Peponi Hotel

Hotel Lamu, Shela Beach
Excellent from 113 reviews
90% of guests recommend


In 1966, when Lemmy & Wera first visited Shella and laid eyes on the building that would dictate their entire future they were captivated, as many have been since. Within 3 days they had the keys and Peponi was born, starting as a small 4 bedroom guest house. Over 50 years later and a few generations Peponi is still run by the Korschen family, the same ethos and atmosphere remains although it has grown slightly.

The hotel has organically grown to 28 rooms, all our rooms have an ocean view and each are unique in decor and lay out. Guest have a choice of superior or standard rooms; superior rooms are differentiated by their location, size and private outside area with swing bed. All our rooms have ensuite bathrooms, overhead fans inside the mosquito net and personal safes.


  • Standard Room
    Standard Room
    • 24
    • × 1
    • × 2
    • × 1
    + more info
    Room description

    Twin option also available with 2 single beds

    Room amenities
  • Superior Room
    Superior Room
    • 32
    • × 1
    • × 2
    • × 1
    + more info
    Room description

    Twin option also available with 2 single beds


    Room amenities


  • Airport pickup
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining area
  • Electric kettle
  • Family rooms
  • Fan
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden view
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Mosquito net
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Pool view
  • Prayers room
  • Restaurant
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Sofa
  • Swimming pool
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • WiFi
  • Sunset sail
  • Bird watching
  • Massage
  • Historical places
  • Water sports
  • Diving
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Wifi is available to our guests for free
  • There is a secure parking place close to the hotel

Hotel policies

Cancellation / Prepayment
  • To book this property 100% prepayment is required
  • Once booked and paid for no refunds will be issued
Children and extra beds
  • Children below 3 years if age stay for free when sharing room with their parents
  • Children between 3-12 pay 50% of adult rate
  • No pets are allowed in the hotel
Accepted credit cards
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Mpesa
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Accommodation review scores and score breakdown

9 / 10

Based on 113 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Peponi Hotel.

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Guest reviews

  • Cece

    The rooms in this Lamu hotel are soooooo spacious. Its just by the beach. You can sleep while feeling the waves and breeze from the beach. No mosquitoes because of mosquito nest in the dooms. I loved their bathroom. You will enjoy a hot shower heated by solar.No plastics in the hotel. You enjoy water in the room all the time. The mirrors are good. And their food prices are good and friendly. They make the best lamb. One of the best oldest and best hotels in Lamu. The manager is so friendly and attend to the customers

  • Judy

    Peponi Hotel melted my heart!❤❤ As someone who travels quite frequently, no beach hotel has dazzled me quite like this one. Carol the owner was friendly, attentive and pays attention to detail. We felt so free and relaxed here. The food was just amazing, delicious and made to perfection! The staff were out of this world! Kind, accommodating, there to make your stay with them very pleasant. From the moment you land at the airport the ride on the speed boat to the hotel is exhilarating!!! I highly highly recommend the sunset dhow, you can thank me later! I honestly cannot wait to come back to Lamu. This quaint little town has the nicest people I've ever met. I💜Lamu.

  • Mark
    United Kingdom (UK)

    One of East Africa’s great places to stay! Staff are exceptional and the food superb!