My girlfriend and I stayed for two-nights last July (2012), and it was an incredible experience. So much so, that for the past year my girlfriend always brings up Lonno Lodge and how marvelous it is. We decided to come back in September, and both of us are very happy to return.
The hospitality is great, the food is wonderful and the grounds are spectacular. Little things go a very long way. We wanted to walk on the beach on low-tide and Silvie (owner) offered us beach shoes. We asked how much, and she said they were complimentary for use. This took me by surprise, because this is Kenya and EVERYTHING costs something. They actually understand complimentary service at Lonno Lodge. You can use the pool late at night and no one is going to get in your business. The place is quiet and staff isn't pressing you for tips. There are no beach boys bothering you near their grounds. No one is bothering you for extra trips that will cost you more money - and you don't feel like a walking ATM - but you feel like an actual guest.
It is these myriad of reasons why we recommend staying at Lonno Lodge. Just when you thought customer service was extinct on the coast, Aldo and Silvie clear their throats (ahem) and remind you that they offer such hospitality and respect.
- Also Known As:
- Lonno Hotel Watamu
- Lonno Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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