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Banana House & Wellness Centre

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a long week-end at Banana House with the main objective to relax and take it easy. So, objective achieved: the room was quiet (well, besides the occasional donkey's bray :-) ), the view from the wellness area is very soothing, the staff and chefs are always available and made everything possible to make our stay relaxing. I had...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wellness penthouse, which has two double ensuite rooms and a huge private patio with lots of seating, a dining table and two swinging day beds, was perfect for staying with my partner and my elderly mother. We each had our own space but could easily socialise and eat together.

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed so much the Wellness Penthouse with your partner and mother. It indeed has privacy and space so perfect for 3 people or 2 couples. We hope to welcome you another time. Banana House team.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Gorgeous property with lush gardens and lovely common areas for relaxing in, including a wonderful pool. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. My favorite part was the made to order breakfast that I had each morning on my patio. The whole place just makes you feel welcome and instantly relaxed. Great location...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I stayed here for 3 nights and loved my trip! Banana House has all you need - nice small pool, loads of places to relax/hammocks, soft cushions. I likes the communal style dinner table which is on each level of the guesthouse - good for meeting other people. It had a lovely, laid back and chilled vibe to it. The...

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for your warm review and good descriptions of the place and of course we are very happy to read that you feel so safe. I'm also sorry to hear about the pedicure and we have take it up with her, so thank you for your feedback. Hope to welcome you again next time Monika...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Just got home from a relaxing weekend at this place in Shela. Great food prepared to order at reasonable prices, lovely small swimming pool, 10 minute walk to the beach, friendly owners and staff team, free airport transfers. Only downside was the mosquitoes - there was a bed net but some still managed to get inside it and bite us....

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Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 26 November 2016

If you looking for a few relaxing days on Lamu, Banana house it is. Excellent and helpful staff, free airport pick up and drop off. This old Swahili style house is located few minutes walk from the beach and some 30 minutes walk (by the ocean) from Lamu village. Food was really delicious!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This isn't 5 star luxury but it's most definitely that tropical, get away from it all, understated spoiling that I needed... comfortable rooms, charming pool and communal areas, staff on hand for anything, almost anytime and then chill out yoga so you start day the right way and feel you earn the lazing around and gin and tonic fueled day...

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your review, which we highly appreciate as you are a very established review writer for TripAdvisor, with a lot of experience in travel. Indeed we are not the 5 star luxury, which we don't want to be as well. We like to give our guests an experience of connecting with the environment and...

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We spend 4 days at Banana house. (Already missing it) It was the best holiday we've had so far. The hosts treats you like one of the family and always willing to accommodate you. I look forward to visiting banana house again to get away from the hustle of the city. Thank you Monika and crew.

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your big compliment that we treat you like one of the family. As we like to make our guests feel at home and comfortable. We hope to welcome you back soon again.

Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were here for 4 nights with friends who came from all over & family to celebrate our 40th birthday!! It was truly a wonderful experience and have to admit that it was one of our best holidays ever! Monika and her team made sure to make it truly a memorable event of our lives!! The food was awesome and...

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I had the most incredible six nights as a solo traveller at Banana house. Whilst various governments advise against travel to Lamu island it is the most magical and peaceful place and I highly recommend a visit. Banana house has a lovely location in Shela, which I would certainly recommend staying in over lama town which feels relatively 'hectic'. The...

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Monika F, Owner at Banana House & Wellness Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your review, specially as a solo traveller we really value your comments. And I hope your review answers many questions we receive from other solo travellers. We are delighted to read that you love Banana House food/ kitchen. I will bring all the compliments to our chef cooks. Hope to welcome you again...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Banana House & Wellness Centre is small and cozy, yet spacious enough to let you enjoy its rarity. Retreat to Banana House, a very cool, elegant private guesthouse and the wellness centre offering yoga, retreats and massages. It has great views on the sea, the dunes and the village. The house is simply and tastefully furnished in Swahili style, with many different sitting areas, daybeds and hammocks. You will feel the love that Monika and Banana have put into the house to give it a homely and welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banana House & Wellness Centre

Address: Plot 318, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: RM372 - RM558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Bring your earplugs as the village life is quite noisy early hours...donkeys, roosters, babies etc.”
340genevievec, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The penthouse looked amazing, with private outdoor space (other rooms share common areas).”
12HelenA, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Depends what you want as each room is unique”
MalibuEssex, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would highly recommend to opt for the penthouse at the wellness center , though all rooms had a great view!!”
373linib, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay at one of the penthouses where you have your private terrace with beautiful views. You can also have all your meals on the terrace.”
Crispin10, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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