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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
    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
    5 of 5 stars
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Sometimes back I visited Rondo Retreat Centre, its one of the nicest places I have ever been. For sure those photos are not matching the place, why cant you take those beautiful houses in and out take everything. Take small streams in the forest, beautiful dinnings, rooms, beautiful trees monkeys, butterflies etc. I mean take everything. The photos here are... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

There's no other place to stay, if you want to spend a couple (or more) nights inside Kakamega rainforest, so you don't have a choice. Mind that this is a christian "Trinity Fellowship", popular with american birdwatchers. Not being an ornitologist myself, I still greatly enjoyed marvellous and serene environment, though animals are hard to see in the thickness of... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fantastic stay. Did the bird tour and saw a great selection of birds. We had the house at the bottom of the hill and could sit on the verandah and look directly into the rainforest. Service and food were impeccable.

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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We spent two nights here on a personal retreat. Friends and colleagues had shared nothing but good reviews with us about Rondo, but it still exceeded our expectations. The grounds are beautiful, the rainforest is magical (we highly recommend taking a guided walk), our cottage felt like an English countryside b&b with a wonderfully comfortable bed to sleep in, the... More 

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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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