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Rondo Retreat Centre

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2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   P.O. Box 2153, Kakamega, Kenya
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Rondo Retreat Centre
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is two star all day long but location is five star ! Basic but comfortable. I have stayed here twice and both times just for a couple evenings on a longer bird watching tour. There is no alcohol sold on the premises you can bring your own but... on both occasions I stayed here most of the other... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband and I stayed here just after Christmas 2014 and found it to be a very relaxing place with good en-suite facilities and lovely grounds. Not only are the gardens well-maintained, but there are a few forest trails you can follow too. There is no choice of menu in the well-appointed dining-room but the service is excellent and "seconds"... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This retreat is a gem hidden away in a rain forest. Beautiful , spacious and very well-tended grounds - one look at the lawns and you want to lose yourself in them and enjoy the sounds from the forest around you. Very relaxing and peaceful. If you are looking for a get-away-from-it-all - Rondo makes for an excellent choice. We... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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213 reviews 213 reviews
175 hotel reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We booked this place as the best in the area and it certainly was very comfortable. There were five in the part and we got a cottage that held us all plus another couple for a time. Not sure I liked sharing the communal areas with strangers as this defeats the object of paying for En suite, which we had.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stayed at Rondo when visiting family living near to kakamega. We stayed for four nights and found our stay pleasant. The wooden houses are spacious and nicely setup with two bedrooms including shower & toilet. The third room is a living room with a fire place. The fire place can be set on request and gives a nice atmosphere... More 

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We enjoyed our two night stay at Rondo while bird watching in the Kakamega Rain Forest. We stayed in Bob and Betty's room. Although there was someone in the other rooms, it was really not noticeable. We always travel with ear plugs so noise is never a factor. The grounds are amazing with nice walks in the forest. The staff... More 

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We found Rondo retreat by accident after a very disappointing visit to the accommodations of the Kenya Forestry Service. What a wonderful find! The cottages are the epitomy of cuteness and the food was absolutely incredible. I can't wait to go back! The only minus is that you are forced to take a guide for a walk in the forest.... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Rondo Retreat Centre is a gem, set in an unexpected location. Much of the Kakamega/Bungoma region is rather indifferent, in terms of accommodations, but the setting here is nothing short of spectacular. Beautiful bungalows set on extraordinarily well-kept grounds, with great food and courteous/solicitous staff. A great place for short hikes; we came back with muddy boots, only to find... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have been going to Rondo for over 15 years and are never dissapointed with the wonderful sense of peace and the cleanliness of the centre. All the cottages are lovely and the grounds spectacular. It is a bit difficult to make a booking and that is sometimes a frustration. This time was just as lovely and though it was... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Kagamega is a wonderful area to spend some time and the retreat centre is a perfect location as a base to explore the wider area. The Centre itself is an example of the fine Kenyan hospitality surround by beauty.

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Additional Information about Rondo Retreat Centre

Address: P.O. Box 2153, Kakamega, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Western Province > Kakamega
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Rondo Retreat Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Rondo Retreat Centre Hotel Kakamega

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