Red Pepper House
Initially built as a family home, Red Pepper House is a five-room hotel north of Lamu town set among neem and acacia trees. The house is beautifully designed featuring crystal chandeliers, tribal masks and colonial antiques dotted among traditional Swahili furniture, including pilipili beds decorated with peacocks (a symbol of passion). Majority of the spaces in Red Pepper House do not have any walls, allowing guests to make the most of the tropical climate and the views of the beach and the forest. The house team make great effort to make guests feel privileged,from the moment of arrival at the small airport. With only five guest rooms the attention to detail and personal approach is paramount at The Red Pepper House.
Red Pepper House AccommodationEnhols Rating: 8.0/10
The Red Pepper House offers just five exclusive Nyumbas (houses) each with the essence and luxury of Swahili culture, in natural surroundings and with views of the sea and the forest, allowing you a great deal of relaxation. The Nyumbas are spacious and the traditional building techniques work in providing cool temperature. Each Nyumba has its own access to the beach, with two private sun beds in which to lounge on under the shade of a Makuti. Designed to be bright and cool, each Nyumba is made up of five spaces; bedroom and bathroom with a spacious shower. The bedrooms have either one large bed or two single beds of different styles: Tundabel, Pili Pili or Indian Pili Pili, with mosquito net. The living area is under the cover of makuti ceiling and there is a private boma enclosure with beach sand, plants and open-air African shower, where guests can relax, sunbathe or have dinner with candlelight and charming kerosene lamps and an outside private space on the beach, with two large sun loungers under the shade of a Makuti. Each Nyumba has a discrete private butler to attend to your needs at home and to accompany you on visits and excursions if you so wish. The dining experience at Red Pepper House is divine; meals can be taken overlooking the pale-aqua swimming pool or in your vast private boma, and the food is very tasty featuring oriental flavours and techniques. Scheduling of meals is quite flexible.