|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Town, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Subira Mkomani is in the conservation area of the Unesco world heritage . You have an amazing view over the archipelago and Manda Island.Shops,restaurants and places of historical interest are in walking distances.The indian ocean is only 2 min. away
Subira Mkomani Guesthouse/Lamu World Heritage Site
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Location Type Town, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$34 - $67||$67||$0||$0||1 night|
|Jan. 1 2012 - Dec. 31 2012||$34||-||-||-||2 nights|
|Jan. 1 2012 - Dec. 31 2012||$67||-||-||-||2 nights|
|All Other Dates||$67||$67||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Been to Lamu several times but got to say the Island is the only place you can feel yourself and Subira house is the description of the Island, a total hoilday and the owners cannot be described by words all you need is to meet them and they will take care of the rest. being from Lamu and decided to stay at Subira and not with my family home... that tells you everything you need to know about Subira.
Response from H. Kinyaga - 04/02/2013
Der perfekte ausgangspunkt um das wahre Leben Lamus zu erkunden
Subira Mkomani ist ein wahres Kleinod. Keine fünf Minuten vom Townsquare und nur einen sehr kurzen Spaziergang von der Kaimauer mit all seinen kleinen Restaurants entfernt, ist es der perfekte ausgangspunkt, um die historische altstadt zu erkunden. Natürlich gibt es auf der Insel andere Orte, doch wohl kaum einen, der einen so am Leben teilnehmen lässt und gleichzeitig den Rückzugort bietet, dieses auch mal hinter sich zu lassen.
Das i-Tüpfelchen ist der offene Balkon mit seiner einladenden freischwingenden Liege. Wie oft haben wir hier unsere Zeit verbracht und einen vom Houseboy Eddi frisch zubereiteten Mangosaft getrunken und den ausblick genossen? Doch daneben ist auch die gesamte Wohnung wunderbar geschmackvoll, schlicht und authentisch eingerichtet.
Besonders genossen wir die Sicherheit auf Lamu und in der Umgebung der Wohnung. Wir haben schon viele Monate in afrika verbracht und kennen einige Ecken. Doch keine andere, in der man wie hier Nachts durch die belebten Straßen und Gassen streifen kann, ohne angst um sich oder sein Hab und Gut haben zu müssen.
Auch Eddi, der Houseboy, ist von ungewöhnlicher Herzlichkeit. Bei jeder Frage und jedem anliegen ist auf seine Hilfe Verlass, gleichzeitig aber niemals aufdringlich oder überheblich.
Frome, United Kingdom
Lamu, another world. Subira Mkomani
Very central. We were very well looked after by Edward, the housekeeper.
It would have been nice to have met Halima , the owner too though, She had gone away.
Very comfortable bed indeed. Pleasant little terrace to relax on.
Nice & quiet.
Found the cold shower a bit of a challenge despite the weather being just about perfect.
We absolutely loved our stay here - friendly people, wonderful room, loved it!
Talk of honey at home... Away from home
Subira is not the guest house you could easily imagine.
I had sought several honeymoon options months before my wedding day in september and a week to the wedding all option offered by the travel agents were out of my pocket's reach. I was facing the challenge of the year..To tell my wife that we were no going anywhere for honeymoon.
One night i decided to spend time in the internet and made a few inquiries available through Tripadvisor portal and the owner was very prompt. I had other offers. But they did not sale.So I booked Subira. I had never been to Lamu and I was worried too about the recent terrorist activities hitting the coast and Lamu but my wife agreed that we can take the a big leap of faith and go!
Halima was so kind to arrange for her house help to pick us up from mainland we had no problem settling down now that we had a house fully serviced to ourselves with a wonderful view of the "mangrooved" islands. She new it was a honeymoon and she had our room set for the right mood as a suprise package. The Guy is a great cook and very social. He arranged local tourguide at a very afordable rate and we took an elaborate tour of the main Island on our second day. soon we were on our our and what a holiday.
We could not believe how a fast the days flew and the temptation to extend was very high thank God we had traveled on a fixed budget.
I will obviously go back there some time to relieve those great moments.
The highlight is...picture yourself having as much fun as the international tourists the go back "home" in the evening to a sumptuous dinner and all you had to do is say your preference...when you are not sure what you want to eat
Look out for some photo gallery soon...
Response from H. Kinyaga - 12/19/2012
Thanks for your review,your happiness is our happiness.
