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Carefully restored and modified in 1998 the historic Tower has five double bedrooms and a large yoga hall. Included behind the same compound wall is the Sand Castle with it's ground floor family apartment of three double rooms. In the surrounding gardens, the Garden Cottage has two double rooms both with bathrooms. The ten double rooms are all furnished with local antiques and fabrics in a simple yet elegant style to recreate the atmosphere of a fine Swahili house. No two rooms are the same and the cool, airy spaces retain an informal feel while several shaded balconies provide comfortable areas for avoiding too much sun and generally enjoying the peace and fresh air. The peaceful gardens have been recently " enlivened" by the refreshing sound of a fountain splashing over coral rocks into a small plunge pool. All rooms have solar powered hot water, fans and mosquito nets.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Family Rooms
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Refrigerator in room
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We spend four days/nights in this wonderful place. Away from the bustle of the shore but within easy reach of Lamu town, this quirky house and tranquil garden in the centre of Shela, provides a wonderful wecoming place to stay. We would certainly return and look forward to
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Hi there, Myself and my sister had a wonderful week at Fatuma’s Towers. We would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to stay in simple but very lovely accommodation in the little village of Shela. We spent the morning on the beach and swimming, and enjoyed an hour of yoga
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It's such great experience stay in Fatuma's house. Gillis, builded this place about 20 years ago. It's in the end of the village. Hidden gem in the town. We stayed the Majilis, the only 5 starts hotel in lamu area. It's very high end. But we love Fatuma's Tower more, because
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If you are looking for a homely, quiet time in a rustic peaceful environment this is the place for you. Lovely rooms, amazing food, friendly and helpful staff. They offer daily yoga lessons and discreetly placed meditation zones.
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I stayed at Fatuma's Tower 13 years ago and had great memories of this place. I was really looking forward to coming back and was not disappointed. At my arrival at the beach Osman picked me up and carried (both!!!) my bags to the hotel, up to the room. I was offered a fresh
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Response from Gillies T, Manager at Fatuma's Tower
Responded 23 Dec 2016
Thank you very much for a great review Stefania P! It was a pleasure hosting you and we are all glad you still enjoyed our hospitality even after 13 years of being away! Greetings from all of us!
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Top Apartment room 2
"Best Room is the Top Room but all are really comfortable"
"The top floor roof top room is my favourite"
"Call and talk to the owner Gilies to get the room that suits your needs."
"Acacia roof Top suite, or a Top Appartment; also smoking is available outside each terrace of the room home."
"We stayed in the top floor room with its own roof terrace - fantastic in the evening looking over Shela with its lights and sounds"
US$82 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaCoast ProvinceLamu Island
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