We stayed at Kanani House between 27th and 31st of December, 2014.I personally had such an amazing time there (being my first time staying in Watamu).The staff were amazing,most notably Elvis! He is friendly......and is such a great cook!!! The fact that he was able to put together an amazing meal even outside the menu was quite impressive.
I really liked the outdoor feel even when you're indoors,the rooms were really beautiful,and the design comes in handy with the hot coastal weather.The dogs (Rafiki and Kelele) were such great company.
On overall I would recommend Kanani House as an ideal place to stay if you're not a hotel kind of person and want to experience the relaxed outdoors right next to the ocean ;)
Thank you very much for the wonderful experience and I am looking forward to coming over again soon!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kanani House Hotel Watamu