I stayed at Lakam Logde for two nights with friends. The lodge has a perfect location for hiking in the area and offers amazing views over the valley and the main waterfall.
Two of us stayed in a banda and the other two stayed in a room. Bandas / rooms have no electricity but kerosene lamps are provided. Its a good idea to bring a torch though. The banda was comfortable with its own shower (hot water is provided in the morning and late afternoon) and compost toilet. It was beautifully located just on the edge of the cliff and had the most amazing views of the valley. The room was ok but quite basic with bunk beds (up to four people can share) and you have to share toilet and shower facilities. The banda could have been more clean and the staff forgot (?) to make our beds and empty the compost toilet. But when I asked them to do so they immediately did. All in all both room and banda offer good value for money.
Staff were super friendly and very helpful in arranging guides for hiking. However, a mess up with the bookings meant that the banda was double booked for the second night... Another small hick up occurred when we were leaving and wanted to settle the bill. They have changed their prices but this is not shown on their website and was not communicated when I made the booking. The increase is not huge (10.000 shillings per person per night) but its still an unpleasant surprise.
Prices are full board and we were happy with the meals. Basic but tasty and well-seasoned food (examples from our stay includes beef stew, chicken stew, vegetable soups, mash, rice, boiled vegetables and pancakes) and portions are large. The only set back was that the same dish was served for lunch and dinner on the second day... Drinks are not included but sold at very reasonable prices.
Sipi is a beautiful area and the hiking very rewarding. You don't need to be a professional but it's good to be in a reasonably good shape if you do the longer hikes. Is a great weekend get-away and I would definitely recommend both Sipi and Lakam Lodge.