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Imperial Royale Hotel

Plot 7 Kintu Road | PO Box 4326, Kampala, Uganda
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Ranked #28 of 58 hotels in Kampala
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is definitely adequate and served its purpose for our work/volunteer purposes quite nicely. The rooms are comfortable and the food is ok. The shower was fabulous. It was extremely difficult to get ahold of one of the hotel's hair dryers (one time it took three days), requiring multiple phone calls and many, many broken promises, so definitely bring... More

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belfast
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge hotel situated next to the centre of Kampala(10 mins walk) It is very secure and hosts a large number of business conferences which sees a lot of life during the day. There is a roof top swimming pool which is open air and very good with attached health studio. The food is good, breakfasts are buffet... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The hotel has spacious rooms and the staff are extremely friendly. Its a place which I stay regularly whenever I am in Kampala. They have a state of art gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam on the fifth floor. its not far from the city centre and its highly secured.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have on previous visits stayed at their sister hotel The Grand Imperial down the road. I thought I will give this a try for a 6 night stay.The hotel is clearly quite big but occupancy appears quite low - may be I was there during a low season. The rooms are large and loads of space. Beds were comfortable... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

You can always guarantee getting a room in this vast hotel but that it is the problem. It is too large to have any character. While the rooms are fine it is pricey and the restaurant and public spaces are devoid of any interest.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I stayed at the Imperial Royal for 4 nights recently, on a work trip. This was a conference and the hotel housed both the participants and the actual conference sessions. Hotel drops and pickups from/to the airport worked fine. The hotel is enormous and seems largely empty. The rooms are vast - I mean truly /vast/ - with huge empty... More

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imperialhotelsUG, Manager at Imperial Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for having visited and stayed with us at the Imperial Royale Hotel! We have noted your compliments with much thanks and promise that we shall work on the flaws that could have inconvenienced your stay. The key card system of the hotel is electronically controlled and its the same key that controls the lighting of your... More

Melbourne, Australia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
22 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The Imperial Royale is well situated and massive in size. Its a function hotel and so has many conferences. The rooms are very large Its western and comfortable - but you wouldn't say authentic african if thats what your looking for.

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imperialhotelsUG, Manager at Imperial Royale Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Imperial Royale Hotel. We are delighted about your review. Yes,the Imperial Royale Hotel is more Western. Our vision is to provide our International Guests the Luxury and comfort they deserve,yet on African grounds. We are a chain of 6 Hotels and each has a unique taste to offer.... More

Arusha, Tanzania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Big lavish hotel, big rooms with big bathrooms. Some rooms are very well furnished... some appear rather spartan. perfect location in Kampala... However there is a foul smell through out the hotel... i think they need to rip out the carpets..i have stayed there over time, and with every visit i feel a standards are going lower and lower... restaurant... More

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The hotel is conveniently located in central Kampala. It looks very impressive and elegant both from the outside and even once inside the actual hotel. The hospitality is very good and the service level is high. The rooms are large and the furniture stylish seams to have high class but then when you examine a little closer, you discover that... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Looking through the reviews here a lot of people are getting the Imperial Royale and the grand Imperial hotels mixed up. I stayed here traveling alone a year ago while doing work with a group at makere University. The rooms were large, I found the staff friendly. For 2 mornings we had no hot water in the bathrooms for showers,... More

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Address: Plot 7 Kintu Road | PO Box 4326, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imperial Royale Hotel is a Conventional Centre because it has the Biggest Conference facility in Uganda. It's located in the central Business city of Kampala with easy and traffic free access to Government offices, Banks, Ngos, Diplomatic missions and shopping malls. The Hotel has 275 rooms, 22 Conference Halls with the Biggest hosting up to 2,000 guests under one roof. The Hotel also has guaranteed parking facility for 500 cars on 2 level underground parking. Imperial Royale HoteL was designated "The Media Hotel" during the Common Wealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in November 2007 in Kampala. ... more   less 
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