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The Charming Lonno Lodge
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

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

Room Tip: Top tower room is excellent, the rest of the rooms are lovely as I was shown most of them.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Lonno is definitely the most beautiful and charming hotels/lodges I have ever stayed at. And the amazing thing is that the owners are the architects and your hosts.

We stayed there as a family of 4 (2 adults, one 3-year and one 7-months old children). Sylvia and Aldo are the owners and they run the place. They've made us feel at home and provided excellent service throughout. Food was of the finest Italian quality you can ever dream of and all the hotel employees (driver, servers, cleaners, etc.) were very friendly and warm.
We simply had a fantastic holiday and will go back again.

Room Tip: There are only 8 rooms in the whole lodge and they're all excellent! If it rains while you are there or shortly before you arrive there, use the moskito nets (which are already fitted on the beds).
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

One sure thing we felt as soon as we got to Lonno Lodge is : time to relax and rest. This is the first lodge and hotel in Kenya to ever make us feel like we were really disconnected.

From the amazing Arabic and African décor that meets you right from the reception, to the warm smiles of Sylvia and Aldo who made us feel at home, to the meticulous interior designs in the rooms... it was already enough to assure us that we made the right choice.

We were blown away by the delicious food that was prepared, we were never late for lunch nor dinner! Hats off to the chef and not forgetting, with good food come great service to Phillip, Jacky, Jacob and Petronilla who were there to our every beck and call. Great service guys!

Lonno was a jewel on the cliffs of Watamu. It was an amazing stay and we will definitely be back and also will recommend to friends and family.

Not forgetting Sam, Black, Paco that also kept us company, be good dogs!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Lonno Lodge and loved every minute of our stay. Sylvia went out of her way to make sure everything was taken care of for us and our baby. Never did she make us feel like we were asking too much of anything. She and Aldo also insisted on making my husband's birthday special, while we tried to insist otherwise. We were so grateful for their sincere hospitality. All the other staff were really friendly and attentive while being discreet at the same time.

The hotel is small and intimate, really well designed - loved the the use of white stone. The rooms, grounds and pool are all really well kept and clean. Great food too!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Unfortunately I only got to spend 1 night here but Lonno Lodge and the staff made a real impression. Very friendly and thoughtful staff, exquisitely designed hotel and a great atmosphere around the place.
Rooms are large, modern and extremely comfortable. The pool is very large and well kept with lots of sun beds allowing plenty of privacy.
Food is excellent too.
I hope to come back and stay longer next time!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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