How to choose a Hotel? I have been enjoying my travels in East Africa immensely, the price of Hotel rooms in East Africa are about half the price of West Africa, is easy to have great accommodations for less than 10 dollars per day.
Competition, there is maybe double or triple the number of Hotels in Kenya or Ethiopia than in Ghana and Togo, I believe competition make the price of rooms cheaper.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Siaya is the closest city to Kogelo, the Homestead of Barack Obama.
These are chairs arranged for comfort, this is truly a nice place to sit under the shade and have a drink in true African style.
I entered the Farmers Lodge in Kilgoris, Kenya, a very nice establishment with a good restaurant and parking, a perfect place for the Non Governmental Organizations to spend my tax money drinking beer given to them by US Aid. However it is truly a Hotel by the locals for the locals, this is not a tourist Hotel.
I am never in a hurry when choosing a Hotel room; I often sit in chairs like this and have a soft drink before I choose a room.
I advise you to walk around the Hotel, count the number of chairs; try to learn the footprint of the Hotel. This Hotel has about 20 rooms and could sleep about 40 people comfortable, however the number of chairs available in the restaurant and bar would easily seat between 120 and 200 people.
Ooops… what is up with that? I am in a Party Hotel.
There are Hotels that have the benefit of a Bar, and there are Bars that have the benefit of a Hotel.
I found 2-5 rooms in this Hotel situated far enough from the party to be quiet and enjoyable for living
When choosing a Hotel, count the number or chairs, this will help you to choose the best room in the Hotel.