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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
Ranked #1 of 4 Kakamega B&B and Inns
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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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 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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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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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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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
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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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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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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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13 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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