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Great Lakes Hotel

Achieng' Oneko Road, Kisumu, Kenya
Great Lakes Hotel
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for five days conducting a training. I'm not gonna complain about the lack of lifts on a hotel with six floors. That I could live with. The drinks are very expensive. A simple beer costs twice what is charged in the major hotels in Kisumu. Maybe because the management has to hire people to lift it up to... More 

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Eschborn, Deutschland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

For my purpose, a business trip, I found it clean and friendly. The personnel at the rooftop bar is quite slow. The price is good compared to the standard. There are several hotels which offer the same standard at a higher price. So, this is just okay.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Hotel is located in the city of Kisumu close to the Bus station making it easily accessible for passengers arriving by bus. Avoid Saturday nights as there is a church service in the neighborhood which goes on most of the night. Apart from that the higher up the room the better from a noise perspective however be prepared to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I was once late in kisumu town and dint have means to get home and one taxi guy adviced me to get a place in this hotel.It was a good place reasonable rates but one thing that never left my mind was the arrogance by the receptionist.i simply inquired if they had rooms available and an obvious sleepy guy and... More 

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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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