By Prudence Minayo
Located in Uasin Gishu county, Eldoret is the fifth most populated town in Kenya. It lies South of Cherangani Hills and has a population of 475,716 people, according to the 2019 census report. The town is often referred to as the home of champions because it houses some of the best athletes in the world. It has a cool climate and can get very cold between the months of May to August.
The town is also home to some of the best hotels, though the hospitality industry is not as developed as that of the capital city, Nairobi or even the Coast. The list contains some of the top hotels in the town, where one can drop for a sumptuous meal or even stay for the night/s.
The hotel is located right at the heart of Eldoret town and is 15 kilometers from Eldoret International Airport. Its close proximity to the central business district makes it an ideal place to stay or have a meal. It has about 105 guest rooms and is convenient for those traveling for either leisure or business. The hotel rooms are tastefully designed and all the amenities you need to feel comfortable.
The hotel offers the following:
- 24/7 reception services and restaurant
- Ample parking space
- Delicious continental and Kenyan dishes
- Fully stocked bar
- Conference room facilities
- Fast internet connection
- Spacious well furnished rooms.
Poa Place Resort
The hotel opened its doors in 2005 and has been a popular hang out for locals and visitors. It offers services and is the perfect place for a family to enjoy. It is an ideal environment for kids and offers a wide variety of activities so kids wont get bored. There is also ample, safe parking space.
The resort also offers state of the art conference rooms and spacious rooms that are well decorated. It also offers luxury cottages ideal for families. The cottages come fully fitted with a flat screen TV, a mini bar, and a private terrace.
The meals offered at the hotel are delicious and they serve a variety of Kenyan and continental dishes.
The hotel is located at the heart of Eldoret town and is in close proximity with the city centre.
The hotel offers a variety of services including:
- Wonderful internet connection
- 24 hour front desk
- On site restaurant
- 24/7 room service
The Noble Hotel and Conference Center
The Noble is located 3 kilometres from Eldoret centre. It is beautifully designed with and has a well manicured garden and a spacious swimming pool.
The hotel has spacious rooms for their clients. The rooms are well decorated with amazing furnishings and all you need to be comfortable. They are equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, and mosquito nets. The rooms include: double, twin and family rooms. Guests can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere as well as the delicious meals the hotel provides.
While stating at the hotel one can enjoy:
- Themed dinners
- Live music performance
- Evening entertainment and nightclub.
The Starbucks Hotel
This is a beautiful and spacious hotel offering a wide range of services. The hotel has 103 rooms which are spacious, beautiful and come with free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs with cable channels, refrigerator and microwaves. It also has conference facilities, a fitness center, restaurant that offers free buffet breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Guests can also enjoy 24-hour room service.
The Boma Inn
The contemporary hotel is owned by the Kenya red cross and is located 13 kilometers from Eldoret International Airport. The hotel has 68 luxury deluxe guest rooms that are artfully decorated. The staff at the hotel are also very friendly and helpful and the food is served in plenty.
Other amenities offered include;
- Fitness center
- Massage at an additional charge
- Spa and wellness center
- Yoga classes
- Swimming pool
- Steam room
- Facial treatments
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi at an additional charge
- Beauty treatments
- Themed dinner nights at an additional charge
The hotel is located right in the business district and is ideal for any guests including those that are just passing through. There is free Wi-Fi, parking space and an on site restaurant not forgetting 24 hour front desk services.
Every room is equipped with a flat screen TV and a private bathroom. Some rooms also come equipped with a sitting area.
The Pearl Hotel
The Pearl is located on the outskirts of Eldoret town. It offers comfortable accommodation as well as conference centers. The hotel has an onsite restaurant that provides a number of delicacies. The rooms provided at the hotel are designed well and come with King size beds plus en-suite bathrooms, TVs, work desks while some have private balconies.
Other amenities offered at the hotel include;
- Bar/lounge with a wide beverage selection
- Free parking
- Fast internet speed
- Executive transportation
- Wheelchair access
It is located at the heart of Eldoret town about 6 miles from Zion mall. The hotel offers an onsite restaurant, ample parking, bar and shared lounge. They also have a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation services and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
The hotel offers spacious accommodation which come with a sitting area, desk and TV with cable channels. Its wonderful playground also makes it ideal for kids.
Eldoret Wagon Hotel
The hotel offers amazing services and spacious accommodation. The restaurant provides a number of delicious meals. The accommodation comes with room service, 24-hour front desk, shared kitchen, great internet connection and currency exchange for foreigners. The accommodation also offers a terrace.
Activities to be enjoyed at the hotel include:
- Billiards at an additional charge
- Movie nights
- Fitness and spa rooms
- Walking tours
- Temporary art galleries at an additional charge
- Themed dinner nights at an additional charge
- Happy hour at an additional charge
- Live music performance.