feel it is important in order for the particular establishment to better its service. It was our last night and we decided to try the restaurant out. We had been to many other restaurants in Lamu which offered generous portions of prawns and crab between 600-800 Kenya shillings. The... More 

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1 Thank globalcircuit2013
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

It is a beautiful setting on the beach, the service was warm and friendly, the juices were delicious, the prices were good.

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Thank Jonathan R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Good value for money swahili food with a personal touch. Come in the morning and ask for the catch (fresh fish) of the day. Come back in the evening and have it prepared the way you like it. This restaurant is part of a guest house of which we visited every clean room. Did not stay but seems also value... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, African
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  • Address: P.O.Box 59 | Seafront Shella, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?