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Kanani House

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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Jan 7, 2015
“Amazing first time Watamu experience”
Mar 7, 2014
“Great place !”
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Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed at Kanani House between 27th and 31st of December, 2014.I personally had such an amazing time there (being my first time staying in Watamu).The staff were amazing,most notably Elvis! He is friendly......and is such a great cook!!! The fact that he was able...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed 10 days at Kanani House from the 15 Feb 2014 and have nothing but praise for the place. It was hot but a very brisk wind saved us from feeling that it was too hot. We saw no unpleasant insects of any kind...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Kanani House sits on a beautiful coral cliff, boasting breathtaking views of turquoise seas dotted with fleets of dhows, bountiful birdlife and a cool ocean breeze. The house is at the northern point of the popular Watamu coastline, away from the hustle bustle of the...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed here in October and loved the place. We were the only guests and received great service from its staff. Elvis was very friendly and cooked us delicious food. You just need to think what kind of food you want or choose from menu,...More

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Response from sashakamen, Owner at Kanani HouseResponded November 27, 2013

Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Kanani is, as you say an eco hotel and it's great to have it's unique qualities appreciated by our guests. Do feel free to email me through the website about the...More

Reviewed October 24, 2013

The thought of this place is lovely but the reality is so different - if you are looking to get away and be close to the nature, sleep pretty much in the open air that could be a the place for you. I must say...More

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Response from sashakamen, Owner at Kanani HouseResponded November 27, 2013

While I'm very sorry that your stay at Kanani did not meet with your expectations, it does seem that what you wanted was a sterile hotel, not an eco lodge... As I've discussed with your partner on email after your stay, the insects you saw...More

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Kanani House is set on six acres on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. We have 3 double bedrooms, which can be rented individually, or the whole house can be rented on an exclusive basis. ...More Kanani is fully staffed, with a great chef and two house stewards so our guests can relax completely.Kanani House was designed and built by an English couple with a passion for Kenya - we wanted to give guests a real taste of Africa at the coast. We have a strong environmental commitment, local and sustainable materials are used wherever possible and almost everything is handmade by local workers. We were inspired by the upcountry private safari lodges as well as the local architecture to build a house more like an African Village than a conventional western house. Each bedroom is a private cottage with en-suite bathroom set in the landscaped indigenous garden. The rooms are screened for privacy but open to the sea breezes. Kanani is a Robinson Crusoe experience - we have no landline, TV or computers, so you can get away from the stresses of modern life and unwind. Access to a small private beach is at low tide through our tunnel - hand carved through the fossilized coral rock, and securely gated, or you can walk or take a tuk tuk to the public beaches. If you're feeling less adventurous, you can just laze by our infinity pool overlooking the ocean. There are lots of great things to do in and near Watamu: snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching or sailing in the Watamu Marine Park; walks in the Arabuko Sokoke forest and the Gede Ruins, canoe trips, fishing, horse riding and windsurfing can all be arranged. We hope you can come and stay at Kanani House soon! Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
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Room & Suite (16)
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"Sleeping 8 is a bit of a squash! It could also benefit with another bathrooms for communal use and guests"
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