Acacia Premier Hotel
Acacia is a friendly and polished business hotel in central Kisumu. With its outdoor terrace pool bar and restaurant overlooking Lake Victoria, tastefully-furnished rooms with all mod-cons and impeccable service, it sets a high bar for business hotels in Kenya’s western capital.
Starts from $152 for a single room; $162 for a double.
Style & Character
This is a modern, business establishment that serves a largely business, diplomatic and NGO clientele who visit Kisumu and its environs.
Located in a quiet and safe area of Kisumu, Acacia has a shopping mall on one side, and a residential area on the other. It has partial views of Lake Victoria from the terrace and lake-facing rooms.
Service & Facilities
The hotel’s attention to service is one of the high points of this hotel. Guests are welcomed with warm towels and cold drinks, and staff go out of their way to be friendly and courteous. Maintenance, when called to check up on a small problem, arrived promptly.
- Outdoor terrace pool
- Baby pool
- Coffee-making facilities in room
- Several restaurants, including terrace dining
Beds are quite comfortable, and are generously endowed with pillows. Rooms are tastefully done in monochrome colours, with the bathrooms artfully designed to make the maximum use of a fairly small space.
Food & Drink
The food is really good, and served up in the lake-facing, poolside restaurant. The menu includes a good selection of Indian food, such as Tandoori chicken and naan wraps, as well as a Kenyan and international menu. There is a coffee lounge off the main lobby.
Excellent terrace restaurant. So often food is mediocre in similar hotels, but Acacia puts considerable thought and effort into producing meals that actually whet your appetite.
Value for money?
For a Kisumu hotel, it can seem quite expensive, particularly if travelling alone. But quality comes at a price, and you pay for reliable service and very good facilities.
The main activity geared to children is a baby pool on the main terrace.
Reviewed April 2018 by Catrina Stewart