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The Charming Lonno Lodge

390 Kanani Road, Watamu 80202 Kenya
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  • 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
  • Daily temperature and symptom 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 39 hotels in Watamu
2021 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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390 Kanani Road, Watamu 80202 Kenya
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Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport257 miSee all flights
Malindi Airport9 miSee all flights
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Alberto S wrote a review Yesterday
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I left my heart there. I have never visited such a beautiful, well-kept resort, a paradise on earth... The Staff is so kind, helpful and prepared. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are always excellent, well beyond the expectations of my taste (which I consider very demanding). Finally, the hospitality of the hosts, inimitable and unforgettable... thank you very much Silvia and Andrea! ☺️
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Sahara S wrote a review Sep 16
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The charming Lonno is a beautifully designed lodge, the attention to detail is beyond. Extremely clean! The staff is super attentive. I loved the salt water pool. The food was great as it was a different menu everyday.Sylvia and Aldo are so helpful and always available to assist. Its a small quiet, really beautiful holiday spot in Watamu. I really enjoyed my stay at the charming Lonno and will be back again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Only 8 rooms available and all are great! But if you have to pick one choose the one with the...
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Sharon R wrote a review Sep 15
Nairobi, Kenya2 contributions
This was our third time staying at Lonno lodge and we would definitely do it again. Always a pleasure staying here because of all the great amenities the lodge has and the feeling of exclusivity. A huge plus is always the food which Lonno lodge always gets right. Silvia and Aldo are such good hosts we wouldn't mind spending time here again in the future. When you stay at Lonno all you have to do is have a lovely time because everything's perfect for that!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Ndux wrote a review Sep 9
Harare, Zimbabwe33 contributions1 helpful vote
We absolutely enjoyed our stay . With the name "Charming Lonno Lodge" it really was a special place that we will hopefully return to. Silvia and Aldo and their amazing staff made us feel so much at home. The photos we had seen didn't do it justice. I loved the attention to detail and how clean everything was. Just before sunset the little windows in our Villa would let in beams of sunlight. We had a beautiful huge balcony upstairs and a dining table (which we should of used) downstairs. Our boys were free to run around and they loved the dogs as well , Hafu was a hit with the kids. One priceless moment was when we requested a birthday cake and the staff all came out singing "Happy Birthday " for our 9 year old Son, the dogs joined in as well!!!! Definitely a memory we will all not forget!! Silvia organised transport for us for our trips outside the lodge. They also provided Reef Shoes for the walk on the Coral reef during low tide which we absolutely enjoyed. There is no huge sandy beach but the pool and coral walks , dipping in the ocean at low tide worked for us. The dinners were delicious. What we loved was how private the place is, we generally don't like crowded hotels so this felt very private even though there were other guests. Thank you to Silvia and her team, we wish you the best and hope to come back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Ravi D wrote a review Sep 9
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The hosts are wonderful and very helpful. It feels like a home away from home. Their recommendations panned out amazingly well. The location is superb, peaceful and gorgeous. The lodge is just the best. the food is second to none. Really delicious Definitely coming back
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
KenyaCoast ProvinceWatamu
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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 Papa Remo Beach.
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.
Is The Charming Lonno Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.