Fusing an open-air layout and coziness of private luxury, in beautiful surroundings of Suahili art, The Red Pepper House ensures personal—and personalized—experience. With only five guest rooms this is the most exclusive hotel on Lamu island.
As we walked into the massive open-air lounge we were struck by the eclectic and highly personal décor. It's a reflection of the hotel’s original purpose: the Spanish owner built it as a family holiday home.
At the core of Red Pepper philosophy is the belief that luxury tourism must make a positive contribution to the local community—their involvement in the Anidan orphanage is highly commendable.
The personnel makes this place—from the restaurant staff to the Nyumba butler, they all make a great effort to make guests feel privileged. All are incredibly committed—and happy!
The food was the best we had in Lamu. The ingredients are local and fresh: once we brought some fish from one of our trips (casually caught by a member of staff)—and had it for dinner.
The quality of the gracious welcome made instant impression on us, and it only got better from there. The fantastic welcome is matched by the goodbye (singing and dancing!)