FORTUNE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
Breathtaking view and blissful, unmatched service,pocket friendl
Had one of the best days of my life right there at Subira Mkomani in FEB
Kwetu Swahili for "our house"
Kells , Co Meath , Ireland
we felt very at home
I felt that I had established a close relationship with Judy before meeting her as our 32 e mails attested to. My group kept growing and growing and Judy undertook to find accomodation in neighbouring houses for my friends and we all felt at home in each others establishments. It was like nipping in next door to visit the cousins.Accomodation was lovely. My niece and I took the penthouse suite and shared the big bed. We could have accomodated another 2 or 3 in the bed and not have known they were there.
One member of the party was very sick while we were there and Judy and Edward could not have been more attentive and concerned.
Minor suggestions a few cushions on the balancony chairs would have been nice and we could have done with more than one key between the 4 of us as we were coming and going at different times.
Location was perfect. Getting lost was no problem. Locals always helpful and will to take us in tow.
My niece lost her camera one night in the pub. She went back and it had been kept safely for her. I lost my hat on the last night and retraced my steps next morning and found it kept safely in a little coffee shop. These are the king of messages that Lamu needs to be getting out there
We loved Lamu , the people who were so welcoming and we didnt hear the term 'Mzungu' once. Food was lovely and the sunset cruise which I believe has been cancelled.We are very sorry about the plight of Lamu tourism due to piracy and we certainly will be singing the praises of the whole experience. It is a real chill out zone and I would like to encourage people not to rubbish Lamu as a holiday destination. It is special.
Response from H. Kinyaga - 10/18/2011
Thanks Mary,our E-mails were 37.
eddie wakaba-fortune management consultants
absolutetly breathtaking,blissful and secure
we go through life once, lamu is a special place that all should visit at least once in a lifetime
Response from H. Kinyaga - 10/03/2011
Thanks Mr. Wakaba for your nice words,especially noting that our place is a secure place makes our Subira team happy.
This place is just excellent. To begin with, Judy is a great host. She came to meet us at the airport and arranged our transfer to Subira. The place is very clean and the cost of staying there very reasonable. The view from the penthouse is amazing. My stay in Lamu remains one of the most memorable.
Response from H. Kinyaga - 06/02/2011
Juba - South Sudan
Lamu City Center - Great room
This place is perfect for a couple who wants to discover Lamu, the city. It is inside the old town in a quiet place.
It has a great terrace, a king size bed and a wonderful bathroom.
The owners are very welcoming !
Much recommended for a good price !
Response from H. Kinyaga - 05/07/2011
Eduard and Judy felt us like being home. This house is great, we were in the upper penthouse, with the indic breeze and great views of the town. Although there are certain things to impove (no table next to bed, only one light) this room is absolutely amazing. If you want to experience being in an authentic swahili house, that's your place.
Response from H. Kinyaga - 05/05/2011
Manchester, United Kingdom
Great Stay at Super Subira
for a regular Kenya traveller like me, even i had to learn a few things in world famous sweet exotic Lamu, super efforts by Judy & Edward made our stay one of the best holidays ever, Judy welcomed us at Manda airport and made our arrival a fun journey to Subira house, On arrival at the Lamu Jetty was introduced to a wonderful person who was going to make our holiday one of the best ever, we had the pleasure of Edward who made our journey fun all the way to Subira penthouse, Ed arranged super breakfast, shopping trips, live football tickets, best boat trips, and guided us around Lamu and got us best possible rates for boats to shela and manda etc etc, Lamu town is just great, you get used to narrow roads and donkeys, Lamu people are so good and there are plenty restaurants at the water front for all budgets, Lamu is so popular with fresh fruit juices and food is so delicious, and shela beach is just super, especially around shela castle its a lovers paradise so enjoy in your birthday suits, Asanta Subira Team & Hongera here we come again soon...
Response from H. Kinyaga - 03/25/2011
Homer Alaska USA
My husband and I booked 4 nights at this lovely penthouse room overlooking Old Lamu town. The room on the top floor was large, breezy and in the traditional swahili style, with a airy verandah and thatched roof. Judy and Edward made us breakfast and were very kind and helpful. In fact, we stayed 5 extra days here. Highly recommended!
Response from H. Kinyaga - 03/02/2011
Very nice place for young children
Very nice place to spend time, with great terrace to enjoy the afternoon. The master bedroom is great, the other rooms still ok.
If you go with kids, the upper room is a great bet
Response from H. Kinyaga - 01/28/2011