Where to stay: Splash Hotel (Lodwar, Kenya – 2009)

A friend of mine which worked in Lodwar the time I visited recommanded this place, and I really liked the choice. Up front you have a reseption and some tables, in the backyard you have all the rooms in two rows with small verandas outside each of them. The rooms are named after the African countries, and all though the rooms cannot be referred to as charming – I really enjoyed this place. Kind of a weird sollution with the bathroom not being an own room (but with “half” walls around) – but it worked fine for me. The owner is a nice guy, and if you feel like escaping the craziness outside (read: the tour guides), you will be able to relax here. Fan cooled rooms and nice prices.

Update: I also visited Splash hotel again in 2010. Same impression: nice place. This time I also found out that you can place the order for your dinner in the morning, and they will prepare whatever you wish!


About the Author Elin

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