Bamboo Room Overlooking Garden

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Tucked away in the shade, combines simple living areas with quirky and imaginative architecture. External wooden steps lead to the first floor thatched bedroom of the Bamboo Room. Here a terrace with an open sundeck and shaded pergola area catches all the breeze and has a pleasant green vista.

Fatuma's Tower is a garden paradise; a place to slow down and feel safe to let go. Only a 10-minute scenic stroll from Shela's pristine 12km beach, the historic tower and quiet gardens overlook the picturesque Shela sand dunes.

Carefully restored and modified in 1998 the historic Tower has five double bedrooms and a large yoga hall.

Included behind the same compound wall is the Sand Castle with it’s ground floor family apartment of three double rooms.

In the surrounding gardens, the Garden Cottage has two double rooms both with bathrooms.

The ten double rooms are all furnished with local antiques and fabrics in a simple yet elegant style to recreate the atmosphere of a fine Swahili house. No two rooms are the same and the cool, airy spaces retain an informal feel while several shaded balconies provide comfortable areas for avoiding too much sun and generally enjoying the peace and fresh air.

The peaceful gardens have been recently “ enlivened” by the refreshing sound of a fountain splashing over coral rocks into a small plunge pool.

All rooms have solar powered hot water, fans and mosquito nets.

For all your meals, great care is taken by our cooks to purchase the freshest local ingredients and produce their excellent combinations of Swahili and Italian cucina. Everything is fresh from the ocean, fish and seafood are their specialty.

You can take your meals in the shady courtyard dining area or on your terrace. At night lanterns are placed amongst the greenery surrounding the sandy garden and dinner is taken under the stars.

Treat the kitchen as if you were at home! Our kitchen staff are fully trained and buy kitchen provisions on your account. A list of suggested menu items is provided, or just leave it to the cook.

Features

In your room
  • Garden view
Around the place
  • Airport shuttle
  • Dry cleaning
  • Family friendly
  • Hair or beauty salon
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Kitchen
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper
  • Security guard
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Hot tub
  • Massage

Reviews

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3 reviews
Derek UK
I was met at the airport on arrival and escorted to a waiting boat that transferred me directly to Shela. Upon arrival the staff were unfailingly informative, supportive and accommodating to my needs and requests and made every step of my short stay in Lamu enjoyable and memorable. I am only sad that I did not have more time to enjoy the setting and facilities of Fatuma's Tower. I fully intend to return in addition to recommending this guest house to friends and family.
Stayed with host at Eagle's Nest Room as a solo traveller in May 2015
Judith Canada
It was absolutely lovely. We were in Juba at the time and from that perspective it was as fearful time. Doing Yoga everyday with Gilles was so nice. We felt calmness all around. Certainly would recommend it to everyone! Dined out at the other hotels and much preferred the food at Fatuma's. I worked for 18 years in the restaurant industry. The cost at Fatuma's was half the price of eating out and twice as good. The meals were absolutely delicious. The self catering option with Gilles' cooks is great. Excellent value for money. Yoga was a blessing for our emotional well-being. We felt totally safe. We really did find that the people at the beach were very gracious and offered services but weren't too pushy. When we did the sunset sail, there was another couple staying at Fatuma's Tower so we shared the expenses. Can't recommend it enough. Perfect place for watersports also so make time for windsurfing, kitesurfing or wakeboarding. We will definitely do a repeat visit.
Stayed with host at Acacia Rooftop Suite as a couple in December 2013
Marc UK
Fatuma's Tower is positioned in Shela, a 5 minute walk from the waterfront but hidden away in the village. It is simply one of the most private, peaceful places I've visited... Sheltered in a very pretty garden setting away from the activity of the village and beach but only a few footsteps away. It has been lovingly restored and the rooms are comfortable, quiet, authentically designed. You'll wake each morning to the sound of the call to prayer, birdsong, and monkeys playing in the trees... The staff are wonderful and cannot do enough to make you feel welcome and looked after. Oh, and David's cooking was the best I personally experienced in Shela. To manage expectations please note: This is a guesthouse and runs as such. It is simple but very comfortable, quiet, private and pretty... A place to retreat, read a book, sit in the garden or on one of the terraces. It is not about conventional luxury, mod cons, air conditioned rooms or swimming pool settings. But for its lovely location, charming owner Gillies, wonderful team, feeling of being safe and private, good value for money... This place has won my vote for life and I am already planning my next visit.
Stayed with host at Balcony Room in Tower Building as a solo traveller in December 2011

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Location Fatumas Tower – Shela Village
Space offered Boutique hotel room
Includes Private room to yourselves
Sleeps 2 up to 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Beds 1 × Queen bed
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