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Banana House & Wellness Centre

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318 Plot Shela, Mkunguni, Lamu Island 80500 Kenya See on map
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place for a quiet and chilled out getaway. The rooms were decent, the Chef was amazing and Nathalie the manager was super nice she organized everything from our airport pick up, a tour around Lamu town and a sunset dhow trip. Would totally recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a week of work in Nairobi, I decided to spend a long weekend at Banana House. It is one of the best travel decisions I have ever made. It was my first trip to Lamu Island and really outside of Nairobi. Nimu at Banana...More

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Response from Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review dcjay64. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we helped make it an enjoyable experience. We look forward to hosting you and your husband. And I look forward to learning more about your amazing...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Banana Wellness is an amazing place to be. Friendly staff, great activities lined for you by Saadi and they have the best food in Shella Island. We had a 5 day stay and I loved every minute of it. I look forward to coming back.More

Thank ChristineG2259
Response from Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 26 September 2018

To open up the page and find a review like this is brilliant! Asante sana Christine. We are glad that we made your stay memorable and I will definitely let Saadi know he got a mention. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Karibu...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

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
Response from Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to hosting you guys again. Say hello to all from us here at Banana House. Warm wishes, Nimu

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

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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
Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Pool
Beachfront
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$100 - US$134 (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$100 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
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Room & Suite (66)
Dining (33)
Pool & Beach (21)
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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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"I had a penthouse suite and loved it. Quiet, great view. Spacious."
dcjay64
2 weeks ago
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"The pent house is amazing"
ChristineG2259
24 Sep 2018
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"Our room was number 12 and had two separate bedrooms with a huge shared patio/balcony overlooking the sea...."
MRBUBBAZZ
29 Mar 2018
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"Penthouse was excellent and good value"
694bena
28 Nov 2017
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