Arriving in Kisumu at 8pm, somewhat exhausted from a seemingly short flight from Nairobi, we expected an uneventful reception into Acacia Premier Hotel. However, this was not the case. Our airport pick-up got us directly to the hotel in no time, and almost directly into our rooms, as we had already been checked in by the very helpful staff at the reception. One quick signature, and we were on our way up to freshen up and possibly order a simple dinner at the restaurant.
Both the suites and standard rooms have amazing views of Lake Victoria and even in the night, you can see just how expansive and beautiful the lake is. The five-star standard rooms have everything you would expect to see in any other 5-star international hotel such as Kempinski, and this was very impressive, keeping in mind that the hotel is fully Kenyan owned and operated. You can choose between a standard room [single or double] or a suite which comes with an adjoining sitting room, which is great for private meetings if you are in Kisumu for business. You can also opt for the presidential suite which is pretty much the size of a small apartment and comes with personalised service.
As we got down to the pool restaurant on the 2nd floor that overlooks the lake, we are met by Chef Joshua who was aware of our late arrival and prepared for us a special late dinner that was as enticing as the views in front of us. It was my first time in Kisumu, and in my head I’d always imagined the place would smell like fish [especially when you are near the lake], but to my utter surprise, all I got was fresh calming air!
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