Kericho Tea Hotel , Kericho Hotels ,Kenya
Kericho Tea Hotel is situated in the heart of the tea growing area of Western Kenya, Kericho, along Moi Highway, 266 kilometers from Nairobi. Kericho Tea Hotel is a breath-taking resort that has been described as a “hotel with the air of a country club”. The hotel was built by Brooke Bond (K) Ltd. in 1958. It is a beautiful old-world hotel with 45 well-appointed rooms, several luxury cottages and two luxury suites overlooking majestic world famous tea estates.
Kericho Tea Hotel is situated along Kericho’s Moi Highway and has been modernized to meet international standards. The geography of Kericho District, located on the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, has proven very captivating. Its picturesque scenery has often been described by writers as “seductive and appealing”. This is what has made Kericho a tourist attraction for both local and foreigners. Kericho town itself was established in the 1920s and is centrally located along a busy highway connecting Nyanza and western provinces to Nairobi. The town is a major transit point for passengers and cargo to Uganda.
Kericho Tea Hotel is an ideal stopover and holiday destination for those who want to spend some quiet time in the countryside. Many organizations choose this location for seminars, workshops and other corporate functions where tranquility and beauty are essential ingredients for relaxing the mind. Kericho Tea Hotel has two conference room and a fully-equipped secretarial bureau complete with a cyber cafe.
The cuisine at Kericho Tea Hotel is sure to awaken your taste buds. The mouth-watering delicacies range from local to international dishes. You can also while away the hours with a number of activities such as swimming (there is an Olympic size pool), lawn and table tennis. For the more adventurous, you could take a tour around the tea estates. The hotel’s management can also make arrangements for guests wishing to tour Kericho town.
The name Kericho has a legendary connection to a certain popular and powerful herbalist who lived in the district at the turn of the century. The herbalist’s name is said to have been Kerich, who had his base of operation in the present-day Kericho and Bomet districts. It is in his honor that Kericho town was named.