After arriving early in Mombasa I was pleased to find that my room was ready and that I could check-in before the official time. The room was a spacious single with a settee, a queen sized bed and a large fully tiled, clean shower room with a complimentary shower gel. The room was situated towards the left side of the compound off the main road so quiet but this side of the premises attracts a lot of birds in particular crows who can get a bit vocal at certain times of the day. Each room is equipped with a flat screen TV and fully functional AC. Above each door is a glass panel which during the night allows light from the hallway to stream in. I found it difficult to sleep in such a bright room and when I requested the panel be covered the management promptly moved me to another room which already had the glass panel covered with a sheet reducing the brightness in the room and ensuring a comfortable and pleasant sleep. The room included breakfast which was very filling and offered a smorgasbord of dishes including eggs, sausages, Weetabix cereal, toast, tea, fresh juice, fruits and maandazi. When you check-in it’s good to let the cook know what time you’d like breakfast served which is usually 08:30 however, the day before I was leaving I had requested breakfast for 7 am the following morning and was informed this was not possible. It wasn’t clear why but I imagine because the cook couldn’t make it in earlier than 8 each morning. On arrival in Mombasa I took a taxi from the airport to Kitwe apartments and was taken through a slightly longer root round to the apartments away from the main road. I was concerned of the distance I’d have to walk each day leaving and returning to the premises but was relieved to learn of a shortcut by foot from the main road and bus stage to the apartment. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Kitwe, the flexibility it offered, its location and helpful and accommodating staff.