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JamboHouse Lamu is a small budget guesthouse in Lamu Town. We have 5 double rooms, all with private bathroom. Three rooms are self-contained and two rooms have external bathroom (not shared, only for that room). All our rooms have mosquito net, ceiling fan, bedside lamp. JamboHouse Lamu is ideally located to explore Lamu Old Town. It’s just a three minute walk through narrow lanes to Town Square with Lamu Fort. From our Top Roof you have a good view of Lamu Town, the inland part and sunrise. We are not a 5 star resort but we offer clean rooms with fair rates. All our rates include breakfast, free wifi internet, free coffee/tea. We give our guests a map of Lamu and plenty of useful information (museums, restaurants, suggestions how to spend your time in Lamu). We can organize a lot of activities like boat trips, walking tours (with or without guide), kayak, massages, henna painting, Swahili Cooking classes,... We wait for our guests at Manda Airport or at the jetty in Mokowe or Lamu.
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Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Only good things to say about this place. Arnold, the owner, is very present and make sure he does most of it himself. He looks after us in a very caring and personal way. The breakfast is delicious, prepered by Tamaris and Fred, friendly staff. The place in very clean. We
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Central to everything, clean, good wifi. The stand out part really was the service. He really wanted to help. His advice and recommendations were great. Breakfast was simple food done well with a smile. Truly fantastic.
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I travel about half of the year and nearly never stay more than three nights in one place, but between Lamu's appeal and the fantastic place Arnold provides at Jambo House, I stayed six with him and loved every moment of it. Jambo House is well run, clean, and all three of the
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What a great experience! Firstly, if you’re reading this and wondering whether to visit Lamu or not... book now. This island town is so unique, the culture is breathtaking, and the people are incredibly welcoming and friendly. JamboHouse was the perfect base for our Lamu
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Amazing amazing amazing! Arnold is very nice and caring! The place is very clean, the breakfast is the best breakfast I ate in Africa (Uganda and Kenya). The location is good- in lamu town. Arnold's is very helpful and welcoming. A very good value for the price!
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Good morning, thank you for your questions. For this periode we only have two double rooms left. For further questions and rates please check our website. I'm not allowed to post constact details here on Tripadvisor. Thank you, ARNOLD
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Which is the best room to stay in?
Sorry for the late reply, I just saw your question now. The best room we have is Room Lamu on the upper floor. It has an integrated bathroom and a private balcony. Thank you. ARNOLD
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Hi,is your room have air-conditioner?
Hi, thank you for your question. Sorry, we don't have air conditioning. In this price range you won't find any place in Lamu with a/c. Arnold, Owner JamboHouse Lamu
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"Upstairs rooms might have wifi?"
"self-contained rooms on the upper floor."
"We were located at the second floor and we had our own toilets. Very clean and private."
"All the rooms are on the same side of the building with windows towards a narrow street."
"From our experience, the second floor rooms tended to be a bit quieter since they're a little further from the street."
US$19 - US$29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaCoast ProvinceLamu Island
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