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Delta, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We loved our safari experiences but absolutely loved wrapping up our visit to Kenya with a 7-night stay at Lonno Lodge. The hosts, Silvia and Aldo, were incredibly attentive to us and provided a really thoughtful experience, from the detail of the meals, the amazing rooms, the massage services and their suggestions on how to enjoy the activities of Watamu...

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

You're right, nplotnikoff, our "Do Nothing Tour" is definetely one of the most requested, particularly after a safari :-). Thank you for your nice review, we too hope to see you again one day!

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Lonnie Lodge offers a full board rate for solo women travellers without a single supplement. This was a tempting offer so I booked a 3 night stay. It was perfect, I had a beautiful tower room with balcony view of the sea, great bathroom and the little touches like a water dispenser in the room, fridge and tea and coffee,...

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

Thank you danda j for appreciating and enjoying our Female Solo Traveller offer, it is one of those offers that we run almost year long because is something we believe in. Offering the opportunity to experience Watamu and our hospitality also to female travellers who choose to travel alone, by themselves, in full safety and relax, has always been one...

Reviewed 19 December 2016

Spent Jamhuri day weekend with my sister at Lonno lodge and I must admit it was spectacular! Right from the airport pick-up service to the reception by the wonderful hosts, everything was meticulous and professional. The food was AMAZING to say the least and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Despite my dog-phobia, Aldo and Silvia were very accommodating...

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

Rodah O it was our real pleasure to host you for the Jamhuri day weekend, we loved both of you. I'll report your compliments to our staff, they we'll be overjoyed as well. And the dogs too :-) Thnx!

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The Charming Lonno Lodge Watamu is one of those places you visit that stuns you into silence and then turns you into a story teller. If you are ever Watamu, this is the place to be. It is beautiful and serene. If you are looking to unwind look no farther than the Lonno Lodge. The owners and staff are very...

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

And we'll be more than happy to host you again, Sharon R, we really loved to have your here at the lodge! Thank you for taking the time to write your nice review, have a great day!

Malindi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We needed a quiet getaway for the weekend, Lonno Lodge could not have been a better choice. The food, rooms and service were impeccable. The views breathtaking, we would definitely recommend this lodge every time.

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

Thank you 916karla "quiet getaway" is probably one of the best defintion to describe our lodge :-), glad you enjoyed your stay! Thnx, have a great day!

Watamu, Kenya
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had the most relaxing and wonderful stay at Lono Lodge. The room, restaurant, gardens, views etc. are beautiful. If you are staying here, be prepared for amazing fresh food and lots of it! Everything was absolutely delicious. And on top of all of this, our hosts Sylvia and Aldo could not have been more welcoming!

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

Casper v thank you for taking the time to review our little lodge, and for appreciating the freshness of our food. We do hope to host you again for your next holiday! Aldo & Silvia

Coburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The location and the atmosphere is amazing. Food was delicious. Massage was excellent. Silvia and all the stuff are so friendly, that you have no other choice than feel at home. We are sure that we will come back soon.

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

"home sweet home", matchri, we're overjoyed you appreciated your stay :-). We always try to add a homey touch to our hotel&lodge services, because we truly believe this is the added value of our place. And when this become reality and our guests are happy .. well, that makes our day! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 December 2016

My general experience at Lonno was amazing. Wish I had stayed longer! The property is very private. The pool water was just the right temperature due to it being exposed to the sun. The food was very delicious and freshly prepared. I loved the fresh pasta...will have to look for a place to try some in Nairobi. The rooms are...

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

Thank you Michelle M for your review, and for your compliments :-). And above all thank for your suggestion to add Mahamri to our offering (I love suggestions, and I'm also personally pretty keen on coconut :-). And while we know that Mahamris have to be fresh-made to be delicious (you can't let them be sitting there for too long),...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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...

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

Thank you deeputitchyitchyfeet for your really lovely and nice review! There will be a third time? See you Aldo & Silvia

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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...

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

Thank you for your review, worldtrottersvasi, we're happy you enjoyed our hospitality. Reaching Watamu walking on the beach at low tide is such an experience that we alwaìys suggest our guests to experience it and, as you said, it's always possible to come back to the lodge by foot or by tuk-tuk, we're just minutes away. See you soon again!

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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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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • 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: $291 - $470 (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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