Subira House

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Behind Lamu Fort, Lamu, Kenya View on map (210 m from centre)
Reviews: 82
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210 m from centre

Bed and breakfast Subira House 4 stars is located at Behind Lamu Fort in Lamu just in 198 m from the centre. This is the right place for a beach/seaside, spa/relax, romance/honeymoon, gourmet, eco trip weekend.

Subira House description of features and infrastructure

You can use the following services: cozy restaurant, convenient airport transfer, special non-smoking rooms, laundry service, massage, seasonal fishing, nanny for kids, food and drinks may be served into the room, internet services. Travellers can pay for services using these types of payment cards: Visa, Mastercard.

Accommodation staff talk in Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, French, German and English.

Rooms description

For tourists, best accommodation are offered 5 rooms in the bed and breakfast. Tourists can easily choose between different types of rooms: twin, double, family. Guests can count on such amenities as terrace, safety deposit box, extra long beds (> 2 metres), outdoor dining area, desk, outdoor furniture, clothes rack.

You will like a garden view and sea view from your window. Accommodation also provides unique facilities for guests: patio.

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Please select check-in/check-out dates to see rates and availability
Room typeGuests
Twin Room
Room description
This bright room has a patio and views of the markets. It has a fan, a seating area, and a dining area.
Family Apartment
Room description
This bright, spacious apartment has a patio and views of the gardens. It has a fan, a seating area, and a dining area. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3. One adult or child older than 4 years must pay an additional 50% of the room rate per person, per night for an extra bed. In this case, please contact Subira House in advance.
Double Room with Private Bathroom
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Double Room with Private External Bathroom
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Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
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Area Info - Subira House

Closest landmarks
  • Lamu Fort 0.1 km
  • Gallery Baraka 0.2 km
  • Riyadha Mosque 0.2 km
  • Lamu Museum 0.2 km
  • 18th Century Swahili House Museum 0.3 km
  • Mnarani House 3.2 km

Facilities - Subira House

ActivitiesFishing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Hiking, Diving, Snorkelling, Water sport facilities (on site), Temporary art galleries, Walking tours, Themed dinner nights, Tour or class about local culture, Live music/performance
ServicesInternet services, WiFi, Free WiFi
Food & DrinkRestaurant, Room service, Bar, Packed lunches, Special diet menus (on request), Vending machine (drinks), Vending machine (snacks), Kid meals, Kid-friendly buffet
Pool and wellnessMassage
TransportAirport shuttle, Shuttle service (additional charge), Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Reception servicesSafety deposit box, Luggage storage, ATM/cash machine on site, Concierge service, Private check-in/check-out, Lockers
Common areasGarden, Terrace, Library, Sun terrace, Shared kitchen, Shared lounge/TV area
Entertainment and family servicesBabysitting/child services, Board games/puzzles, Baby safety gates
Cleaning servicesLaundry, Ironing service, Daily housekeeping
Business facilitiesMeeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying
ShopsGift shop, Shops (on site)
MiscellaneousNon-smoking rooms, Non-smoking throughout, Designated smoking area, 24-hour security, Fire extinguishers

House Rules - Subira House

Check-in 11:00
Check-out 16:00
Internet WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking No parking available.
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Children and extra bed policy Children of any age are allowed. Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot. Children up to and including 3 years old stay for free when using an existing bed. Children from 4 years old to 12 years old stay for US$10 per person per night when using an existing bed. No extra beds are available. Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management. Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Only cash
This property only accepts cash payments.

*The Fine Print

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. Please note that the island of Lamu is only accessible by boat. Flights arrive at Lamu Airport on Manda Island and buses arrive at Mokowe. In order for Subira House to arrange boat transport, please inform them in advance of your flight or bus arrival details. Associated costs must be paid in advance. Contact details are provided in the booking confirmation email. user's reviews - Subira House

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I can’t say enough about Subira house. I was left speechless. It’s a gorgeous place to stay. I was fortunate enough to be on the top floor looking over the fort. So peaceful. The breakfast and dinners...
I didn’t like leaving.
Published at 18 September 2021

Beautiful and peaceful

Delicious breakfast. Freshly made bread, yoghurt, peanut butter and jams! Beautiful and peaceful place in Lamu town. Friendly staff. Really nice experience here as a solo female traveler.
Published at 30 August 2021


We went there with my family visiting me from France. The place is a little oasis in Lamu Town. Christina and her husband are really amazing! The staff is great, rooms nice and clean and breakfast is ...
Published at 31 January 2021

Many advised against staying in...

Subira house was one of our highlights in Lamu. Run by an incredibly interesting and wonderful Swedish couple it is a little haven in the bustling city. It’s incredibly beautiful and set just behind ...
Nothing it was great.
Published at 09 January 2021


Beautiful atmosphere and design paired with wonderful hospitality!
Published at 22 November 2020


Published at 05 November 2020


Published at 28 November 2019

Very good

Gorgeous house in Lamu with kind and friendly staff and a delicious breakfast. Would book again!
Can be a bit hot in the summer season.
Published at 18 November 2019

highly recommend it as a...

Subia House was the most comfortable and special place we've stayed any where and we travel a lot. The House itself was very special and had been remodeled by Christina and Paul with tender loving...
Published at 12 November 2019

Excellent hospitality

Location good. Food brilliant. Spacious room. Staff lovely and very helpful
No air conditioning and long drop toilets
Published at 04 November 2019

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How much does it cost to stay at bed and breakfast Subira House?
The cost of living in bed and breakfast Subira House depends on the date, rate, number of guests etc. Enter your dates to see prices.
What are the check-in and check-out times at bed and breakfast Subira House?
Check-in at bed and breakfast Subira House is possible from 11:00, check-out is until 16:00.
Does Subira House have parking?
There is no parking available at Subira House.
Are bed and breakfast Subira House cleaning services available?
Yes, guests have access to cleaning services, for more information you can find on the hotel’s page.
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