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Peponi is in the heart of Shela village, but is only a short dhow ride from Lamu town.
The hotel's heart is its terrace bar (room guests on this side, casual visitors on the other) …
…from where the comings and goings in the Lamu Channel can be watched.
Lunch is often served here…
…and the bar is right behind.
It can be hard to drag yourself away from this spot.
Behind the terrace, bar and dining room, there's a cool courtyard…
…which makes a perfect spot to chill, or catch up with home.
The hotel has grown a lot since the original house was bought by the present owners in the late 60s…
…though traces of its early history are still scattered around the grounds.
The rooms, scattered through the gardens, now stretch for quite a distance along the seafront.
8 standard rooms are located in the "Palm Garden" just north of the main hotel terrace.
These are simple, but comfortably furnished…
…with full-length mosquito nets…
…and some stylish touches.
Flasks of "Peponi water" (their own filtered supply) are always available.
Further standard rooms are located on the south side of the hotel (this is #14)…
…and are perhaps a little brighter…
…and with more attractive bathrooms.
The superior rooms are on the southern side of the hotel, and include these seafront rooms (#25-23)…
…though most superior rooms occupy more elevated positions (these are #20 and #19).
Room #17, with a private terrace outside the bedroom, is always popular…
…as is #21, which is higher up…
…and attractively furnished.
The bathrooms in the superior rooms all vary, but they are better than those in standard rooms.
Everywhere there are little touches, like footbaths outside rooms for washing the sand off…
…and bathrobes. This is the perhaps the best superior room, known as "Top Room"…
…because of its location on top of the restaurant and above the hotel's central courtyard.
Top Room has a very large private terrace and sundeck…
…and views in three directions…
…from its lovely bedroom.
The terrace and sun deck are directly accessed from the main room…
…and you walk along a short passage to reach the bright, en suite bathroom.
The hot showers at Peponi are all solar powered…
…and the rooms kept spotlessly clean.
Peponi's suites (this is #28) are good step up…
…positioned behind the pool.
The furnishings are a mix of contemporary…
…with rustic and local touches.
The suite bathrooms…
…are large and stylish…
…and all the suites have plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining.
Peponi's pool is a popular focus…
…but there's a huge variety of other activities, most of them water-borne.
A trip into town is easy to organise from the hotel, with a guide or on your own.
If Lamu town seems a bit far, the little alleys of Shela village…
…start from a door at the back of the hotel. This is Shela's ATM (not always operational).
When you step onto Peponi's beach, you have 12km of seashore to yourself…
…with just the odd distraction, like this villa in the style of an Omani fort.
Peponi's sunrises can be spectacular. With views like this, why would you want to be anywhere else?
This annotated sketch shows the layout of Peponi's rooms south of the restaurant.
This shows the rooms around the central areas.
And this shows the location of the standard rooms on the "town" side of the hotel to the north.
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Peponi is in the heart of Shela village, but is only a short dhow ride from Lamu town.
Peponi is in the heart of Shela village, but is only a short dhow ride from Lamu town.
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The hotel's heart is its terrace bar (room guests on this side, casual visitors on the other) …
The hotel's heart is its terrace bar (room guests on this side, casual visitors on the other) …
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…from where the comings and goings in the Lamu Channel can be watched.
…from where the comings and goings in the Lamu Channel can be watched.
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Lunch is often served here…
Lunch is often served here…
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…and the bar is right behind.
…and the bar is right behind.
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It can be hard to drag yourself away from this spot.
It can be hard to drag yourself away from this spot.
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Behind the terrace, bar and dining room, there's a cool courtyard…
Behind the terrace, bar and dining room, there's a cool courtyard…
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…which makes a perfect spot to chill, or catch up with home.
…which makes a perfect spot to chill, or catch up with home.
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The hotel has grown a lot since the original house was bought by the present owners in the late 60s…
The hotel has grown a lot since the original house was bought by the present owners in the late 60s…
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…though traces of its early history are still scattered around the grounds.
…though traces of its early history are still scattered around the grounds.
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The rooms, scattered through the gardens, now stretch for quite a distance along the seafront.
The rooms, scattered through the gardens, now stretch for quite a distance along the seafront.
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8 standard rooms are located in the "Palm Garden" just north of the main hotel terrace.
8 standard rooms are located in the "Palm Garden" just north of the main hotel terrace.
