Lamu House is a fine, Belgian-owned conversion on the waterfront in Lamu town, based on two traditional houses, Salama and Azania. The house is located towards the northern, less busy end of the waterfront, and its front faces out across Lamu creeek towards Manda island, while the back of the house is on Lamu's main street. Unfortunately, as of 12 July 2014 we cannot recommend this property because the UK's foreign office has advised against travel to this area – the Lamu archipelago.
Our view of Lamu House
This is our favourite hotel in town, a no-brainer when it comes to choosing a hotel with character that also delivers on comforts and location. We've stayed here twice, most recently in December 2013, and we like almost everything about it - the building itself, the no-nonsense, can-do owners, the food and service, and the frosty beers. The rooms are perhaps a wee bit small, but they're traditionally scaled, so that is to be expected. If you see Lamu town as a destination to be explored and enjoyed in its own right, rather than simply as a place for a brief visit, then staying at Lamu House gives you the perfect base.
Lamu House is nicely integrated into the life of the town.