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Apollo House,Plot 17B William Street | Next to Equity bank & UBA Bank and Majestic Plaza, Kampala +256, Uganda
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Aponye Hotel
Ranked #40 of 58 hotels in Kampala
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We recently stayed at the Aponye because Lonely Planet said it was the best value for money and we were terribly disappointed! It was hot (only a fan), small, had no hot water, was loud, had a yucky bathroom, and the staff were totally unhelpful. I may have been able to hack this in my student days (I do backpacking... More

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Gulu, Uganda
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

On my second night in this hotel I walked into my room to find a huge rat running back and forth between the bed and the window. I called the front desk and to say they were interested in helping me would be a stretch. They sent a security guard to look around and shrug his shoulders, so I asked... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I had the most expensive room which was okay... could have been cleaner... there was a tv, sometimes hot water (not much pressure), a nice table with chairs, wifi, it's in one of the busiest streets of Kampala beware of pick-pocketers... There's a lot of guards in the hotel... As the doors are thin and the guard was 1 meter... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

APONYE hotel is central, safe, secure and affordable. When you arrive on local transport a random times of night you want to be safe and secure in a bed as soon as possible. Aponye caters for you. *10 minutes walk from local bus terminals. * guards 24 hours at the main entrance, and lift access points * free wifi -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My friend and I stayed at Aponye hotel in September. We really needed to get a place to have some rest after being in different parks in Uganda and somewhere clean but in the centre town! Aponye hotel was the right place for us. My friend was very happy because for him it was the first time in Kampala, and... More

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Aponye Hotel in June 2013. The hotel is a 6-story building in an extremely packed part of Kampala. There are security guards with rifles outside the entrance, and another security guard (no guns this time) on each floor at the entrance to the stairs after that. There's also an operational elevator! The rooms look... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I first looked at another hotel right next to the city center that cost more and was much dingier and then was lucky to read about Aponye in the Lonely Planet. Yes, my fifth floor corner room as incredibly noisy because there are screen-protected holes in the wall for ventilation, the reception staff was apathetic and I had to request... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed at aponye hotel for two weeks and were very pleased with all aspects. Beautiful hotel inside, convenient but noise in the road as it is in a business area of Kampala, with very polite and helpful staff, good quality food, with pocket friendly menus and full of choice. We really had fantastic time, made almost... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This time when it was my fourth time to be at Aponye hotel and I have realized there is a very big change in the hotel. First, all the rooms and corridors are painted, all the staff have got new uniforms and this make big change. The room (420) where I was sleeping this time looked so fresh and I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Aponye has become something of a second home for me when I'm in Kampala. The reception staff are warm, welcoming and really helpful and the price is fitting for what they offer. Alas, what they offer are rooms that are usually clean but often have one to three things broken in them (once, it was the bed!). The food... More

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Address: Apollo House,Plot 17B William Street | Next to Equity bank & UBA Bank and Majestic Plaza, Kampala +256, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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The hotel has 52 elegant, self contained; air conditioned and well furnished executive rooms fitted with DSTV and Cable TV.It is within walking distance to and from the bus and taxi stations, shopping malls, African craft shops, cultural centres, major banks, universities, government offices and foreign missions.Aponye hotel is a favorite of foreign tourists and the business community because of its price friendly and affordable accomodation,utmost good care and hospitality extended to its guests ... more   less 
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