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These are simple, but comfortably furnished…
These are simple, but comfortably furnished…
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…with full-length mosquito nets…
…with full-length mosquito nets…
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…and some stylish touches.
…and some stylish touches.
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Flasks of "Peponi water" (their own filtered supply) are always available.
Flasks of "Peponi water" (their own filtered supply) are always available.
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Further standard rooms are located on the south side of the hotel (this is #14)…
Further standard rooms are located on the south side of the hotel (this is #14)…
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…and are perhaps a little brighter…
…and are perhaps a little brighter…
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…and with more attractive bathrooms.
…and with more attractive bathrooms.
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The superior rooms are on the southern side of the hotel, and include these seafront rooms (#25-23)…
The superior rooms are on the southern side of the hotel, and include these seafront rooms (#25-23)…
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…though most superior rooms occupy more elevated positions (these are #20 and #19).
…though most superior rooms occupy more elevated positions (these are #20 and #19).
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Room #17, with a private terrace outside the bedroom, is always popular…
Room #17, with a private terrace outside the bedroom, is always popular…
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…as is #21, which is higher up…
…as is #21, which is higher up…
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…and attractively furnished.
…and attractively furnished.
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The bathrooms in the superior rooms all vary, but they are better than those in standard rooms.
The bathrooms in the superior rooms all vary, but they are better than those in standard rooms.
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Everywhere there are little touches, like footbaths outside rooms for washing the sand off…
Everywhere there are little touches, like footbaths outside rooms for washing the sand off…
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…and bathrobes. This is the perhaps the best superior room, known as "Top Room"…
…and bathrobes. This is the perhaps the best superior room, known as "Top Room"…
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…because of its location on top of the restaurant and above the hotel's central courtyard.
…because of its location on top of the restaurant and above the hotel's central courtyard.
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Top Room has a very large private terrace and sundeck…
Top Room has a very large private terrace and sundeck…
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…and views in three directions…
…and views in three directions…
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…from its lovely bedroom.
…from its lovely bedroom.
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The terrace and sun deck are directly accessed from the main room…
The terrace and sun deck are directly accessed from the main room…
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…and you walk along a short passage to reach the bright, en suite bathroom.
…and you walk along a short passage to reach the bright, en suite bathroom.
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The hot showers at Peponi are all solar powered…
The hot showers at Peponi are all solar powered…
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…and the rooms kept spotlessly clean.
…and the rooms kept spotlessly clean.
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Peponi's suites (this is #28) are good step up…
Peponi's suites (this is #28) are good step up…
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…positioned behind the pool.
…positioned behind the pool.
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The furnishings are a mix of contemporary…
The furnishings are a mix of contemporary…
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…with rustic and local touches.
…with rustic and local touches.
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The suite bathrooms…
The suite bathrooms…
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…are large and stylish…
…are large and stylish…
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…and all the suites have plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining.
…and all the suites have plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining.
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Peponi's pool is a popular focus…
Peponi's pool is a popular focus…
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…but there's a huge variety of other activities, most of them water-borne.
…but there's a huge variety of other activities, most of them water-borne.
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A trip into town is easy to organise from the hotel, with a guide or on your own.
A trip into town is easy to organise from the hotel, with a guide or on your own.
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If Lamu town seems a bit far, the little alleys of Shela village…
If Lamu town seems a bit far, the little alleys of Shela village…
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…start from a door at the back of the hotel. This is Shela's ATM (not always operational).
…start from a door at the back of the hotel. This is Shela's ATM (not always operational).
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When you step onto Peponi's beach, you have 12km of seashore to yourself…
When you step onto Peponi's beach, you have 12km of seashore to yourself…
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…with just the odd distraction, like this villa in the style of an Omani fort.
…with just the odd distraction, like this villa in the style of an Omani fort.
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Peponi's sunrises can be spectacular. With views like this, why would you want to be anywhere else?
Peponi's sunrises can be spectacular. With views like this, why would you want to be anywhere else?
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This annotated sketch shows the layout of Peponi's rooms south of the restaurant.
This annotated sketch shows the layout of Peponi's rooms south of the restaurant.
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This shows the rooms around the central areas.
This shows the rooms around the central areas.
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And this shows the location of the standard rooms on the "town" side of the hotel to the north.
And this shows the location of the standard rooms on the "town" side of the hotel to the north.

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