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Banana House & Wellness Centre

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Plot 318, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Hønefoss
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I struggle to know where to begin. The food at Banana House can be used as an analogy to my whole experience. Do you know when you go to a restaurant and you get your food on the plate, you look at it and you wonder; "does this taste as good as it looks?" And often it does, but sometimes... More 

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

Dear Guest, We can only thank you from the bottom of our heart for your wonderful and cheerful review. We are all very happy and we will keep on smiling! We do our best to keep life simple and yet rich in its simplicity. It seems we succeed for you. Thank you. Banana House and entire staff More 

Honefoss, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly fantastic place to spend a relaxing holiday. There is care and love in every detail. Beautifully kept with lots of space and a homy touch. We loved our time at the pool, surrounded by flowers and peace. The staff are wonderful, always smiling and ready to fulfil your wishes. And after a couple of days they feel like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambience is serene and romantic. Their staff are so efficient and warm. They keep time. When they commit to keeping time to bring your food, they keep time. Not a second more. Oh! And their food is delicious. Their chef is a keeper! Beautiful and peaceful place to be. The kind of place you visit to relax and enjoy... More 

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Thank Liz Nicole L
Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your great compliment and that you are really satisfied with TIME. A very sensitive issue in Africa, usually you have to wait everywhere longer. I'm happy in Banana House we have time, maybe it is our European background. With regards to our slow wifi I can inform you that yes wifi is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the wellness penthouse (and a double room situated below) for six nights in January 2016. It was such a nice experience to occupy the penthouse area, spacious enough for the six of us to relax, lay in the sun or the nice daybeds in the shade. It had a nice view of the ocean and we enjoyed... More 

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Thank Teddy H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is 10/10 Best family holiday we've had thanks to Monica's hospitality, Saadi's organisation, welcoming staff and friendly locals. The environment encouraged a true peace of mind. Loved the view and food!

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Banana House and loved the stunning Banana penthouse with the lovely views from the different terraces! It was absolutely amazing and once you set foot on it you don't want to leave any more. The food is good and the staff even brings it to the penthouse, they are very friendly and helpful. There... More 

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Thank tamaralang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We needed a break from a busy schedule in Nairobi & found a little bit of heaven in Banana House in Shela, Lamu Island. Banana House is quiet & gentle both yoga classes & massage are available & I would highly recommend both. All the wonderful staff made us very welcome we were shown to a large bedroom with en... More 

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Thank jpvaughan
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

There has been several travel warning bout the county of Lamu, but in real sense the place that has been having security issues is Lamu main land.However, Lamu Island is the most beautiful place on earth.We stayed at Banana House and took the penthouse which was large, nicely made and clean, with a great view.The food at banana is amazing!... More 

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

Dear guest, we are so happy that you feel so safe in Lamu and that you share your experience with other travellers. We keep on promoting Lamu Island as the safest place in the Indian Ocean and we are please that you also feel the same and that you loved it so much! We hope to welcome you again and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We went to celebrate my birthday in Shella on Lamu island and the place was so amazing. It was calm, safe and the most relaxing vacation I have had in a long long time. I would highly recommend that everyone take some time and experience the best place on the kenyan coast.

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review as we are very happy to read that you had such a relaxing and wonderful stay! Although I didn't meet you personally I still like to wish you a Happy Birthday and hope to welcome you again another time. Monika & Banana House staff More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Having stayed at Banana House for two nights, my wife and I found the place a decent and clean place to stay in Shela village. The staff and management were caring, and always ready to serve with a smile. The arrangement of serving breakfast and meals in the verandah / lobby outside your room was great, and made the stay... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you like our hotel, the staff and Shela. I wish I would have met you personally as I travelled but hope we meet next time. Greetings Banana House staff & Monika More 

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