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“The One and Only Place on Earth”
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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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60 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, breakfast time here
Forodhani terrace on the beach
The master bedroom.
One of the double bedrooms.
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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fduffau
Yallingup, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The One and Only Place on Earth”
Reviewed 3 January 2015 for a stay in November 2014

Hi Isabelle and all the crew of Forodhani house, wishing you another amazing year in Lamu, hoping to see you very very soon in your magic palace on the water, sipping Madafu upon glorious sunsets, this is the one and absolutely only place on earth where time truly stops and One can fully resource of positive energy, see you soon guys, very very soon !!! Frank Kylie Annalie and Cammie

Date of stay: November 2014
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Liked best: tranquility, friendly staff, freedom and amazing seafood
Liked least: leaving ...
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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marionnet...
Paris, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“BLISS !”
Reviewed 2 January 2015 for a stay in August 2014

Forodhani House overlooks the Indian Ocean waters.
I loved this place and these holidays, very caring and sweet staff, beautiful beach and sea-views, amazing location, the swahili people, their culture, their smiles... Come to Lamu and Forodhani you'll probably enjoy like us your best holidays ever.

Date of stay: August 2014
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bella M
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“SIMPLY THE BEST”
Reviewed 31 December 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We came to forodhani hotel for our staff end year party and I can gladly say that the house is more of a palace. Being just next to the sea and having a pool by the gate gives the house a superior image. It's so relaxing being around here and the staff are so welcoming. Thank you Isabelle for such a wonderful paradise in the island.

Date of stay: January 2014
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isa_in_af...
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lamu and Amazing House”
Reviewed 26 December 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed with all our friends at Forodhani House and we were not disappointed.
Set on the beach, backed by the village, just near the jetty, the location is perfect. Activities plentiful from waterski to sailing - an impeccable service and a very good Chef, gorgeous spacious house with seaviews from everywhere. We highly recommend booking this house. Lamu is a special place and well worth the visit.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: Location and quality of the house
Liked least: Our stay was too short! :(
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Esther W
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best of the best in shela”
Reviewed 25 December 2014 for a stay in March 2014

I've been to Lamu many times- including getting married there in 2010 and I know the houses well- I've probably stayed in about 10 different properties in Shela and have visited many others. Most of the places I've stayed have been stunning however, Forodhani is in my opinion the 2nd nicest (beach house is the best - but only by a slim margin). The house is mindblowing! Perfectly located in the centre of everything with stunning views of the water ( we watched Dolphins playing in the bay while having morning tea in bed! Pretty impressive) We stayed with a big group including a 11month old toddler. The top room is perfect for families with small babes as its huge and you have a very safe balcony and lots of safe space for them to run wild with the door to your quarters locked so they don't end up on the stairs. The staff are lovely, incredibly discrete and made amazing food. I will without question go back to forodhani and strongly recommend it to one and all.

Date of stay: March 2014
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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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A_Zegama
Jeddah
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The best in Lamu”
Reviewed 15 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This is the best of Lamu, the location the people the service and among all the views, I would love to go back again.

Date of stay: August 2014
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Louise R
Paris, France
2 reviews
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“A once in a lifetime experience - worth repeating”
Reviewed 1 March 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Forodhani Hous is a place. And it's also more than a place. The memories, the people, the way of living, the breeze. I can't recommend this place highly enough. I have already stayed twice and am planning next years trip already.

You will feel blessed at every moment, whether it's having your fresh cut mango brought to you by Francis as you watch the sea, or having drinks in the evening with a view like none you've ever seen or barbecued lobster at home.

It's tasteful, well run, comfortable, a dream, the cook is a genius. My guests all said it was the best holiday of their lives and they won't stay anywhere else! Me neither.

Date of stay: January 2014
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Travelling group: Avec mes amis
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