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Kanani House
Ranked #11 of 24 Watamu B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 September 2008

Kanani House is a three double bedroom private residence in Watamu, Kenya. Right on the coast with ocean views the place is absolutely beautiful. Totally private it is the most idyllic place to unwind and relax.

The owners have tried very hard and it has to be said very successfully to make Kanani at one with nature. The rooms are all traditional thatch and the whole place has been constructed with sustainable materials.

It is not a 5 star luxury resort. It is however beautiful, relaxing, private and an enchanting place to go on holiday.

Elvis the cook is a marvel and will rustle up anything you want from the local markets. His constant smile really summed up our whole holiday. Do pay a visit to the turtle watch sanctuary in the village. If you are lucky like us you will be able to set one of the turtles which are saved from local fisherman’s nets, free on the beach. A truly fantastic experience.

All in all an amazing holiday at an incredible price, we will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Room Tip: Le capanne sono molto simili, la terza è la più esposta al vento. La prima è molto vicina alla dinin...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kanani House

Address: plot 399, Fire Road, Watamu, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Watamu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Watamu
Price Range: RM378 - RM924 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kanani House is set on six acres on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. We have 3 double bedrooms, which can be rented individually, or the whole house can be rented on an exclusive basis. Kanani is fully staffed, with a great chef and two house stewards so our guests can relax completely.Kanani House was designed and built by an English couple with a passion for Kenya - we wanted to give guests a real taste of Africa at the coast. We have a strong environmental commitment, local and sustainable materials are used wherever possible and almost everything is handmade by local workers. We were inspired by the upcountry private safari lodges as well as the local architecture to build a house more like an African Village than a conventional western house. Each bedroom is a private cottage with en-suite bathroom set in the landscaped indigenous garden. The rooms are screened for privacy but open to the sea breezes. Kanani is a Robinson Crusoe experience - we have no landline, TV or computers, so you can get away from the stresses of modern life and unwind. Access to a small private beach is at low tide through our tunnel - hand carved through the fossilized coral rock, and securely gated, or you can walk or take a tuk tuk to the public beaches. If you're feeling less adventurous, you can just laze by our infinity pool overlooking the ocean. There are lots of great things to do in and near Watamu: snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching or sailing in the Watamu Marine Park; walks in the Arabuko Sokoke forest and the Gede Ruins, canoe trips, fishing, horse riding and windsurfing can all be arranged. We hope you can come and stay at Kanani House soon! ... more   less 
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