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Ningbo, China
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Just a quick review to echo the others here. We had a wonderful 4-night stay at Jambo House in April 2012. Arnold's hospitality and attentiveness are really what set this place apart. We stayed in two different rooms: one with private bathroom outside (for a slightly cheaper price), and one with private bathroom inside the room. The furnishings were simple,...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at JamboHouse. We try to make the stay for our guests as enjoyable as possible. Also, a big thank you to my team, Damaris and Adam. All the best & we hope to see you again at JamboHouse, Lamu.

The Woodlands
Reviewed 28 July 2012

I spent five nights at JamboHouse in June 2012. As other reviewers have pointed out, Arnold, the owner really sets this place apart. Upon arrival he sits you down with a drink for an orientation. You are given a map on which he has circled the best restaurants including places popular with the locals. Every one I tried ranged from...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your detailed review. I'm in Lamu since 4 years now. All the locals I work with I know them since at least 3 years (most of them even from the beginning). For me traveling is very important so I do not want to spoil the holiday of our guests by organizing something which is not good....

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 July 2012

JamboHouse was a great place to stay in Lamu, and as I hope to return to Lamu in the future, I'd definitely stay there again! I stayed for 3 nights, but would have loved to extend my stay had I not needed to go back to work. Arnold, the owner, was incredibly helpful organizing tours and suggesting restaurants. Despite staying...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Lamu IS a unique place and we help our guests to have a great experience in Lamu. Also myself, after four years now, I still like Lamu so much. Lamu is also a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi (easy to reach by bus or by plane). We are looking forward to...

World trip
Reviewed 18 July 2012

JamboHouse is a great guest house on Lamu. The owner is extremely friendly, the guest house is nice and small (only 5 rooms), breakfast is great, the rooms are clean, and the rooftop is a great place to relax. The wi-fi connection is a great plus, as internet is not widely available on the island.

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I realized you really enjoyed your stay at JamboHouse and on Lamu Island. We wish you all the best and do enjoy your trip (I'm really jealous!!). Best greetings from Arnold, Damaris and Adam.

west covina
Reviewed 15 July 2012

A very short walk from the "Main Street" and the water front Jambo House is the best bed and breakfast on the island. It is exceptionally clean, the rooms are spacious and well appointed (night stand with a reading lamp) and the hospitality makes you feel right at home. Arnold, the owner, is there to help you in any way...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Myself, I travelled to all parts of Kenya so I can give our guests plenty of informations about other places to visit or to stay. The people I work with (dhow captains, tour guides and other services) are all very nice and reliable people who I know since a long time. So, when...

Germany
Reviewed 11 May 2012

The Jambo House had everything to offer that one was hoping for: A spacious clean room/bathroom, amazing breakfast, and the hospitality that makes you feel like staying at a friends place rather than a hostel. The team does their best to make your stay as comfortable as possible, by picking you up at the jetty as well as showing your...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are happy you enjoyed staying with us. We hope you could manage it to come back to Lamu & JamboHouse soon again. All the best

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2012

This is a truly excellent bed and breakfast and our experience there was fantastic. The owner is involved and very attentive and wants to make sure that your stay is perfect. We were picked up from the main jetty by the owner himself and escorted to the hotel. He then gave us a great deal of information regarding restaurants and...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in Lamu and at JamboHouse. Regarding our rooms on the ground floor, every window has shutters to close them and there is also a curtain. Myself, I'm also staying in one of the rooms on the ground floor, so I don't think there's lack of privacy. We wish...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Lamu itself and Arnold`s hospitality made us come back to Lamu and Jambo House for a second time within a year. Jambo House offers all amenities one can ask for while traveling: tasty breakfast including fresh juice and fruit, very clean rooms, extra beach towels, beautiful location in the old part of the town only a 4min walk to the...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Happy New Year and Thank you for your review. Lamu is a fascinating place and we try to make the stay for our guests in Lamu and at JamboHouse as memorable as possible. JamboHouse-Team wishes you all the best and we hope to see you again. Thank you for choosing JamboHouse again.

Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 18 November 2011

Arnold is a true gentleman and the best host we have ever had on any of our travels anywhere ( and we have travelled a lot). His crew treat the hotel as their home and the guests as their family. The rooms are clean and spacious. It must be said that because of the location close to the mosque, it...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in Lamu and JamboHouse. I really love travelling so much and it was (and still is) very important to me. So I really try to make the best out of the stay for our guests. It's a long journey for you to come to Lamu but we hope...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 13 October 2011

We highly recommend JamboHouse. We stayed there 3 nights and we had a great time. If we return to LAMU, we will return to JamboHouse Arnold, the owner, is a wonderful person that will spend a lot of time and organize all sort of activities, if you wish. You feel relax, as if you were home. Rooms are clean, with...

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Giriama, Owner at JamboHouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you all the best and maybe you have the chance to come back. ARNOLD

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In JamboHouse we provide in our 5 friendly in Lamu Style furnished rooms an enjoyable stay at reasonable rates. All our rooms (with mosquito net & ceiling fan) have private bathrooms. JamboHouse is ideally located to explore the Old Town of Lamu. From there it’s just a three minute walk through narrow lanes to Town Square with Lamu Fort. When you book JamboHouse we wait for you at the airport or at the bus terminal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about JamboHouse

Address: PO Box 131, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: €14 - €21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“From our experience, the second floor rooms tended to be a bit quieter since they're a little further from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles outwest15, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms are good! I suggest a private en-suite always. The top deck open air area is great for breakfast and a beer!”
 of 5 bubbles ANEELMAINI, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor, if available.”
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethH656, 20 Nov 2013 | Read review
“If you prefer quiet room, don't choose those on ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles catcatyue, 13 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms are more airy and less noisy, you also get the view of the town from the balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles fresho, 7 Oct 2013 | Read review
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