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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Photos can't do justice to a place like this. Its setting right in the middle of the Kakamega Rainforest is sensitively and skillfully handled, with the natural surroundings complemented by understated yet characterful and quaint white buildings. The food was excellent, our little cottage was adorable, the garden is a delight, lovely books, chapel... Sure it's a bit funny to... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Beautiful is not a word good enough to describe Rondo. The place is breath taking, with the tranquility that only unspoilt nature can offer. I will keep coming back. I have visited Rondo twice and each time my visit has been wonderful. Great food, lovely rooms, lots of books to read, no TV, lovely nature trails into Kakamega forest, a... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I did not know what to expect from the Rondo retreat centre! What I experienced was no disappointment! The staff were so very helpful and friendly (you could tell how hard they worked at long hours) and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food served, although slightly limited, was tasty and well presented - I would have preferred... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Rondo Retreat Centre is ~10 km off the paved road. It is just lovely. Beautiful grounds, attentive staff, attractive rooms, and delicious food. They can arrange for guides to take you on walks through the rainforest. I highly recommend the sunrise walk - a breathtaking view.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
12 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Beautifully kept place, delicious food, great service, clean rooms and bathrooms, hot showers. They brought tea to our cottage in the afternoon, and gave us a choice of black tea, herb tea, or coffee, and brought cake along with it. The surrounding rain forest is amazing, with wonderful hikes. I especially enjoyed watching the monkeys play in the trees.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The grounds here are outstanding - they've created a beautiful, peaceful retreat center. We were there for two nights in Jan. 2014. The food was very good - I'm on a gluten-free diet and the dining room staff were very accomodating. They bring tea to your cottage every day in the late afternoon. They ask you whether you want black... More

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Lovely accommodation right next to the forest. Beautiful, homely lodges at reasonable price. They are set in beautiful tropical, landscaped gardens. It does not feel like a hotel or resort at all, you feel very at home sitting on a balcony overlooking the rainforest listening to tropical bird songs :) We did the 4 hour forest walk with a guide... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We went to Kakamega to visit Family. We stayed at Rondo Retreat for two days and unfortunately we had such a terrible experience that I feel I want to share this. In short, the staff was unfriendly (they never smiled, when they serve you they just do not say anything but just put everything on the table and walk away... 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*
Also Known As:
Rondo Retreat Centre Hotel Kakamega

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