Room was sparsely furninshed, with intermittent hot water. No wi fi to speak of. Travel to Lamu by boat or boda is difficult and expensive at dark or high tide. No Bar, DSTV, no local guides or tours, little or no hospitality, leaving visitors to be ripped off by locals or…
Still smiling after my 10 day stay in Stopover Guesthouse Shela! The best team I have ever had at a hotel, smiles everyday and really good talks. The food was great, especially the cheese pancakes, mango salad and spicy crab soup! Fresh fish was brought in straight off the…
Stopover is really reasonably priced and it’s beautiful. Lovely room literally overlooking the channel. I ate dinner here 2ce and it was fabulous - beautiful fish and generous portions. Friendly staff and great location.
We stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed our time staying here with seafront room, nice staff and good food, and reasonable price. Then we moved to Stopover in Lamu town, not as big as this one, but also worth for its cost.
Our 2nd floor balcony overlooking the sandy approach to Shela and line of fishing boats and dhows was a bargain itself. Add the mosquito-netted traditional Arabic beds, eager-to-please staff, and delicious fresh fish meals and you have the perfect spot to experience the varied…
"Simply don´t bother with Lamu unless you are seriously fishing or snorkeling. It´s just a tourist trap."
"I had a sea view room on the 2nd floor which was divine!"
"Second floor gives you a great perspective of island life"
"Order in the morning"
"Top floor is the best room - and worth the difference"