About Stopover Hotel
Stopover is one of the first places you'll notice as you arrive by boat into Shela. Situated at the water's edge, it commands stunning views accross the Lamu harbour, Manda Island, the Indian Ocean and beyond. Built in traditional white coral stone and mangrove, Stopover has three levels.
Its restaurant and balconies are remarkable places to lose yourself observing the daily activities that make up Shella life. Dhow Captains, fishermen and boat builders meet to catch up on local news.
Photos & Rooms
Stopover has 5 rooms. All with spectacular sea views. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom and full access to a self-catering kitchen to cook yourself or hire a chef to cook for you. Rooms are equipped with fans and mosquito nets. Prices include breakfast which can be served at the Restaurant downstairs or at your room's balcony.
Lamu.org highly recommends the Stopover rooftop suite for groups of 2-6 seeking budget accommodation with great value and location.
The Stopover Restaurant serves up some great swahili and international cuisine with fresh seafood being the specialty.
To save some time try to order your dinners at the restaurant a few hours in advance to give the kitchen time to get the fresh catch of the day or source any specialty ingredients. The Oceanfront Rooftop Penthouse Suite comes highly recommended!
Rates at Stopover Guest House
Prices below are for low season and include the Lamu.org discount
KES 8,000 or EUR 80 for Oceanfront Top Floor (1 Large Room, 2 double beds + 1 Lamu Bed on the L-shaped Oceanview Verandah)
KES 6,000 or EUR 60 in 2nd Floor Balcony Rooms (triple and double room)
KES 5,000 or EUR 50 in 1st Floor Rooms (triple and double room)
Prices above are based on double occupancy, KES 1,500 or EUR 15 per extra guest.
Return airport transfer and breakfast included.
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 in Euros or Kenya Shillings upon arrival in Lamu.