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Rondo Retreat Centre

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I planned to visit Kakamega from Guangzhou China for three nights but I really wasn't sure how my connections would work out. My emails to Walter, the manager, were helpful and allayed any concerns I had about the making the long journey. Arriving at Rondo...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our sixth visit to the most beautiful Rondo Retreat. Several cottages are availble. Up until now we stayed in Colobus Cottage (2 en suite doubles) , down by the forest. Can be rather chilly other than summer. This visit we stayed further up...More

Thank Janpye
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Rondo Retreat was very peaceful and comfortable. Very clean, greatly organized. A great place to go and hike & birdwatch. I enjoyed it a lot. More gender balance would be appreciated, though. Some women dealing with customer service at the hotel would be important. It...More

Thank Rosa Maria R
Response from Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat CentreResponded January 5, 2018

Hello Rosa, We are very grateful for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. The gender concern is well noted and we shall do our best to implement where possible. We look forward to your visit again. With regards. Walter Okello

Reviewed November 19, 2017

I was only here rather briefly, and didn't stay over. Yet I was deeply touched by the serenity and beauty of this place. It is remarkable to be in the midst of the rain forest, albeit sadly depleted, surrounded by those noble trees. The trees...More

Thank Tim W
Response from Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat CentreResponded November 19, 2017

Dear Tim, The forest is one of its kind in Kenya, and indeed it is a fascinating place, with its plethora of flora and fauna - though as you note, somewhat diminished and definitely needing protection. Still, both the forest and Rondo Retreat are gems...More

Reviewed October 22, 2017

This is a peaceful place. The location is delightful. I love the winding path through the Kakamega Forest, complete with dear little bridges, mossy trees and paths, a small stream and even a little waterfall. The bird life is plentiful and Colobus and Sykes monkeys...More

Thank Glebebears81
Response from Rondo R, Guest Relations Manager at Rondo Retreat CentreResponded October 24, 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to comment on your stay with us. Glad that you have enjoyed your stay and the ambiance of both the forest and Rondo. It is a delightful place indeed. There is so much to enjoy on the walks...More

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US$207 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$207 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from JR M | Reviewed this property |
The Rondo Retreat has excellent nature guides who can show you Kakamega National Park and the immediately adjacent area. I don't know if they provide a show around beyond that, however.
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"Be aware that rooms are in cabines and you may need to share the cabine."
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"I doubt it much difference which cottage you get. The internet only works near the main office."
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"Check the number of members and try to obtain a full cottage to yourself!"
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"Front rooms look onto the veranda's and have lovely large windows. Back rooms quieter and more cosy..."
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