1st Floor Ocean View Double Room

from $63

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En suite with 1 double bed or 2 single beds and 1st floor oceanview.

The open balcony area and dining area are on the same floor. This is ideal for couples looking for a budget self catering option on the waterfront in Shela Village.

One of the first places you'll notice as you arrive by boat into Shela, Stopover is located at the water's edge and commands stunning views across the Lamu harbour, Manda Island, the Indian Ocean and beyond. Built in traditional white coral stone and mangrove, Stopover has 3 levels and is finished in a minimalist fashion.

Its restaurant and balconies are remarkable places to lose yourself observing the daily activities that make up Shella life. Dhow Captains, fishermen and boat builders meet to catch up on local news.

The waterfront house has 5 rooms. All with spectacular sea views. All rooms have an en suite bathroom and full access to a fully equipped self-catering kitchen to cook for yourself(ves) or hire a chef to cook for a minimal price.

Rooms are equipped with fans and mosquito nets. Prices include breakfast which can be served at the Restaurant downstairs or at your room's balcony. Return airport transfers are also included in the price.

The restaurant serves up some great swahili and international cuisine with fresh seafood being the specialty.

To save some time try to order your dinners at the restaurant a few hours in advance to give the kitchen time to get the fresh catch of the day or source any specialty ingredients.

The Oceanfront Rooftop Penthouse Suite comes highly recommended for honeymooners.

Features

In your room
  • Ocean view
  • Shower
  • En-suite
  • Hot water
  • Breakfast
  • Fan
  • Veranda
  • Beachfront
Around the place
  • Airport shuttle
  • Good access roads
  • Family friendly
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Babysitter
  • Housekeeper
  • Security guard
  • Hot water
  • Mobile internet reception
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Massage costs extra
  • Motor boat costs extra
  • Sail boat costs extra
  • Spa costs extra
  • Water sports centre

Reviews

Accuracy Value Cleanliness Location Service Check-in
Superb!
7 reviews
4.6 7
Sanne Kenya
As always a very pleasant place with good staff and very pleasant atmosphere. Stock of seafood was a bit limited (only fish on one of the days)
Stayed with host at Oceanview Penthouse Suite in Shela as a couple in November 2015
Maureen Kenya
Stop-Over Lamu exceeded expectations. I went there for my birthday week celebrations and they upgraded my room which blew my mind. The airport transfers were timely and there was a licensed tour guide who took me round Old Lamu town (separate fee) There were a tonne of tourist activities to choose from such as snorkelling, sunset cruises, ruins tours, a clean 13km beach to stroll on and fishing your lunch for a beach barbecue
Stayed with host as a solo traveller in February 2015
Nomusa Kenya
My family and I had a wonderful experience at Stop Over and will definitely be recommending it to friends and family who are visiting Lamu in the future.
Stayed with host at Oceanview Penthouse Suite in Shela as a small group in April 2014
Nico Italy
All is ok. Just something about organization of boat transfer from guest house to airport the last day. They didn't clear the time of boat transfer, I risked lose my flight.
Stayed with host as a couple in June 2013
Hilary Scotland
SleepOut.com - your service is good and we had a great time in Lamu. BUT I was disappointed by the serious trade description error on the internet re: Stopover Guest House rooms. We were given two 2nd floor double rooms (4 & 5) for this price.... perfectly pleasant rooms with a sea view. BUT since my whole intent had been to be on the TOP FLOOR (my b'day), it was irritating to be told that another room called The PENTHOUSE was indeed now the top floor (added a year ago)! The owner insisted that the second floor was the Top Floor so the charges remained as stated and were overpriced in relation to Msafiri and Bahari. Indeed, I would have booked the suite at Msafini and adjoining double for 7k and 6K respectively had I know that the TOP FLOOR at Stopover was unavailable! Our dhow trips were boats/crew from Msafini anyway and we chose to eat there at their Roof Top restaurant for my b'day."
Stayed with host at Oceanview Penthouse Suite in Shela as a solo traveller in June 2013
Aus Australia
I really enjoyed my time at Stopover, location was fantastic and the place looks amazing. Recommend the penthouse, which has an amazing balcony (view is brilliant) and great daybed for lounging. all rooms have a balcony and great views Staff were always very helpful and I didn't experience them being pushy at all. They were very upfront about the wait times for food which was a long time. Food was good however and found prices reasonable. I left a good tip because this was a great place to stay and I recommend it to family and friends.
Stayed with host at Oceanview Penthouse Suite in Shela as a small group in January 2013
Tim USA
Provided an amazing experience during our visit to Shela, Lamu, Kenya. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
Stayed with host at 2nd Floor Oceanview Best Lamu Deal as a couple in September 2012

from $63

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Response rate

76%

Response time

within a day

Reviews

7

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Location Stopover Guest House – Shela Village
Space offered Guest house
Includes Private room to yourselves
Sleeps 2 up to 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Beds 1 × Double bed
Check in Flexible
Check out Flexible
Meal plans Self catering
Living space 15 m2
Conditions Cancellation

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