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Banana House & Wellness Centre

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Overview
318 Plot Shela, Mkunguni, Lamu Island 80500 Kenya See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I attended a 3 day wellness course that was organized by Monika. From the time I got the flyer to the time I checked in - I had such a great experience. They responded to my emails on time, someone was waiting for me at...More

Thank Hital M
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place in Shela just south of Lamu and either a boat ride or 30 minutes walk away at low tide. I stayed with my daughter so we could take advantage of the yoga on offer twice a day which was first...More

Thank Lucy H
Response from Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 25 July 2018

Dear guest, thank you for your warm review. We enjoyed having you as a guest and we hope you will return soon again! The entire `Banana House team

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I was supposed to visit Lamu on my own for a few days but Banana House made it hard to go. I extended to the end of the week, extended another week, then Banana House pulled some strings to get me a room for one...More

Thank MarshallMG
Response from Monika F, Manager at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 30 April 2018

Dearest Marshal, Thank you so much for the wonderful and touching review! You really belong to the Banana House family and it was an absolute pleasure to have you around for all these weeks! We all miss you and really hope you will come back...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

My stay in Banana House was amazing. The penthouse room on the top of Sweet Banana is gorgeous. the view is breathtaking. The location is great as you get the village life atmosphere and the great view over the bay and the sea. The team...More

Thank Elise P
Response from Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 25 July 2018

Dear Elise, Thank you so much for your great review. Indeed the view from Sweet Penthouse is amazing! We hope to welcome you again another time. Greetings from the entire Banana House staff.

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Loved the time we spent at the Banana House. I was there with a friend back in January - we each got a room, but we shared a common area which was great for eating, reading and general relaxation. The staff was wonderful - attended...More

Thank Jane R
Response from Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy to read that you were able to really relax here and enjoyed our Banana House environment! Welcome you any time when the battery needs to be recharged! Many warm greetings from the whole Banana...More

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Description
Banana House & Wellness Centre is small and cozy, yet spacious enough to let you enjoy its rarity. Retreat to Banana House, a very cool, elegant private guesthouse and the wellness centre offering yoga, ...More retreats and massages. It has great views on the sea, the dunes and the village. The house is simply and tastefully furnished in Swahili style, with many different sitting areas, daybeds and hammocks. You will feel the love that Monika and Banana have put into the house to give it a homely and welcoming atmosphere. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$116 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$116 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
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Traveller (185)
Room & Suite (64)
Dining (33)
Pool & Beach (21)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Questions & Answers
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Alesha P
10 June 2017|
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Response from Monika F | Property representative |
Hi Alesha, yoga classes are 750 kes a class or if you do 3 or more classes 500 kes. For outsiders it is 1000 kes a class. We do lots of different trips as we have our activity manager. Costs vary of many things, people... More
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"Our room was number 12 and had two separate bedrooms with a huge shared patio/balcony overlooking the sea..."
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"Penthouse was excellent and good value"
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"Book a swahili dinner and a dowh (ship) cruise with the capitain Omar"
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"Bring your earplugs as the village life is quite noisy early hours...donkeys, roosters, babies etc."
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