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Rondo Retreat Centre

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P.O. Box 2153, Kakamega, Kenya
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here at New Year, after a rough, bumpy and hot road trip from Nairobi it was like walking into another world - lush, calm, peaceful, beautifully run and the loveliest gardens, beautifully designed and maintained, that we have seen in Kenya. The lemon cake served on the balcony of our sweet little 1930s style bungalow at tea time... More 

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UK
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have reviewed this place so many times that it is getting difficult to think of more superlatives! Its location in the forest and its gardens are delightful. Accommodation is very high quality. The food is always excellent. Above all, the staff - ably led by David and Hellum - could not be more friendly and efficient. I stayed for... More 

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Kitale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the third visit, this time during Christmas. The staff are never intrusive but always there before you can call for help/service. The bedding is as comfortable as the cottage style accommodations Lots os nice art work and finishing touches for a Kenya retreat.

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Thank Larry4Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Never go this place if you have not made a reservation! After driving from Kakamega town for about 45minutes on a rough road they refused us entry....when we tried to call the phone line on their website did not go through. The security guards showed us a small notice at their gate......not very nice!!!! Will never go back

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We stayed at the Colobus Cottage at Rondo Retreat and were treated with views of monkeys jumping from tree to tree on our front porch, and the sounds of the rain forest to fall asleep to at night. Just a short walk from the main grounds is a lovely little pond and waterfall, where you can experience the real rain... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Highly recommend. Surpassed our expectations. A peaceful place to stay with good food, and quality accommodations and caring staff. Best place to stay in the Kakamega area to truly retreat from the busy city.

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1 Thank Renee C
Jerusalem Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

A very unique spot in the forest. As if time have stopped here. We stayed at the founders cottage and it is kept with the original old style decor very special. The gardens are just spectacular. We had a forest walk with a guide some monkies and birds very quiet and spiritual. The service and food were good.

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1 Thank RonHary
Mombasa, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

The Rondo Retreat center is beautiful, scenic, quiet and truly amazing. I expect nice but I was blown away. The food is great, the atmosphere is quiet and allows one to rest and refresh and the outdoors are worth everything. Will be back many times...

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

One of the most naturally beautiful and serene places one can visit anywhere on this planet. Natural air, friendly, simple people, food; most of all the air is like clean oxygen. cottages are splendid - spacious with large verandas. The bird watching offers a great range in a natural equatorial forest, with variety of butterflies to crown it. Not forgetting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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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