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Banana House & Wellness Centre

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“yoga classes”(10 reviews)
“offer yoga”(3 reviews)
“grilled fish”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a week at the end of December! Everything was wonderful. Great location, beds comfy, all meals were delicious, yoga was an added treat. The staff is professional, friendly and charming. Zero complaints. Love the honor bar/drink fridge. Common areas are a great place...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

My wife and I spent a weekend in Shela on Lamu Island at the end of June. This is not typically the recommended season for visiting Lamu for all sorts of reasons but we wanted to go somewhere different and this looked like it would...More

Thank Ben A
Response from Ciro G, General Manager at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 1 December 2017

We say 'shukran' from everyone at Banana House! Thank you for taking time to share such intimate details of your stay here. We are truly humbled to be at your/our guests service each and every time. I feel no words can quite match yours in...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

I never expected to feel so at home on the Island of Lamu. Banana House was a perfect choice. The comfortable rooms with mosquito netted beds, communal open air sitting areas, shaded pool and lovely garden, daily yoga classes and amazing food cooked to order...More

Thank ColleenZview
Response from Ciro G, General Manager at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 1 December 2017

Home away from home is exactly the feeling we intended for you to have, so we are so chuffed to know we actually achieved that feeling. You can count on Banana House as one of your homes. So feel free to drop by again and...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

My friend and I spent two nights at Banana House, I wish I had more time. The staff and the owner Monica were super friendly and welcoming. Monica also taught a yoga class, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I wish I could go back for more....More

Thank erabin
Response from Ciro G, General Manager at Banana House & Wellness CentreResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review. We thrive on guest satisfaction, so your comments are very important for us, to know where we excelled, and where we fell short. All in all we take pride in being of service to you. We welcome you back...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stayed in a beautiful, huge apartement, styled traditional with nice recycled decoration. The house does recycling and has a green footprint. The food is just excellent, we highly recommend to order one evening the Swahili Menue. The staff is very friendly and helpful. And...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room Service
Multilingual Staff
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Things to do
Restaurant
Pool
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Price range
US$126 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
Details
Price range
US$126 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette
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Alesha P
11 June 2017|
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Response from Monika F | Property representative |
Hi Alesha, yoga classes are 750 kes a class or if you do 3 or more classes 500 kes. For outsiders it is 1000 kes a class. We do lots of different trips as we have our activity manager. Costs vary of many things, people... More
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