When I first saw it, the next day I came to Kampala, my intention was to move here from the place I rented the apartment. Speke hotel is perfectly positioned, in the heart of the city, and looks very attractive. It is relatively small hotel, the kind I like.
So, I went inside to check for a room and the price. There was couple of people, behind the reception desk, but nobody approached to ask me what I want. After few minutes passed, the guy came and adressed to me asking me what I want. He wasn't kind, in a normal way guest expect it and his answers were all but polite.
I quit of moving here because nice and polite hotel staff is what I am expecting to have. Besides, later on I changed my money here in a couple of times and each time had encounter with unpolite staff.
Hotel Sheraton, situated on a top of the hill, dominates the whole city area offering fantastic view over whole Kampala. The building itself isn't very attractive, looks alike to those ugly skycrapers which can be found in most of eastern European towns. However, the park and greenery around it is very beautiful.
Can't tell you anything usefull regarding accomodation and facilities because I didn't stay here. I visited its interiors which is in accordancy with the usual Sheraton standards all over the world. The prices for a drink in the hotel bar are approximately five times more expensive than in the other hotels and bars in Kampala.
Grand Imperial has superior position in the city centre of Kampala, it is just a foot of all major city sites, restaurants, clubs and market place. Built in a colonial style it has huge porch and above it a terrace which are right in a front of the main entrance. As far as could have noticed, UK people love to stay in this hotel.
Next to the hotel is a big parking place.
I've never actually stayed here but have used the pool here on a good few occasions even sometimes travelling from Kampala to use the pool. It rarely gets busy during the week and even when I have been here on weekends it has remained fairly quiet.
As well as the good value price for using the pool 5,000 UGs. The food is well nice, I'm not a big fan of pizzas but when I'm at the Vic' hotel I find them hard to resist
Speke Group has two service apartments, one in the heart of the city near the speke hotel. This place is bang in the middle of the city and hence not a peaceful place to stay if you are looking at a quiet neighbourhood. Just 100 metres away is the Rock Garden an open pub cum disc and you can be rest assured that you hear the music all night long.
The better place although not as clean as the earlier one is the speke apartments in kololo. The place is quite and the apartments have a living room, bedroom and a kitchen. It also have cupboards and cabinets to store your stuff. The kitchen has gas and microwave. The rooms are small but enough for two people to stay in and you may find good neighbours too.
There is a small swimmingpool and a health club. Overall a nice place. It costs 1000 USD for a month and I guess for the kind of place they offer the charges are quite okay.
Hotel Equitoria is in downtown kampala. One of the accessible hotels, but in a crowded location. It is also a cheaper hotel compared to the rest. The rooms and service in the hotel is adequate. Due to its proximity to the heart of the city, you can venture out and walk down the street and do your shopping in nearby areas. It is very near to the wholesale and textile markets.Overall an average place to stay.
I stayed in Kabira Country Club in Feb 2006. This is in Bukoto, about 2 Km from the city center. Kabira Country Club offers different kinds of rooms / service apartments. It has a swimming pool, a conference hall, a well equipped gym and a sauna/jacuzzi etc. There is also a Tennis Court & Basketball Court. Overall the place gives a homely feel.
I stayed in this resort for 4 days, it was during the month of Dec' 2005. The resort was not crowded at all and there were plenty rooms available. The rooms are reasonably big, but during the night time, you could see all sorts of insects just outside the rooms, due to its proxomity to the lake. The lake view is very pleasant and refreshing. The rooms are modern and cosy. The room service is late, as the restaurants are quite a distance away from the rooms.
This resort is about 45mins from the city of Kampala and about 1 Hr and 10 mins drive from the Entebbe Airport.
You can take you time out for a boat ride or go for fishing. There is a stable in the resort and you can hire a horse. The pool is large and the water clean. Overall the stay was pleasant.
Basic but excellent value for money.
Single room 16,000Ushs
Twin double 40,000Ushs
Standard double 25,000 Ushs
triple 50,000 Ushs
All rooms are self contained. the restaurant serves local and international delicacies from an a la carte menu.
Tranquil green surroundings
Excellent The staff were friendly and helpful. there was good internet service .
The buffet varied from day to day so there was always variety and it only cost US$10. There were wonderful palm lined avenues in the gardens.
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The nice green tropical surroundings.
One of the best places I have ever stayed. The two days I spent in Mweya were mesmerising. In the middle of the National Park with animals roaming just out side ..to the beautiful sunset and the freshening sunshine. Everything was just magical !!!
Hotel Margherita is situated some few kilometers west of Kasese town, Western Uganda in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains otherwise known as the "Mountains of the Moon".
I have stayed here for two days in 2005. This hotel is in the foot hills of Rewenzori Mountains and is one of the best in this location. You can see the mountains far off from your room. There is a huge lawn where you can spent your time gazing the landscape around. A cosy place to stay with very friendly staff members makes this place even special. The Queen Elizabeth National park is just a 30 mins drive from here.
For visitors contemplating excursions within the region it is also ideally located for visits to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and is a popular night stop for those travelling onto or from Kibale Forest, Semliki, the Gorilla parks in the south west and Murchison falls in the north.
This place has a bed for every budget, from camping to upmarket hotel (if you include the site next door).
Staying with Adrift who own the site, we opted for the standard hostel room, sharing with other people (room for about 8). The beds were comfy, although the three tear bunk beds were not for the faint hearted (you do not want to role out of bed on one of these!). Toilets and showers were kept marticulously clean and there was never a shortage of toilet paper.
The site is lovely with the bar having a stunning view over the early sections of the Nile. The beer prices were reasonable (about 2000 shillings for a Nile Special). The food was lovely but be prepared to go elsewhere for more selection.
The site is ideal for relaxing in, but you are always reminded that adventure is just on your doorstep with the bungee drop and surging Nile below.
A big plus is that you do have use of the facilities of the hotel next door including internet access (didn't work), swimming pool (nice, but spent two days in the Nile already) and the gym (burnt down). But hey, I can surf and go to the gym at home!
Excellent location. From the pool you can enjoy the Nile riverbanks.
The rooms are very clean and quite luxury.
The restaurant has nice food, and from it you can see the pool and the Nile riverbanks. Amazing view!!
Pool with views to the Nile where you can enjoy the drinks of the bar.
What I most remember of this hotel is all the time you have to wait till you pick the lift... Luckily they were installing one lift more, so probably now you don't have to be 10 minutes for going upstairs.
Another problem was the noise... a disco downstairs... another disco in front of it... and all the refurbishing that was taking place the last summer.
The best for me was the gardens.
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