#Kabeberi7s: Where to stay in Meru

The 31st edition of George Mwangi Kabeberi Sevens and the second leg of Stanbic Sevens Circuit kicks off this weekend at Kinoru Stadium in Meru.

Stanbic Mwamba, who are the tournament hosts, have partnered as well as identified accommodation venues for teams, officials as well as fans. Here are the recommended hotels for those visiting Meru this weekend.

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  1. Nkubu Heritage Hotel, official hospitality partner.

Nkubu Heritage Hotel provides rooms in Meru. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The hotel features garden views and a children’s playground.

All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Nkubu Heritage Hotel offers certain rooms that have pool views, and rooms come with a private bathroom and a desk. Guest rooms feature a wardrobe.

A continental breakfast is available daily at the property. Guests can grab a bite to eat in the on-site restaurant, which serves a variety of Pizza and African dishes and also offers vegetarian options.

The accommodations offers a terrace.

Nkubu Heritage Hotel offers a business center for guest use.

Meru is 11 mi from the hotel. The nearest airport is Samburu Airport, 19 mi from the property.

Book here: Heritage Hotel booking.

Hotel Ezri

2. Hotel Ezri

Situated in Meru, 1.4 km from Uchumi Supermarket, The Hotel Ezri features a shared lounge and views of the mountain. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is located 100 m from Nakumatt Meru (supermarket).

At the hotel, the rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All rooms have a wardrobe.

Guests at The Hotel Ezri can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.

The nearest airport is Samburu Airport, 14 km from the accommodation.

Book here: Hotel Ezri booking.

Alba Hotel

3. The Alba Hotel

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and restaurant, Alba Hotel Meru located in the quiet Milimani suburb. It also offers a business centre, conferencing facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout.

The rooms and suites all come with contemporary décor, satellite TV, and a minibar. Each en suite bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can enjoy international cuisine at the restaurant, or Kenyan coffee and pastries in the coffee lounge. The conference facilities include meeting and board rooms, and can accommodate up to 120 guests.

Alba Meru Hotel is situated only 1 km from Meru Museum, and 20 km from Meru National Park. Nanyuki Airstrip is 30 km from the hotel.

Book here: Alba Hotel booking.

4. Meru Polytechnic

Teams can also stay at Meru Polytechnic at a very friendly rate. Contact Tournament Director for more information.


The Event

The Kabeberi Sevens is played as part of the Kenya National Sevens Series, and is one of only two events of that series to be played in Nairobi. For this reason, the Kabeberi Sevens has traditionally been the best-attended tournament in the series, with many Nairobi residents coming to the Kabeberi to watch Kenya’s world-famous Rugby Sevens stars whom they only see on television the rest of the year. Due to this, the numbers attending the Kabeberi Sevens have increased steadily over the years with the 2013 and 2014 events attracting over 10,000 spectators throughout the weekend.

More information on Kabeberi 7s event, vending and branding opportunities call Humprey Kayange on +254 723 603 199 or email him at humphkj@gmail.com .

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