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“Charming” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Petley's Inn
Ranked #21 of 36 Lamu Island B&B and Inns
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“Charming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2011

we visited Lamu with an overnight stay at Petleys. The hotel is in the perfect location and a good base from where to explore Lamu. From the very start the staff ( pick up at the airport )were very friendly ( a characteristic of Lamu folk ) and helpful. The hotel was charming and quaint being the oldest in east Africa but with no mod cons but then thats not why you go the Lamu. The room was clean, comfortable and full of character as was the rest of the hotel. Obviously there are more up market hotels in Lamu but if you want a part of history then look no further than Petleys or its sister hotel , The New Palace...excellent value for money .

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2010

Harbour location in the town. Attractive Inn with small pool on the first floor. Small quaint rooms in keeping with Lamu. Pleasant welcome from the staff but hassled by the manager to buy overpriced poor quality tours, we got caught the once. They have a public bar that pumps out load music all night! Food reasonable at the sister hotel Lamu palace. Expensive and in hindsight we would have been better away from the madding crowd in Shela.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Petley's Inn
Address: Harbour Road, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Lamu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
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