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The Charming Lonno Lodge

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

You enter into palpable serenity the moment you drive through the Lonno Lodge gates. Tranquility is the cumulative effect of some deliberate and other chance aspects. The soft-spoken Masai guard, the pleasant sound of crunching gravel drive hemmed in by beautiful hedgerows, the small elegant but quiet reception at which you announce your presence by tapping on an old-fashioned desk-bell.... More 

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

Christian & Amie, you made a so simple word like "special" so full of content and meaning, it's one the best compliments we ever received. Thank you, from the bottom of our heart! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My family of two adults and two teenaged boys stayed three nights at Lonno Lodge in early August. We were picked up from the airport in a roomy shuttle with free wifi and cold bottled water. We were in the 2 story two bedroom suite which is spacious and has magnificent views. One room has a king bed and the... More 

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1 Thank Katherine M
LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this review

Katherine M, we loved your definition of "less then adventurous eaters", and we're happy we've been able to satisfy their needs :-). And thank you for appreciating our gluten-free meals, we're pretty proud of our menu. Thank you again for choosing Lonno Lodge for your holiday! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Everything about the Lonno Lodge was wonderful including the staff and the accommodations! Our trip was relaxing and beautiful and we would happily come again. We enjoyed the views and the amenities very much!

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

kennedy348, we're more than overjoyed you choose Lonno Lodge for your stay in Watamu, and for your nice words too. We truly hope to see you again! More 

liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Lonno Lodge is a small boutique property that has been thoughtfully designed. The gardens are beautiful which for some reason people don't seem to mention on here. The owners are always on site. I think because they are also eating the same food as you and being served at the same time this is reflected in the high standards Aldo... More 

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

Thank you boxman266a for your long and detailed review, it was really a pleasure to go through your points. Yep, you're right, we don't mention our garden as much as we probably should, but I promise that I will feature it in one of the next blogs I'll post, with a lot of pictures too! Thank you for pushing us... More 

Nairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

... and amazingly every time the experience is better. The owners Aldo and Silvia take at heart client feedback and make sure to raise the bar for their next visit! For me it is a slice of paradise just 1 hour away from Nairobi, and it is always a pleasure to escape the city for a weekend to enjoy the... More 

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

Thank you J_S_1820, it's always a pleasure to host you here in Watamu! And you're right, we always take in great consideration our customer's feedback and suggestions, the best way we have to keep on improving our hospitality, day by day :-). More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

In March this year my mum and l stayed at Lonno Lodge in watamu for four nights. We can only speak well. From the minute we arrived to when we sadly left, were pampered in every sense. The hospitality was superb. The rooms spacious and the setup of the hotel well designed. The food delicious, the owner and all the... More 

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

And we're ready to welcome you one more time :-). Thank you Halina P for your nice words, we're definetely more than happy to care for our guests! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We had an amazingly relaxing stay at Lonno Lodge - despite traveling with a four year old! The hotel is set up in a peaceful and quiet spot, with amazing architecture and love for detail. Everything is very charming and yet functional - and it is spotlessly clean. It is the perfect place for a relaxing few days. The charming... More 

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

We're happy we've been able to make your stay a relaxing one even when travelling with a four year old kid. And that you liked our vegetarian cooking, we love to prepare our meals with local fresh ingredients, also for vegans or gluten-free. Thank you, MrBRabbit, have a great day! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Lonno Lodge is one of the best destinations I've visited in all my travels around the world (45 countries and counting). The lodge offers outstanding service, design, hospitality, and a setting that makes for a special and rare experience. If you appreciate the finer things in life and are also looking for a relaxed, comfortable vibe away from the bustle... More 

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

Thank you Stuart C for appreciating your stay at Lodge, and for enjoying our relaxed atmosphere. We really do hope to see you again in the future! Thnx, have a great day! More 

Brussels
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

The Lonno Lodge is a tranquil get away with amazing Italian food! We enjoyed the hospitality very much, and the family-like atmosphere. It is however not ideal for children as there is no air-con in the rooms.

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

Thank you for your review little_elliot, and thank you for pointing out that we do not have air conditioning. T his is something we are pretty proud of and, despite we already mention it on a dedicated page on our website, we 'll make good notice of your note and make it even more clear through our reservation process. Thank... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The Lonno Lodge is an amazing place to visit. Great hospitality from Silvia, Aldo and the team. Their meals are splendid! Spacious rooms, clean pool and I loved the excursions. Definitely will be back!

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

It is our pleasure, Nyakio M, to have you here at Lonno, and we are pleased that you loved your stay and the life at the Lodge. See you soon? :-) Thank you! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $313 - $480 (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 Family Hotel in Watamu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
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