Amu House Lamu is a beautiful 16th century bed and breakfast located in the heart of Lamu Town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site on the northern Kenya coast. This traditional Swahili home has been fully restored and transformed into a comfortable bed and breakfast.The first floor has been renovated to its historic 16th century beauty.
When you enter Amu House Lamu you will feel the magic that envelops this Island. There are extensive hand carved plaster reliefs and small niches called vidaka decorating all the walls on the lower level. The kitchen doors and cabinets inside are carved of incredible mahogany wood.
It is here that our guests enjoy a complete breakfast each morning of fresh tropical fruits, fresh fruit juice, eggs and toast and Swahili spiced chai and coffee. If you would like to try a traditional Swahili breakfast of bajia, mandazi, viazi and the like, just let us know at the reception the evening before. Climb the stairs and you will find on two levels the addition of seven self-contained guest rooms, furnished in traditional Swahili style, all with private verandahs.
While we aim to offer modern conveniences we have built the guest rooms using traditional architectural styles and furnishings so as to maintain the feeling of days gone by. All rooms have mosquito nets and an overhead fan.Our guests love our rooftop terrace, with a thatch covered sitting area for daytime relaxation and an open area perfect for watching the bountiful stars and moonrise in the evening.
From here you can gaze at the sun rise across the channel over Manda Island and watch the sun set as you look over the rooftops of Lamu Town. This is a favoured spot in the house, the breeze keeps our guests cool and the environment is very relaxing. We offer complimentary WiFi on this top floor for our guests convenience.