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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
Ranked #4 of 25 Kisumu B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wageningen
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a very affordable place, but you only get what you par for: not much. We found it an unpleasant, old and shabby place with not so friendly staff. The rooftop bar does not have the atmosphere as shown on the pictures; the pillows were way to dirty to sit on. The rooms are extremely basic with lumpy mattresses... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed here for a few nights while in Kisumu, and found it to be a good budget option. The rooms were certainly basic and a bit worn, but clean and adequate. The hotel staff were generally very nice and accommodating (even when we arrived/left at 5 in the morning). The breakfast was quite good and the restaurant food was... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I have been at the duke of breeze several time's and it never seems to disappoint. I am always very pleased with the service and the quality and standards of the hotel accommodation and food. I especially have to praise the rooftop bar which has been a splendid joll every evening I am present. I have experienced wonderful service there... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I have stayed in the Duke a number of times and it's the only place I would stay in Kisumu! The rooms are fairly basic but they are clean, spacious and the water is hot. The food is good and the service is some of the best I have found in East Africa. It does get pretty noisy over the... More

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Nakuru, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our room was dirty and the furniture very shabby. The shower had not been cleaned and was full of hair. Worst of all was the Club with started at 10pm on Friday and Saturday until 3pm. Even though we were two floors down it kept us awake. The windows were unsealed and as we were on the roadside the traffic... More

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

Dear Julie, We have noted your review. Unfortunately we tend to believe your review is biased for other reasons. We do not operate music until 3 am on Friday and Saturday. We have music until just after midnight of which you were informed. Upon check in, you were shown the room. If it was not up to your standards, you... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed at the Duke of Breeze during a weekend in Kisumu and enjoyed it a lot. It is in a central position, in walking distance to the lake and markets, the rooms are spacious, with a great hot shower, and the breakfast delicious (eggs, sausage, toast, fruit, juice, tea or coffee). The sports bar restaurant had really good food... More

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Cushendall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Stayed here for two weeks whilst volunteering in a school in Kisumu. Good, secure hotel. Clean rooms that are cleaned every other day and fresh towels provided every other day. Quite a lot of noise from the outside in the early morning from about 4am but most nights I managed to sleep through it! Fabulous roof top bar with great... More

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singapore
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

First room was dusty and very noisy (2nd floor gets all the noise of the DJ at weekends). Moved next night to 1st floor. Room was cleaner and quieter. Great views of Kisumu from roof bar which gets very busy with a young expat crowd at weekends.A hotel with great potential but needs some TLC.

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Kapelle, the Netherlands
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24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Don't expect too much luxury for the price you pay. Although, staff is very friendly and you can't miss the Roof top bar, which is visited by many different nationalionalities. The food is quite good, good price as well and I am sure you will love the breeze at the roof to bar. The provided free Wifi is an absolute... More

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

Thank you very much for the review! We are really happy to read that you enjoyed the stay and the rooftop. Many greetings from Cornelia and team! Karibu sana next time when you are in Kisumu! More

Kitcat22
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Vincent is truly talented in the kitchen. Although the staff wouldn't let me make a special request (I wanted chicken instead of beef in the great-sounding curry) I am sure Vincent could have done magic with it. And why is it so difficult to substitute chicken for beef, anyway? This is the third consecutive stay at the Duke that I've... More

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

Thank you very much for your review! And the great feedback on our staff and Vincent in the kitchen. We are happy to welcome you back! We also have good news for you for your next visit: based on your review of our pillows, we have decided to replace all our pillows. We hope you will enjoy the new pillow... More

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Additional Information about The Duke of Breeze Hotel

Address: Off Kenyatta Avenue next to Yatin Supermarket | Kisumu Central Business District, Kisumu, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nyanza Province > Kisumu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Kisumu
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Duke of Breeze Hotel offers clean, spacious and affordable accommodation in the heart of Kisumu town. Sports bar with DStv and Rooftop bar with Free high speed internet. Local and international dishes available at sports bar and Rooftop bar. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility: The Duke of Breeze is proudly associated with the Ujima Foundation. An NGO since 1999, Ujima Foundation is empowering young orphans to take control over their own lives. "The best support is self support" is their slogan. Most of our staff are graduates from Ujima Foundation. ... more   less 

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