• Rooms
    Baytil Ajaib has 2 double apartments and 2 double suites. All apartments and suites have their own private bathrooms. There are also scattered seating arrangements in Baytil Ajaib for those that may want to curl up and read in some other part of the house. 
    The Tamu Room

    The Tamu Room

    Max 1 guest
    1 King bed

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    The Bridal Bedroom

    The Bridal Bedroom

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed

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    The Hareem

    The Hareem

    Max 4 guests
    1 King bed, 2 Single beds

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    The Garden Suite

    The Garden Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Single bed

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    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
  • Overview

    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel
    • Best service in Lamu

    • Privacy and excellent service

    • Just 4 rooms

    Chic Treats

    Only when you book with Chic

    Room upgrade (subject to availability)

    Early check in/ late check out

    Welcome drinks


    Baytil Ajaib is a small charming, privately run adults-only hotel located in Lamu town on a high incline providing one with a wonderful view of the town. Other views include the Lamu archipelago, sailing dhows returning from fishing, the occasional school of dolphins that pass through the channel not to mention some of the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Baytil Ajaib caters to the guests every need. With verandahs or an open courtyard on each floor this charming house is often frequented by birds and butterflies at different times of the day. One of the major features of a traditional stone house is that they are completely open.

    "Neither Africa nor Lamu is every man's thing. Lamu is an island in a third world country with some drawbacks. Individuals who are not used to travelling in Africa may find it rather difficult to their normal lifestyle and have difficulty in adjusting. Guests will not be walking on the Croisette in Cannes doing the film festival or some dreamy idea like that. There are basically two types of individuals that come to Lamu. Those that hate it immediately and those that love it instantly. Most clients fall in love with Lamu because of all the natural beauty, the friendliness of the people, the endless clean beautiful beaches with no one on them, the safety that prevails here not to mention the fresh giant crabs and lobster to be found in these waters. Shrimp, calamari, fish of many kinds as well as local exotic food dishes. The moment a client leaves the front door of Baytil Ajaib he or she is in a total African environment and will have to deal with it. There's no Club Med here! What a horrible thought of such a possibility." Malik Weaver, Owner.

    Customised adventures for the clients are always personal experiences of the owners themselves. Also through their personal contacts here on Lamu, they’re often able to arrange personal meetings between guests and various renowned individuals who have taken up residency in Lamu.

    Baytil provides a flexible service and for those who want to get in on the action they can help arrange the menu. The dining hall is on the ground floor. And of course for those who can't quite make it to the breakfast table, can have it served in their room. Our kitchen is mainly European (Italian and French).

  • Facilities
    • restaurant

  • Location

    Baytil Ajaib, PO BOX 328, Lamu 80500, Kenya

    Nearest airport

    Manda Island (Via Mombassa/ Nairobi) airport is 30 minutes by boat.

  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Baytil Ajaib will contact you after the booking to arrnage a bank transfer for the 50% deposit.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 10:00

    Check-out time: 12:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Children policy

    Children :
    Only children over 15 years old are accepted.
    Baytil Ajaib doesn’t accept children under the age of 15 years. Children 15 years up to 18 years of age with parents will be considered at €25 per night. 18 years of age will be considered the legal adult age for minors.

    Please note


    Meals are served to hotel guests only

    At the moment , due to poor  irradical electrical supplies to the island we're unable to use credit card.

    However, there are multiple ATM Machines on Lamu that offers that service. We're hoping that in the very near future this problem will be eliminated.



Each hotel specially selected for its unique charm


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.


Please ask for details about our airport transfer service

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)