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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

Effortless style, service with a non-intrusive touch and sumptuous meals - puts Peponi Hotel above the rest in its class. From airport pick-up to water-skiing and sunset sails - it's all impeccably organised. We especially liked eating seated on the floor like Pashas in The Private Dining Room. If you're lucky your visit may coincide with a turtle hatching -...

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Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 12 July 2013

After a week living in the bush, we felt like we were arriving in heaven when greeted by the owners at Peponi, served drinks and given our keys to our room. They were friendly, non pushy and approachable. The only drawback would be the lack of aircon in our room, but we got used to it. I loved the pool...

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Dorset, UK
Reviewed 11 July 2013

We have stayed here 3 times, once as a couple, and twice with our children. Carol and Lars have created a fabulous hotel, which is still run as well as ever. The best bar on the Kenyan coast, with an amazing sociable vibe. The rooms are simple, generous and stylish. The food is outstanding (we ate the best piri-piri crab...

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Reviewed 25 June 2013

I'm not sure if it is the warm smiles, the beautiful water or the amazing accommodation and food, but this place is just so very special that you feel an urgency to return every time you leave. The Kenyan coast and the Lamu archipelago in particular is so enchanting....

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Thank Muhair
Lima, Peru
Reviewed 18 April 2013

We had heard rave reviews about this hotel before our own visit in April. It lived up to the promise of quiet luxury and beauty. But it was the attention to detail and way our hosts went out of their way to make sure we had the best experience possible that made this hotel unique. The rooms are large and...

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3Thank vgwin
Nairoi
Reviewed 28 March 2013

The most wonderful place on the African coast with the most welcoming guests! We go there almost every month to escape from the Nairobi hustle, it feels very private, yet in the heart of the Lamu culture - very unique in terms of architecture and vibe. I love the Peponi food and the dhow sundowners. Situated at the beginning of...

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1Thank Mirawitch
Nairobi
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Peponi hotel is magical enchanting all the clichés but that is why they are called clichés because no other word can quite describe it. You get there by road or plane. Either way you will take a Dhow and sail to Shela Island. It is a small boutique hotel all rooms face the sea. The decor is the Lamu wood...

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2Thank Shimuli
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We have just returned from a trip to Lamu which included two nights at Peponi and can easily see us returning - hopefully for more time. We loved our stay here; the welcome was warm, the food delicious, the rooms very comfortable and the grounds beautiful. We felt well looked after and guided on the village, what to see, how...

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Thank MartinMilton
London
Reviewed 25 February 2013

One of the best places I have ever stayed. Amazing setting with the best service and excellent food. Each room is very private and you feel like you are staying in your own mini villas. Can't wait to return...

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Thank Harry L
Cape town
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Unbelievable location. Great people and great service. Idyllic holiday for a family break or quiet getaway. Indian ocean and east africa colonial splendour. Situated on shela beach in the old town. Beautiful food and romantic accomodation. Owner run with one of the best bars on the continent. Sundowners are an institution.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Peponi Hotel

Address: Box 24, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Hotel Class:4 star — Peponi Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Peponi Hotel Lamu
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“They are all stunning in their own way - superior rooms have great views, the rooms on beach capture the Lamu life....”
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“The more recently added rooms (27,28 and 29 say) are more spacious, have lovely views and are to be preferred.”
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“We love room 17; quiet veranda with beautiful views.”
travellerERH, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good, we were in 2, 15 and 21.”
BillfishCrazy, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We only had dinner at the restaurant.”
BridgettSF, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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