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Lonno Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kanani Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We returned to Lonna Lodge late last year and needless to say it was wonderful as always. Everything from the food, service, lodging and location is as good as it gets. Safety is recently spoken of in Kenya, however do not let any such chatter deter you from a visit to Lonno Lodge. The area of Malindi is very safe,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

First of all. Silvia and Aldo are like your parents. They take care of you and their beautiful lodge. Aldo takes you out for a walk if you ask him to, he takes lovely pictures and sends them by email. They book and recommend restaurants in the neighborhood. They eat next to you and enjoy exactly the same food and... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

we planned our quite retreat for 3 months. We had been to so many other resorts in Malindi before but we finally settled for Lonno. First, the booking process is personalized. Aldo will make you feel at ease and indeed make you feel worth your every penny. We finally arrived in Lonno and were welcomed by Silvia and Aldo and... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If by a Lodge you mean charming homes nestled in nature, then that is Lonno Lodge: it has only 4 rooms and 4 suites that directly face Watamu's marine park. The term Lodge might be deterrent because it recalls the image of accommodations without services, while there is an array of exclusive services available to you at Lonno Lodge, such... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I've stayed at beach resorts in Bali, Key West, Australia and Thailand and yet none has been as beautiful as my experience at Lonno. Aldo and Silvia are an amazing couple and hosted us for a short 2 day stay. The drive from Mombasa was about 4 hours and cost 7000 shilling. The drivers at the airport will charge 12000... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

After a tiring week of safaris in the Kenyan parks we felt for a few days to relax and enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean and its marine underwater treasures. Arriving at Lonno lodge in the evening we were welcomed by Aldo and Sylvia and their 5 dogs. The place is decorated with a lot of taste (Aldo was an architect)... More

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Birkerod, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Wonderful place, quite small, only 8 rooms. Friendly, helpful and knowing staff, Aldo and Silvia are wonderful hosts and not least their five big, friendly dogs contribute to the pleasant atmosphere and keep intruders out. The food is quite exceptionally good, and beautifully served, fish for dinner and meat for lunch. The rooms are clean, very beautiful and with magnificent... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Lonno Lodge is a 'family run' operation, 8 rooms with great view, gorgeous pool overlooking the ocean, away from the crowded main beach stretch, you can enjoy privacy and peace, and then walk towards the rest of the tourists if and when you feel like it. It is the perfect place to stay in Watamu. Silvia and Aldo, the owners,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Lonno Lodge was the best hotel we stayed in during our Kenya trip. The location overlooking the sea was fantastic and the food was a really high standard of Italian cuisine. We had the tower room with a private terrace which gave us a private place to sit/lie which was sunny and breezy. The architecture of the the hotel was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Just finished up a 5 night stay at Lonno Lodge and couldn't be happier. We were coming off of a 5-day safari in the Masai Mara so the idea was to head to the beach in Watamu and relax for the rest of our time in Kenya--Lonno Lodge was perfect. The accommodations were top-notch with very cool architecture across the... More

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Address: Kanani Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lonno Lodge 5*
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Lonno Lodge 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 
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