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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a place that was not as commercialized as our coast is and also where I was not going to meet many people. Lonno is ideal; with personalized service from the husband and wife team or owners. The food was fresh and made only for the few of us who were there. (it takes only 24 people)....

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son, my two daughters and I had the most wonderful time during our stay at Lonno. The hosts Silvia and Aldo are wonderful human beings. We felt so at home. The workers, the food, and the lodge itself were fabulous. I am certain to do it once again and want my friends to taste this great experience. Thank you,...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lonno was a wonderful treasure I stumbled on whilst searching for weekend getaway to re-energise. My adventurous but cautious search was pleasantly rewarded! Silvia and Aldo were gracious hosts and the warmth of their hospitality was shared by their awesome team. The décor, combining local materials and artistic designs both in the common areas and rooms, created a delightful ambience....

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Lonno lodge was completely wonderful! The owners are really nice, the rooms and the hotel area are absolutely lovely, food is great. If you're looking for a quiet place with a great sea view, this is it.

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Just back from 3 days stay in Lonno. It happened to be a magical experience. The place is absolutely stunning and the service was very personalised and of a high standard.Silvia and Aldo are wonderful hosts doing their utmost to make their guests feel as confortable as possible. We had 3 dinners at the hotel's restaurant which were amazing. If...

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Thank Ilse_Charles
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We absolutely loved our stay at the Lonno Lodge. We stayed for a total of 5 nights and 6 days. Its quiet great for a couples getaway great for relaxation and privacy. they have a private beach that we used often. And if you walk 10mins on the private beach you get to the main beach. Not to forget the...

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

Thank you for your compliments, Maggy, it's always a real pleasure to be able to satisfy guests expectations. Thank you for choosing Lonno Lodge for your holiday, we hope to see you again! Silvia & Aldo

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed at Lonno Lodge for 5 days , the food was amazing and well portioned, fresh and every day they amazed us all over again with the verity. Lonno Lodge is excellent for those who are looking for privacy and a proper relaxation. They have 8 houses in total in the area and they are quite far from other...

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

Thank you YanivSternberg, we're happy you've found your spot in Kenya, and in Watamu. And we're also overjoyed you found our place more like home than a hotel, that's our aim: to blend full hotel services with a more relaxed and homey atmosphere. We're glad you could appreciate our efforts :-) Thank you again for taking the time to write...

Delta, Canada
Reviewed 1 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 18 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!

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: €228 - €348 (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
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#1 Family Hotel in Watamu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
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“Only 8 rooms and all are gorgeous. We loved our Top of the Tower.”
 of 5 bubbles _matthewlh1970, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The top tower room had amazing views and an upstairs balcony with a bed to read and take naps.”
 of 5 bubbles Alexivanj, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Most wonderful place for your money.”
 of 5 bubbles geremush, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are spacious , No AC , the tiger rooms are recommended”
 of 5 bubbles YanivSternberg, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were very pleased that we chose the tower room with the private rooftop balcony. Amazing stars at night!”
 of 5 bubbles nplotnikoff, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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