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Peponi Hotel

Ocean views from Peponi Hotel

Peponi Hotel

• Beachfront boutique hotel

• Privately owned and managed

• Access to the untouched 12 kilometre Shela Beach on Lamu Island

• Opened in 1967, Peponi Hotel is a Lamu institution and has retained its infamous character & charm for over 50 years

• Enjoy a cocktail on the terrace watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean as the traditional Swahili dhows set sail

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Located in a wonderful position on the beachfront in the village of Shela, Peponi is a small hotel on the island of Lamu. Run by the Korschen family, who opened the hotel in 1967, Peponi retains much of the character and charm that it had then.

Intimate and personal, it is the perfect place for a respite from modern life or a rest after a safari. The 28 simple but tasteful rooms have ocean views, overhead fans and flowers. The hotel’s innovative and delicious cuisine, served in a stunning setting as the dhows sail past, is among the best in East Africa. Peponi Hotel deserves its fabulous reputation.

• 5 Standard Twins

• 6 Standard Doubles

• 1 Standard Triple

• 6 Superior Twins

• 10 Superior Doubles

• Dhow trips

• Snorkelling

• Fishing

• Water sports

• Yoga

• Swimming pool

• WiFi: in-room & main areas

• Mobile phone signal

• 24 hour electricity

• Charging facilities: in-room & main areas

• Babysitting

• Gift shop

• Guest Areas: restaurant & bar

• Hot & cold running water

• Flush toilet

• Hot water shower

• Ocean views

• Overhead fans

• Mosquito nets

• In-room safe

• Suites & Superior rooms: verandah with swing bed


• Lamu Marine Conservation Trust Founder

• Closed May & June

• Lamu Airstrip – 40 minute boat ride

• Daily scheduled flights departing Nairobi Wilson Airport & Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Lamu Airstrip

• Private charters

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