“We have a total of 61 room that are no the ground floor from the 19 villa. These villas are surrounded by a beautiful well-kept tropical garden that is overlooking either the ocean or the pool. Each of these room/ villas is equipped with a private living room, minibar, air condition, a safe, a bathroom with a hair dryer at your disposal, bathrobes, towels and complimentary toiletries”. – Kolabeach.com

You might wonder where I am heading with such a conversation. As I was talking on the last post, Kola beach is Malindi Kenya’s Five-Star resort, and as we had learnt each level comes with some facilities that make it such. If you had missed on that article, please click here to catch up.

One-and-Half Stars

The classification of hotels according to stars rises up gradually. The next step is one-and-Half Star. With such an establishment, you will expect additional facilities such as a pool table (billiard games), Internet café or a coffee lounge where people can sit for a conversation. Due to the services offered, you will find such hotels; motels or dormitories have a 24-hours receptionist as well as private bathroom with daily housekeeping services.

Two-Stars Hotel & Resorts

These hotels and resorts offer clean accommodation with at least a 24 hour reception service, daily housekeeping and private bathrooms. There are chances that you might find a T, clothes or shoe rack or even a small closet or wardrobe inside the room. Such establishments do not offer meals with the exception of what is known as a continental breakfast. Most of us tend to call these establishments as Bed & Breakfast (BB)

Two-and-Half Stars

These kinds of hotels are usually upgraded two-star establishments, a little less of a full-service hotels. This is because they tend to lack restaurant or bell staff services. The Continental Breakfast is usually expanded to include hot items in a dedicated room known as a breakfast room. You might find some variation with different regions, mainly North America, Asia and Europe.

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