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Nairobi Road Next to Nakumatt Mega City, Kisumu 40200 Kenya
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Welcome to The Vic Hotel, Kisumu. We are a premier Business Hotel located 10 minutes from the Kisumu's Central Business District, just 15 minutes from the airport. We boast 106 rooms under a variety of categories: Executive Suites Business Suites Deluxe Rooms Superior Rooms Standard Rooms We also have excellent & modern conferencing facilities, where we are able to comfortably host from 25 up to 300 people in 1 of our 4 meeting rooms. We are in the same compound as Kisumu's largest shopping mall, with easy access to shopping & cinemas. We have ample & secure parking space. Your culinary requirements will be well met by our on-site restaurants Mon Ami & Garam Masala, which offer different tastes ranging from local, international & Indian cuisine. Wind down after a hard day's work at da BAR, which features an extensive list of beverages including a wide range of cocktails and whiskes, and music from our in-house deejays! Looking forward to welcoming you on your next trip to Kisumu! UPDATE: Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we request that guests to our hotel remain masked at all times, and make frequent use of the hand-washing and sanitizing facilities on-site. Note that upon checking in, you will be required to provide your travel history for 15 days prior to arrival.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Richard B wrote a review May 2022
Pompano Beach, Florida28 contributions11 helpful votes
We made Kisumu Kenya our hub, while conducting a series of meetings and conferences in Western Kenya. We are very grateful that we found "The Vic" as our temp residence during our stay. The overall review is a great place with many stand-out people, locations, food, and room OUTSTANDING PEOPLE Firsts, starting from the hotel Mang. Mr. R. Mathias, is a great leader which is reflected in his staff and his attention to any issue we may have experienced. He was very proactive in our needs, not an easy thing to do for a hotel in Eastern Africa. Secondly, the young lady named Emily she is part of the housekeeping staff. She is a treasure with a great positive attitude, her attention to the smallest detail in the room was amazing. And if you wanted an additional towel or an extra coffee sachet with a smile she would get it. We had to ask her how long she has worked for the hotel , "over 5 years " I found that amazing that after so many years her disposition was so kind and willing to go the extra mile. Next, Grace from the breakfast hall, also another long time staff member. Every day, even if we were not at her station. She would make sure that we were being treated well. Always, smiling and willing to go the extra mile when we made a special request during breakfast. She is truly a good will Ambassador for the hotel, As we observed her serving others and she sincerely makes every one feel important. Next, Roger he serves at the hotel restaurant that is directly next to the hotel.(You will need to step outside the hotel to access the restaurant. You will walk less than 50 feet) We ate lunch or dinner there and Rodger is the best server in the staff there. He really knew how to anticipate what you needed before you asked for it. His knowledge not only of the items on the menu, but can give you the details on how it's prepared was impressive(especially when you have food allergies). LOCATION The Vic is located in a great part of Kisumu with a less than a 15 drive from airport Away from all the hassel and brussel of a busy city. But, not that far that from access to a neighboring mall known as "Mega City". You can walk there from hotel it is situated with the hotel's property. A 2 minute walk you are there, has 2 super market's, several pharmacies and medical clinic. We felt safe at all times. FOOD breakfast, lunch, dinner they are able to satisfy a variety of taste. And if you don't see it on the menu just ask, within reason they will try to accommodate. We tried several dishes at the restaurant and found it all good. My personal favorites, cheeseburger, chicken pizza, roasted chicken. ROOM When you are in their website and read the descriptions and see the pictures. You can rest assured that the descriptions and images are correct and currentl. In the time were the main heights for us was the bed was great and plenty of hot water with strong water pressure for shower. If you are planning a trip to Western Kenya and will be in the city of Kisumu for a day or more . Make a reservation or if you want to look for s good place to eat make your way there
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Aziz K wrote a review Mar 2022
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The hotel was very comfortable. Loved the air conditioning. The hotel also has a very nice restaurant. The staff are all very friendly and provide excellent service. For me the thing that takes the cake is the WiFi. Excellent WiFi in the rooms and even in the restaurant. For me good WiFi is really important so that makes this hotel really worth the stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Lilian Ndunge Nzioki wrote a review Feb 2022
Nairobi, Kenya14 contributions
The hotel is strategically situated with the mega city mall in Kisumu. This makes it very convenient to access the airport and Kisumu town. I had a one night stay in the Vic Hotel and the place was very quiet and serene. The room was clean, well lit and up to standard. However, the TV in my room was not functioning, the AC sound was too loud. The hotel spaces appeared too squeezed especially the restaurant space where we had our breakfast. To add on this, the breakfast menu had very limited options. They could do better. Finally, we got a good Kisumu based driver who helped us navigate through Kisumu and I highly recommend him. Mr. Nemwel Omwamba reach him on +254735364418.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled
Life D wrote a review Apr 2021
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If you are in Kisumu then The Vic Hotel is the place to stay! They are the defination of hospitality! Absolutely amazing staff and management, immaculately clean, pleasant and safe atmosphere with amazing food! Grace at the dining will feed you like a Mama Bear :) and she will liase with the chef for Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly meals with the option of Onion and Garlic free. With three in house restaurants Mon Amie, Garam Masala and The Club, you cannot run out of options! Equipped with a pool, gym, banquet and conference halls its a great place to hold events too. The super friendly staff at the reception will cater to all your needs! So Karibu Kenya! Karibu Kisumu and most definately Karibu to The Vic! Very satisfied traveller :) Deepa P.S. I stayed at the Executive Suite which is Luxury defined, super spacious and very tastefully decorated with a living room, guest bathroom, Mini bar, Master en-suite Bedroom complete with a jacuzi, and a walk in dressing area! What more can you ask for at such an affordable price! Not to mention the amazing housekeeping service that come with all the rooms.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
