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Great Lakes Hotel

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Achieng' Oneko Road, Kisumu, Kenya
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Great Lakes Hotel
Ranked #20 of 32 Kisumu B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

This is not a hotel, more of a hostel as it was full of students. Beautiful on the outside but horrendous within! Booked into standard room, no AC or fan in the sweltering heat of Kisumu. Complained then was moved to a "deluxe" room which had AC on 4th floor! No lift in this building and for a person with... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This location was a pleasure. The staff were exceptionally helpful which is reflection of the hotel. the complementary breakfast was also enjoyable. I would recommend this location to the visitors, especially for the price. Comfortable and relaxing, wi-fi available are all an advantage.

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Kampala, Uganda
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Simple, quite place for business and conference. Two minutes drive from the main stage of Kisumu City Kenya. Choose a deluxe room for couples on Half Board and experience a charming restaurant services at its large.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Stayed here only 1 night while on business in Kisumu as my Kenyan colleague wanted to stay in a "more modern" hotel than the Kisumu hotel, Overall, it is pretty mediocre and I wouldn't recommend the place if you can find better at the same price (KSH 3600 B&B for deluxe room) Luckily stayed on 1st floor in "Deluxe" room... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My wife and I were stuck in Kisumu after we failed to get on the last flight back to Nairobi during holidays at the end of December. Great Lakes had come recommended to us for a comfortable overnight in Kisumu town before proceeding back to the airport in the morning. Their rate seemed reasonable and we asked for a Deluxe... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great Lakes Hotel is not situated at Lake Victoria, but near the busstation, in a small busy street. It has a small restaurant with buffet, which has every day nearly the same food. The rooms are clean and spacy. Sometimes the airco isn't working. In my room there was no glass in the window so I could hear every step... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Having travelled in Africa before and experienced a range of hotels, this was one of the best that I've stayed in. The rooms were large and well equipped with a large double bed, en-suite, hot water, drinking water, a clean and hole-free mosquito net, air con, balcony and flat-screen tv (although my remote control didn't work!). Someone came into the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I was booked here for a conference this week and all I can say is what a disappointment. The air conditioning did not work, the room service took an hour, the request to spray the room took 3 hours, we go moved to another room apparently to rectify the problem but in actuality, it was to avail our room for... More

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Kisumu, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Hotel really meets the guests value for money. I was booked by Rose the marketing manager for the hotel after meeting her at Kisumu Airport. The facility is Great as the name. Very clean rooms, nice breakfast, and friendly staff. Very affordable and good accomodation for a business traveller.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I had never heard of this hotel until 3 months ago when I was booked there for a one night's stay. I was a bit apprehensive about it, as most Kisumu Hotels are not really good. This one is rather quiet. I found it clean, the rooms are rather generous. The water was hot, the service was good, breakfast was... More

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Address: Achieng' Oneko Road, Kisumu, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nyanza Province > Kisumu
Number of rooms: 105

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