The Majlis

The Majlis

The Kenyan Coast

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The Majlis

The Kenyan Coast


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Located on Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago, The Majlis is a boutique hotel offering just 25 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all of which are presented in timelessly elegant Lamu style. If you are looking for barefoot luxury, then look no further than the Majlis.

The beach resort is named 'Majlis' after the Arabic term for 'an exceptionally comfortable and special place', where the host traditionally entertains and looks after his most important guests in utmost style and comfort.

The Majlis is accessible only by boat, and is about a 10 minute boat ride from the historic Lamu Town.

As well as luxury accommodation, guests can also enjoy dining in the gourmet restaurant, taking treatments in the wellness centre, or relaxing around the 2 pools.

The ocean's wonders can be admired on diving and snorkelling trips. Regular trade winds allow visitors to windsurf or kite-surf along the never-ending Shela beach facing the hotel.

Action-seeking guests can enjoy water-skiing, wake-boarding or knee-boarding in the calm waters off the central bay.

The 25 superbly appointed Superior and Deluxe rooms, Junior and Royal suites are divided into 3 villas. Each villa opens onto the white sand beach and boasts a private veranda with panoramic sea views. The rooms are spacious with traditionally high, beamed ceilings, large windows and terraces with spectacular views of the beach, garden, swimming pools and Indian Ocean.

Each villa was constructed making use of the archipelago's natural resources, combining white coral blocks with hand-carved timber. Particular attention was paid to integrating the villas among the indigenous trees and plants, to enhance the preserve the beauty of the local surroundings.

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Rates Include

All meals; bottled water; tea/coffee; kayaking; and Lamu Manda airport transfers by motorboat are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.


There is a kids club that organises many exciting activities and trips to ensure the amusement and entertainment of children throughout their holidays. Be it the Lamu Dhow Adventure, Swahili cooking classes, the Masai warrior experience, Jungle gym or a cycling or snorkeling trip, children are sure to find something that interests them during their holiday.


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General Information For Guests

You are transferred to the hotel by boat. Please note that you may be required to wade to/from the transfer boat depending on the tide. Please ensure that you are prepared and correctly dressed for this - therefore sandals and easy roll up trousers or shorts are advised.

Suites have a large bedroom area with a king-size bed with a generous en-suite bathroom, private veranda, electric fans, Wi-Fi and a safe. They are also fitted with air conditioning, ceiling fans and a mini bar. Bathrooms feature a hot and cold-water shower and a classic “baraza” seating area.

The hotel has a restaurant, pool cocktail bar, fitness centre, gift shop, 2 swimming pools and sun patios.

The Majlis Restaurant is a focal point of the hotel due to its excellent cuisine featuring international, Italian and Swahili dishes. The restaurant is open for in-house guests as well as external guests.

Breakfast is served in the open plan dining area. In-house guests can choose from the à-la-carte menu, which includes fresh fruits, home-baked breads and pastries, cereals, eggs as well as a full English breakfast.

The hotel is a 10 minute boat ride from Lamu Town.

A same day laundry service is available (additional cost).

There is a room service.


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These are the top properties booked by people who considered staying at The Majlis, but for one reason or another booked a different property. It may have been that The Majlis was not available on the nights they wanted to stay, or they decided that somewhere else was better suited to their budget or itinerary.

If you're not sure which place might be best for your own trip then either give us a call or get in touch via the website, and we'd be delighted to run through the options with you.

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