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The Charming Lonno Lodge

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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!

Reviewed 2 November 2016

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...

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

Wow, being compared to such important names in hospitality business is a real honour, we're really proud of that! And thank you for pointing out that our place is "amazingly clean", we're pretty picky on cleanness and always double check everything :-) We hope to host you again in the near future, have a great day!

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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...

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

We love to celebrate birthdays with our guests, particularly when children are involved, looking at their face when the cake arrives on the table is priceless :-D Thank you Ursula T, we hope to see you again for the next birthday!

Nairobi, Kenya
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...

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

Thank you fourlindvall we're glad you appreciated our hospitality, and we too hope to see you back soon in Watamu! Aldo & Silvia

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....

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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!

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • 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: $273 - $430 (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
#1 On the Beach 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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