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Kinooni House: A Splendid Palace Fully Restorated!

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Kinooni House: A Splendid Palace Fully Restorated!

Entire villa
8 guests4 bedrooms4 beds4 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
4 baths
Sparkling clean
9 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Eliott is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Kinooni House is one of the most ancient palaces in Historic Lamu Island. It has been restored for a duration of 10 years with traditional Swahili design and craftsmanship. This House is a true Oasis in the Heart of Historic Lamu Town.
Kinooni can welcome up to 8 people with its 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Our staff will welcome you, cook delicious dishes, keep the house clean and do your laundry. So just enjoy the House, the swimming pool and historic Lamu Town!


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Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed



11 reviews
Vance User Profile
August 2019
This place is absolutely stunning. It's impeccably restored, even to the recreation of the medieval-style plaster work on the upper floors where it hadn't survived. I'm an historian, and it's hard to tell where the recreated parts take up. Even if you go nowhere else in Lamu, the…
Eliott User Profile
Response from Eliott:
Dear Vance, I really appreciate your kind words about the quality of the restoration. It has indeed taken 10 years of work to rebuild this palace with only traditional craftsmanship. We would love to welcome you again in the future! Eliott
August 2019
Ali User Profile
June 2019
Definitely the best Airbnb we have stayed in. Photos don’t do justice to Kinooni. Staff (Abdul & Sanchez) was incredibly helpful and accommodating as well!
Sandra User Profile
July 2019
Expect a spectacular experience, a serene and wonderful building, a delight to the eyes in taste and design. Excellent and kind staff, delicious meals, beautiful sleep in perfect beds. We all will return for another experience. Thank you all at Kinooni House
Tonny Brian User Profile
Tonny Brian
June 2019
Kinooni House is an actual palace in all its entirety! We had such a great time there. The house is so well done that on our last day of the trip some of us decided to stay behind and enjoy it. The hospitality was also fitting of the house - great service and resourceful…
Siân User Profile
April 2019
This Airbnb is the best I have ever stayed at. Everything was absolutely perfect from the beautiful Swahili house to our cook Kalenga. All of the staff (Sanita, Abdull and others) went out of their way to make us comfortable and our stay enjoyable. Nothing was a problem…
Robert User Profile
April 2019
Kinooni House is unlike any other accommodation that we have ever stayed at before. If the photos look amazing, that is because it truly is! This traditionally restored house is in a great location and you will have more than enough room for all of your family and friends! We…
Rose User Profile
March 2019
Kinooni House is literally a palace, the photos don’t do the space and carefully restored historical touches justice. The staff quietly worked hard to prepare everything including some of the best food in Lamu. The house is surprisingly large with several dining areas and could…

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Paris, FranceJoined in September 2013
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About this place
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Abdulhalim and Michel help host.

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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM - 8PM
Check-in: 3PM - 8PM

House Rules

  • No pets
  • No parties or events
  • Smoking is allowed