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Sultans of Swim

  • Two Retreats in One!
  • Lamu Old Town seafront location
  • Rent a room or a whole house
  • Swimming pools
  • Beautifully restored dhows for rental with house or for excursions
  • Beach trips and dhow safaris
  • Recently restored
  • Sumptuous menus
  • Wonderful combination of beach and cultural experience
Lamu Town with its concentrated sights and a doorway into a cool
and quiet atrium. Two superb houses, Salama and Azania which are run as both Retreat and chic boutique hotel, allowing rental of a room or a whole house. Two lovingly restored dhows and an equatorial archipelago.Combine the above ingredients  for an unforgettable holiday at Lamu House.
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Lamu House

About Lamu House

When Urko, a Spanish architect realised his love affair with Lamu was the real thing he gave up his thriving career and followed his inspiration to Kenya. He and his family have lovingly restored a beautiful patrician house on the Lamu Town seafront and built a second equally magnificent adjoining house using the same skilled artisans keeping all the enchantment of the traditional Swahili architecture, and embellishing it with every comfort for a truly pampering stay.

Offering the best of both worlds you can rent either a complete house or individual rooms as in a hotel. Each house accommodates 10 to 12 persons in five separate bedrooms, and also has a living room opening to a courtyard and plunge pool, a top terrace overlooking the sea and the Old Stone Town, a kitchen and hi-fi system. As with all our Retreats there are sun decks and little nooks all over the house to nurture privacy.

Each room is different and has its own character, all spacious and comfortable, with luxurious en suite bathrooms, dressing area and (with the exception of one room) a private terrace.

Staff service is provided to make your stay comfortable ; the chefs will delight your senses with the wonders of the local gastronomy combined with international cuisine. Alcoholic beverages are available at Lamu House with a selection of wines, spirits and beers on offer to both hotel and house guests.

The Lamu House experience is unique in offering clients access to two private dhows. These traditional lateen rigged boats have been restored with as much eye to detail, authenticity and your comfort as the houses themselves and provide a wonderful way to explore the archipelago in style and comfort. They are crewed by experienced Swahili sailors and whether a sundown sail, a day trip or a longer excursion is booked you will be offered delicious food, ample refreshments and a wonderful experience. The dhows have snorkelling gear on board and a small tender, and the Lamu House team will help you organise trips to explore the islands in the spirit of the tradewinds.

We thoroughly recommend Lamu House for those Retreat seekers looking for a world class house or hotel holiday which combines the best of Swahili culture with exclusive access to remote and unspoilt beaches. Even as a "treat" at the end of your self catering stay the Lamu House retreat would make an ideal and romantic finale or add on to your holiday. For those who can only afford the time for a quick fly in visit to Lamu as part of a longer package this is a great option to make the best use of your short stay in Lamu and see the best of the land and sea!