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The Charming Lonno Lodge

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time at Lonno and it felt like I was returning "home". Silvia and Aldo have maintained the quality, service and peaceful ambiance of the charming hotel and if possible, it was even better than the first time round. The food was superb, the massage first class and the room just stunning. As always, nothing is ever... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Lonno Lodge on a flying package. Everything was very efficiently arranged and confirmed by Silvia, who was super helpful from the beginning and throughout our stay. Silvia and Aldo (and their four beautiful and very friendly dogs) welcomed us upon arrival and helped us feel at home from the start. The lodge is lovely - it's located... More 

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Thank worldtrottersvasi
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lonno is literally the best place I've ever stayed (and I've stayed at Ritz's and the Four Seasons in Bora Bora!). It is amazingly clean, well ran, amazing food, great staff and relaxing. I can't recommend this place enough. Silvia and Aldo are such good hosts with great recommendations and are helpful for everything we needed. They can arrange an... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lonno lodge, is probably the perfect place for a honeymoon trip, but was just as perfect with kids. quiet, wonderful pool, amazing view, beautiful lush garden, architecturally beautiful building, excellent service and lovely hosts that are very helpful and knowledgable about the area! our kids (3 and 5) also had an excellent time and Aldo and Silvia even arranged a... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lonno Lodge is a tasteful, charming small place with excellent food. Silvia and Aldo who run the lodge are a very welcoming couple with a high sense of service and the unusual gift of making you feel like you're visiting long time friends. Apart from being a very tastefully decorated place they also offer great massages and an immaculately clean... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This hotel is indeed a lovely and charming place. It is not only a beautifully designed hotel but also a tranquil place to rest. It is run by Aldo and Silvia who are excellent hosts and make sure you have a pleasant stay, their level of attention to detail is superb, from the moment you arrive you feel well looked-after.... More 

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

It was really a pleasure Manuela C to adapt our menu to your dietary requirement, we're happy you appreciated it and that you recovered promptly, so to enjoy your holiday here in Watamu. See you again! More 

Igel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have just returned from the most wonderful week at Lonno Lodge. We were a family of six adults and we had the most fantastic stay. Although we had all looked at the Lonno Lodge website several times we were nevertheless completely blown away by the beauty of the location and the stunning design of the main building when we... More 

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

Sandra, thank you for taking the time to write a so nice and comprehensive review. We' re happy you discovered the Lonno Lodge to be exactly like it appears on the website, all the pictures are real!:-) Across the years we found pretty common among our guests, at the arrival, to shyly look around just to verify that the place... More 

Nairobi
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy total attention to details you are in the right place. Silvia and Aldo have gone out of their ways to accommodate every single request: organizing John's 50th Birthday champagne breakfast, the cake, my vegan diet, lympho massage , improvised 3 kg weights for my workout, the walk to the coral reef, the best Pina Colada ever! The... More 

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

Thank you kiokov we always love to do our best to satisfy even the most challenging requests, and an event like an "half-a-century" birthday surely deserves our full attention! :-) We do hope to see you again here at The Lodge, maybe for the next anniversay? Aldo & Silvia More 

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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I visited Lonno Lodge just before getting married and we still have lovely memories. The owner Sylvia and her husband really paid a lot of attention to detail on the whole property and also on service and making anyone's stay a home away from home. Will definitely be back! Jambo to all at Lonno Lodge!

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Thank Ahmed O. B
LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this review

You're right, Ahmed O. B, we always try our best to make everybody feel at home. And when we succeed .. that makes our day :-) Thank you for your nice words, have a great day! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We arrived in Watamu without a booking, and happened upon Lonno Lodge online. We arrived and Aldo offered an extremely warm welcome, immediately showing us the STUNNING rooms he had available. The hotel is stunningly designed - beautiful Moorish / Lamu-inspired architecture with unmatched views of the private beach & teal-blue water. There's so much character in each room, and... More 

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

485carly, thank you for pointing out that we eat the same meal our guests do, we believe this really makes the difference between a Lodge and a "mass resort". Let me only add that the menu changes every day and our guests rarely have the same dish twice during their stay, unless they request to :-). Thank you for your... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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 Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $296 - $453 (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 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#1 Family Hotel in Watamu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
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