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Kiboko Bay Resort

#1 of 21 Hotels in Kisumu
Certificate of Excellence
P.O. Box 2111, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
Kiboko Bay Resort

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our month long voluntary stint in western kenya was broken up by a few days of R&R at this beautiful spot. Drinking cocktails by the pool and eating way too much great food. Beds are huge and comfortable. Staff (especially the bar staff!!) We're friendly and helpful. We'd already done the hippo cruise, but spotting them only meters away in... More 

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Kapelle, the Netherlands
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137 reviews 137 reviews
36 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sleeping in one of the tents at Kiboko Bay had been a wish and now it came true. The tents are really neat, beds perfect and the bathroom is good as well. The swimming pool facility is good and don't forget to have a piri piri paneer at the restaurant. Enjoy your drink while watching the sun set.

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing and reviewing Kiboko Bay Resort on tripadvisor. We are grateful for your patronage and generous appreciation of our facilities and services, We look forward to welcome and host you again. Best regards, Nirmal Darbar, (Director) More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The reception was good. It was quite late but got shown the rooms and they were of good quality. The staff quite helpful and on hand to lend service. The location is super and the breeze just makes you want to bask forever. The pool is quite small and the crowds around it make it difficult for residents to swim.... More 

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Kiboko Bay Resort and sharing your experiences on tripadvisor, it was a pleasure hosting you. The crew of Kiboko Bay Resort are delighted and grateful at your generous appreciation of our facilities and services. Thank you very much, we look forward to welcome you again. Best regards, Nirmal Darbar. (Director) More 

Queensland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As part of our programme we spent 2 wonderful nights here. Great service, loved the rooms and the pool, and food was the best I ate in my 5 weeks in Kenya. After a couple of weeks doing it tough this was a fantastic place for some R & R.

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to have your group staying with us at Kiboko Bay Resort. Thank you for taking time to review and recommend Kiboko Bay Resort on tripadvisor, we appreciate your kind and generous compliments and i will share it with the whole crew, I'm sure they will be delighted. Thank you once again for your patronage,... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Visited for lunch only. The food was simply delicious. I had the honey glazed pork chops and mashed potatoes. Great portion and very tasty. Good value for money and the staff were very attentive. I wished that I slept there though I hear the place has snakes lurking around. Environmental hazard I guess.

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for visiting Kiboko Bay Resort and sharing your experience on tripadvisor. We assure you our accommodation units are safe and comfortable, ensuite luxury tents, the environment and nature of Kiboko Bay Resort is soothing and refreshingly therapeutic, therefore we believe your Accommodation solution quotient in Kisumu must be Kiboko Bay Resort. Thank you again for your... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The view from the lake, watching the sun go down as you sip your drink and the breeze from the lake .... Heaven. Anyone visiting Kisumu should plan to visit this wonderful place. They have a spacious outdoor with a swimming pool and very professional staff.

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your insight into the natural beauty of Kiboko Bay Resort on tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind and generous comments on the ability of our team, it validates our efforts to sincerely emphasize on taking guests feedbacks to heart. We are sure your endorsement of our facility will help many travelers to choose Kiboko Bay.... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very rustic feel on the very northern shore of Lake Victoria. The accommodations consist of 10 Masai style tents, fully equipped and comfortable. Restaurant with indoor and outdoor terrace setting. Great food.

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Kiboko Bay Resort and reviewing our property on tripadvisor. We appreciate your sharing of a fantastic birding experience and are sure that your review will be helpful to many other travelers. At Kiboko Bay Resort we strive to offer our clients an unique guest centered experience with a magnificent lake shore setting.... More 

Horgen
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100 reviews 100 reviews
61 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I stayed this March for two nights in the Kiboko bay resort. For me an excellent place to start my daily birding trips. If you require a good birder - ask for Titus. Even in the resort garden you can see quite some nice birds. I stayed in tent nr. 4. The tent and the bathroom were clean. The bathroom... More 

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Kiboko Bay Resort and sharing your observations on tripadvisor. We are glad that you had a wonderful birding experience on our grounds and on the lake as well. We are glad that you enjoyed the accommodation concept and our cuisine. We look forward to welcome and host you again. Best regards, Nirmal Darbar. (Director) More 

Centurion, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My second visit to Kiboko Bay resort. Manager not there this time and the experience was definitely not the same. Waited more than half an hour for a drink after ordering, settled my bill the night before I left, and still had to wait nearly 20 minutes to settle an outstanding amount that they forgot to add to the bill... More 

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Renaldo, Thank you for choosing Kiboko Bay again and thank you for your feedback. In this moment of truth, we acknowledge that we should have looked after you better, I apologise on behalf of the team for falling short on your reasonable expectations from us at Kiboko Bay. I admit any explanation for the unacceptable lapse would surely... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great Hotel where the grounds kiss the shores of the lake Victoria.Utmost awesomeness as u wine and dine overlooking the great Lake!!!! Awesome accommodation similar to I kwete in Maua- raised tent style to give u perfect coolness due to the hot weather.To be honest one cn feel the heat..The place has great trees n bushes....awesome. However one on business... More 

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Nirmal D, Owner at Kiboko Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Kiboko Bay Resort on tripadvisor, we appreciate your forthright review and it is our endeavor to improve every aspect of our services to deliver delightful experiences. We look forward to your return to Kiboko Bay and we assure you of a warm welcome and a splendid stay by the lake as usual. Best regards,... More 

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