Your choice of where to bed down in the immediate vicinity of Mount Kenya will come down to a matter of personal taste. The options reviewed below are not necessarily useful if you're primarily concerned with trekking or climbing the mountain (in which case, you'll inevitably be staying in tents or huts on the slopes themselves). But if you want a comfortable bed, elegantly prepared meals, and at least a few of the amenities and services you can expect from a hotel, then your best options are the ones described here. Of the three choices, Mukima House offers the most intimate experience -- a private colonial mansion rented for your personal use, albeit with a full staff and all the trimmings laid on. If you're mainly concerned with seeing lots of animals without setting foot outside your lodge, then the Serena Mountain Lodge is the obvious choice (although you may also want to consider weighing up this experience with a night at The Ark, in the Aberdare National Park). If you're unwilling to forgo the luxuries you'd expect at just about any world-class resort and, in fact, desire all the cosseting money can buy, then the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club will keep you in the style to which you're accustomed.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.