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Rondo Retreat Centre

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P.O. Box 2153, Kakamega, Kenya
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant food, amazing staff, nice and spacious villas to stay in, the forest also offers a lot of opportunity to hiking and photography. The best part about it was the fact that there wasn't any WIFI or Phone network so it was really a proper retreat.

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Copper Mountain, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Rondo Retreat Centre is a Christian retreat, but you don't have to be religious to enjoy what is one of our favorite places to recharge, and to enjoy the Kakamega Rainforest. The food is very good, the staff are A+. The grounds are a quiet riot of colorful flowers, birds, and monkeys. With guides you can find innumerable butterflies, often... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Rondo is a delightful and unique place to stay. The staff was attentive, the rooms were comfortable and the food was excellent. A few highlights for us: fireplaces lit during rainy afternoons; scaldingly hot showers; and home cooked meals. Rondo is better than a hotel and I will definitely be staying there again. Officially, Rondo is a “Christian retreat”, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I just cannot get enough of this place. Every time I visit, I am sorry to leave and always want to return as soon as possible. I have just spent 14 blissful nights at Rondo. Under the gentle guidance of the Dawkins, David Osir and Julia, all the staff are outstanding - helpful, friendly and efficient. Throughout my 14 nights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

After eating rice and beans for many days - which is a privilege, it was amazing to eat food and receive the hospitality which was 1st class standard in a beautiful location. Seeing monkeys was a bonus.

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Kisumu, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have been here 5 times and will keep going back. The property has beautiful gardens, cozy and warm cottages and common area's and friendly staff. I have never stayed in a cleaner place. The most important attraction is the peaceful atmosphere though. As soon as you drive in, you literally sigh a sigh of relief, relief from stress, mobile... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I spent 4 nights at Rondo Retreat Centre and it was such a delightful experience, coming from the hectic city life. The Centre is situated in the Kakamega Forest and conveniently so for the activities they offer which include forest hikes. The cottages are a treat and the staff were exceptionally hospitable and helpful. The food is simple but very... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Rondo Retreat Center is the perfect place to get away from everything and enjoy nature. It sits on the edge of Kakamega Forest - the perfect place for bird watching. The rooms are dated but comfortable. We stayed in the original colonial house with our group and felt at home. The service is great with good, wholesome food. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a beautiful setting in a rainforest. It was a welcome experience for us after being on a month long outreach program in very hot dusty areas. It's a good environment to rest, walk on the forest trails and see the birds. There were 3 kinds of monkeys playing all around. We enjoyed our time with Ben the birding... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Rondo Retreat Centre consists of the wooden houses, which are spacious and nicely setup like colonial style with bedrooms and own shower and toilet. There are in the living rooms also fire places, which give nice atmosphere in the house. The house located at the edge of the rain forest, so in the morning and late afternoon nice to have... More 

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