This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, Banana House and Wellness Center is located in Shela village, Lamu 1.7 mi from Gallery Baraka. The property is set 1.7 mi from Lamu Fort. The property features garden and sea views, a barbecue, and free WiFi is available.

All rooms at the guest house are fitted with a seating area. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom fitted with a shower and free toiletries, while some units at Banana House and Wellness Center also boast a terrace.

A continental breakfast is served every morning at the property.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk speak German, English and French.

Lamu Museum is 1.9 mi from the accommodations.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Banana House and Wellness Centre has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 16, 2014

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free


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Double Room with Extra Bed
  • 1 twin bed and
  • 1 king bed
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 3
Family Double Room
  • 1 twin bed and
  • 1 king bed and
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 1
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 2
Superior Suite with Sea View
  • Bedroom 1: 1 king bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 king bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 2
King Suite with Sea View
  • Bedroom 1: 1 full bed and 1 king bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
King Suite with Sea View
  • Bedroom 1: 1 king bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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4 reasons to choose Banana House and Wellness Centre

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Shela Beach

    Shela Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1,550 feet from property
  • Manda Beach

    Manda Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    3,550 feet from property
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Hosted by Monika

9.2
Host Review Score

Monika
Banana House is a home away from home, but with the luxury of a hotel. You will feel at home as soon as you step through the beautiful Lamu doors The garden with eco friendly pool, the relaxed atmosphere, the space and the flowers is what stands out immediately. You feel the Wellness straight away. This is what we offer our guests. A place to relax, to rejuvenate and recharge your battery.
Monika (Dutch) & Banana (Swahili) started in 2000 with Banana House, after travelling intensely, world-wide, we decided to create our own home where we can welcome guests from the world.
Banana House is situated 100 mtrs from the waterfront where dhows are still built and repaired, the local people chatting with each other the topics of the day. On the other side we are close to the football field and it gives you a feeling of connection with the village life.
Languages spoken: English,French,Dutch,Swahili
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Great location - show map
What's nearby
  • Mnarani House
    0.2 miles
  • Gallery Baraka
    1.7 miles
  • Riyadha Mosque
    1.7 miles
  • Lamu Fort
    1.8 miles
  • Lamu Museum
    1.9 miles
  • 18th Century Swahili House Museum
    2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Peponi Hotel
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Peponi Hotel
    0.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Indian Ocean
    0.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Shela Beach
    1,550 feet
  • Manda Beach
    3,550 feet
  • Takwa Beach
    3.3 miles
  • Manda Bay Beach
    6 miles
How to get to Banana House and Wellness Centre from Lamu Airport
    Private shuttle
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Amenities of Banana House and Wellness Centre
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
View
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
Activities
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Personal trainer
  • Yoga classes
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body scrub
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Beauty services
  • Beachfront
  • Water sports facilities on site Additional charge
  • Snorkeling Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fishing Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Saltwater pool
  • Shallow end
Spa
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Swahili
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Banana House and Wellness Centre takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Check-out

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Banana House and Wellness Centre of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Banana House and Wellness Centre

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Banana House and Wellness Centre.

  • Banana House and Wellness Centre offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Snorkeling
    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Beachfront
    • Spa facilities
    • Walking tours
    • Pedicure
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Personal trainer
    • Waxing services
    • Cooking class
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Themed dinners
    • Body scrub
    • Beach
    • Yoga classes
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Beauty services
    • Manicure

  • Room options at Banana House and Wellness Centre include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Family
    • Single
    • Suite

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Banana House and Wellness Centre by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 30min

  • Banana House and Wellness Centre is 1.8 miles from the center of Lamu.

  • Check-in at Banana House and Wellness Centre is from 8:00 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Banana House and Wellness Centre may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Banana House and Wellness Centre can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free