East Africa presents an impressive range of hotels to suit every taste. These accommodations range from boutique style, 5-star hotels that cater to the more discerning traveler to the more affordable, medium-range family hotels.
Culinary standards are of a universally high standard ranging from an eclectic smorgasbord of local fare to mouth watering buffet lunches, four course dinners under the stars to specialty nouvelle cuisine.
In most hotels the architecture is contemporary; rooms are air-conditioned with color television and room service. Some city hotels are steeped in old colonial history. Those at the coast lean towards Arabic architecture, incorporating attractively-woven coconut palm fronds used to thatch roofs (Makuti) which makes for cool, spacious accommodations on Kenya’s Indian Ocean Coast.