the island hotel lamu

Island Hotel, Shela Village, is situated in the centre of Shela Village, the Island Hotel has recently been moved from its original location to a new location in a private house just a few minutes walk through the village to the fabulous 15 kilometre Shela Beach.

The hotel is constructed in traditional Swahili style, on 3 levels, with 6 self contained rooms, (no hot water). All rooms have fans and mosquito nets. The upstairs “Barracuda Restaurant” specializes in Swahili dishes and fresh seafood, and offers freshly squeezed fruit juices and milk shakes. Alcohol is not available at the hotel, but Peponi Hotel is about 5 minutes walk away and has a bar and snack restaurant open to visitors during the day.

Shela Village’s sandy lanes, donkeys and children playing, is a friendly and safe village, visitors are very welcome. The hotel is ideal for clients looking for budget accommodation, reasonably-priced, simple and clean accommodation with good food and friendly atmosphere. Excursions and boat trips are available at the hotel as well as guided tours to Lamu town.

As the hotel is in the village, guests will have the chance to really integrate with the local community and get a feel of Swahili village life, the hotel has sea views and views of the sand dunes and surrounding village from upper floors, and is walking distance from the beach. There are 3 upstairs rooms, including a Penthouse room, and 2 triple rooms. The downstairs rooms include a Twin, Triple and Single rooms and are offered at a slightly lower price. Rooms are furnished with traditional Lamu wooden furniture and decor.


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