Accommodation at the Red Pepper House
The Red Pepper House offers just five exclusive Nyumbas (houses) each with the essence and luxury of Swahili culture, in natural surroundings and with views of the sea and the forest, allowing you to relax and enjoy with all five senses.
Designed to be bright and cool, each Nyumba is made up of five spaces:
- Bedroom and bathroom finished in the traditional Nyeru manner and with a spacious shower. All of the sleeping areas follow the style of the luxurious traditional architecture, which is given its ample dimensions by the wooden beams adorning the ceilings. The bedrooms have either one large bed or two single beds of different styles: Tundabel, Pili Pili or Indian Pili Pili, with mosquito net, so you can enjoy the sea breeze.
- Living area, under the cover of the makuti ceiling
- An errand under the sky and the stars
- Private boma enclosure with beach sand, plants and open-air African shower, where you can relax, sunbathe or have dinner with candlelight and charming kerosene lamps
- Outside private space on the beach, with two large sun loungers under te shade of a Makuti
The Acacia Nyumba is a larger more spacious suite, which also includes:
- Indoor living area
- Large, complete, open-air bathroom, underneath the open sky and a large acacia tree
Each Nyumba has a discrete private butler to attend to your needs at home and to accompany you on visits and excursions if you so wish.
Each guest is given a kikoy and flip-flops, so that you can start enjoying your experience right from the moment you arrive. Plus, each Nyumba contains: safety deposit box, hairdryer, towels, bathrobe, scales, minibar, gym kit, CD and MP3 player, wind-up torch, drawing kit, walkie-talkie, and more!
About The Red Pepper House
Just a stone's throw from Lamu Town, The Red Pepper House opens up its doors to showcase the very best of Swhaili culture.
Whilst we lose ourselves amongst the sounds of Africa, its mosques, the perfume of its spices and the sight of its majestic dhows, we are carried along by the afternoon breeze and we find, between an idyllic beach, an unspoilt forest.
The architecture is considered to be among the most beautiful in Africa and every one of its five Nyumbas (houses) enjoys a sea view. Perfectly integrated into its surroundings, The Red Pepper House is covered by a gigantic makuti thatched roof, which rises and falls, creating natural forms.
The finest artists and funds (artisans), using techniques inherited from their ancestors, took part in its construction. The decor and the furniture mix the Swahili way of life with the colonial style of Lamu's palatial residences, taking us back to days gone by, complemented by African artworks and antique objects brought from different countries around the world.
The majority of the spaces in the hotel do not have any walls, allowing guests to make the most of the tropical climate and the views of the beach and the forest.
The Red Pepper House aims to be somewhere really special, where you will be able to fully enjoy a unique experience. With friendly, faultless service, here you will be able to enjoy yourself, relax, soak up the light of this magical place, its moon, stars dusks, sounds…along with all of the other wonderful, unique moments waiting here for you at The Red Pepper House.
Lamu's Red Pepper House offers its guests an authentic journey of tastes, ranging from traditional Swahili cooking to the flavours of the Mediterranean.
We cook with an eye to light, healthy cuisine, cooked using only the finest ingredients. Fresh organic vegetables, fish, seafood and barbecues, all washed down by delicious wines and drinks.
And you decide when mealtime will be - just like at home. Breakfast: In the Nyumba or in the dining area, served with the area's marvellous fruits, delicious fresh juices and a collection of Swahili specialities, and all accompanied by a magnificent freshly ground arabica coffee and a marvellous range of teas. If you prefer, we can arrange for you to have breakfast on the seashore, with sparkling wine, so that you can enjoy the sunrise and the sounds of the breaking dawn.
Lunch: You can savour soups, samosas, pasta, pizza, salads, fish, ice creams and cakes, as well as special dishes cooked to order according to the tastes of each guest.
Dinner: Our delicious food can be enjoyed in an informal atmosphere or, if you prefer, on a Dhow (a traditional Arabian boat) in the middle of the sea, under the stars, in the private boma of your Nyumba, around the pool, on the seashore or wherever you prefer ( the Dhow is not included in the price). To complete the culinary experience, we offer a Swahili-style barbecue. (Dinners on the beach, in the forest and on the Dhow will be available as long as the weather permits).
All throughout the day, next to the pool, you will find a table with delicious appetizers to sample between meals, under the shade of a makuti.
Rates at The Red Pepper House
Book with Lamu.org and receive up to a 10% discount off the lowest advertised rates!
Simply fill-out the form on the left to make your booking.
Upon confirming rates and availability, you will receive an electronic invoice and a deposit can then be made by credit card, paypal, m-pesa or bank transfer to confirm your booking.
On receipt of your deposit, we will send you a receipt, confirmation, and voucher for your stay. The balance of the rental is due prior to or upon your arrival.
Cancellation fees may apply.