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The Duke of Breeze Hotel

Off Kenyatta Avenue next to Yatin Supermarket | Kisumu Central Business District, Kisumu, Kenya
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The Duke of Breeze Hotel
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Ranked #6 of 36 Kisumu B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noting that it is located in the city, it might be worth booking a room that faces away from the city since it can get quite loud due to its location by the road side. The prices are quite decent, the staff is friendly and the rooms are very clean. It's a good walk from some good restaurants and supermarkets... More 

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DukeKisumu_Kenya, Owner at The Duke of Breeze Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Zahra, Thanks, many greetings from the Duke. Happy to hear that you found the rooms clean and the staff friendly. We are looking forward to welcoming you again! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Hotel is reasonably priced. Not the best place for a quiet night especially on the weekends as the hotel club music shuts at 1.00 am thus noisy in room from 9 PM. The rooms are clean, food is great, service is great. The reception place needs upgrading and we had a lot of mosquitoes at the reception area with us... More 

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DukeKisumu_Kenya, Owner at The Duke of Breeze Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We will start to upgrade our reception from next week. We hope we will see you again soon so you can see the change! Karibu sana! More 

Rotterdam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Fair hotel. The lobby is very small, but the rooms are clean and tidy. The cental staircase could do with a bit of painting, though. The best part is the rooftop bar, and being a Dutchman, I felt at home here. Also the heineken beer and the television, as wel as the great view at the park are refreshing.

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DukeKisumu_Kenya, Owner at The Duke of Breeze Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks, we are happy to read that you felt at home and you found the Dutch twist! Duke stands for actually for Dutch Kenya.... We hopen jullie snel weer als gast te hebben! Welkom! More 

Houston, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I spent the majority of my time in Kenya in a remote village. The Duke of Breeze provided a great place to come back to and recharge, enjoy some wifi, and of course, extra-cold tuskers beers!! The rooftop bar is a great place to grab a drink, some food, and enjoy the breeze and the lovely view of Kisumu. Definitely... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Duke of Breeze has by far the best bar in all of Kisumu! It’s on the roof and offers not only great views, but also fun music and welcoming people. With their updated rooms, the Duke offered us a comfortable stay and a fun night. Repainted and with new flooring, the remodeled rooms are modern and very accommodating. We... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed here as a party of 27 whilst undertaking charity work in local schools. Its very basic at all levels but has a great roof bar and the staff were all friendly and helpful. No problems with mosquitos whatsoever. The rating reflects the price which was very, very reasonable rather than comparing it to more expensive properties

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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I stay here every couple of months and have always found it to be excellent value for money. It's now even better with newly renovated rooms and on writing this the newly revamped, landmark rooftop bar, was also about to reopen. If like me you prefer a laid back, friendly hotel to a pompous, overpriced, plastic experience this is definitely... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stayed two nights 26-28 August 2014. Nothing fancy but the rooms were clean, quiet, well priced. Nice location and no street noise if you get a room in the back. Staff was very pleasant. Rooftop bar a nice touch, could definitely be improved. The breakfast is poor, with whole wheat bread and real coffee it would be greatly improved. I'd... More 

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DukeKisumu_Kenya, Owner at The Duke of Breeze Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thanks very much for your review on the rooms and the nice staff. Very much appreciated! We are looking forward to welcome you again For the rooftop: due to the rainy season and outside conditions, the rooftop floor and furniture is suffering quite a bit from the weather gods... Next week we will close the rooftop to redo... More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I stayed here with my friends for two weeks while volunteering in Kisumu. The rooms we stayed in were very big with clean flushing toilets, showers and sinks. A room for 2 people plus breakfast was about £20 for both people. There is security in the hotel and it is very safe. The food in the sports bar was lovely... More 

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DukeKisumu_Kenya, Owner at The Duke of Breeze Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thanks very much for the review. We are very happy you enjoyed our facilities and KOP had a good time in Kenya. Re: the Wifi...unfortunately sometimes we do not get the speedy internet as in UK..but Kenyan internet speed is getting better..pole pole... Thanks for pointing out re: towels,House keeping were picking the towels when they were used... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Duke of Breeze is really a nice and affordable place here in Kisumu. My friend and I were on a business trip and really enjoyed our time there. It's location makes for easy travel around town. It has a great view of the town and sunset at the rooftop bar. Its good friendly staff and the menu is good... More 

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