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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2011

This is a lovely lovely guesthouse. A real sense of space and culture within the guesthouse itself- with a marvellous in-house cook and helper- Idi. We stayed for 2 days and it could have been all week, gladly.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2010

We spent two nights in Mkoko house in December 2010. This was of my best weekends ever: the island is a dream, people are friendly and Mkoko house was just the place to be to enjoy all of it at the uttermost. Mkoko is a very nice eco-house that made us feel at ease and relaxed since the very first...

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Fontainebleau, France
Reviewed 22 November 2010

i spent 4 nights here in mid November 2010 - having spent the last several months in Nairobi i couldn't imagine a place quieter and more relaxing. Fly 540 dropped me on the other side of Manda and a boat (arranged by Mkoko house) picked me up to take me across to the house (still on Manda just on the...

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Thank AnnMarie083
London
Reviewed 19 September 2010

I stayed at Mkoko House for 4 nights in August. I was a bit suspicious of all the positive reviews - but it really did live up to all of them. It was SO much nicer being on Manda island than Lamu (I tried both) - it was dead silent at night and we got woken up only by the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2010

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Mkoko house which is in a stunning location on the edge of the mangroves on Manda Island. It is beautiful (built in traditional swahili style) as well as spacious and comfortable, with a large, pretty garden and plenty of hammocks to lull you to sleep after a fresh seafood lunch. It's worth going...

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 28 May 2010

Serenity and harmony of this beautiful house built in traditional Lamu-style but with all modern comfort and both friendly and efficient service, Mkoko house is just the most charming place to relax and enjoy life that I have ever experienced. Set in the mangroves of Manda island just a few minutes walk from the beach, it is both secluded and...

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Thank Thomas03
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 3 May 2009

If you're looking for a lovely place to stay go to Mkoko House. A nice traditional and eco-friendly house on Manda Island, just 5 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes away by boat from the amazing village of Shela. Perfect for relaxation and to enjoy the beautiful wilderness of Kenya, Mkoko house is Amazing !!

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bnruxeles
Reviewed 29 April 2009

It was my second time in Mkoko house and it was , again, awesome. Good vibes are present in that house and it that island. Mkoko is comfortable, elegant and simple at the same time, you can spend your days there just relaxing , reading books, enjoying the delicious food (mmmhh the sea food, the curry rice, the super breakfasts),...

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London
Reviewed 18 April 2009

If you're looking for a fantastic and relaxing holiday with culture and activities thrown in, then this is the place for you. The location of Mkoko House is idyllic, a short walk from an expansive paradise beach which looks across the water to the small Swahili town of Shela. The House itself is built in traditional style across three floors,...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 10 October 2008

Its all simply beautiful... The house, the mangroves, the beaches. An incredibly serene spot that automatically lures you into a relaxed and slow pace of living. Mkoko House has all you need and is beautifully decorated and designed, with your relaxation at the top of priorities... The service is impecable and the surroundings so comfortable. You could spend hours swinging...

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Enjoy the beaches, the warm coastal hospitality, the delicious Swahili cuisine, and the peaceful and quiet surroundings of the house. Fully indulge in everything the Lamu archipelago has to offer and you will be sure to fall in love with this little gem. ... more   less 

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Address: Ras Kitau, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: €60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“First floor suite is fantastic”
romaind170, 6 Mar 2014 | Read review
“all lovely!”
965jackm, 20 Oct 2013 | Read review
“There are three rooms, by far the nicest is the large double on the first floor which has an ensuite, the other two are downstairs and share the upstairs bathroom - when we were there we were the only guests and had the whole place to ourself!”
JTC80, 9 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Mkoko room is the best one.”
MarteDie, 7 Aug 2013 | Read review
“The Mkoko room seemed to be the best room from what I could see. The lounge on the top floor was stunning, with great views under a traditional Makuti roof.”
pcuk1979, 25 Mar 2012 | Read review
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