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Daraja-Mbili, Kisumu 40100 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 23/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 72 in Kisumu
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Darts
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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Daraja-Mbili, Kisumu 40100 Kenya
Getting there
Kisumu Airport9 kmSee all flights
Eldoret Airport79 kmSee all flights
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Charles K wrote a review 18 Jun
Karen, Kenya4 contributions
Have stayed here for 5days occupying room 201,the staff of this hotel are wonderful! Especially VICTOR,RANDA,ROBAI AND RODGERS, KATHLEEN and the chef who made our breakfast last day was awesome! Can't forget the supervisor Tony and the Receptionist of the second day of our convening! God bless these wonderful souls! Will really miss CIALA hotel! The management are awesome, there meals are exotic very fresh,there conferences are like wow! Norah who took care of our conference facility from 12th _16th were very welcoming! From gate to the room ,you're recieved like a queen or a king! GOD BLESS CIALA! THIS IS A PLACE TO BE
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Charles, Greetings from Ciala Resort Kisumu! Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Ciala Resort Kisumu and for taking the time to leave us this positive rating. We appreciate the kind words on our resort. Our staff are our greatest assets and we are happy that they were able to provide the excellent service that we strive for. Be sure that your compliments will reach them all. It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to hosting you more in the near future. Until then, stay safe. Warm regards, Ciala Resort Team
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Bigmachini wrote a review May 2022
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My wife enjoyed the whole experience, the service was good, the room was up to standard. The cake was has gotten me into a pickle though. I now have to be getting the rest of the cakes from here, that's how much she enjoyed it. She also did say the classic 90 min massage was awesome. Thank you for giving her the experience she wanted.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Bigmachini, Greetings from Ciala Resort Kisumu! Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Ciala Resort Kisumu and for taking the time to leave us this perfect rating. We appreciate the kind words and our masseuse and pastry chefs will be pleased to know that they were able to enhance your experience with us. It was our pleasure to host you and your beautiful wife and we look forward to celebrating more cherished moments with you. Until then, stay safe. Warm regards, Ciala Resort Team
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Elias Gitau wrote a review May 2022
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1. The organizing staff member Mike Sinyo was detailed and organized the entire stay and excursions diligently and perfectly 2. The hotel room was well prepared for our occasion...the hotel went all out 3. The entire staff the hotel are friendly and well trained 4. The ambiance of the entire hotel is beautiful
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Akida Elvis, Guest Services / Front Office at Ciala Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Elias, Greetings from Ciala Resort Kisumu! Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Ciala Resort Kisumu and for taking the time to leave us this positive rating. We appreciate the kind words and our associate Mike Sinyo will be pleased to know that he left a positive mark on you. It was our pleasure to host you and your beautiful wife for your anniversary and we look forward to celebrating more memories with you. Until then, stay safe. Warm regards, Ciala Resort Team
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Shan1 wrote a review Apr 2022
Santorini, Greece10 contributions1 helpful vote
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I booked this wonderful hotel for my daughters weekend gateway and am happy from her testimonial. Breakfast with variety of food ,lunch portions available for kids too like fries with sausages then dinner menu full of variety. Being in kisumu I wanted her to try fish 🐟 ugali which is our staple food. Pool area very clean 👌 and safe for our kids I noticed floaters . Horse riding and a large variety of kids games . I would book the hotel again for my family. Erokamano.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Akida Elvis, Guest Services / Front Office at Ciala Resort
Responded 26 Apr 2022
Dear Winnie, Greetings from Ciala Resort Kisumu! Thank you for choosing us as the preferred destination for lovely family. Your daughter is a gem and it was our pleasure to have them around with your sister. We appreciate the kind words on our resort amenities. We strive to provide all round entertainment to ensure our guests are always active even for long stays. We are happy that our efforts resonated with you as we continue to evolve and provide more standout experiences now including, fishing, horse riding, hiking, tours and excursions....plus more. We look forward to hosting you and your loved ones in the near future! Warm regards, Ciala Resort Team
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Stevey wrote a review Apr 2022
Doha, Qatar8 contributions
I came with my family for lunch and Phlevian was amazing. Her kindness, proactiveness & positive attitude is unmatched! She’s a real star at Ciala resort. My grandfather really loved the fish and the ambience. I’ll definitely come back another time!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Akida Elvis, Guest Services / Front Office at Ciala Resort
Responded 26 Apr 2022
Dear Stevey, Greetings from Ciala Resort Kisumu! Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to share your thoughts with the TripAdvisor community. We are elated to learn of the exemplary service offered t you by Phlevian, service excellence is what we strive for and we are happy she was an excellent ambassador for the property. Be assured that your comments will be shared with her and the whole team to motivate us. We are happy that we were able to provide a happy place for your family, especially your Grandpa, we look forward to hosting more happy memories for you. Warm regards, Ciala Resort Team
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cindy d wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
The service here was just fantastic: whatever we needed was brought to us right away. The environment, so serene- what a way to relax and enjoy. Everything was great, staff were very helpful and we were extremely happy with everything. I would definitely recommend Ciala Resort. 👍👍👍
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Akida Elvis, Guest Services / Front Office at Ciala Resort
Responded 24 Mar 2022
