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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2015

wow! Banana House is faultless! Stunning setting, bugonvilia, sea views etc, beautifully decorated rooms, comfy beds. I just loved my 9 nights here! Monika and Banana are so welcoming and generous so I felt right at home and utterly relaxed immediately. The yoga was great - excellent classes twice a day in a beautiful and peaceful open-air room. Another highlight...

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

Dear guest, thank you for your warm review, specially as you are traveling for a long time, we take it as a big compliment that you are planning to come back! You are most welcome. Lamu indeed is a special place. Banana House management & entire staff

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Everything about this place is perfect! This is a wonderful place to stay with beautiful grounds, stunning rooms and a good position on the island to get around. Monika and Banana make you feel so welcome in their home and their staff gave the best service we have experienced in Kenya! The food was incredible and great value.

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

Dear guest, thank you for taking your time to write a review. We are happy that you recommend the penthouse, we also love it, 200m2 private space, all open air with great views. we hope to welcome you again. Warm greetings, Banana House & entire staff

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Had a lovely long weekend getaway with friends at Banana house this past weekend. The house is beautiful, the staff are incredibly warm and friendly, Monika leads great yoga classes, and the food is delicious. Both Shela and Lamu were great towns to visit and it feels incredibly peaceful being out there!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

I cannot recommend Banana House more highly. The rooms were comfortable, clean and with our own terrace, it was luxurious too. The food was delicious, fresh cooked to order and served on our terrace - it was like having your own butler service! We were looked after by Monica, the owner of the hotel, from the moment we stepped off...

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Reviewed 22 January 2015

The best holiday of my life! Perfect hospitality! Wild nature! White and wide empty beaches! Breathtaking sunset and sunrise! Don't miss the lopster and the king fish. If you have a special event to celebrate refer to Mohamed.

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

Dear guest, thank you for taking your time to write a review. We are happy to organize any event, from celebrations of weddings, birthdays, just fun, yoga retreats or other great parties. Mohamed 's nickname is Banana, this is how everybody knows him. Warm greetings, Banana House & entire staff

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We had a lovely stay over the new year in Shela Village in Lamu. It is a quiet spot on the island, with serene beaches and community. Monika at Banana House was amazing at helping us to make a booking and heroically coordinating our flights when we couldn't find availability (our friends were already booked to stay on the island)....

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review and specially that you so much enjoyed the Swahili Cooking Class. We are involved in quite a few community projects and we love to connect our guests with the local people in various ways! We hope you will come back soon again and enjoy our Swahili Diner in the garden. Banana House &...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Spent four memorable days in the Wellness Penthouse. Incredible views of the ocean with great service from a friendly staff. Catching a tuna deep sea fishing in the morning and having the chef prepare some fresh sashimi and tuna steaks for the evening was a culinary delight. This boutique hotel is the perfect place from which to explore the rich...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and bringing your own Champagne and enjoy Fresh Oysters! That sounds so wonderful! We are able to forfill most of the wishes of our guests, just let us know on forehand if you have to celebrate something special and we cater for you! We know you will come back soon again! Banana House...

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 December 2014

I stayed for 5 nights at Banana wellness house on this beautiful and most relaxing Island with only 2500 donkeys. It is so close and back to earth and just listening to the sound of the nature opens your heart for this wonderful world! Staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. Also Monika, the owner was very friendly...

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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, we feel blessed as you have your own wonderful lodge in another beautiful country and yet you love it here! Thank you, and come back soon again! Banana House & staff

Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

Had the most wonderful time at banana house the staff are friendly and welcoming. The food good quality and the rooms very clean and lovely. I recommend this place to anyone u will not regret. Gertrude

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, we are sure next time you will stay longer at Banana House and enjoy even more! Warm greetings, Banana House & Staff

Novato, California
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

If your travels take you to Kenya do not miss staying at the Banana House in Shela on Lamu Island. This is a tropical wonderland washed with ocean breezes, and more local color than you can imagine. No cars! donkeys only on this sand island. The opportunity to watch baby turtles hatch on a nearby beach, and hospitality at every...

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

Dear Guest, we are very happy that you ended your adventure in Lamu Island and that you spend your days at Banana House. Lamu is indeed such another world from the rest of Kenya and The perfect place for rejuvenating and relax. We hope to welcome you another time. Banana House & Staff

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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: RM509 - RM571 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 340genevievec, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The penthouse looked amazing, with private outdoor space (other rooms share common areas).”
 of 5 bubbles 12HelenA, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Depends what you want as each room is unique”
 of 5 bubbles 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!!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Crispin10, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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