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Kisumu- Kakamega Road Near Ukwala Supermarket, Kisumu 40100 Kenya
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#7 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Kisumu
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Homely and comfortable B&B located in Nyawita estate close to the town centre along Kisumu-Vihiga road. Single and double rooms available- all ensuite with full breakfast and free wi-fi provided. Added services such as lunch & dinner, laundry service, taxi service, provided on request. Close proximity to the airport i.e. a 10 minute drive.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
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Airport transportation
Mosquito net
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Soundproof rooms
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Air conditioning
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Clothes rack
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Lindsay wrote a review Jun 2022
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My stay at the homestay was absolutely lovely. I booked it a bit late and arrived in the wee hours of the morning but the owner was kind enough to pick me up and assist me in finding alternative accommodation as it was booked out. The following day I transferred back to the hotel. The room wasn't entirely as shown on the picture but it was nice and clean. What I loved about the hotel was the location, cost and the excellent service. The attendants were prompt, friendly and attentive to my requests. The view of the lake at breakfast or sunset is absolutely stunning and it's located in a safe neighborhood. An area they could improve is that I didn't like the positioning of my room. It was close to the staff's general office and cleaning area. I found part of my night and morning noisy as many of the staff were in the office or laundry was being done. The homestay could consider having these two rooms situated away from the area where guests sleep. Overall there I believe they give great value for money as I generally enjoyed my stay. The meals were good and the staff were very helpful.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Camper774019 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Service too slow. Not a good experience. Got delayed because of the slow service. Hot showers were not working. Breakfast took forever to prepare. The Attendant could either not understand english or kiswahili or kept forgetting. Not a good place if travelling with children.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Traveler 4JC wrote a review Nov 2019
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Homestay Cottage has two branches. I stayed at Homestay on Kakamega road. Rooms are small but price is ok for that location. I was informed that the Homestay Cottage in town by the Lake has bigger and better rooms, but perhaps will try that next time. The food is decent and affordable. Breakfast is the normal toast, margarine, eggs, sausage- nothing out of the ordinary. Parking is very limited. I did not get an opportunity to use wifi since I had very short stay. Staff are very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Moss wrote a review May 2019
Nairobi, Kenya24 contributions5 helpful votes
NOT pet friendly. Not responsive to electrical problems. LOTS of dodgy "short term" visitors throughout the night. Avoid at all costs. No address it is an alley. No where for pets to pee, tried sending to construction site behind the building, climbing through pipes and scaffolding to arrive upon broken glass and concrete. Does not register on Google, staff sends you a WhatsApp pin and you are led to a spot 3-4 kilometres away. Sleep in your car in a safe place and you will be much better off.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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lakew00d wrote a review Nov 2018
Nairobi, Kenya15 contributions3 helpful votes
Check in staff were pretty quick and efficient. Room was surprisingly clean with fresh towels and soap. Linen was changed on a daily basis. The breakfast was very good with a decent selection . The fish and food is to die for...a must try. Overall great experience our team loved it and will definitely use it again. Keep it up.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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JamesJimmie wrote a review Sep 2018
Nairobi, Kenya21 contributions
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I really loved this place. Workers here are very friendly and quick in response ones you request any kind of an assistance. Rooms are nice fitted with cooling fans and TV. WiFi connection here is very strong and gym is also available.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ochieng K wrote a review Jul 2018
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The food at Home Stay Cottages will knock your socks off, my fiance loved it so much we stayed an extra night and day. Great amenities at the friendliest price I've ever seen - the facility is a bit too small though. Staff are very friendly, courteous and responsive to customer concerns.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose the rooms on the upper floors, they are a bit more spacious
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Christina M wrote a review Jan 2018
68 contributions7 helpful votes
A very small, simple but clean and very friendly hotel run by two brothers. Equipped with excellent wi-fi, hot water and a restaurant that serves authentic and nice food at a reasonable price. Transport service can also be arranged. We had AirPort pickup and drop-off plus a whole day with a skilled driver. The friendly staff that did their outmost to please us and went out of their way to cater for our dietary needs. A place one would like to return to!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Diana Carolina T wrote a review Dec 2017
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We have been at Homestay Cottage one night. It was very nice, we felt at home, the staff took care of us like close friends. The place is very clean...something very important! This will be our hotel for our next visit to Kisumu!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Clean rooms
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Sabina M wrote a review Jul 2017
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The Homestay is definitely value for money with a number of convenient amenities. The cottages are also clean, the food is fresh and tasty and the staff is very hospitable and excellent. Undoubtedly worth a repeat visit.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
$35 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaNyanza ProvinceKisumu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Homestay Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to The Homestay Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Kisumu Impala Sanctuary (3.5 km), Kisumu museum (1.7 km), and Dunga Bay (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Homestay Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Homestay Cottage?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at The Homestay Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Homestay Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Homestay Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nairobi Java House, Acacia, and Mon Ami.
Does The Homestay Cottage have airport transportation?
Yes, The Homestay Cottage offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Homestay Cottage located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kisumu.