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Rondo Retreat Centre

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

在肯亞Safari trip 的第四天. 從Lake Bogoria 下山。經過一段綠意昂然的山路,下午開始走過ㄧ段極差的路,塵土飛樣、搞得頭土臉,我幾乎覺得司機導遊迷路了! 在絕望之際,Rondo Retreat Center in Kakamega forest 就在眼前。 一近入retreat center , 還真以為我到了歐洲呢!。 這是西方傳教士在Kakamega forest 內建的retreat center. 完全是殖民地時代歐洲貴族生活的摸樣。 一棟棟白色小木屋座落在花木扶疏的庭園。 庭院內還有一座綠色的小敎堂。 服務的全部是衣著整齊,禮貌週到的非洲人。 園內除了我們幾個黃種人,全部都是歐美客人。 到了這裡,我覺得那兒都不必去了,躺園區的草地上什麼都不要做,曬太陽,聽鳥鳴。 人生就美好無比了! 在retreat center 的導覽帶領下, 我們去走Kakamega forest 的山徑,找小動物。 過去四天Safari 都坐在車內,坐下站起忙拍照,難得今天是要用腳走路。 Kakamega forest 以非洲三大赤道森林之一(另兩個在剛果及烏干達)。森林內的林相與臺灣山區的林相相同,濕度也相當。 這是我們在肯亞四天第一次感受熟悉的濕度, 溫度仍在22-25度,依然宜人舒適。 在山徑中我們看到 blue monkey, black-white Columbus, red tail monkey, Hornbill 及多種叫不出名字的鳥類。 在retreat center 內得晚餐是有人serve的燭光fine dinning. dress code 是 smart casual。... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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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Thank UkArjo
Nairobi, Kenya
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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60 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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6 reviews
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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Thank Nicole T
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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Thank katieallen715
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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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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7 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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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 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 

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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 50100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Western Province > Kakamega
Price Range: $107 - $143 (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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