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The Charming Lonno Lodge

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Skopje
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Lonno is a jewel owned by a couple of Italians. It is very exclusive with only 8 suites in a large estate. The Husband, Aldo, is an Italian architect. He dedicated 3 years thinking and implementing each detail of the Lodge. We were there with my wife who is an architect and she can confirm that the level of details...

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LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this review

Waws, thank you for your nice review, we appreciated it. And even more we appreciate that we've been able to satisfy your expectation :-). Thank you again, we hope to see you again here at Lonno Lodge in the future.

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We stayed at Lonno Lodge at the end of August for 2 nights. From the moment we arrived at the lodge, our hosts Silvia and Aldo made us feel at home. We immediately fell in love with our room which was tastefully decorated and had breathtaking views. In fact, the whole lodge has been decorated with great attention to detail,...

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LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this review

We loved your really nice and detailed review, simult, thank you for taking the time to write it down. And also for pointing out Gede Ruins, a wonderful piece of history conveniently located really close to Watamu. thnx!

Oxford
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I have just returned from a long weekend at Lonno lodge. It is the most beautiful place to stay with stunning views. My son and I were made very welcome by Silvi and Aldo and all our needs were met. The rooms are tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The staff are professional and friendly, we felt extremely safe and secure...

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LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Veryan, we'll surely take good note of your point. You're in fact right, sometimes we forget to change the background music :-). We do hope to see you again for your next holiday. Have a great day!

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We returned to Lonna Lodge late last year and needless to say it was wonderful as always. Everything from the food, service, lodging and location is as good as it gets. Safety is recently spoken of in Kenya, however do not let any such chatter deter you from a visit to Lonno Lodge. The area of Malindi is very safe,...

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Thank Philip C
Reviewed 27 May 2014

First of all. Silvia and Aldo are like your parents. They take care of you and their beautiful lodge. Aldo takes you out for a walk if you ask him to, he takes lovely pictures and sends them by email. They book and recommend restaurants in the neighborhood. They eat next to you and enjoy exactly the same food and...

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Greenwood, Indiana
Reviewed 12 April 2014

we planned our quite retreat for 3 months. We had been to so many other resorts in Malindi before but we finally settled for Lonno. First, the booking process is personalized. Aldo will make you feel at ease and indeed make you feel worth your every penny. We finally arrived in Lonno and were welcomed by Silvia and Aldo and...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 7 April 2014

If by a Lodge you mean charming homes nestled in nature, then that is Lonno Lodge: it has only 4 rooms and 4 suites that directly face Watamu's marine park. The term Lodge might be deterrent because it recalls the image of accommodations without services, while there is an array of exclusive services available to you at Lonno Lodge, such...

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I've stayed at beach resorts in Bali, Key West, Australia and Thailand and yet none has been as beautiful as my experience at Lonno. Aldo and Silvia are an amazing couple and hosted us for a short 2 day stay. The drive from Mombasa was about 4 hours and cost 7000 shilling. The drivers at the airport will charge 12000...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 8 March 2014

After a tiring week of safaris in the Kenyan parks we felt for a few days to relax and enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean and its marine underwater treasures. Arriving at Lonno lodge in the evening we were welcomed by Aldo and Sylvia and their 5 dogs. The place is decorated with a lot of taste (Aldo was an architect)...

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Birkerod, Denmark
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Wonderful place, quite small, only 8 rooms. Friendly, helpful and knowing staff, Aldo and Silvia are wonderful hosts and not least their five big, friendly dogs contribute to the pleasant atmosphere and keep intruders out. The food is quite exceptionally good, and beautifully served, fish for dinner and meat for lunch. The rooms are clean, very beautiful and with magnificent...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Charming Lonno Lodge Watamu is a luxury hotel on the sea side of the Watamu Marine Park, Kenya. Its secluded structure, with nested private tiny beaches, is the optimal spot to relax and indulge on the white beach of Kenya. Despite the proximity with the sea, a huge double swimming pool with salt water is available for our guests. Guests whose presence is limited in number to provide everyone with privacy, silence and top quality service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Charming Lonno Lodge

Address: Kanani Road 390, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: ₹ 13,100 - ₹ 19,965 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Charming Lonno Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Lonno Hotel Watamu
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#1 Family Hotel in Watamu
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
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“There are only 8 rooms and they all have good views - it just depends on the room you require (room or suite).”
IntlTeacher, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Tower Room is a great choice, the views are amazing.”
PauloP144, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Junior Suite or top tower rooom”
souzapinto, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“top tower room has the best views”
justGeeM, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only 8 rooms and all are gorgeous. We loved our Top of the Tower.”
_matthewlh1970, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
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