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The Majlis Hotel

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
On the beach, sailing, kayaking, motor boating
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of The Majlis Hotel

The Majlis Hotel

3.5 star property
Manda Island beachfront hotel with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant

9,0/10 Superb

13 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Ras Kitau Bay, Manda Island
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Area shuttle
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Lamu (LAU-Manda) - 3 miles/4.8 km
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Shela sea-suq - 2 min walk
  • Baitil Aman - 3 min walk
  • Stop Over - 4 min walk
  • Msafini - 5 min walk
  • Diamond Beach Village - 5 min walk

About this property

The Majlis Hotel

At The Majlis Hotel, you'll have access to onsite sailing and kayaking. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, and aromatherapy. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a rooftop terrace, a free airport shuttle, and a poolside bar. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.


English, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 39 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 12
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 12


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Toys

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (2153 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa services


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • Italian

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Highchair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100.0 per stay

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Majlis Hotel Lamu
Majlis Hotel
Majlis Lamu
The Majlis Hotel Hotel
The Majlis Hotel Manda Island
The Majlis Hotel Hotel Manda Island

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Majlis Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Majlis Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at The Majlis Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Majlis Hotel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Majlis Hotel.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Majlis Hotel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Majlis Hotel?
You can check in starting at noon. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Majlis Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, mountain biking, and sailing. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and helicopter/airplane tours. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. The Majlis Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Majlis Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Stop Over (4-min walk), Msafini (5-min walk), and Diamond Beach Village (5-min walk).
Does The Majlis Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around The Majlis Hotel like?
The Majlis Hotel is on Manda Beach, and a short 1-minute walk from Old Mosque.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

It was quiet like one should be on vacation after working throughout a pandemic in the healthcare field! I loved every bit of it. The only thing would be they do tend to be quite pricey considering I grew up in kenya and so when visiting from the states I always look into getting ‘local’ deals since I speak Swahili
Sally, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luxurious and charming!
The Majlis left me feeling enchanted! The attention to the smallest of details is what made my stay. The resort is spectacularly designed and offers breathtaking views of Shela - perhaps the best place in Lamu to bask in the sunset and enjoy a walk on a pristine beach. The rooms are very spacious and tastefully decorated. Everywhere you turn, you'll be awestruck by the Swahili-style architecture and furniture as well as lush gardens. The beach bar was my favorite place to hang out - the bonfire and picture-perfect views added all the more to the magic of this place. The staff were incredibly professional, helpful, and welcoming, I was overwhelmed by the hospitality. Patrick, Sebastien, and the Guest Relations team made sure my stay was comfortable from the moment I arrived and went out of their way to help when I had issue with my flight. If you are looking for a unique stay in Lamu, this is it!
Samah, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The Majlis is a beautiful escape from the busyness of life. The local staff are friendly and truly go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable, with Patrick’s great attention to detail for the rooms with his friendly smile, Donald’s service at meals, and Alphonse’s cheery demeanour for boat rides to/from locations. However, the facilities (pool & beach beds) are run down / in dire need of replacement, the mattresses are very hard, and the food, while tasty, could use significant improvement to capture the fresh ingredients. What was clearly once a gem is now in need of attention - with minor upgrades needed to bring the hotel back to the splendour it once was.
RJWAVOJKG, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Majlis Hotel is a fabulous get away on the Kenya Coast. Not only is it beautiful and comfortable, but it is located on the MUCH less developed Manda Island, just across a channel from better known Lamu Island. This way, you can enjoy the beauty of nature and visit the Lamu World Heritage site at your convenience.
Peter, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Property was amazing, the reception service was also excellent, however the hotel was seriously lacking in quality of food for ALL meals. Peponi is a way better option for top quality food.
Farouk, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic family holiday
We had a fantastic time at the Majilis. They thought of every detail and were kind attentive throughout. Thank you.
Nancy, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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