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“A DREAM”
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Beach and Sea Views from the main lounge.
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Beach and Sea Views from the main lounge.
Forodhani from the sea, on the beach. Forodhani swimming pool
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49 reviews
Beach and Sea Views from the main lounge.
Forodhani from the sea, on the beach.
Forodhani swimming pool
The front entrance.
The main lounge, spacy.
View from all terraces.
Entrance to the dining room.
View from the dining room.
One of the double bedrooms.
The master bedroom.
Forodhani terrace on the beach
Sunset from the terrace.
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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Lamu Island, Coast Province

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Excellent - based on 49 reviews
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Tats-Keny...
Kenya
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13 reviews
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“A DREAM”
Reviewed 24 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Forodhani house is a dream! I dont think that any other explanation is necessary but just to expand on this; I had the best time there and can not wait to go back! Its a stunning house with a delicious pool & view, The staff are just wonderful people (whom really know how to make scrumptious meals) and its on the beach...enough said! Best place I have stayed in Lamu yet!

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: I loved everything
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
28 Mar 2016
You are as lovely as talented. Your pictures say it all, still moved by them. Thank you and karibu tena anytime for sure.
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Ahmed S
2 reviews
“Dr”
Reviewed 24 March 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We had a fabulous time at your fantastic house. The care takers were all very welcoming and Amos was amazing, making finger licking food with mind blowing deserts

Best place to stay in Lamu!! If you have a family

We will soon be back

Thank you very much

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Management Response
25 Mar 2016
Thank you very much, Happy you were happy :-D
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Yoadan T
1 review
“FANTASTIC house in Lamu!!”
Reviewed 23 March 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Spent four days in this amazing house in December. We had 9 kids and 6 adults and never felt crammed. Each bedroom is spacious and comes with own bathroom. The common areas are huge and though the swimming pool looked small - the kids were splashing in and out as if it was an olympic size pool.

Forodhani house is simply beautiful and super comfortable! It's right on the beach, the view is amazing, the furniture very comfortable and homey!

The chef and his team made us feel so special and fed us as if we were in a 5 star hotel!

We can NOT wait to go back and there is no other home that Forodhani for us to consider! We have claimed it as our own already :)

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Liked best: Everything!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
25 Mar 2016
Thank you very much for all your kind words - and, yes, it's yours, your home away from home for sure :) Karibu saaaaaaana !
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taterpeac...
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
“The BEST house to stay in Lamu”
Reviewed 22 March 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Stayed here with my two young kids (6+9 y/o), my wife and my parents. Amazing. Great combination of quiet seclusion and close to everything. The simple yet gorgeous construction transported you to far off places, and away from the pains of Nairobi! Plenty of room, lots of privacy, great communal spaces, your own splash pool, and the sea steps from your door. And its location on the corner meant we had a steady, soft and refreshing breeze. (A few friends stayed at a few places just off the coast and complained about mosquitos and too hot. We were so lucky that Forodhani house's ideal location made it immune to all of these.)

If you're going to Lamu, try everything you can to book Forodhani house! We're going back with an even bigger group next time!

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Liked best: Location and construction
Liked least: Tricky to find late night snacks, if that's your thing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
25 Mar 2016
Assante saaaaaaaana, it was a pleasure, and that's not just words, to have you here :-) Welcome back !
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Emma W
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
2 reviews
“Family”
Reviewed 22 March 2016 for a stay in October 2015

This perfectly situated house is not only idillic but filled with excellent staff, fantastic contacts for all the fun things to do and the most amazing corners to relax in for all whom stay. Thank you to them ALL for our perfect stay and for those yet to book- don't hesitate!!

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Management Response
25 Mar 2016
THANK YOU :-) Much much much... xxx
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