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The Charming Lonno Lodge

390 Kanani Road, Watamu 80202 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 08/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 35 hotels in Watamu
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
The Charming Lonno Lodge Watamu is a luxury boutique 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Bicycles available
Shuttle bus service
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
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Lindi wrote a review Jan 20
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We absolutely loved Lonno Lodge - it was so peaceful and every detail had been taken care of. Our room was perfect - large, airy and comfortable. We recommend the top tower room which has it's own beautiful, private rooftop terrace with a stunning view! The beautiful, lush grounds and direct access to the sea also make it very special. Silvia, Aldo, their team (and their lovely, very well behaved dogs) were charming, and did everything they could to make our stay special. The meals were large and delicious, using great local produce - lots of delicious seafood with Italian and Swahili influences. Great wines, cocktails and more... We can't wait to go back :)
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: We loved the Top Tower Room which is very private, quiet, and has incredible views.
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Sanjeet S wrote a review Jan 9
Nairobi, Kenya27 contributions8 helpful votes
Enchanting Boutique hotel on a cliff off the exotic Watamu coastline. Great hospitality and sumptuous meals. The rooms, overlooking the ocean, were well planned and furnished. Clean swimming pool too.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Malu83 wrote a review Jan 8
Mombasa, Kenya17 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed at the sea front suite with direct sea views and carefully planned cottage like feeling suite. Food was very well catered being vegetarians with plenty of options and definitely one of the best dining in Kenya. With the direct sea access, we also ventured out on the reef with the reef shoes provided by Lonno...it was the best walks searching for marine life. The massages were soo relaxing after the long reef walks. Lonno is definitely a gem on the Kenyan Coast not to be missed!! Thankyou Silvia and Aldo for the superb hospitality!! Can't wait to be back😊
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Claudio Croce wrote a review Jan 8
2 contributions
The lodge is very well designed and built out of coral reef stones and inspired by coastal Swahili architecture.. Well positioned to receive the max of the indian ocean breeze, the warmth of the tropical sun and the direct views of the horizons. We especially enjoyed the variety and top quality of the cuisine. The gluten free dishes were excellent and prepared to great attention to balance local ingredients and international flavour.
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Date of stay: December 2020
N&S wrote a review Dec 2020
4 contributions
We were lucky enough to come across Lonno lodge on Trip Advisor and everything exceeded our expectations. The owners, Aldo and Silvia and their many dogs were very welcoming. The hotel itself is beautiful with great views of the ocean and direct access to the beach. We had the top tower room with the rooftop Lamu bed which had an amazing view of the ocean. The room was luxurious and very comfortable, meals were excellent and staff were friendly. The architecture of the lodge itself is one of a kind. If you are looking for ultimate privacy and peace with absolute comfort this is the place. We look forward to coming back soon. N & S
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Lonno Lodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge
Responded Dec 13, 2020
Thank you for posting such nice pictures of our tiny lodge, we're overjoyed we've been able to exceed your expectations. We loved your "If you are looking for ultimate privacy and peace with absolute comfort this is the place.", I think we should make it our motto :-). Thank you again, hope to see you again at Lonno Lodge! Aldo & Silvia
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$304 - $408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Charming Lonno Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mida Creek (4.0 miles), Watamu Beach (3.6 miles), and Gede Ruins (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include NON SOLO GELATO by anna, Safina Beach Bar & Grill, and Bahati Gelateria Italianna Andrea.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Charming Lonno Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Charming Lonno Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Charming Lonno Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.