Tessa N wrote a review Feb 2021
Nairobi Region, Kenya8 contributions
I visited The Vic hotel over valentine weekend and had the most relaxing stay, I traveled with 2 children and the hotel management and staff made it feel like a breeze,the children enjoyed the swimming pool, staff ensured comfortable accommodation,extremely clean, basically everything you need in a hotel room,toiletries, blowdryer, fridge etc and the food was exquisite at the restaurant. I would definitely recommend to anyone, its also very close to the airport and the Mall right next to the hotel makes life easy in case you forget anything or would like to do a bit of shopping.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled
Great Horizon Trails wrote a review Sep 2020
Nairobi, Kenya68 contributions18 helpful votes
Centrally situated and located within Kisumu City. A few minutes walk from Kisumu Museum, nice accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy your stay in this Lake City with a home feeling away from home...The Vic will give you a memorable Travel/ safari experience, one like no other.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Pauline O wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
Mega Mall has everything you need to have a nice time there. Supermarket, club, restaurant, etc. It is in the middle of the city which means commuting to different places very easy and convenient. It is also close to the airport.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: excellent location, quiet and clean
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Response from Nirmal Darbar, Owner at The Vic Hotel Kisumu
Responded 2 Apr 2020
Dear Guest, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our Valentine's offer! Thank you for taking the time to review and recommend us on TripAdvisor. We hope you will be back to visit us again soon. In the meantime... stay safe! Kind regards, The Vic Hotel.
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Emmah Nehm wrote a review Oct 2019
Nairobi, Kenya17 contributions2 helpful votes
I have visited the Vic severaly and on every occasion i meet the best services, its like the gods favor me all the time. Their Pepper steak is amazing and kuku choma, their milkshake, salad white forest my gosh, to top it all up their deluxe rooms are amazing, beautiful shower compartment, blow dryer, water heating kettle for those who love tea and coffee my lawd. Class lives in here in case one wants to enjoy with his or her family a swimmin g pool awaits to cool you off. Their band is awesssoooommmeeeee
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from thevichotelkisumu, General Manager at The Vic Hotel Kisumu
Responded 15 Nov 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing THE VIC HOTEL and sharing your delightful experiences on TripAdvisor. We are glad you were pleased with our service, we appreciate your generous comments. Your feedback has been shared with all Associates, we are grateful for your kindness. We look forward to host you more frequently. Thanks and regards, Rudolph Mathias (Manager)
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Dinesh S wrote a review Oct 2019
Nakuru, Kenya28 contributions7 helpful votes
A really good hotel on the outskirts of Kisumu. The staff are very professional, and I was really pleased with the receptionist. Being a regular they accorded me a free upgrade as well. The rooms are very clean with Wifi available through out the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Rooms on the 2nd/3rd floor are bigger but expensive
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Response from thevichotelkisumu, General Manager at The Vic Hotel Kisumu
Responded 15 Nov 2019
Dear Mr. Dinesh, Thank you for reviewing THE VIC HOTEL and sharing your pleasant experiences on TripAdvisor. We are doubly grateful to you for being our frequent guest and also recommending our services to other travelers. We look forward to welcome you more often. Thanks and regards, Rudolph Mathias
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JK Mugwe wrote a review Sep 2019
Ruaka, Kenya19 contributions1 helpful vote
I had the pleasure of spending one night at the Vic Hotel in kisumu city over the weekend and was very happy with the staff. The rooms were very clean with all the amenities that I required. we were a big group of about 25 and had a party there. The food was sumptuous and the waiters were very helpful. I would like to Mention Moses and Patel for making sure everything was going great from the moment checked in until we left. There is also a swimming pool and a gym but I did not have the time to use them. I will have to come back again when I have more time. Asante sana for the good hospitality!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from thevichotelkisumu, General Manager at The Vic Hotel Kisumu
Responded 28 Sep 2019
Dear Mr. Mugwe, Thank you for taking time to review The Vic Hotel on tripadvisor, we are grateful for your kind and generous appreciation of our Staff and Service. It is such kindness and willingness to share experiences that encourages Service Associates raise the bar of enthusiasm and excellence. We are glad that you had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed your stay, with immense pleasure I will share your uplifting message with all the staff members, this will inspire them to constantly improve their guest service skills. Thank you once again, we look forward to welcome you again and again. Best regards, Rudolph Mathias (Hotel Manager)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Vic Hotel Kisumu
Which popular attractions are close to The Vic Hotel Kisumu?
Nearby attractions include Kisumu Impala Sanctuary (3.0 km), Kisumu museum (0.9 km), and Dunga Bay (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Vic Hotel Kisumu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Vic Hotel Kisumu?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Vic Hotel Kisumu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Vic Hotel Kisumu?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Vic Hotel Kisumu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nairobi Java House, Acacia, and Mon Ami.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Vic Hotel Kisumu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Vic Hotel Kisumu have airport transportation?
Yes, The Vic Hotel Kisumu offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Vic Hotel Kisumu?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Vic Hotel Kisumu?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.