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Speke Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
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Ranked #8 of 60 Hotels in Kampala
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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246 reviews 246 reviews
31 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to the restaurant a few times previously. I don't think Kampala sets out to be a gourmet capital and so expectations need to be realistic. Pizza, burgers, pasta are all fine and this place is located near the Imperial Royale and Sheraton. Service can be great or a bit distracted.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay. The staff are really very friendly and also helped us with transfers to the airport. The food was lovely and the hotel is conveniently situated near the postbus which we were taking the next morning. I would recommend this hotel.

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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff. Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team for whom... More

South Bend, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and friends stayed at the Speke. Beautiful terrace you can have your meals watching the water and the beautiful sunset. The people are the most gracious and kind. Willing to help you any way they can. I want to thank Michael Kirungi of "Mifik Missions & Safaris" for arranging everything for us. They helped us with everything we... More

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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff. Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team for whom... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is great location and probably best food at Khyber pass restaurant. Clean rooms and great service. Easy to get anything in the area. If you prefer a "cold one" with some company, then Rock Bar is right below the hotel. Love this place. Always keep coming back.

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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff. Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team for whom... More

New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I come to Kampala once or twice a year, and I always stay at the Speke. I love the terrace. Sit there long enough and all of Kampala walks by! My Ugandan friends call it my "office" -- I'm always sitting there waiting for a conversation. The Indian restaurant has first rate food, and the other restaurants are good too.... More

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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff. Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team for whom... More

Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a hotel from the 1920's. Unfortunately, the drapes, counterpanes and towels are old, worn, shabby and look like they are unchanged from that era too. Maintaining the character of the building by preserving the original architecture and building materials is great, but come on owners, it's time to update the basics. The baths and toilets are horrible and... More

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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. I would like to apologies personally for the inconvenience caused to you. I have addressed the problems with Housekeeping Department and will definitely find a change in next visit. We will also make sure that your next stay will be memorable with us. We request you... More

Ahmedabad
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I checked into Speke Hotel on Aug 7th and checked out Aug 9th (today). The biggest advantage of the hotel is the location, most of the places for business travelers are within easy reach, there is a lot to explore when you stay at Speke. Indeed it gives you a Colonial feel - well is that the only thing you... More

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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Sharma, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. We thank you for valuable good comments and our shortcoming. I have already addressed the concerned issues with the Concerned Department We do provide Tea/ Coffee Maker on request and we will make sure that you will get on your next visit. You will definitely... More

Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nothing short of meeting expectations. Stayed one night, and felt that this hotel was second to only the service and atmosphere at the Sheraton, which costs more than twice. The staff here were attentive and most importantly, the location was safe and well-located. Travelling alone, the hotel provided great comfort and accessibility to the old taxi park and to the... More

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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff. Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team specially The... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Speke hotel is excellent, I always stay in one of their outside rooms, those are great in size, clean and quietness with the exemption of the evening hours when the rockbar is open. The restaurant is very good special the Italian restaurant, for breakfast you can take this in the open air, perfect. A recommendation for everybody that visits... More

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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff. Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team specially The... More

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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Conclusion: Tight payment terms – you feel unwelcome Still housing red light district women Security looks impressive, but is not of any use Pricelevel in restaurants way too high by quality and country Slow performance and not ready in the morning for breakfast When we arrived in the hotel, they couldn’t find our booking and we had to show the... More

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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor. From the management side, I would like to highlight clarify few things 1. We do have policy of advance payments specially when the Hotel is running on high occupancy and when it comes to credit card payment. The card payment attracts 5 % as the bank... More

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Address: Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
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Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Speke Hotel 4*
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