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“One of the best houses in Lamu - it just works.”
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
46 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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GingerWil...
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“One of the best houses in Lamu - it just works.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 for a stay in December 2013

was here with my extended family - age range 10 years to 73 years - and small dog....wonderful wonderful. I have stayed in Lamu a few times now and on this trip stayed at three different houses. Forodhani was by far and away the best house I have stayed in to date. It has a small pool (for kids to cool off) its right on the waterfront overlooking the busy little pier teaming with kids showing off their diving skills. ,, 2 minutes walk form Peponis... and in the evenings even a movie projector & a good selection of classic films (we are filmmakers). ..staff are great - I know people always say that - but they really were just the right balance of attentive and discreet. Wonderful food. Lamu houses can on occasion be dark, too hot, & even unsocial they are so spread out over several floors.... This the opposite. lots of open spaces, great balcony, and lots of sun all day. the best.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: the balcony on the waterfront
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alice R
Paris, France
1 review
“A wonderful week at Forodhani House in Lamu!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013 for a stay in October 2013

I booked Forodhani House to finish up a safari in Kenya. We arrived tired hot and dusty from a quite long journey but after a warm welcome at Mokowe (where we left our car) by the charming guests relation manager, and with complimentary fresh fruit juices and an introduction to the island, we were shown the whole house. It sits just along the beach. It was perfect. The Villa is large, very well decorated, clean, with lots of little touches to make our stay comfortable. We could feel the aches and pains drift away already.
I chose Forodhani House for its stunning location beach and sea-views but here this does not mean going without luxury. All showers are spacious with copious warm water and the beds had fresh crisp linen. The food cooked by our Chef, Amos, was always delicious and well presented with ample choice. Best of all was the friendly staff from the house to the water sports staff around and to the sweet lady who gave me one of the best massage in Africa. While we were there sardins jumped out of the ocean in front of us to escape bigger fishes, quite often when we were having breakfast, we saw once a kingfish jumping in front of us too, just 100 meters from Forodhani, we went to see turtles clutches on the island just in front too ! Wonderful wildlife also here, we didn't come for it, it was a great surprise !

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: the location, the pool, the delicious food
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Marie Elisabeth
Norway
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013 for a stay in July 2012
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
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4 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
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Italy
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013 for a stay in November 2012
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
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Brussels
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in March 2011
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
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Yallingup
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in July 2013
4 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
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5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 4 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Nairobi
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in October 2011
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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