Crane Suites Kitale

Hotel Review: Staying At The Crane Suites Kitale

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About Crane Suites

Crane Suites is a boutique hotel located at the centre of Kitale Town on a 4 storey building with a rooftop restaurant and views of Mt. Elgon. The rooms range from suites, studio and double rooms. The hotel offers a basement parking, speciality coffee called Sirwo Coffee and a conferencing facility.

Exterior Views of Crane Suites in Kitale Town

Kitale town is located in between Mount Elgon and Cherengani Hills in fact while you are seated at the rooftop restaurant one of the features you will see is the large expanse area of the Mount Elgon.

Getting To Crane Suites Kitale

The hotel is in the centre of the city and you can arrive either by road or by air. Kitale town has a small airstrip and you can make arrangements with the hotel

Style and Character

In my view, this hotel is very convenient for a business traveller or anyone on transit like us who is headed to the northern frontier. It is conveniently located in the middle of the town. If you have meetings within the town, it would be easy for you to arrive there in town. If you are in transit, it’s a great place to arrive, relax and rest before your trip ahead.

I stayed here as I was on transit to Eliye Springs in  Turkana county which is about 10 hours away by road.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Crane Suites Kitale

Check-in at Cranes Suites is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.


This was the highlight of my stay at Crane suites. The rooms are stylish, cosy and comfortable and have modern interior décor with tasteful furnishings. The rooms also have air conditioning, a seating area. The room I stayed in was a complete living room area, with a television mounted on the wall, a large double bed on the left with toilet and bathroom adjacent to the living room.

Some of the rooms also have a kitchen area. This I found to be a unique feature. All rooms have a coffee machine. My room had a balcony with the city view.

Views of the suite


The hotel has a restaurant located at the rooftop of the building. Dinner and lunch is a la carte serving. I would advise that if you check-in before lunch order your meal and then settle down as the orders take a bit of time before they are ready.

Meals served a la carte- chicken wings and french fries are part of what I selected on the menu

Breakfast is continental and served buffet style. The restaurant opens for guests at 6.30 am

The restaurant

How much does it cost to stay at Crane Suites?

The prices at Cranes Suites may vary depending on your stay, for example, type of stay, is it full board, half board or bed and breakfast, the time of visit, it could be high or low season. See current prices below.

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