We had a lovely trip, Lamu and Shella Village in particular are fantastic. Gillies is an eccentric and slightly baffled host, and you won't always get what you ask for, but the hotel and grounds are lovely and his staff are a fantastic bunch, really lovely people. As long as you go out there with the expectation that this is definitely barefoot luxury you'll have a lovely stay. And note the hotel is about 10 mins walk to beach. Make sure you go down to the beach at night for the phosphorescent swimming, its beautiful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carefully restored and modified in 1998 the historic Tower has five double bedrooms and a large yoga hall. Included behind the same compound wall is the Sand Castle with it's ground floor family apartment of three double rooms. In the surrounding gardens, the Garden Cottage has two double rooms both with bathrooms. The ten double rooms are all furnished with local antiques and fabrics in a simple yet elegant style to recreate the atmosphere of a fine Swahili house. No two rooms are the same and the cool, airy spaces retain an informal feel while several shaded balconies provide comfortable areas for avoiding too much sun and generally enjoying the peace and fresh air. The peaceful gardens have been recently " enlivened" by the refreshing sound of a fountain splashing over coral rocks into a small plunge pool. All rooms have solar powered hot water, fans and mosquito nets. ... more less
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