We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Banana House & Wellness Centre

Save
Traveller (182)
Room & Suite (51)
Dining (34)
You may also like:
See all
Nearby Hotels
Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“yoga classes”(10 reviews)
“the owner”(14 reviews)
“each morning”(6 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
All hotel details
You may also like:
See all
Nearby Hotels
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Rooms
3 Jun4 Jun
|
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Select
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 4 partner sites to see rooms from US$111.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Lamu Island hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "c5926f07c2c7406498e4ad0d65bf21ef", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":672873,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[61819311],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":3,"month":6,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":4,"month":6,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":111,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"c5926f07c2c7406498e4ad0d65bf21ef","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":111,"lowestMetaPrice":111,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":111,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":111,"lowestMetaPrice":111,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":111,"hotelName":"Banana House & Wellness Centre","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImM1OTI2ZjA3YzJjNzQwNjQ5OGU0YWQwZDY1YmYyMWVmIiwiQUlLIjoiMWY4OTM1ZTM1M2Q2NGFmN2JjYTZhNmEwMTA2MjI1MDMifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "03/06/2018", "checkOut": "04/06/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$111", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"61819311":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (170)
There are newer reviews for Banana House & Wellness Centre
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
147 results
Traveller rating
109
29
3
4
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
109
29
3
4
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsyoga classesthe ownereach morningopen air sittingrooms are beautifully decoratednice small poolshela beachgreat teacherlarge hotelrelaxing weekendbeautiful placesix nightsdining tablecommon areas arevarious activitieskind of placefeel at home
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
21 - 25 of 147 reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This isn't 5 star luxury but it's most definitely that tropical, get away from it all, understated spoiling that I needed... comfortable rooms, charming pool and communal areas, staff on hand for anything, almost anytime and then chill out yoga so you start day the...More

Thank MalibuEssex
Response from Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 24 November 2016

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your review, which we highly appreciate as you are a very established review writer for TripAdvisor, with a lot of experience in travel. Indeed we are not the 5 star luxury, which we don't want to be as...More

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We spend 4 days at Banana house. (Already missing it) It was the best holiday we've had so far. The hosts treats you like one of the family and always willing to accommodate you. I look forward to visiting banana house again to get away...More

Thank mark m
Response from Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 13 November 2016

Dear guest, thank you for your big compliment that we treat you like one of the family. As we like to make our guests feel at home and comfortable. We hope to welcome you back soon again.

Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were here for 4 nights with friends who came from all over & family to celebrate our 40th birthday!! It was truly a wonderful experience and have to admit that it was one of our best holidays ever! Monika and her team made sure...More

Thank Lini B
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I had the most incredible six nights as a solo traveller at Banana house. Whilst various governments advise against travel to Lamu island it is the most magical and peaceful place and I highly recommend a visit. Banana house has a lovely location in Shela,...More

Thank Lucy C
Response from Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 1 November 2016

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your review, specially as a solo traveller we really value your comments. And I hope your review answers many questions we receive from other solo travellers. We are delighted to read that you love Banana House food/ kitchen....More

Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have been deployed to Kenya and have heard of Lamu Islands but never managed to make it there. When I finally did make it there, it was an absolute delight. It was like being transported to a fairy land. The hosts, the people, the...More

Thank Richard Sylvain J
Response from Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 28 October 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience in Lamu. Indeed Lamu Tamu! And we are delighted to hear that you so much enjoyed Banana House as well. We would love to welcome you again. Many greetings, Banana House team

View more reviews
Most Booked Properties in Lamu Island, Kenya
See allSee all
About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room Service
Multilingual Staff
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Things to do
Restaurant
Pool
Details
Price range
US$108 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
US$108 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (182)
Room & Suite (51)
Dining (34)
Pool & Beach (19)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Alesha P
11 June 2017|
Answer
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
0
Votes
Room Tips
"Our room was number 12 and had two separate bedrooms with a huge shared patio/balcony overlooking the sea..."
Read review
"Penthouse was excellent and good value"
Read review
"Book a swahili dinner and a dowh (ship) cruise with the capitain Omar"
Read review
"Bring your earplugs as the village life is quite noisy early hours...donkeys, roosters, babies etc."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing