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The Charming Lonno Lodge

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Private beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, free cabanas, pool umbrellas

Overview of The Charming Lonno Lodge

The Charming Lonno Lodge

5.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Watamu with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

11 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
Kanani Road, Watamu, 80202

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Malindi (MYD) - 29 min drive
  • Mombasa (MBA-Moi Intl.) - 116 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Safina Beach Bar & Grill - 3 min drive
  • Watamu Bay Disco & Lounge - 4 min drive
  • Papa Remo - 5 min drive
  • Lo Spuntino - 5 min drive
  • Smart Dishes Restaurant - 5 min drive

About this property

The Charming Lonno Lodge

The Charming Lonno Lodge offers a private beach where you can enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella, plus activities like scuba diving and sailing are nearby. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in Swedish massages. Offering ocean views, Lonno Lodge serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar, a spa tub, and a children's pool are other highlights at this luxurious hotel.


English, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 11 AM - 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2009
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub


  • English
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • 9 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include Swedish massages and massages.


Lonno Lodge - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 98 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 40 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p><p>A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 24.</p><p>A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 31.</p><p>A fee for a mandatory Valentine's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on February 14.</p>

Also known as

Lonno Lodge Hotel
Lonno Lodge Hotel Watamu
Lonno Watamu
Charming Lonno Lodge Watamu
Charming Lonno Lodge
Charming Lonno Watamu
Charming Lonno
Lonno Hotel Watamu
The Charming Lonno Lodge Hotel
The Charming Lonno Lodge Watamu
The Charming Lonno Lodge Hotel Watamu

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
As of February 5, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Charming Lonno Lodge on February 6, 2023 start from P 15,285, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 98 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Charming Lonno Lodge?
You can check in from 11 AM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at The Charming Lonno Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing, and safari tours. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. The Charming Lonno Lodge also has a private beach and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Charming Lonno Lodge?
Yes, Lonno Lodge offers local and international cuisine, ocean views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Watamu Bay Disco & Lounge (2.1 mi), Papa Remo (2.2 mi), and Lo Spuntino (2.4 mi).
Does The Charming Lonno Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a refrigerator, cookware, and a coffee maker.
Does The Charming Lonno Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Charming Lonno Lodge like?
The Charming Lonno Lodge is located on the waterfront. Popular attractions include Watamu Beach, which is 12 minutes away by car.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

2022 Start
Lonno is a wonderful place to enjoy a much deserved holiday. The owners and staff go out of their way to make you feel you need to extend your stay! A charming place indeed!
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best holiday
It was the most comfortable location. The views are awesome and the location is super quiet. The hosts are just amazing and you feel like you are at home.
Ravi, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A Very Special Place
The Charming Lonno Lodge is one of the best places I have ever stayed. It’s so peaceful and laid back, but with incredible service from Sylvie and Aldo and their amazing staff. It is very comfortable in the rooms too.
6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A wonderful small hotel outside the main village. Great pool and excellent food. If you do not like big modern hotels, this is for you. Silvia and her husband are stars.
6-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Very welcoming place to stay!
Excellent customer service. Sylvia was very kind and accommodating during our entire stay!
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8/10 Very Good

Very nice stay
Our stay and the service was very great.
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8/10 Very Good

Tranquility at Lonno Lodge
An exclusive enclave from local poverty, Lonno is the ideal retreat from reality. Spotless and impeccably run by a husband and wife team, it boasts superb service and exquisite food (although perhaps a bit too much of the latter as felt our waistlines expand daily!). We were there at the very end of the season and almost had the hotel to ourselves. The surroundings are gorgeous and the architecture of the hotel is reminiscent of the intricate network of an ancient Arabic village. Our room was a large, airy duplex suite which would have benefited from air conditioning, given the extreme heat and humidity. Having said this though, it was liberating to sleep with all the doors and windows wide open. Mosquitoes were non-existent. The swimming pool was beautiful and there was easy access to the tidal flats in front of the hotel at low tide. The children loved exploring this area and discovering coral, crabs and other sea creatures. The hotel provided suitable footwear for such excursions, which was invaluable. While management was readily available when we needed them, they were not proactive in terms of promoting local activities or excursions. We felt we had to tease information out of them, but once this was done, their guidance proved very reliable. For a fee, the hotel offered air-conditioned transport to local airports and attractions. Unusually, there was not one single sign of written information or communication anywhere in the entire hotel complex. Coming from the over-controlling UK environment, we were surprised to find no paperwork in the room, fire information, or even a sign to the bar! In a way this was refreshing and we felt our hosts were overly keen not to state the obvious. We had slight security concerns before our trip, but once there, could not have felt safer. Not a single pirate! Our stay was very comfortable, utterly delicious, and our every need was provided for. Silvia and Aldo run a very tight ship and are to be commended for their service and style. We would not hesitate to recommend Lonno Lodge to friends. Asante sana Lonno Lodge!
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautifully secluded
Great place to stay. Expensive, but if money is not a problem then I highly recommed staying here. Small and personal. The owners are hands on. The staff are friendly and attentive. The rooms are nice. The food is outstanding. Is away from the main part of Watamu so it is secluded and quiet. If you so desire, you can walk to the main shops along the beach. Great view. A+
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended
This is a fantastic hotel, designed by the Italian owners and closely watched over by them. The staff also are very polite and helpful. The rooms are actually like small houses with kitchen and large fridge where you are only charge normal prices for the drinks used. Some people might think that it is too quiet, but the service and facilities are excellent.
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10/10 Exceptional

Magical Place
Lonno Lodge is a beautiful place where it is possible to spend time just relaxing by the pool in front of the ocean, venture out for beach and water activities or visit the nearby town and other interesting sites in the area. The staff was friendly and helpful while the owners interacted with the guests and offered advice on how to get around and on what to do in the area. They also organized trips by jeep and boat to local places of interest. The overall feeling is that of visiting friends.
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