Sovereign Hotel

3.5 star property
Victorian hotel with spa, near Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

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Sovereign Hotel

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1 bedroom, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
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Front of property
Daily buffet breakfast (USD 15 per person)

Overview of Sovereign Hotel

8,4 out of 10 Very good
8,4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Lolwe Drive, off Aput Road, Milimani, Kisumu, 40100
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • Conference center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Garden Area

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Ground Floor

  • 44 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Luxury Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Lake View

  • 50 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 King Beds

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View

  • 44 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View, Ground Floor

  • 44 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 King Beds

Panoramic Double Room, 1 King Bed, Lake View, Executive Level

  • 45 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Executive Level

  • 44 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Victoria - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Kisumu (KIS) - 15 min drive
  • Kakamega (GGM) - 93 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Java United Mall - 4 min drive
  • The Garage Bar And Grill - 2 min drive
  • Royal City - 4 min drive
  • Lake Victoria Fish Point. - 3 min drive
  • Laughing Buddha - 2 min drive

About this property

Sovereign Hotel

Sovereign Hotel is just 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 30 per vehicle return. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, facials, or body scrubs, and international cuisine is served at Maestro Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this Victorian hotel include 2 bars/lounges, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar.


Dutch, English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 35 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM - 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 16
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 2013
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchairs available on site

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


The onsite spa has couples treatment room(s). Services include hot stone massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments.


Maestro Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 15 for adults and USD 15 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per vehicle (return, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Sovereign Hotel Kisumu
Sovereign Kisumu
Sovereign Hotel Hotel
Sovereign Hotel Kisumu
Sovereign Hotel Hotel Kisumu

Frequently asked questions

Does Sovereign Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sovereign Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sovereign Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sovereign Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sovereign Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Sovereign Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sovereign Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 30 per vehicle return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sovereign Hotel?
You can check in from 12:30 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sovereign Hotel and nearby?
Sovereign Hotel has 2 bars, a spa, and an outdoor pool, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sovereign Hotel?
Yes, Maestro Restaurant offers international cuisine.
Does Sovereign Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Sovereign Hotel like?
Sovereign Hotel is a short 8-minute walk from Dunga Bay and 20 minutes' walk from Kisumu Impala Sanctuary.



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10/10 Exceptional

Great place with spectacular views and great accommodating staff
Dexter, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lisa, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Tobias, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great staff, perfect location. Property
Job, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

The building is quite beautiful and has potential but the air conditioning didn’t work and water quality was very poor. We also had locked our room and found it unlocked the day we were checking out but no staff around - made us feel uneasy
Sabina, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Craig, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff is professional, kind and top notch.
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10/10 Exceptional

Chris, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

International standard. Professional staff.
What a nice boutique hotel!! The staff members were truly professional and very well spoken, from the guard who you'd meet coming in to the front office, restaurant and room service. The rooms are very clean, well decorated and cozy (my photos cannot do it justice). I booked the executive room the hopes of a view of lake. You could spot it in the distance from an angle but this will soon be difficult with the building propping up across the way. Breakfast was awesome and the hotel ambience was something else. All staff members were attentive and always at my service if I needed anything. The personalised service provided made my birthday memorable. The room service ladies brought up the surprise cake that my som had ordered and sang in a very pleasant manner. I was very pleased. I got real VIP treatment that reminded me of many a international hotel. I was very appreiative of late check out which meant a lot due ot my evening flight. I got to enjoy the rest of the facilities before taking a taxi to the airport. I'll be back for sure.
Dining area
Lake view
Executive room
Michael, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

While the hotel rooms are spacious and nice the maintenance is poor. There were problems with internet all through the week long stay. There was problems with hot water that took several days to fix. There is mold in the bathroom and bedsheets were torn. The hotel has seen better days. The staff were friendly and helpful but the overall stay was disappointing!
Purba, 5-night business trip
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