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North Rift lags behind in hospitality with only one four-star hotel

According to the recently-concluded classification of hotels by the Tourism Regulatory Authority, the region has only one hotel rated as a four-star - the Boma Inn owned by the Kenya Red Cross. The hotel is located in Elgon View Estate on the outskirts of Eldoret Town.

By Free Press Correspondentnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comWednesday, 26 Oct 2016 12:31 EAT

Boma inn hotel

Mention the North Rift region any time and what comes to many Kenyans' minds is athletics prowess, Kenya's bread basket and agricultural boom. Not many would imagine that the North Rift region, which comprises of such incredibly rich counties like Uasin Gishu, Nandi and Trans Nzoia among others is lagging behind in hospitality ratings.

That, however, is the case. According to the recently-concluded classification of hotels by the Tourism Regulatory Authority, the region has only one hotel rated as  four-star - the Boma Inn owned by the Kenya Red Cross. The hotel is located in Elgon View Estate on the outskirts of Eldoret Town.

The authority's director general Kipkorir Lagat said that after considering facilities, the quality of services offered and staff competencies, only Boma Inn met the cut for a four-star hotel. The region's other prestigious hotels such as the Noble Conference Centre in Eldoret Town and Kerio View Lodge and Samich Resort which are both in Elgeyo Marakwet County only qualified as three-star. The two-star include Hotel Comfy, Winster, Kenmosa resort, Starbucks, Pearl Tourist Hotel and Poa Place Resort, all  in Eldoret Town.

Mr Lagat tabled the list at a briefing in Eldoret yesterday.

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