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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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175 hotel reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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