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Samaki House
Samaki House
Samaki House
Samaki House
Samaki House

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8.3

Excellent

77 reviews

77 reviews

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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Nearby landmarks
Manda Airport 1.7 km
Malindi Airport 139.4 km
Vipingo Airport 213.0 km
Bamburi Airport 230.6 km
Moi International Airport 243.7 km

Samaki House

Next To Lamu House Hotel , LamuTown, Lamu, Lamu, Lamu, Kenya, 80500 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Lamu part of Lamu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Garden

Tours

Luggage storage

Linens

Travel sustainable property

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Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoke-free property

Doctor/nurse on call

Value for money8.6
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at Samaki House

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

Family Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Frequently asked questions

Does Samaki House provide laundry services?

Yes! Samaki House offers hot water linen and laundry washing at your fingertips for whenever you need your favorite clothes clean and fresh all throughout your trip. Please contact the property for more information.

Does Samaki House have an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

At Samaki House, customers can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option provided by this property for your comfort and safety.

In which languages can Samaki House's personnel communicate?

Samaki House can converse up to 2 languages which includes English for travelers that have a preference for this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Samaki House's view?

100.0% of our verified visitor assessments have given a positive review and comments about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Samaki House down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Samaki House?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Samaki House an average rating of 8.1. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Samaki House?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Samaki House an average rating of 8.1. You can look up more detailed customer assessments and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Couples' have given to Samaki House?

Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Samaki House an average rating of 8.2. You can look up on more in depth customer assessments, and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Families with young children have given to Samaki House?

Past families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Samaki House an average rating of 8.0. You can look up more thorough customer evaluations and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the closest airport to Samaki House?

The nearest airport to Samaki House is Malindi Airport, 139.0 km away.

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Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
77 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.7
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More about Samaki House

More about Samaki House

Featuring a garden, shared lounge, terrace and free WiFi, Samaki House is located in Lamu, 200 metres from 18th Century Swahili House Museum and 300 metres from Lamu Museum. The property is non-smoking and is set 500 metres from Lamu Fort. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower, while certain rooms at the guest house also offer a balcony. At Samaki House each room has bed linen and towels. A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Gallery Baraka is 700 metres from Samaki House, while Riyadha Mosque is less than 1 km away.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.7

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Available in all rooms
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Mosquito net
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Socket near the bed
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service

Location

Next To Lamu House Hotel , LamuTown, Lamu, Lamu, Lamu, Kenya, 80500
Excellent
Location

8.7

Property policies

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until18:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Property announcements

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. Managed by a private host

Reviews of Samaki House from real guests

Verified reviews provided by Booking
8.3
Excellent
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.7
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.1
Service9.0
Value for money8.6
High score for Lamu
Rating
9+ Exceptional (13)
8-9 Excellent (15)
7-8 Very Good (15)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (8)
Time of the year
Mar - May (0)
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10.0
Exceptional
Pablo
Family with young children

Exceptional”

We stayed two nights the whole family (5 persons) and we loved the house from the first minute. It was very clean and in perfect conditions of use. The decoration and distribution is really nice. The bath rooms in perfect conditions and very comfortable, also the bedrooms (the family room is incredible). But the best of all is Moses, who is very friendly and helpful and prepares amazing breakfast. And helped us to contact captain Bubu, who brought us in his dhow between the islands. Very recomendable if you go to Lamu.
Nothing
Reviewed August 21, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Zaraquel
Couple

Excelent value for the price in a beautiful Suaheli style house”

Moses is a wonderful person, who made us enjoy our stay to a maximum. He made our laundry, on demand he prepared a very delicious dinner with fresh seafood he bought in the market etc. Our fantastic family room and the hotel with its huge and nice common areas on the roof top are nicely designed and furnitured in the typical Suaheli style. Nevertheless they are yet not as new as they appear on the fotographs.
in Lamu you have to expect the morning calls at +- 5.00 from the everywhere nearby mosques
Reviewed August 30, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Claudia
Couple

Lamu is seductive. This was the perfect place to experience it from”

We were the only guests. We had our own beautiful Swahili house for our visit to the Swahili Coast. The (one) staff was helpful in every way.
Mosquitos. How did they get in the net?
Reviewed May 26, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Solveig
Solo traveler

Great stay”

I warmly recommend Samaki house to other guests. The house it's nearby the seafront, the decoration is very lovely and traditional. It is almost like a private house because of its few rooms but with the best service: Moses that takes care of the guests is a friendly and likeable person, the breakfast is very nice and the sheets are changed very often. One of the accommodations I enjoyed the most in Kenya.
Reviewed August 24, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Sabrina
Solo traveler

Beautiful, great communication, and kind hosts! Would definitely stay again!”

