The Majlis Resort

Ras Kitau Bay, Manda Island, Lamu, Kenya

Tablet Plus Members will receive:

  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • Exclusive beach dinner set-up one day during stay (a value of €30)

  • Complimentary sunset sailing in the bay with a dhow (Arabian sailing vessel (once per stay; a value of about €55)

  • Complimentary massage for one guest per stay (a value of €50)

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Hotel Description

The seaside might not be the first image that comes to mind when you think of Kenya, but a visit to the Majlis will change that in a hurry. Originally a second home for an Italian family, this Lamu Archipelago hideaway quickly grew into something too good not to share. Today its founder’s sons, Federico and Stefano Moccia, preside over a boutique resort in the truest sense of the phrase.

The seaside castaway seclusion of Manda Island, steeped in Swahili, Arab and Indian influences, meets a dream team of architects and artists, including Julian Schnabel, perhaps the world’s most accomplished art/hospitality double threat. The result is a hotel that’s thick with personality, a place whose every square foot feels thoughtfully, intentionally designed.

In the end it’s less like a hotel, perhaps, than an impeccably tasteful guest house — perhaps not surprising, given its origins — albeit a guest house which sprawls across three separate villas, and whose twenty-five rooms and suites are outfitted with every luxury-hotel comfort. Add to that a pool, a long, gorgeous beach, a terrace cocktail bar and an open-air restaurant specializing in local seafood, and you’ll quickly find yourself casting about for reasons to return.

After arriving at Lamu Airport (LAU), guests are met and escorted on the 15-minute speedboat ride to the resort.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 27 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Rates are based on two person occupancy. A third and fourth guest can be added for selective room categories (charges apply). Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

10am,

Check out:

2pm

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  • Superior Room

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    This room features 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 301 ft²/28 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • Air conditioning.
    • bathtub
    • minibar
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room First Floor Sea View

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    This room features 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 322 ft²/30 m².
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    Views: sea or partial sea.

    This room includes:

    • Air conditioning.
    • minibar
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room With Veranda

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    This room features 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 376 ft²/35 m².
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    Views: sea, partial sea or garden.

    This room includes:

    • Air conditioning.
    • minibar
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 495 ft²/46 m².
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    Views: sea or garden.

    This room includes:

    • Air conditioning.
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • working desk
  • Family suite

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    This room is approximately 592 ft²/55 m².
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    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Beach View. This room features 1 Double and 2 Single Beds.
    • minibar
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • working desk
  • Royal Suite

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    This room features 2 King Beds and is approximately 2798 ft²/260 m².
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    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • Air conditioning.
    • arm chair
    • minibar
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Rates are based on two person occupancy. A third and fourth guest can be added for selective room categories (charges apply). Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

10am,

Check out:

2pm

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