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Banana House & Wellness Centre

Plot 318, Lamu Island, Kenya
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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Nairobi, Kenya
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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 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Spent four memorable days in the Wellness Penthouse. Incredible views of the ocean with great service from a friendly staff. Catching a tuna deep sea fishing in the morning and having the chef prepare some fresh sashimi and tuna steaks for the evening was a culinary delight. This boutique hotel is the perfect place from which to explore the rich... 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 bringing your own Champagne and enjoy Fresh Oysters! That sounds so wonderful! We are able to forfill most of the wishes of our guests, just let us know on forehand if you have to celebrate something special and we cater for you! We know you will come back soon again! Banana House... More 

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I stayed for 5 nights at Banana wellness house on this beautiful and most relaxing Island with only 2500 donkeys. It is so close and back to earth and just listening to the sound of the nature opens your heart for this wonderful world! Staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. Also Monika, the owner was very friendly... More 

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

Dear guest, thank you very much for your review, we feel blessed as you have your own wonderful lodge in another beautiful country and yet you love it here! Thank you, and come back soon again! Banana House & staff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Had the most wonderful time at banana house the staff are friendly and welcoming. The food good quality and the rooms very clean and lovely. I recommend this place to anyone u will not regret. Gertrude

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we are sure next time you will stay longer at Banana House and enjoy even more! Warm greetings, Banana House & Staff More 

Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If your travels take you to Kenya do not miss staying at the Banana House in Shela on Lamu Island. This is a tropical wonderland washed with ocean breezes, and more local color than you can imagine. No cars! donkeys only on this sand island. The opportunity to watch baby turtles hatch on a nearby beach, and hospitality at every... More 

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

Dear Guest, we are very happy that you ended your adventure in Lamu Island and that you spend your days at Banana House. Lamu is indeed such another world from the rest of Kenya and The perfect place for rejuvenating and relax. We hope to welcome you another time. Banana House & Staff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Banana House was exactly what i was looking for if not more. The rooms all corresponded exactly to the pictures on the website but were better when we arrived. Atmosphere, location, style of rooms: all very very good. The staff is very welcoming - helpful - gives suggestions if you want or ask, without being "pushy" into one or another... More 

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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 review our Banana House and that you enjoyed the information we have given you. We will whole heartedly welcome you again! Banana House & Staff More 

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Lamu is a truly nice place to relax with great. Banana house is close to Shela Beach and is a large and old house perfectly maintained. The owner is very friendly and gave us an upgrade as we arrived to a sublime room on the top. Banana house has a small pool and several places to relax. The owner is... More 

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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 your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoy the yoga and that we are very reasonable priced! Our house is nearly 15 years old and we will celebrate it in 2015 with special offers! We always keep working on maintaining the house, while the sea, the sun, the... More 

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Address: Plot 318, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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