Such a beautiful place with very kind and accommodating hosts!
Reviewed March 06, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Thomas
Couple

The house is a dream, very professionally renovated and authentically furnished. Brian, the owner was very accommodatin”

Moses, Breakfast, Roof Terrace
Nothing to complain about
Reviewed April 10, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Ahmed
Business traveler

Happy”

very clean and conducive environment
maybe lack of wifi...
Reviewed February 02, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Kennedyk
Business traveler

Great swahili house experience”

Great swahili house experience.
Reviewed July 30, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
Bree
Couple

Beautiful place in Lamu”

One of the most beautiful buildings we stayed at in all of Kenya. Traditional Swahili and elegant and spacious. Beautiful common areas and private rooms as well. Great location.
Breakfast included was just a piece of bread with jam. I would prefer to pay extra for a breakfast of substance.
Reviewed November 26, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
Tim
Business traveler

It is the perfect house to explore and experience the best of Old Town Lamu.”

The breakfast was sufficient. This home is a beautiful Swahili gem with so much obvious thought and care put into furnishings.
The homes is quite dusty, the garden unkept, & the kitchen needs a deep clean.
Reviewed June 20, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
Wanjirunaina
Family with young children

Superb”

I really like the manager - Moses, he was very friendly. The room was spacious and the house was generally very clean. We really liked rooftop space with the hammock 🙂 Good value for money. At the heart of Lamu, easy to access the town.
Nothing really. It's a lovely place.
Reviewed March 14, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
Shaekoup
Business traveler

Extraordinarily Beautiful House”

Samaki is a super beautiful house located in the center of Lamu, very close to the fort and the museum, with a 30 minutes walking distance to Shela beach. We had an amazing time there and it was one of our best and memorable stays in Kenya
The ventilation in our room was not good, which made it too hot at night. But all other parts of the house were fine getting a good breeze. You will hear donkeys and a very loud Islamic call to prayer in the morning, but that's it in the whole city, there's nothing you can do about it!
Reviewed November 20, 2021

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9.0
Exceptional
Gian
Business traveler

Superb”

if you want to experience a real atmosphere Swaili Samaki house is perfect. Brian and his staff are perfect especially Moses. Thank you guys
Reviewed September 27, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
Or
Solo traveler

The room was huge and as lovely as in the photos!”

The house is beautiful and it is the perfect place if you are looking for a private stay.
The rugs are quite dusty and need to be replaced. There were quite a lot of mosquitos in the room but I managed with repellent.
Reviewed March 07, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
Hugo
Group

Superb”

Since it was low season, the house was all for us. We enjoyed most the terrace. Also it was very quiet, ideal for resting.
Too much flies during breakfast.
Reviewed June 03, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Sharon
Couple

Very good”

Our host was super friendly and additionally organized the Sunset Dhow for us. Breakfast was included in the price and was super delicious. There was fresh fruit, Juice and Swahili tea every morning which was a new culinary experience for me. The Samaki house is even nicer than the pictures and super clean. I immediately felt at home and the people were friendly and very helpful. The restaurants and market were right outside the door and you could have a nice street food experience.
Reviewed October 07, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Esslinger
Couple

A germ with even more potential.”

We got the master bedroom with the little pool in the private court yard. Unfortunately the water didn't work. If any place in the world deserves the attribute"boutique", then this gorgeous house. Nicely renovated and tastefully decorated and furnished. You just have to love it. Near town center and the delicious (seafood) restaurants along the promenade. Booking, communication and pickup were spot on.
The downpoints are the cleanness ( not dirty but dusty) and the breakfast. With a little more effort this could be the number one in Lamu. The roaring dunkeys and the mosquitoes can keep you up at night.
Reviewed March 16, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Df17
Solo traveler

Lovely stay in a heritage building in center of Lamu Town with wonderful hosts”

Lovely accommodation in a heritage building just off the center of Lamu Town. Very close to and easy to find from the pier but phone and they will pick you up at the pier. The terraces and rooftops are wonderful. Staff and owner very friendly and helpful. Lovely breakfast in the mornings. Would stay again.
Nothing, wonderful stay.
Reviewed June 01, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
Maureen
Couple

Exceeded my expectations”

The location and the staff
Nothing
Reviewed April 10, 2022

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8.0
Excellent
Laia
Group

Very good value for your stay in Lamu in a Swahili house with no unnecessary luxuries”

The experience of sleeping in a Swahili house is incredible, Moses is always there if you need something (just notice that he does not always have his phone available because of network - which is absolutely fine), the breakfast in the nice dining room is a pleasure and the rooftop for chilling /enjoy the view is very comfy.
no plug next to the bed - ask for an extension !
Reviewed May 04, 2022

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