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The Charming Lonno Lodge

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Stayed at Lonno Lodge in early April 2015. This boutique hotel is absolutely stunning - the layout, the décor, the size of the rooms and amenities available. The owners Sylvia and Aldo were wonderful and very knowledgeable about the local area. A lovely couple who made our stay a true pleasure. The only thing to note is that the hotel...

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

Hello Liam & Jenny thank you for your review. You're perfectly right when saying that the lodge is a little far out from the main town (which is Watamu) but this gives our guests the opportunity to benefit of a silence that we almost forgot in modern towns :-). And we'll always be more than happy to help our guests...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Lonno Lodge is a place where everything makes sense and where you feel the passion and presence of the lovely owners. The lodge in itself has been designed with great care and passion for architecture and design, built over the years, respecting the environment and cultural heritage of the Kenyan coast. Food is cooked from scratch, no shortcuts, drawing upon...

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

Tiina when we read your "we felt looked after" we felt really moved, because this is exactly what we aim at. Thank you! And thank you also for appreciating our choices on the background music, this is one of the most difficult tasks we face every day! :-) Thank you one more time, we hope to see you again here...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 22 March 2015

I was really surprised when we reach to Lonna Lodge.Everything was gorgeous beside my expectations in Watamu-Kenya.It has 8 well-decorated rooms in African style ,great hospitality,silence , amazing nature and Indian ocean view.Go for it ,do not hesitate a while..You can't imagine this luxurious experience unless you stay :) Thanks for this lovely opportunity to the owners Silvia and Aldo.

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

Ayse A, thank you for choosing Lonno Lodge, and Watamu, for your stay, we love to read you enjoyed both of them! Have a great day, see you!

Reviewed 20 March 2015

My parents, my 90 year old grandmother and I travelled to Lonno Lodge the past week to celebrate her 90th birthday. We couldn't have asked to stay anywhere else better than Lonno Lodge for the occasion! The serenity of the property, the beautiful views and the nature and the friendliest guard dogs along with Aldo and Silvia's upmost hospitality made...

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

Ecem A thank you for choosing Lonno Lodge for such an important anniversary! Your grandmother was simply stunning, full of energies! See you again for the next one :-), next time we'll do our best to calm down the waves to let you all enjoy the ocean. Well, at least we hope so .. :-).

Kromeriz, Czech Republic
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We have visited Lonno Lodge in March 2015 and we were really suprised. The hotel was very quiet. The cuisine was wonderful, very delicious. They also set a special dishes for me and my family /vegetarian/. Owners were very friendly and pleasant. Also staff was professional and nice. We really enjoyed holidays here. I really recommend this hotel:)

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

Our cuisine? International, vegetarian, swahili, gluten-free, kenyan, italian .. you can get them all! :-) Thank you for your nice review, we're really happy you enjoyed your holidays with us, and we hope to see you again in the future!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 16 March 2015

I travelled to Lonno lodge with My boyfriend. we wanted to get away from busy city life and just take a relaxing break, we got more than we bargained for. Lonno lodge is a quiet little oasis that just gives you a tranquil feeling. We stayed in the top tower sea facing room. Here you have a wonderful view of...

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

Thank you for your nice review, we're happy we could surprise you giving you "more than we bargained for" :-), that's our aim toward our guests. Hope to see you again and .. happy Spritz everybody :-)

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 March 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at Lonno lodge last month for 4 nights. We had a very good impression of the hotel from their website which is really good but when we arrived we were more than pleased. The Lonno Lodge ist a true piece of art, kept in the Swahili style and absolutely beautiful! We were surprised how much...

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

Thank you Jeanette H for your review, and for choosing Lonno Lodge for your stay in Watamu. It's a real pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay so much, and we truly hope to see you again in the future. Thnx!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 March 2015

My friend and I stayed at Lonno in January. We had a very peaceful and relaxing three days. We were very well looked after and I would thoroughly recommend staying there. The room was beautifully decorated and very quiet. Having a sun downer on the day bed over looking the Indian Ocean was a real treat. It was also great...

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

Thank you for your review, Kate F, and for appreciating Lonno Lodge. Biking freely is surely an advantage, particulary for the brave ones not caring fot the sun :-). But between the Lodge and the centre of Watamu the road is comlpetely flat, and at bike speed it's a real pleasure to enjoy the view, the places and the smiling...

Chur, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 February 2015

The owners alternately live in one of the hotel rooms in order to make sure, that everything is perfect. We have been travelling a lot, but never met such a strong commitment. The building is in wonderful Lamu style; the rooms are spacious, perfectly clean, furnished and decorated very tastefully. Friendly staff, excellent service, delicious food - there is just...

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

Thank you Elsbeth H your review was perfect and accurate (with all the compliments you wrote, we can't say something different :-). Let we only add that we have in fact our own apartment inside the property where we normally live, but you're absolutely right when saying that we love to regularly test every single room, acting like "a guest",...

Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We stayed at Lonno lodge for one night. I would defiantly recommend a visit. Our whole trip from start to end was wonderful and we really couldn't have asked for anything better. The room was beautifully decorated, designed, spacious and very clean, the grounds that lonno lodge is set in is one of the most peaceful places we have ever...

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FayeAmit your long and heartwarming review was a pleasure to read, we appreciated every single word. We definetely hope to host you again in the near future. Have a great day!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • 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: ₹ 13,698 - ₹ 21,747 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#1 Family 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).”
 of 5 bubbles IntlTeacher, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Tower Room is a great choice, the views are amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles PauloP144, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Junior Suite or top tower rooom”
 of 5 bubbles souzapinto, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“top tower room has the best views”
 of 5 bubbles justGeeM, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only 8 rooms and all are gorgeous. We loved our Top of the Tower.”
 of 5 bubbles _matthewlh1970, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
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