Dear Cindy, Thank you for choosing Ciala Resort Kisumu and for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. Its comments like yours that inspire us to deliver more exemplary experiences to our guests. Your recommendation to other travellers is much appreciated, we love it when our guests leave as part of the Ciala Resort family. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, Ciala Resort Team
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Alvin K wrote a review Dec 2021
20 contributions3 helpful votes
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Despite traveling to Kisumu quite often, since it’s my upcountry home area, I had never discovered this gem that appears to be this area’s best kept secret. Once nestled in your room, you’ll easily forget that you are in Kisumu. I promise you. For those who’ve been to any Naivasha Resort/Lodge, it’s got that Naivasha-ish vibe. I got upgraded to the Superior Deluxe room which was quite spacious and has an outdoor bathroom, which I used. The water pressure was great! Special thanks to the staff who made my stay exciting. Shout outs to Rhoda and Diana at the Front Desk; Pauline and Julie at Guest Relations; Amina at the Breakfast Restaurant; George at the Tulip Bar; Anthony at the Pool Bar; Antonine of Tulip Bar and breakfast restaurant; head chef Nelson and chef Constance for their fish recommendation and Elvis of Digital Marketing, who we had incredible conversations with. I also got to catch my live fish before they cooked it. It was such an amazing Great job guys!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 20 Feb 2022
Dear Alvin, Greeting from the land of rolling hills! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. Guest experience is of utmost importance to us and we are happy to learn that our associates met and exceeded your expectations. It is feedback like yours that motivates us to deliver more exemplary services to our guests. Be rest assured that your comments have been communicated to all the mentioned staff. We also appreciate your kind words on our resorts amenities. We strive to deliver a holistic experience to our guests and we are elated that this resonated with you. You will be pleased to know that we have adopted the recommendations given to us. We now have guests comments cards with QR codes to assist our guests leave us comments. We look forward to hosting you again soon for more vibrant conversations. Regards, Ciala Resort Team
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Jacktone O wrote a review Dec 2021
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A gem out of the hustle and bustle of the lakeside city with very hospitable staff and great food. The ambience and service offered is top class. I would definitely recommend it to anyone as one of the must go to places to kisumu.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Akida Elvis, Guest Services / Front Office at Ciala Resort
Responded 29 Dec 2021
Dear Jacktone, Thank you for choosing Ciala Resort Kisumu as your preferred holiday destination. Guest satisfaction is of utmost importance and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback on your recent stay. It was an honor for us to host you and we appreciate the positive rating. We are happy that you were able to enjoy the peace and tranquility with our expansive gardens and amazing views of the Maragoli Hills. Your comments on our staff will also go a long way towards motivating our team to deliver more exemplary experiences to our guests. We look forward to hosting you in the near future. Warmest regards, Ciala Resort Team
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Danson m wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
My first time in this side of the country..,awesome place and fantastic environment and fresh food..Chef keep it up. Clean rooms and spacious. Many channels for the kids to choose from. Pool pavilion and bar ambiance ..best for evening drinks. Wonderful staff and top customer service.. to mention a few .. Pauline ,Diana,Victor,and the GM who kept on checking on us 👍👍 Serene and green well kept grounds makes u want to stay longer Will be back sooner. Danson N.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 29 Nov 2021
Dear Danson, Greetings from Ciala Resort Kisumu! Thank you very much for the time you spent to write such a detailed and heartwarming feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay! Our passion for service starts from the warm welcome at the arrival until the last moment our guests depart our hillside sanctuary. It is pleasing and motivating to see that our efforts are recognized and appreciated by our guests. You may rest assured that your positive feedback will be shared with the team to inspire us further to keep striving for perfection. We make the greatest efforts to ensure each day is unique and interesting. The myriad of fun activities are carefully designed for all ages: adults, teenagers and children. We are delighted to see that we could meet your satisfaction! The entire Ciala family will be looking forward to welcome you back again and for much longer this time. It is our pleasure to assist upon any of your needs. Warmest regards, Ciala Resort Team
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BETT K wrote a review Nov 2021
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It is a nice place conducive and good. All staff are very organised , food is good and very heathy , also the waiters and service people are very good and always happy to serve and provide what you need as a client.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 29 Nov 2021
Dear Mr. Bett, Greetings from Ciala Resort Kisumu! Thank you very much for the time you spent to write such a detailed and heartwarming feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay! Our passion for service starts from the warm welcome at the arrival until the last moment our guests depart our hillside sanctuary. It is pleasing and motivating to see that our efforts are recognized and appreciated by our guests. You may rest assured that your positive feedback will be shared with the team to inspire us further to keep striving for perfection. We are delighted to see that we could meet your satisfaction! The entire Ciala family will be looking forward to welcome you back again and for much longer this time. It is our pleasure to assist upon any of your needs. Warmest regards, Ciala Resort Team
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaNyanza ProvinceKisumu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ciala Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Ciala Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ciala Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ciala Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ciala Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ciala Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Ciala Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ciala Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ciala Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Ciala Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ciala Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ciala Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ciala Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Is Ciala Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.