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Rondo Retreat Centre

P.O. Box 2153, Kakamega, Kenya
Rondo Retreat Centre
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a place! And what service we got! We stayed at Rondo for 2 nights during the Valentine weekend. We were 9 of us. Best place to go unwind and relax. The cozy bungalows. Each room had a special touch. We all fell in love with the place and promised will be back. Being vegetarian we always have issues with... More 

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Horgen
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rondo was my 1st station during my Kenya Trip. After a short checkin the showed me my room. The room was in the cuckoo house and it was called EVA. The room was clean and and I had a view to the garden. The room has it's own bathroom but it is in a separate room. The next room had... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is two star all day long but location is five star ! Basic but comfortable. I have stayed here twice and both times just for a couple evenings on a longer bird watching tour. There is no alcohol sold on the premises you can bring your own but... on both occasions I stayed here most of the other... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband and I stayed here just after Christmas 2014 and found it to be a very relaxing place with good en-suite facilities and lovely grounds. Not only are the gardens well-maintained, but there are a few forest trails you can follow too. There is no choice of menu in the well-appointed dining-room but the service is excellent and "seconds"... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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