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Rondo Retreat Centre

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent just over 3 weeks at Rondo and everything remains faultless. Staff, food, service, grounds - all 5+ stars. David and all his staff are worthy of the highest praise. They were in the middle of repainting the main building, so it was looking very smart. I stayed at a rainy time of year, but this was not a... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely visit to Kakamega rainforest. The place is great - beautiful gardens, great hikes that depart directly from the property (no having to get in a car), peaceful, great common areas to sit and relax. My only issues were lack of attention to our requests for vegetarian fare - made upon reservation, confirmed 2 days before arrival, made... More 

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Thank D L
Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Rondo Retreat. We do regret, though, that you experienced some disappointments regarding the vegetarian food and room situation for your child. We will look into and address these matters with the Manager. Please be advised that all our rooms are double rooms, except for one that has 3... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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97 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cottages are beautiful, clean, and inviting. We enjoyed all the wildlife (especially birds!) in the area. Walks can be arranged that lead to a hill overlooking the forest, or a longer walk that leads throughout the forest and down to a river. I loved the afternoon tea and cake. If you're looking for a place to relax, this is... More 

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Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre, responded to this review

Sarah, we are so glad to hear that you had a fabulous stay at Rondo Retreat this month. Thank you for your glowing review. It is true, the forest flora and fauna is interesting and much of it is unique due to this being Kenya's only rain forest. It does lend itself to great walks and fun viewing. Thanks again... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We were here only for two nights but the peace and near-to-nature experience was wonderful. It can be intimidating if there is a group of bird lovers (as was the case) as we found ourselves looking up as they did all the time! The staff are good and they made a great effort to make good vegetarian food for us.

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Thank astonangel3
Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for visiting us. Do come again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Oh Rondo. Everyone that knows this place is special and a real “retreat”. It is one of the few islands of hospitality in Kenya where customer service is done right. No, there is no wifi (unless you go to the reception and it works that day) and, yes, the pace of EVERYTHING is slow, but that’s part of the experience.... More 

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Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had such a marvelous stay with us. Yes, Rondo has its own very unique charm and wonderfully hospitable staff...and then there is the forest and the wildlife. What more could one wish for? Thanks much and come again! More 

Mbale, Uganda
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I love this retreat center! No place on earth is this beautiful, peaceful, and serene. The food is excellent! The accommodations are quaint and cozy. The staff is beyond kind and helpful, they go the extra mile to make your stay memorable. The only negative about Rondo is the remote location, making it difficult to find and get to. It's... More 

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Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre, responded to this review

So very glad that you so enjoyed your stay with us, despite the travel. Welcome back, when you are ready to brave the roads! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

What a lovely place this is!The air is fresh and the children really enjoyed running around the green field.....and the adults also joined in. I particularly loved the chapel.Tiny yet makes you feel so comfortable to be in there . Was only there for a few hours but definitely enjoyed the short visit.

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Thank Nenosang
Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you enjoyed the serenity of Rondo. More 

Dublin
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Right, the road in can be bad in wet weather, I drove. Its very much an old style lodge. Expect the usual slightly haughty reception. but once you get past reception then the staff are just lovely. The room I had was great. Nicely decorated with terrace were you get coffee and cake. Also and entrance into a common lounge.... More 

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Thank Roy C
Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. Rondo's staff are wonderfully hospitable and do all they can to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible, including cleaning muddy boots. Trust me, most of our guests are thankful for this small service! So glad that you enjoyed the forest and all it had to offer. True, one can't see it all... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

What an amazingly beautiful place! We stayed for two glorious nights in a well -appointed bungalow and revelled in the peace of it. Two caveats 1. Make you you have a reservation before you come - its a long way to go into the forest to be told you cannot be accommodated. 2. Make sure you have enough cash to... More 

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Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic response. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Absolutely correct - it is wise to book in advance, just in case we are fully booked, which does happen. We don't want to disappoint anyone. In the forest there is no stable network, so NO CREDIT CARD SERVICE - sorry! A guest can pay... More 

Malindi, Kenya
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The place is cool but not cold, you experience fresh cool air from the forest, you can have a view of the world animals, like monkeys, tall trees. is just amazing. I am planning to visit the place in the next 3 weeks it is my home to me.

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Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre, responded to this review

Glad that you had an amazing visit to Rondo Retreat. Nature is indeed awesome. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The tranquil Rondo Retreat Centre in the Kakamega Rainforest welcomes you to make it your home for some memorable days, pursuing your hobbies as a butterfly collector, beetle specialist, frog fancier, spider hunter, tourist or bird watcher. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rondo Retreat Centre

Address: P.O. Box 2153, Kakamega, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Western Province > Kakamega
Price Range: $108 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rondo Retreat Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Rondo Retreat Centre Hotel Kakamega
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