10 Most Booked Hotels In Kisumu

Written by See Africa Today

Kisumu city in Nyanza is the third-largest city in Kenya after Nairobi and Mombasa. It steals the show by playing host to the native home of Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o.

Lupita’s father, Prof Anyang Nyong’o is the second governor of Kisumu County that falls in the Nyanza region. This region is largely dominated by the Luos, the inhabitants of the lakeside and Nyanza region.

Lake Victoria is the icing of the cake for Kisumu. The freshwater lake brings the city and its environs to life.

Unknown to many, Kisumu is a great place for a vacation. The Madaraka Day celebrations are going down in the county led by President Uhuru Kenyatta. This presents an opportunity to sample the goodness of Kisumu accommodation facilities.

Where to stay

Across the width and breadth of Kisumu, there are elegant restaurants, hotels and lodges. The inhabitants of the region are known for their fine taste in life. This explains why there are stylish establishments to host visitors.

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Acacia Premier Hotel Kisumu


Acacia Premier Hotel Kisumu. [Photo:]

Acacia Hotel is a gem in Kisumu. Overlooking the pristine waters of Lake Victoria, the hotel brings about the “Kisumu vibe” that is all about luxury. Acacia is nestled between the Kenya Wildlife Impala Park and Lwang’ni Beach.

Style and elegance sum up the decors and outlook of the hotel. There is an outdoor pool, fast internet, free parking, a spa and excellent cuisines to choose from.

Sovereign Hotel

Sovereign Hotel

Sovereign Hotel. [Photo: TripAdvisor]

Within Kisumu central business district, Sovereign Hotel stands tall. It is a few minutes away from the Kenya Wildlife Park. From the terrace or the pool area, the views of Lake Victoria are stunning. Sovereign Hotel rooms are air-conditioned, have free Wi-Fi, a balcony and a fully equipped kitchen.

Wiggot Gardens

Wiggot Garden off Kisumu-Kakamega highway is home away from home. On an average budget, one can enjoy the greatness of Kisumu while at Wigot Gardens. The rooms are spacious, air-conditioned and comfortable. Wigot’s highlight is the meals. Full English and Irish meals make your fill daily. Further, there is a dedicated barbeque area for a full African feel.

Imperial Hotel Express

A few metres away from the iconic West End Mall, Imperial Hotel Express oozes a strong aura of luxury. The establishment is near the Kisumu Museum and a short distance away from Kibuye and Kiboswa Market. Takeaway of Imperial Hotel Express is its continental breakfast and cuisine.

The Vic Hotel

Named after Lake Victoria; The Vic Hotel is a masterpiece of finesse. The Vic Hotel is a kilometre away from Kisumu Museum. It features a sizzling restaurant with a bar and a lush garden. Views from the room are incredibly amazing.

Vittoria Suites

Vittoria Suites is located within Kisumu CBD. Modern décor welcomes you to Vittoria Suites. Every suite features a kitchenette, a desk, cable TV, air conditioning with sumptuous breakfast.

Balmoral Beach Hotel Kisumu

They say this is the place where one meets celebrity status and world-class services. Balmoral Beach Hotel in Kisumu gives the best accommodation and services in the outskirts of the CBD. Balmoral rooms are well decorated and have a shared kitchen with an oven, fridge, an electric kettle and a microwave. A hot tub easies your day.

Milimani Beach Resort

Situated off the posh Milimani neighbourhood of Kisumu, Milimanio Beach Resort is an incredible place. Features include a restaurant, spacious rooms, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, and a continental breakfast.

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The Clarice House

For a quiet time in the city, The Clarice House is the place to be. The Garden and terrace areas of The Clarice House are fascinating. Besides, there is a restaurant, a bar and guest rooms are available.

Best Western Kisumu Hotel

Best Western Kisumu Hotel’s ambience is something that people love. Those who have been there keep going back. The barbeque corner of the hotel is great coupled with the cycling zone.

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See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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