On the first floor. The Balcony Room is located across from the library and is the only bedroom on the first floor. Furnished with Swahili antiques, it is a large and airy bedroom containing a double and single bed. The bathroom features the delicate traditional plasterwork patterns common in Swahili houses.
This room is named for its thatched balcony overlooking the garden. Here a large, comfortable, cushioned barazza is sometimes used as an additional bed.
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.
|Location||Fatumas Tower – Shela Village|
|Includes||Private room to yourselves|
|Sleeps||2 up to 3|
1 × Queen bed
1 × Single bed
Strict: 50% refund up until 30 days prior to check-in, except fees.
a) Cancellations made between 0 and 29 full days prior to local check-in time, or no show, guests will be charged 100% of total booking value.
b) Cancellations made 30 or more full days prior to local check-in time, guests will be charged 50% of total booking value.
c) In the event of a premature departure or cancellation, guests will be charged 100% of the total booking value.