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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2011

Kanani House is definitely a Robinson Crusoe experience. Tucked away at the end of a long track, it feels like it's set in a nature reserve. Sasha and Ollie have created a natural haven where frazzled city dwellers can relax utterly. At the far end of the plot, looking out over the Indian Ocean is an infinity pool where you...

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Reviewed 21 March 2011

Just to report that we have just returned from a most marvellous stay at Kanani. Elvis & the team were magnificent. So friendly and helpful. Elvis excelled himself with his cooking. It really is a heavenly place! We were extremely lazy partly due to heat and constant sun, and spent a lot of time at the glorious infinity pool or...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2011

Kanani House is an absolute gem! We travelled as two girls and were immediately impressed with the stunning backdrop and luxurious simplicity of Kenani House. We felt like we'd stumbled across a local secret and we were so pleased that we chose to stay here rather than in one of the more commercial hotels down the beach. Each room enjoys...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2010

We have just returned from spending 5 magical days at Kanani house and would recommend it to anyone. Beautiful, tasteful, sympathetically built house with stunning views from every space whether eating, resting, swimming or strolling. It is impossible to fault as a destination away from the crowds, hotels and bustle of some other areas of the Kenyan coast; more like...

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Lithuania
Reviewed 25 November 2009

We spent a week in Kanani house a month ago. We had so good time in this place! By my understanding the idea/style and place of the house is close to perfection! The staff was very helpful and pleasant, the cook - very profesional and creative, the dogs – lovely:) After first short stay in Kanani house we planned to...

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sashakamen, Owner at Kanani House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming to stay at Kanani House! We're so happy you had a wonderful time - we've passed your lovely comments on to Elvis and all the staff and they are proud and delighted. We hope you can visit us again soon! All the best, Sasha (owner)

wilthsire
Reviewed 14 October 2009

make sure you're up early to catch the fishermen or kingfishers, depending on the tide, as the sun climbs over the Indian Ocean - just magical... Walk back up to the dining area for some fresh fruit for breakfast. Time for a relaxing wallow in the infinity pool - I can feel the weight of "normal life" lifting off my...

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UK
Reviewed 11 October 2009

I spent a week at Kanani and found it to be so relaxing that i cold actually nap on a swing chair in the middle of the day- i am NOT a napping kind of person! Beautiful surroundings, away from the noise and mania of London, or Nairobi for that matter. Sasha & Oli have created an environmentally sound accommodation...

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Thank bathycolpous
london
Reviewed 10 October 2009

been back several times for more incredible food and relaxation

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London
Reviewed 10 October 2009

Our trip to Kanani house was magical. The staff were so friendly, the food was amazing, especially mangrove crab, and sitting in the pool (yes it has seats!) looking over the sea is a great way to relax and unwind. A far cry from Londons bustle this splace reminded me why going on holiday is important. A great find, highly...

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London
Reviewed 23 September 2008

Kanani House is a three double bedroom private residence in Watamu, Kenya. Right on the coast with ocean views the place is absolutely beautiful. Totally private it is the most idyllic place to unwind and relax. The owners have tried very hard and it has to be said very successfully to make Kanani at one with nature. The rooms are...

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kanani House is set on six acres on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. We have 3 double bedrooms, which can be rented individually, or the whole house can be rented on an exclusive basis. Kanani is fully staffed, with a great chef and two house stewards so our guests can relax completely.Kanani House was designed and built by an English couple with a passion for Kenya - we wanted to give guests a real taste of Africa at the coast. We have a strong environmental commitment, local and sustainable materials are used wherever possible and almost everything is handmade by local workers. We were inspired by the upcountry private safari lodges as well as the local architecture to build a house more like an African Village than a conventional western house. Each bedroom is a private cottage with en-suite bathroom set in the landscaped indigenous garden. The rooms are screened for privacy but open to the sea breezes. Kanani is a Robinson Crusoe experience - we have no landline, TV or computers, so you can get away from the stresses of modern life and unwind. Access to a small private beach is at low tide through our tunnel - hand carved through the fossilized coral rock, and securely gated, or you can walk or take a tuk tuk to the public beaches. If you're feeling less adventurous, you can just laze by our infinity pool overlooking the ocean. There are lots of great things to do in and near Watamu: snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching or sailing in the Watamu Marine Park; walks in the Arabuko Sokoke forest and the Gede Ruins, canoe trips, fishing, horse riding and windsurfing can all be arranged. We hope you can come and stay at Kanani House soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kanani House

Address: plot 399, Fire Road, Watamu, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range: $120 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Kanani House Hotel Watamu
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