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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

A good cheap option for an overnight stay in Lamu Shella, rooms are basic but okay. The hotel is a few minutes walk up through the lanes from the beach and has a nice friendly local Swahili coastal feel to it. The staff were friendly and helpful. But the traditional home made Swahili dinner provided by Mr Ali Samosa was... More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Jannataan Hotel was the best vacation we have ever taken! The staff was wonderful and willing to customize delicious meals. The rooms were clean and ready when we arrived. The walk to the beach was short and the pool was great too. Shela beach is a unique and lovely place. You really can see a living history... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

The Hotel (doubles @ 5000 Ksh) next to a KCB ATM and a mosque, was open in June unlike Peponi's and other high-end hotels that were coincidentally closed during the 2014 'al-Shabab/ethnic violence' attacks in Mpeketoni (30 km away). After check-in at the Hotel expect a string of solicitations from "owner's relatives" and other insiders selling tours (including a trip... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We recently stayed at Jannataan Hotel in Shela. It is set a bit back from the waterfront, about a 3 min. walk. The room we stayed in was very spacious and had a nice balcony. The fans and ventilation were very good. The breakfast on the rooftop terrace was excellent and we enjoyed the fresh juices, fruits and omelets. It... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Jannataan Hotel Shela for five days, after hearing a lot about it, and reading the rave reviews on tripadvisor. We were not disappointed, as it was a wonderful family stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts are excellent. All the rooms are well kept and clean. The balconies and terrace areas are... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

This place is alot cheaper than most of the other places to stay in the area. The pool was never that busy and we had a few good swims. With the four building it meant that there were lots of places to sit and be on your own. The water was warm and the service we very well done. We... More 

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1 Thank RobE_AdamD
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

I was with Sabina (review below). Jannataan was like a mini paradise for us. Great value - works out less than £15 per person per night, including a beautiful breakfast of gorgeous fresh fruit, fresh juices, eggs (tip, ask for spanish omlette!), toast, jam, tea, chai, coffee, served to you on whicever of the many lovely terraces you choose. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

My friends and I arrived in Shela at night after a pretty horrific 10 hour bus journey from Mombassa and arguements with beachboys to get a boat to the island. When we walked into Jannataan Hotel - where we were getting a double room for 4000 kenyan shillings, I really wasn't expecting to see a beautiful swimming pool in the... More 

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Address: Shela, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: €23 - €74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jannataan Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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