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Lolwe Drive, off Aput Road, opp. Nyanza Club, Milimani, Kisumu 40100 Kenya
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#4 of 60 hotels in Kisumu
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Overview Sovereign Hotel is an upmarket boutique hotel, offering unprecedented service and luxury on the lake shores of Kisumu. It is located in the leafy and peacefully Milimani area, only a stone's throw away from the centre to town. By providing great service, serving exciting culinary delights and offering wellness and fitness choices, our guests are treated to a complete hospitality experience. Accommodation We have 35 luxury suites. We offer single, twin and executive luxury suites. All suites are elegantly decorated and equipped with all modern amenities such as DSTV flat screen TV, AC and minibar. The suites come with high speed Wi-Fi and Satellite TV. Each suite has a floor area of at least 44 sq. and includes a lounge, an office space and a small balcony. The bathrooms are very clean and are fitted with rain showers and vanity mirrors amongst other amenities. Gastronomy The dining experience is top-priority at Sovereign Hotel. Maestro, our restaurant at the Sovereign Hotel, serves up an eclectic menu, encompassing several world class cuisines like French, Italian and Indian. We also have a Japanese cuisine where our guests can choose between teppanyaki, cooked live on the hot plate, and freshly prepared sushi. Our extensive wine list offers wine to complement every meal. The Legends Bar & Lounge is an atmospheric cocktail bar, with a jazz-age feel. A wide variety of cocktails, wines and spirits is on offer here. Kick back and relax while allowing the lake breeze and the lake view to soothe your senses. Café Caprice serves quality coffees and teas as well as delicious pastries and breads, freshly baked in our in-house bakery. Wellness & Health Chill and relax while lounging on the sunbeds, or at the covered terrace overlooking the pool and garden. The health club consists of a 12 meter long swimming pool and a mini spa; consisting of a steam room and a beauty and massage room. Time spent here is a sure recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation. Events & Conferencing Our conference and banqueting facilities can host a variety of events equipped with state of the art facilities. Both indoor and outdoor venues are available, for up to 150 people. The gardens and the swimming pool are perfect for informal joyous occasions. For meetings, our executive Chambers boardroom is perfectly suited. Conferences, weddings and formal events can be accommodated in the Hibiscus Hall, seating 150 people. Our specialized events team is on hand to help you organize your event. We welcome you to come and experience what Sovereign Hotel has to offer! Apartments The apartments are tastefully furnished, with attention to details, modern colors, designer lighting and high quality accessories. Located in Milimani, perfect for those looking for a functional and high standard accommodation. They are stylish one bedroom apartments and are approximately 45m2 and can comfortably accommodate up to 2 people. The rooms are located 200 meters from Sovereign Hotel. The house they are built in has a beautiful rooftop terrace for scenic views and incredible sunsets of which guests will have access to. The house is hi-tech, including a state of the art lighting system and high speed WI-FI internet. The design is characterized by the English aristocracy with rigorous use of materials, such as mahogany wood in contrast with the light elements used on the walls. The fully furnished apartments come equipped will all the necessary amenities. From king size bed with en-suite bathroom, LED flat screen TV, a dining area with table and chairs, fully equipped kitchen complete with cutlery and crockery and the living room with comfortable lounging sofas and chairs. There is access to a common lounge and veranda facing the lake with a long garden. All utility bills, security, cleaning services and laundry services (bed linen but not personal laundry) are part of the incredible offer! Included is also access to Sovereign Hotel to enjoy free swimming and the option of being able to enroll in a membership program which gives you discounts on accommodation and F&B. The strategic position will allow you to easily walk to all major points of tourist and business interest.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Happy hour
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Snack bar
Special diet menus
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Squash offsite
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Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
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Banquet room
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Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Private balcony
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
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English, French, Dutch, Polish and 1 more
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Faith wrote a review Feb 2021
Located in a serene environment perfect for jogs or walk, close to the mall and other restaurants, this was one of my best stays in Kisumu. Elizabeth at the front desk is really lovely and helpful while Rosy is just a sweet soul out to make sure your stay is memorable. Their swimming pool is very clean and good size perfect for families too.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: best Lake views and breakfast buffet
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Response from Elizabeth Odhiambo, Guest Services / Front Office at Sovereign Hotel
Responded Mar 18, 2021
Hello Faith We thank you for having stayed with us and are delighted you had a lovely time with us. Looking forward to your next visit!
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Trinity100 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dodge Co., Wisconsin
Hotel's Favorite
We scrambled to find a new hotel for our party of 7 needing three rooms for three nights after our original hotel in Kisumu canceled on us. WOW — were we glad to take a fellow traveler’s advice and book at the Sovereign. The most lovely and helpful staff in every part of the hotel. The rooms are richly appointed with extra sitting areas and all the amenities you need. We had a garden view and others had a pool view—all were very nice. The breakfast buffet offered a large assortment of hot and cold items as well as eggs/omelets prepared as you like. There’s coffee service in your room, too. Dinner was very good each night as well. When we had an early departure for a long drive into Uganda, the staff packed up breakfast and gave us a case of water to take on our journey. I couldn’t have been more pleased that our stay in Kisimu included the Soverign hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor at the front of the hotel have a view of Lake Victoria.
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Response from Safari08402075891, Guest Relations Manager at Sovereign Hotel
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Hi Trinity, Sovereign always strives to make each guest experience as pleasant and most memorable as ever. It was our pleasure to have accommodated and served you during your stay in Kisumu. We are delighted that you enjoyed all the services we offer and for spending time with us, we now know Sovereign will be your home away from home whenever you come to Kisumu. Thank you very much for the lovely reviews, we are very much looking forward to your next visit!
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Valentine Andeyo wrote a review Jan 2021
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Stayed at the hotel for the second time. I must complement their take away breakfast, we had early check out and were to leave with packed breakfast. It was the best, well balanced and good portions (a fresh apple and orange included). We were not lucky to find a Lake facing room, however, the garden facing one offered a good view as well. The room was spacious enough with adequate amenities. The staff too were helpful. However, there are limited TV channels and those available are not clear. We raised our concern to the staff early in the day and they assured us that it would be fixed as we wanted to watch a match late at night. Unfortunately this wasn't done and we couldn't leave the hotel at night bearing in mind that there was curfew. Otherwise, it is a good gateway within the city offering quite a relaxing experience. I would recommend and definitely will come again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Janet S wrote a review Dec 2020
Sovereign hotel is truly a home away from home, located in a serene setting. The staff are very friendly and helpful and generally great service. The rooms are spacious, perfect for family. We will definitely be back again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
crystal s wrote a review Dec 2020
Really great hotel...just hopefully you don't have to deal with Jack the manager whose attitude and tone shouldn't be anywhere near clients. Everyone else was great and the hotel was lovely. Unfortunate that our last encounter was with Jack who ruined a great experience.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
$111 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaNyanza ProvinceKisumu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sovereign Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sovereign Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kisumu Impala Sanctuary (0.3 miles), Dunga Bay (0.6 miles), and The West End Shopping Mall, Kisumu (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sovereign Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sovereign Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sovereign Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sovereign Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sovereign Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Laughing Buddha Lounge & Café, Nairobi Java House, and Acacia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sovereign Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Sovereign Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sovereign Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sovereign Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sovereign Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sovereign Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Polish, Dutch, and Swahili.