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Rondo Retreat Centre

Certificate of Excellence
P.O. Box 2153, Kakamega, Kenya
Rondo Retreat Centre
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just cannot get enough of this place. Every time I visit, I am sorry to leave and always want to return as soon as possible. I have just spent 14 blissful nights at Rondo. Under the gentle guidance of the Dawkins, David Osir and Julia, all the staff are outstanding - helpful, friendly and efficient. Throughout my 14 nights... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

After eating rice and beans for many days - which is a privilege, it was amazing to eat food and receive the hospitality which was 1st class standard in a beautiful location. Seeing monkeys was a bonus.

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Kisumu, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have been here 5 times and will keep going back. The property has beautiful gardens, cozy and warm cottages and common area's and friendly staff. I have never stayed in a cleaner place. The most important attraction is the peaceful atmosphere though. As soon as you drive in, you literally sigh a sigh of relief, relief from stress, mobile... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I spent 4 nights at Rondo Retreat Centre and it was such a delightful experience, coming from the hectic city life. The Centre is situated in the Kakamega Forest and conveniently so for the activities they offer which include forest hikes. The cottages are a treat and the staff were exceptionally hospitable and helpful. The food is simple but very... More 

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Budapest
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Rondo Retreat Center is the perfect place to get away from everything and enjoy nature. It sits on the edge of Kakamega Forest - the perfect place for bird watching. The rooms are dated but comfortable. We stayed in the original colonial house with our group and felt at home. The service is great with good, wholesome food. They... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a beautiful setting in a rainforest. It was a welcome experience for us after being on a month long outreach program in very hot dusty areas. It's a good environment to rest, walk on the forest trails and see the birds. There were 3 kinds of monkeys playing all around. We enjoyed our time with Ben the birding... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Rondo Retreat Centre consists of the wooden houses, which are spacious and nicely setup like colonial style with bedrooms and own shower and toilet. There are in the living rooms also fire places, which give nice atmosphere in the house. The house located at the edge of the rain forest, so in the morning and late afternoon nice to have... More 

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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 March 12, 2015

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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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35 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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