Petley’s Inn Hotel is said to be the oldest hotel in Lamu Island, Kenya, 170 years old! The delightful old building is furnished in Lamu style – a blend of African and Arabic, Situated by the main jetty on the sea front as you disembark from the dhows, with fantastic Ocean views and Manda Island.
Lined on the waterfront near the museum. Just recently renovated after a fire destroyed much of the hotel, this old building is a typical 19th century colonial building with balconies and a palm-thatched roof. Ornately carved wood, fascinating artifacts, verandas and terrace come together to create a restful and stylish ambience. Petley’s Inn Resort is a sister to The New Lamu Palace Hotel. This beautiful and historical luxury hotel was first opened in 1946 by Percy Petley who fell in love with Lamu Island whilst recovering from an Elephant Stomping accident during a Hunting safari.