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The Charming Lonno Lodge
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Watamu
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed at Lonno Lodge by Silvia and Aldo. After having had a nice safari experience it was great to be able to spend some relaxing time at the lodge. We were spoiled with delicious lunches and dinner, with extra care to special dietary wishes.
Both rooms and common area are fully equipped. The sea was beautiful, with nice bays and nature. There is no beach in front of the lodge this time of year, but that makes the place nice and quiet. In other words, it was perfect!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well, being defined "perfect" is probably more that we could dream of :-)
Thank you for your review monicaadriaansen, and for choosing to stay with us!

Aldo & Silvia

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Lonno Lodge provided exactly what I needed and more for a solo weekend trip to the coast. The place is literally paradise and I felt in my Zen zone for the entire weekend. The room was beautiful and very well taken care of. I had a beautiful view of the sea every morning when I woke up. I literally cannot describe how peaceful this place was. The food is AMAZING. The best Italian food that I have ever had. I do not eat meat or chicken, and Silvia went out of her way to accommodate me. Every wish that I had was met with a smile and addressed immediately. I wish I could have stayed there forever. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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1  Thank A K
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LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you AK, you made our chef blushing! :-)
We're happy we've been able to match your expectations for food, and we too hope to see you back once again.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I had such an amazing stay at Lonno Lodge. Silvia and Aldo took care of me as soon as I got there. The resort is very tranquil and peaceful. The view is outstanding and the lodges are spacious and comfortable. The food is some of the best I've had in Kenya, everything was so fresh and cooked to perfection. I honestly didn't want to leave. I will undoubtedly be back some time again.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
1  Thank Cory B
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LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

And we'll undoubtedly will be more than overjoyed to host you again here at the Lonno Lodge, Cory B!

Thank you for your review, see you ... soon?
Silvia and Aldo

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

After being picked up in an air conditioned car with cold bottled water provided, we arrived at Lonno Lodge and were totally overwhelmed by the beauty of the hotel. The hotel is kept immaculate and the views are breath taking.

We were warmly welcomed by the owners and subsequently the wagging tailed dogs and that hospitality followed through the rest of our stay. We spent some time relaxing around the pool and thoroughly enjoyed the lunches and dinners. All freshly made each day and a great mixture of foods with all tastes catered for.

The owners couldn't do more to help you. The boys wanted to go off and play golf one day and Silvia rang the golf course and booked them in. We also wanted to go into the town and they lent us their bikes to cycle in. One evening we wanted to experience a Kenyan restaurant and got given a brilliant recommendation, Silvia booked the table for us and even organised our taxi their and back for us.

All in all it was a perfect relaxing stay in a beautiful location. We will definitely not hesitate to return or recommend to others in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Susie L
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LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Susie L, thank you for your really nice review, and for appreciating our efforts in keeping the Lonno Lodge as clean and immaculate as it must be :-)
And beside that, we truly love to share this tiny piece of Africa with our guests, suggestions on local activities are part of our love for this country.

Thank you again for staying with us
Aldo & Silvia

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

It's very rare that online photos match real life expectations but Lonno Lodge delivered this and more. From the moment we were collected from the airport (with cold drinks) we were made to feel welcome and looked after by our hosts Silvia and Aldo. The bedrooms and communal areas of the lodge are beautifully designed and the staff were fantastic at helping us book trips (golf), transfers and dinner reservations.

We enjoyed half board as part of our stay and could choose whether to have lunch or dinner in addition to breakfast. The food was absolutely delicious - we particularly enjoyed the stuffed pork loin and homemade gnocchi. One of our group has a gluten intolerance and Silvia even prepared gluten free pasta and gluten free muffins each morning for her. On a couple of occasions we left early for excursions and Silvia was kind enough to prepare a pack up for us.

I can't fault anything about our stay at Lonno Lodge! Thank you Silvia and Aldo for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank camilla555
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LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

And thank you camilla555 for choosing our tiny lodge for your holiday in Kenya!
We loved to prepare gluten free meals for your friend, we think it is a must in our way of welcoming guests :-)

See you again after the next safari?
Aldo & Silvia

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Lonno Lodge after a very tough hike up Mount Kenya. We booked Lonno because of the reviews and photos - which really are a true representation of the hotel - if anything they don't do it justice!!

From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty! From dining requests to recommendations Sylvia and Aldo couldn't have been more helpful. We spent hours relaxing by the beautiful pool and drinks from the bar. The views are stunning and the staff, particularly Alan, are lovely.

A Swedish massage is a must!!! Lots of activities close by and Sylvia and Aldo can help organise any trips with the locals which is a great help.

The food was superb and couldn't be faulted - I failed to tell them I was gluten free before arriving but was thoroughly spoilt with gf pasta, bread and cake!!

The rooms are also stunning. We had a top floor tower room with a beautiful sea view. Extremely clean and washing was done for us very quickly.

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel - excellent value for money and beautiful location. But overall the staff and owners really made the holiday (and the dogs!!)

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Lucy C
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LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lucy C for your review, and for confirming that the pictures on our website are actually representing the real lodge :-).
The staff too says thank you, (the dogs say whoof!)

Thnx, have a great day!

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We went to`Lonno Lodge for peace and tranquility from our busy lives. This is exactly what we got. We received a very warm welcome from Bruno on arrival. From when we arrived to when we left everything was sorted out for us. We arrived a bit too late for lunch. However, they went out of their way to ensure we had a great lunch. My wife is pure veg and the menus were catered to this. The rooms were tastefully furnished and extremely clean. The view from our room was beautiful!! The salt water pool was therapeutic. The food was excellent!! The staff was friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend this boutique lodge to anyone who would like pure relaxation and privacy.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank nshah86
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LonnoLodge, Owner at The Charming Lonno Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you nimitshah86 for your nice review, we're happy you could completely relax at our ocean lodge. Tailoring our menus for our guests is something we love to do, and we're overjoyed we succeded in getting your appreciation, and your wife's as well :-)
We do hope to host you again at The Lonno Lodge in the near future.
Have a great day!

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Additional Information about The Charming Lonno Lodge

Address: 390 Kanani Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Watamu
#1 Luxury Hotel in Watamu
#1 Family Hotel in Watamu
#2 Romantic Hotel in Watamu
Price Range: $316 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Charming Lonno Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Charming Lonno Lodge Watamu 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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