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Rondo Retreat Centre

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Kakamega 50100 Kenya
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#1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Kakamega
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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.
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ashah_008 wrote a review Feb 18
Kenya180 contributions250 helpful votes
We really loved the gardens in this property and it's a great place to chill out at/stroll around if you're not after a more intensive hike. Rooms are simple and comfortable with fireplaces that they light up at night. Food was simple and tasty and they tried their best to match dietary needs. Kakamega forest can be accessed from within the property and there are a few other hikes within walking and driving distance from the property.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Rondo Retreat, Owner at Rondo Retreat Centre
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking time to write and so glad that you enjoyed the beauty of the gardens and Rondo and enjoyed your stay with us. The hikes into the forest are great. So much to see and to learn about this fabulous rainforest, with such varied flora and fauna, only to be found here. Again, many thanks. Karibu tena! (Welcome back!)
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artinbi wrote a review Jan 2021
Nairobi, Kenya21 contributions4 helpful votes
This place a real hidden gem in the middle of the amazing tropical Kakamega forest. As you enter the property we were awed by their amazing and well kept lawns. Their cottages are nice. Well decorated, simple yet comfortable. Their food is simple but tasty and they take care of your dietary requirements. Its essential to book in advance as they don't allow you into the property without a prior booking. The hikes into the forest are absolutely amazing. Its a beautiful forest - the only tropical forest in Kenya. I would definitely recommend the sunrise hike - on top a hill where you can see the forest and the sun rising. Worth getting up in the morning for.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Rondo Retreat, Owner at Rondo Retreat Centre
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased to hear that you so enjoyed your stay with us at Rondo Retreat. It is a one-of-a-kind place, not only in Kenya, but probably the world over. A simply beautiful place, with the rain forest on your doorstep - with its own special flora and fauna! The hike up the hill to watch the sun rise is spectacular. The walk to the mighty Yala River is yet another much enjoyed hike too. And, yes, we always do request that bookings are made in advance - particularly at this rather strange time of Covid-19 - so that we can look out for the health and safety of all our guests and staff. We would not want to disappoint or turn any one away!
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martinminarik wrote a review Sep 2020
Bratislava, Slovakia22 contributions29 helpful votes
We came for a short time but the place had a very positive effect on us. Surrounded by beautiful forests and kept visible with a sense of harmony. Friendly staff and professional management. Compliment. Kakagema forest is a place that should be visited by anyone who likes bird watching and use the services of Rondo is an added value to this experience.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Rondo Retreat, Owner at Rondo Retreat Centre
Responded Oct 8, 2020
We are always so pleased to hear from well satisfied guests. Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed Rondo's ambience and found us to be both friendly and professional - for that is what we seek to be. Indeed, the Kakamega Rainforest has many attractions. On Saturday 17th October, Rondo in collaboration with Job - a guide of long standing and expertise- will participate in the Global Bird Day count, along with any guests who would be interested to join him. It is indeed a bird watcher's paradise, as the forest is a birding HOT SPOT. Thanks for coming for a visit!
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Simon J wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom32 contributions19 helpful votes
We travelled to the Rondo Retreat with high expectations, and were not disappointed. The accommodation ( we stayed in Colobus cottage ) and gardens were wonderful and the forest trail ( we only walked the shorter one ) was incredible. Lots of bird life here,in spite of the unseasonable rain. The food was excellent, possibly the best of our 3 weeks in Kenya. Everybody was happy and friendly, including the amazing Hellam who served our wonderful meals each day. We really want to return here again before too long. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Rondo Retreat, Owner at Rondo Retreat Centre
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Thank you Simon for your glowing tribute. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us to the full. We really do endeavour to make our Rondo guests feel at home as they sample the beauty of this very unique forest with all its flora and fauna. It is always a joy to hear that we have succeeded. Will convey your high praise of your enjoyment of the food to the chef and cooks and to Hellam, who indeed goes out of his way to take care of our guests in his domain - the dining room. We do look forward to your return in due course. There are more parts of the forest to explore!
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wildebeestsafar... K wrote a review Dec 2019
Verona, Italy9 contributions2 helpful votes
Very great Serene. Front desk very helpful. Though we found the Manager quite arrogant. Despite that we enjoyed ourselves. Coffee and Cake was tasty, restaurant service was on top. I would highly recommend this place. I will be back soonest.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat Centre
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. So very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and intend to return. It is a beautiful place with much to offer. It is always the intention of all Rondo staff to take good care of all our guests and we will continue to strive towards this. Thanks again. Welcome back!
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$201 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
KenyaWestern ProvinceKakamega
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rondo Retreat Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Rondo Retreat Centre?
Nearby attractions include Kakamega Forest National Reserve (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rondo Retreat Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Rondo Retreat Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Rondo Retreat Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Rondo Retreat Centre have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rondo Retreat Centre offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Rondo Retreat Centre offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.