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Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed 16 March 2016

For three nights enjoyed the astonishingly charming penthouse, the beautifully surrounded pool, divine and timely delivered food (huge plus in Africa!), a lazy quietness in comparison to other fancy hotels in Shela and pleasant friendly partners leading the activities. On the downside the staff, however kind, were extremely intruding, obsessively entering the room every other minute and very often without...

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, it is indeed very sad to read that you where not happy at all with the service of our staff, the fact that you felt not comfortable and that your laundry was misplaced. I'm very very sorry to read this and this is normally not at all what we standing for. In fact our staff is rated by...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great food & rooms love the shared balcony space on each level, to eat chill & watch the world go by. Wonderful hosts and friendly staff, great trips organised by Saadi. Wonderful, laid back, chilled retreat .. hopefully I'll be back soon

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, It was a real pleasure having you and with you lots of other warm and great people all joining for the Lamu Yoga Festival. I felt like we are a One World Family! We are looking forward to welcome you again. Banana House team & Monika

London
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Thank you Monika for your welcome. Banana House is a little bit of heaven. Total relaxation. Fantastic food and service. Perfect for families, friends or couples. Excellent yoga, thank you Kelly and all.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Me and my familiy have stayed at Banana House many times during the last five years. We always stay in the penthouse apartment which is amazing with its views, spacious rooms and terrace etc. The owners, Monika and Banana, are very hospitable and will help you with anything. Service is great - it is sort of personalized since you are...

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Hønefoss
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I struggle to know where to begin. The food at Banana House can be used as an analogy to my whole experience. Do you know when you go to a restaurant and you get your food on the plate, you look at it and you wonder; "does this taste as good as it looks?" And often it does, but sometimes...

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We can only thank you from the bottom of our heart for your wonderful and cheerful review. We are all very happy and we will keep on smiling! We do our best to keep life simple and yet rich in its simplicity. It seems we succeed for you. Thank you. Banana House and entire staff

Honefoss, Norway
Reviewed 19 January 2016

A truly fantastic place to spend a relaxing holiday. There is care and love in every detail. Beautifully kept with lots of space and a homy touch. We loved our time at the pool, surrounded by flowers and peace. The staff are wonderful, always smiling and ready to fulfil your wishes. And after a couple of days they feel like...

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

The ambience is serene and romantic. Their staff are so efficient and warm. They keep time. When they commit to keeping time to bring your food, they keep time. Not a second more. Oh! And their food is delicious. Their chef is a keeper! Beautiful and peaceful place to be. The kind of place you visit to relax and enjoy...

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your great compliment and that you are really satisfied with TIME. A very sensitive issue in Africa, usually you have to wait everywhere longer. I'm happy in Banana House we have time, maybe it is our European background. With regards to our slow wifi I can inform you that yes wifi is not...

Reviewed 11 January 2016

We stayed in the wellness penthouse (and a double room situated below) for six nights in January 2016. It was such a nice experience to occupy the penthouse area, spacious enough for the six of us to relax, lay in the sun or the nice daybeds in the shade. It had a nice view of the ocean and we enjoyed...

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Reviewed 10 January 2016

Everything is 10/10 Best family holiday we've had thanks to Monica's hospitality, Saadi's organisation, welcoming staff and friendly locals. The environment encouraged a true peace of mind. Loved the view and food!

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 December 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Banana House and loved the stunning Banana penthouse with the lovely views from the different terraces! It was absolutely amazing and once you set foot on it you don't want to leave any more. The food is good and the staff even brings it to the penthouse, they are very friendly and helpful. There...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Banana House & Wellness Centre is small and cozy, yet spacious enough to let you enjoy its rarity. Retreat to Banana House, a very cool, elegant private guesthouse and the wellness centre offering yoga, retreats and massages. It has great views on the sea, the dunes and the village. The house is simply and tastefully furnished in Swahili style, with many different sitting areas, daybeds and hammocks. You will feel the love that Monika and Banana have put into the house to give it a homely and welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banana House & Wellness Centre

Address: Plot 318, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: ₹ 5,701 - ₹ 8,358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Good for large families who will bring their own food.”
letsg0sunset, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Bring your earplugs as the village life is quite noisy early hours...donkeys, roosters, babies etc.”
340genevievec, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The penthouse looked amazing, with private outdoor space (other rooms share common areas).”
12HelenA, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Depends what you want as each room is unique”
MalibuEssex, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would highly recommend to opt for the penthouse at the wellness center , though all rooms had a great view!!”
373linib, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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