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    JamboHouse

    PO Box 131, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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    61 - 65 of 129 reviews

    Reviewed 22 November 2013

    Jambo house is spotlessly clean and has very friendly staff. Arnold, the owner can arrange the best and cheapest tours to go on. The breakfast that comes with the price of the room is a great way to start the day. Lots of fruit and...More

    Thank J K
    Reviewed 21 November 2013

    Arnold, who runs Jambo House is a traveller and he understands that you want good, clean, affordable accomodation and want to spend your money on experiences rather than frills. He and his staff look after you extremely well, from meeting you on arrival and getting...More

    Thank Elizabeth H
    Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

    This is a no frills budget hotel however it does provide a very good value for money. The owner gives you a welcome drink on your arrival and provided a helpful map of Lamu. They can arrange trips etc and were helpful in advising what...More

    Thank Mus2ma
    Response from Giriama, Owner at JamboHouseResponded 17 November 2013

    Dear Mark A, thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at JamboHouse but I want to clarify one thing. We have three different types of rooms: 1 double room with integrated bathroom and private balcony, two double rooms with integrated...More

    Reviewed 11 November 2013

    This is a very late review, but I was in Lamu early this year, in March 2013. I was doing a overland trip to Kenya at the time, and I decided to visit Lamu. Jambo house seemed a perfect fit, and it didn't disappoint. I...More

    1  Thank kchae
    Reviewed 14 October 2013

    I visited Lamu in early Oct. and spent two nights in Jambohouse. The facility is basic but value for money. The room is not luxury, but clean and cozy. It's enjoyable to sit on the terrace drinking Kenya coffee with cool breeze blowing from the...More

    Thank catcatyue
    Response from Giriama, Owner at JamboHouseResponded 7 November 2013

    Dear catcatyue, thank you for staying at JamboHouse and we are happy you and your parents enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately, you didn't have so much time in Lamu but we tried (and obviously managed it) to arrange a good program for you to...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
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    • Price range
    • US$17 - US$23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
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    • Coast Province >
    • Lamu Island
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    Florence L
    27 March 2017|
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    Response from JamboHouse | Property representative |
    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... More
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    Oloo1
    15 February 2016|
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    Response from JamboHouse | Property representative |
    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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    "We were located at the second floor and we had our own toilets. Very clean and private."
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    "All the rooms are on the same side of the building with windows towards a narrow street."
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    "From our experience, the second floor rooms tended to be a bit quieter since they're a little further..."
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    "Upper floor rooms are good! I suggest a private en-suite always. The top deck open air area is great for..."
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