Had 9 nights here back in November and it was without doubt one of the most relaxing holidays I have had.
The driver in the very luxurious people carrier was waiting for us at Mombasa airport and drove us safely on the 2 hour transfer to Lonno Lodge. Malindi is closer but the flight times are not as good so as to make the most of your time at Lonno.
Aldo & Silvia are the most fantastic hosts and their attitude to guests is one of the reasons everything works so well here. They are always around to offer advice on what to do, where to eat and the hundreds of other question that will get asked.
We stayed in the top tower room and yes, there are a lot of steps up to the room but just remember not to forget something you need by the pool. The views were fantastic and I can recommend this room especially now Aldo has had a day bed built to sit on the top terrace. There is no AC but with the sea breeze and the fan you don't really need it.
The staff were all very friendly and would provide anything you wanted. We were the only 2 people here for 8 nights so no doubt we were spoilt!
Food is of a very high quality, but as a set menu there is not much choice. If you want a substitution Silvia will arrange it for you.
Everywhere is spotless with lots of gardeners, pool cleaners, maids etc ensuring that nothing is ever out of place.
There is a spa there, which is not advertised on the website. We never used it as it would have been to much effort to prise ourselves out of the hammock!
There is nothing new that I can add to whatever has been said before, except that there is only one place we return to (Ulusaba) and we have now added another one. Lonno Lodge was so relaxing and perfect for our needs that we are returning for 11 nights in February.
So thank you to Aldo, Silvia and the staff for such a relaxing time.
Mark & Anne-Marie
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Charming Lonno Lodge Watamu 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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- Also Known As:
- Lonno Hotel Watamu