The Majlis, Manda island’s biggest-ever building project, opened in 2009. Privately owned by an Italian family with a long association with Africa, it started life as a family holiday home and became a hotel almost by accident. Located on the west-facing shore of Manda island, it faces the village of Shela across the Lamu Channel.
Our view of The Majlis
If you want air-conditioning, comfy beds, satellite TV, shiny surfaces and a glittering pool on your doorstep, then The Majlis might perfectly match your needs. After the major build-up of its reputation, however (and there is no question that many guests love the hotel) we were disappointed by the ho-hum food and the incoherence of the public areas.
The Majlis is a beachfront resort hotel on a quiet stretch of shore on Manda island.