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River Sands Hotel & Apartment

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Interior detail
Single Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi
Twin Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi
Studio | View from room
Studio | Desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi

Overview of River Sands Hotel & Apartment

River Sands Hotel & Apartment

3.0 star property
3-star Kisumu hotel with restaurant

6.8/10 Good

5 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Restaurant
Accra street, Kisumu
Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting room
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Restaurants
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Room service
  • Self parking
For families
  • BBQ(s)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Private bathroom
  • Self-parking (surcharge)
  • Television

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Kisumu (KIS) - 5 min drive
  • Kakamega (GGM) - 115 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Alleyways - 10 min walk
  • Java United Mall - 3 min drive
  • Java House - 16 min walk
  • Laughing Buddha - 3 min walk
  • Da Vundu Bar - 17 min walk

About this property

River Sands Hotel & Apartment

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at River Sands Hotel & Apartment.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO), SGS (third-party expert - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 60 rooms


  • Check-in time from 9 AM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 12
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 12


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • On-site self-parking (USD 1 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 per vehicle (one way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


  • Self-parking costs USD 1 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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 sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • SGS (third-party expert - Global)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a security system and window guards on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

River Sands & Apartment Kisumu
River Sands Hotel & Apartment Hotel
River Sands Hotel & Apartment Kisumu
River Sands Hotel & Apartment Hotel Kisumu

Frequently asked questions

Does River Sands Hotel & Apartment offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, River Sands Hotel & Apartment 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at River Sands Hotel & Apartment?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at River Sands Hotel & Apartment?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at River Sands Hotel & Apartment?
Yes. Self-parking costs USD 1 per day.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by River Sands Hotel & Apartment?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 10 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at River Sands Hotel & Apartment?
You can check in from 9 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at River Sands Hotel & Apartment and nearby?
River Sands Hotel & Apartment has access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near River Sands Hotel & Apartment?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.
What's the area around River Sands Hotel & Apartment like?
River Sands Hotel & Apartment is a short 11-minute walk from Kisumu Clock Tower and 18 minutes' walk from Kisumu Impala Sanctuary.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Super Cheap, but OK
Given the price expect the property to look a little bit run down, but you can see they are trying. Breakfast was a hard boiled egg, bread, banana, juice, coffee, and a sausage. No ac…but no hotels have it here. Rough area of town. Bed net. Some rooms no fan. Overall…solid for the price.
Stephen, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Friendly service
Riverssands is good bc of great service by paul and Lillian at front desk. The included breakfast is nice, and the location is in downtown industrial area but adjacent to Victoria bakery and an excellent restaurant two doors down (try the african spiced tea).
2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Near all amenities,staff are helpful. I did not get the room I reserved but George gave me a different room which was even better than I expected. I would recommend this hotel for its convenience and value for money. Would stay there again.
5-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Bad condition and bad area
At first the area that the hotel is located in was not the best kisumu has to offer, it's the industrial part and everything is very run down. Even if the staff was helpful the fact that we needed to report that the window in our room lacked glass, the shower didn't work and the toilet didn't flush does not make it okay. These things were fixed as soon as reported but should never even need a notice. The room was clean and the staff help us get a to turist sites but overall i would not recommend someone staying here if you don't want a very cheap place to rest for one night.
3-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Lisa, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review