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Alba Hotel: Inside The Imposing Elegant Hotel Owned By Meru Billionaire Francis Njogu

Situated along Milimani Road in Meru County, Alba Hotel is a luxurious facility rated 4.4 stars after 1419 google reviews. According to financialday.co.ke, the hotel is owned by billionaire Francis Koome Njogu who was the Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Energy. Njogu is said to have pocketed Ksh 1.9 billion after Gulf Energy’s 16.4 Bn sellout to multinational energy company Rubis.

The entrepreneur is also related to Frida Njogu, a medic who is the Regional Director of IDinsight, a firm that works with governments and NGO’s towards providing solutions in agriculture, health, education and other crucial sectors.

Alba Hotel Key Attractions 

Alba Hotel is patronized by business people, local and international tourists. Former President Uhuru Kenyatta was a regular at this hotel during the 2017 campaign period.

It taps greatly from its strategic location that gives their clientele a memorable experience when exploring various attractions. These include: Nyambene Hills, Meru Museum, Meru National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (50 Km away) and Mount Kenya (80 Km away).

Alba Hotel [Photo|Courtesy]
Memorable leisure activities to be engaged on include Lewa marathon, rhino charge, fishing and birding.

Facilities at Alba Hotel 

The hotel offers a wide range of facilities that beginning with 51 guest rooms accommodation. The rooms are categorized and charged differently. On a perfect sunny day, visitors get to create a splash and flex their muscles in the swimming pool.

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Moreover, Alba hotel has two restaurants that serve a wide variety of local and international dishes perfectly prepared to activate the taste buds.

Here, guests can order imported wild salmon fish. The restaurants are stylishly furnished and fitted with crystal chandeliers that generate vibrant hues for a great dinner date and birthday parties. Various party packages offer drinks and cakes at discounted prices.


Other facilities include the health club with modern gym equipment, the business center for meetings and laundry.

Types of Rooms and Charges 

The variety of rooms in this hotel come with cosy queen beds, LED TVs, wifi internet, ensuite bathroom and breakfast. According to their website, the most affordable room at the hotel, the deluxe goes for ksh 10700 a night.

One of the luxurious rooms [Photo|Alba Hotel]
An executive deluxe goes for ksh 14500 while a one bedroom is charged Ksh 20800. For spacious and family friendly accommodations, the two bedroom is charged ksh 31600. It offers a private space with luxurious sofas.

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The most expensive accommodation package is the presidential suite which has 3 rooms, 2 TVs (40′ and 55′) and a jacuzzi big enough for two people. It goes for Ksh 40000.