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Banana House & Wellness Centre

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Plot 318, Lamu Island, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having travelled all over the globe and having stayed in 5star hotels,Banana house was exemptional for me and my elderly parents.. The welcome to the house is so warm no comparison Personal chef,Juma was incredible always catering for our meals Personal tour operator and Guide provided for you,courtesy of Saad and Norman the beauty of the swahili house is a... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have just returned from a week at Banana House and it was just perfect. I wanted to get away from the madness of the city and Banana House certainly helped me to do just that. Banana House is just beautiful. Whichever type of accommodation you choose, you are guaranteed a lovely room. I started off in one of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had our honeymoon in Lamu 35 years ago. so we decided to visit again. Decided to randomly pick Banana House & wellness centre for 2 Easter Nights in April 2015. We were identified right from the Airport and brought by boat from Manda Isand to sheila island by Salimu. we were met by Patricia ( we were informed that... More 

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for taking your time to write your review. Indeed I'm not in the hotel as my son has been hospitalized this week. I'm very happy to hear that you are satisfied about our staff, salim, patricia, saadi and the cook and roomstewards. We are all like a family and I'm very happy that the... More 

Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have spend a weekend at Banana House and Wellness Centre, in the wonderful Island of Lamu, Kenya recently. We were a crawd of firends: this place is wonderful, no complains at all! Everything was perfect. A wonderful House, penty of colorful bounganvillea, massage service, yoga and a swimming pool, and -most importantly- a very professional and warm guest, Mr... More 

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, as Mr. Mo , although most people know me as Banana, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our house and our additional offers like yoga and swimming pool. We will be happy to organise your next party again. Thank you More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

wow! Banana House is faultless! Stunning setting, bugonvilia, sea views etc, beautifully decorated rooms, comfy beds. I just loved my 9 nights here! Monika and Banana are so welcoming and generous so I felt right at home and utterly relaxed immediately. The yoga was great - excellent classes twice a day in a beautiful and peaceful open-air room. Another highlight... More 

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your warm review, specially as you are traveling for a long time, we take it as a big compliment that you are planning to come back! You are most welcome. Lamu indeed is a special place. Banana House management & entire staff More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything about this place is perfect! This is a wonderful place to stay with beautiful grounds, stunning rooms and a good position on the island to get around. Monika and Banana make you feel so welcome in their home and their staff gave the best service we have experienced in Kenya! The food was incredible and great value.

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking your time to write a review. We are happy that you recommend the penthouse, we also love it, 200m2 private space, all open air with great views. we hope to welcome you again. Warm greetings, Banana House & entire staff More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Had a lovely long weekend getaway with friends at Banana house this past weekend. The house is beautiful, the staff are incredibly warm and friendly, Monika leads great yoga classes, and the food is delicious. Both Shela and Lamu were great towns to visit and it feels incredibly peaceful being out there!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I cannot recommend Banana House more highly. The rooms were comfortable, clean and with our own terrace, it was luxurious too. The food was delicious, fresh cooked to order and served on our terrace - it was like having your own butler service! We were looked after by Monica, the owner of the hotel, from the moment we stepped off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The best holiday of my life! Perfect hospitality! Wild nature! White and wide empty beaches! Breathtaking sunset and sunrise! Don't miss the lopster and the king fish. If you have a special event to celebrate refer to Mohamed.

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking your time to write a review. We are happy to organize any event, from celebrations of weddings, birthdays, just fun, yoga retreats or other great parties. Mohamed 's nickname is Banana, this is how everybody knows him. Warm greetings, Banana House & entire staff More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a lovely stay over the new year in Shela Village in Lamu. It is a quiet spot on the island, with serene beaches and community. Monika at Banana House was amazing at helping us to make a booking and heroically coordinating our flights when we couldn't find availability (our friends were already booked to stay on the island).... More 

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review and specially that you so much enjoyed the Swahili Cooking Class. We are involved in quite a few community projects and we love to connect our guests with the local people in various ways! We hope you will come back soon again and enjoy our Swahili Diner in the garden. Banana House &... More 

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