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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel has seen better days. We understand that it caters to government functions and not tourists. But we used it so that we could quickly get to lake Victoria for birding. Found most of what we hoped for. Rooms were OK but elevator was out of order and we had to climb several flights of stairs on a hot...

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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We've booked Sunset Hotel several times before when visiting Kisumu. Every time we come we find friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere and amazing views over Lake Victoria. After a relaxing drink watching the sun go down amongst the beautiful gardens, we enjoyed an evening dinner from their excellent kitchen. The hotel is a little outside Kisumu in the prestigious Milimani...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Honestly is average hotel who needs renovation but we like it. This hotel is usually on our way and we staying there only 1 night or maximum 2 nights.It was my 4th time to visit this hotel , I really like seating on open bar and having lovely chicken with chips and cold Tusker. Breakfast is very limited , lifting...

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2Thank arcik14
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The hotel needs some work but it is not in the center of the city but close enough that you can walk and I doubt if there is a nicer view of Lake Victoria for under $100 per night. The staff is great and the pub is a decent pub with a nice breeze coming off the lake. So if...

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Thank johnmR5726OU
Port Washington, NY
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I have stayed at the Sunset Hotel three times and am sorry to say it has gotten worse each time. It is sad to see a place with such beautiful features and great potential falling into disrepair. The elevators don't work and yet guests are given rooms on the upper floors (maybe the lower floors are no longer habitable?). The...

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Thank Jeannie F
Germany
Reviewed 4 February 2016

we have been visitors to Sunset for many years. me, from germany and my local girl-friend. sunset has been a good middle-class hotel some time ago. prices increase, services falls. the lift doesnt function. good training to the 5th floor! the breakfast hasnt been changed over the last 5 years and is medium kenyan standard. last year we needed some...

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Thank Marco P
Reviewed 20 October 2015

In town on business, hotel selected for me late in the day by my hosts. The hotel has seen better days, but perhaps better days are ahead. Room and furnishings are worn and tired, but the bed was comfortable, the surroundings quiet, the AC took the edge off the heat and the view of the lake was stunning. Outdoor dining...

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Thank Bill H
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

This hotel was once the jewel of Kisumu. However it has not been maintained and even the lifts have not worked for almost a year. I regularly stay at the hotel though since the rate is good. The rooms are fairly good(although could be updated), spacious and with a balcony on which you get a great view of Lake Victoria....

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Reviewed 26 March 2015

For a first time trip to Kisumu Kenya it was a wonderful experience. The hotel restaurant was pretty good and very good and polite wait and bar staff. It is a fun place at times in the evenings and a quick walk down the road to the impala reserve. They say never go or stay in the same place twice...

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Reviewed 12 March 2015

The hotel is in a good location, with good service and very nice food. All rooms face the lake, and one can relax and watch the beautiful sunset. A silent place that is good for business person who would want to have some extra work done. The rooms are very spacious, with working air conditioning systems. However, the hotel is...

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Address: Impala Lane | Lake Victoria, Kisumu, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nyanza Province > Kisumu
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Sunset Hotel Kisumu
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“get up as high as you can for good views of the Lake”
johnmR5726OU, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“3.floor or above, if the lift is functioning (in the moment is not!)”
C7110ENmarcop, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms come with a balcony overlooking Lake Victoria. No lift, so lower floors are easier to access.”
Y841QKbillh, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for rooms with lake-view.. especially rooms from 3rd floor to 5th Floor. However, be ready to exercise on the stairway.”
markkL1015CV, 12 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Choose rooms facing lake Victoria for fantastic view of the lake,birds and enjoy cool breezes from the lake”
Miller144, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
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