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Shella Royal House is two houses each consisting of six en-suite bedrooms with three penthouses. It is idyllically located in Shella, a two minute walk from the pier. Both houses have breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the beach below.

If arriving by air you will land on Manda Island which is a 10 minute boat ride to Shella.

Since the house has the best location overlooking the Manda channel with easy access to the endless 12 km white sandy beaches, guests can take long walks, or just take a book on the beach and sunbathe.

Shella Royal House has its own excursion dhow and a modern fishing boat which is manned by a captain and his crew. The modern fishing boat is ideal for deep sea fishing and we organise all sorts of trips in the boat. Guests can fish and then cook their catch on the deck served with a glass of wine from the bar.

All comforts such as fans, mosquito nets, fridges and a fully equipped modern kitchen are provided.

Cuisine:

Royal house has a well trained staff including a permanent gourmet cook who specialises in Swahili food and a wide variety of seafood dishes including lobster, crab, prawns and many different sea dishes. Vegetarians are also catered for.

At any time guests can choose to dine on the rooftop open air extension with Shella’s best views and with the local sounds from the village all around.

Electricity and power supply:

Both houses have electricity. However in cases of power failure

from the main supply we have a power generator and

back-up (inverter) system.

Activities:

Excursions and Lamu town tour

Dhow Trips which include fishing and snorkeling

Sunset sailing trips

Visit to the excavation site at Pate Island

Shella Royal House is located on a hill with perhaps the best location in Shella. Facing the Indian Ocean, the view from the House is breathtaking and is only minutes away from the pristine 12km Shella beach.

The House has 13 bedrooms as well as several terraces and can accommodate 2-20 guests comfortably. Shella Royal House also offers accommodation on bed & breakfast and on half-board basis. The house, which is two buildings, is built in traditional style with carved entrance doors.

The two houses of Shella Royal House are bright white. One of the them is a four-storey building and the other three storey building with the ground floor of coral and a small indoor garden. In total there are 13 rooms, all en suite rooms and tastefully furnished in local Swahili style.

Every room has fans and mosquito net and on every floor you will find a terrace with a stunning view, dining room and a fridge with cool drinks as well as alcoholic beverages to make your stay comfortable.

The House has a permanent gourmet cook who specializes in Swahili food and a wide variety of seafood dishes including lobster, crabs, prawns and many different seafood.

At any time guests can choose to dine on the rooftop open air extension with the best view of Shella and with the sounds of the village.

You can do your own shopping or opt to have the staff do the shopping and keep a record of the expenses. Fresh dairy products, meat and chicken are difficult to find in Lamu. Luxury foods and drinks should be brought with you or bought in Nairobi.

Features

In your room
  • Ocean view
  • Shower
  • En-suite
  • Hot water
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Veranda
  • Beachfront
Around the place
  • Family friendly
  • Room service
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Kitchen
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper
  • Security guard
  • Hot water
  • Mobile phone reception

Reviews

Accuracy Value Cleanliness Location Service Check-in
Superb!
4.8 1
Nebila Kenya
It was excellent. I had an absolutely great time.
Stayed with host as a solo traveller in August 2015

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Location Shella Royal House – Shela Village
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Includes Room sharing with other parties
Sleeps 1 up to 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
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