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Subira House

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$80*
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed our trip to Subira House. Had a fabulous room on the top floor and it was enchanting. Very much old style Lamu which we thoroughly enjoyed! All the staff were most accommodating and it was a perfect stay! Highly recommended.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This extraordinary place in the middle of town is a must for the experience in Lamu. It has everything! Not only the fantastic views of the city's bustling streets, the old fort and the Indian Ocean. Christina and Paul have created a work of art out of the ordinary in his labyrinthine palace where there is an aesthetic experience in...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 December 2016

If Lamu island is heaven, then Subira house is heaven within Heaven. Look no further, this is THE place to stay in Lamu. I have been in many great guesthouses all over the world and I can genuinely say this is the best place I have EVER stayed at and this is why: -The house is a beautifully restored traditional...

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2Thank dal0ula
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We intended staying two nights and stayed five, in the very spacious room with a view number 6. Christina,Paul and staff have created a wonderful ambience at Subira & we were so sad to leave. The house has been restored lovingly,tastefully & and in true Lamu style. The food, MIchael the chef produces is delicious, creative & healthy, breakfasts are...

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Subira is a very nice hotel. Immediately behind the old fortress. Staff is very nice and the breakfast is great. I had a top floor room with two terrasses, one with (limited) sea view. But the terras was great in the afternoon and evening to sit read a book and drinks. I did not try the restaurant for supper. Near...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 July 2016

It's been a while but this is where we spent New Year's eve a few years ago. Couldn't have chosen a better location - the best of old and new. As organic as it gets. Loved the home-cooked meal. You feel part of everyday life. The owners Christina and Paul took special interest in everything that concerns the guests. And...

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2Thank Aanchal K
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Stayed in Subira house 2 days and nights. Very centrally located behind the Fort. Owners converted an –over- 100-year old little palace into a charming guesthouse with spacious top-floor rooms and lots of outside-space too. Nice inner-courtyard with all the classics: fruit-trees, jasmine and water-features. Staff is very friendly and, being part of the DNA of the house, able to...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 27 April 2016

At the risk of sounding unrealistic, I have to say that this place made me feel like i transcended into a different universe. Everything about this place is beautiful. The hotel is run by an incredibly friendly elderly couple who invited me to dine with them under the stars in their court yard together with the other couple staying at...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2016

When staying in Lamu Old Town, don't worry about looking else where. The owners Kiki and Paul are not only amazing people as hosts but are experts in eco-friendly oases. They have received numerous rewards previously. This place is not only perfectly located above the Main Square in Lamu, but has also been manually designed and decorated whilst keeping the...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Subira House is a hidden gem in the centre of a busy Lamu Town. Christina and Paul who runs the hotel are genuinely engaged in protecting the unique Lamu environment and culture and this is clearly noticeable in the hotel. All the staff is local and the gift shop have a good selection of craft from the local artisans. Our...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The charming and comfortable seven-bedroom historic 200 years old home has two beautiful gardens and plenty of cool terraces to relax and enjoy the tropical breeze as you accustom yourself to Lamu's gentle pace. Right in the middle of Old Lamu Town.Meals on request.Wine licence.Subira House,a 200-year-old coral stone house was built by the governor under the Sultan of Zanzibar now carefully preserved by its Swedish/Dutch owners. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Subira House

Address: Behind Lamu Fort | P.O. Box 341, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: €69 - €81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Top floor!:)”
679hansh, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get the top-top room f you can”
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dal0ula, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 great views.”
J0hn_Shar0n, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The two top floor rooms have the best privacy and view.”
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