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Historic Amu House in Lamu Town

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Historic Amu House in Lamu Town

16+ guests
7 bedrooms
16 beds
8 private baths
16+ guests
7 bedrooms
16 beds
8 private baths
Self check-inYou can easily check in with the doorman.

Amu House is a fully restored 16th century Swahili house with 7 comfortable, self contained guest rooms each with its own veranda on the two upper floors. We serve a full breakfast downstairs in the historic original Swahili house, and have a beautiful breezy rooftop with a hammock and day beds for all our guests to enjoy. Conveniently located just a minute's walk from the jetty and the seafront, Amu House is perfectly situated. A quiet, private home in the middle of a historic paradise!


Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 6
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 7
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Common spaces
5 single beds

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with building staff


45 Reviews

Mallary User Profile
August 2018
I really enjoyed my time at Amu House! Kesh was very helpful in providing suggestions for things to do in Lamu Town and helped me arrange anything I needed. Beautiful and relaxing space-- thanks for a great stay!
Cristian User Profile
July 2018
This place was what I expected: an old, traditional Swahili house very centrally located in Lamu town. The room and linen was clean and the caretaker was very nice and helpful. The roof was particularly pleasant; it is possible to hang out there and the view of Lamu is nice. The …
Anita User Profile
July 2018
A lovely compound filled with fruit trees surrounding the spacious rooms. Even the bathroom are spacious. If you are in the area this is the place for sure. Also very expat friendly.
Suzanne User Profile
June 2018
Fantastic stay at Amu house! Mwanase was very communicative and Kesh, the house manager, was extremely helpful and friendly. As for the property itself, it’s conveniently located by both jetties (to Shela/Manda and to the airport). The house is beautiful as well - the door frames…
Rahul User Profile
April 2018
Great place in a great location! The Sam and Kesh we're very friendly and made sure I felt at home. The place itslef is very clean and beautiful. The breakfast with fresh fruits, eggs and ginger tea are great! The room however can get quite hot as the mosquito net blocks winds fr…
Talia User Profile
October 2017
My stay at Amu House was such a phenomenal experience. While Mwanase was traveling when I arrived, she did everything to make sure that I was warmly welcomed by Kesh and Samuel. From the moment Kesh came to greet me at the airport, I already felt at home. Kesh and Samuel quickly …
Kenya User Profile
August 2017
If you're looking for a beautiful, rustic home smack dab in the middle of Lamu Town within close proximity to the jetty to get to the airport or Shella, look no further! Amu House is it! I had an amazing 5 day/4 night stay at this property. At the airport, I was picked up by Kes…

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Emeryville, California, United StatesJoined in September 2016
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About the home
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