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Reviewed 4 November 2010

We really enjoyed our stay at Baytil and we couldn't recommend it more. Malik and Norbert were incredible hosts. Upon our arrival Malik took us on a guided tour of the city to show us the ins and outs and the best places see and to dine at. Everyone in town knows Mr. Malik. The home itself is gorgeous. They rebuilt it many years ago and really did an excellent job. We had a huge, comfortable, well appointed room. The breakfast they served was delicious. The omelettes and pancakes were delicious. The staff was extremely attentive as well. We really enjoyed sitting up on the rooftop. It has incredible views and is a lovely place to relax and take in the beautiful city.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

Baytil Ajaib is an absolute gem. I stayed in a huge and beautiful suite in this tastefully retored mansion in the middle of Lamu town. Service by the four dedicated staff was impecable, very personal yet one retains one's space. There are two cooks (if you chose to dine here) who produce the most fantastic meals. Don't miss the spaghetti with lobster made by Wilson, the Maasai cook, or the ginger crab made by Abraham, a local. The owner, Malik spoiled me with his delicious puddings. Everything is done with fresh local produce. Baytil Ajaib is 'the' place to stay in Lamu.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled solo
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calvin paul W, Owner at Baytil Ajaib, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you so very much for this heart felt description of Baytil Ajaib and that we were able to portray the real essence of what we re concerned and desire most sincerely to share with our esteemed clients in this rare delicate culture that is slowly disappearing.

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Reviewed 21 April 2009

We had a fabulous (though far too short) stay here with Malik and Norbert. Lamu is such an interesting town and Malik is the perfect host to show you around, particularly if stories and cultural discussions over delicious meals or up on the rooftop are your style. The house is absolutely stunning (my pictures don't being to do it justice) - they have done such an amazing job restoring it to it's original glory.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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calvin paul W, Owner at Baytil Ajaib, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you so very much for this heart felt description of Baytil Ajaib and that we were able to portray the real essence of what we re concerned and desire most sincerely to share with our esteemed clients in this rare delicate culture that is slowly disappearing.

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Reviewed 17 August 2012
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2006
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  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled with family
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