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Speke Hotel

4.0 of 5 Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
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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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New York City, New York
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a luxury travel writer for world-adventurer.com I love to experience properties with history. Speke Hotel has exactly that, a rich history tracing back to the 1920s. Everything from the lobby to the restaurant layout reminds of a classic luxury hotel that has survived the times. Another great point is the varied selection of restaurant offerings. Guests will not get... 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

Nigeria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Speke resort is a place that you should stay if you are in Uganda. I have travelked widely but have never come across a place like this.It is so real and natural, quiet , clean,Airport shuttles, dutiful staff, exotic cuisines.I love this resort and will visit again and again if opportunities present themselves.

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Arusha, Tanzania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Speke hotel is at the heart of Kampala, The front desk staffs were very quick and attentive. Rooms large, bed and the linen were fresh with a balcony overlooking the Sheraton hotel. Breakfast was delicious. Staff incredible and service oriented. Wide food selection in the restaurant. I will definitely return next year.

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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

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Speke Hotel is at the heart of Kampala - has traditional style and excellent service. The food is very well cooked and the menus are extensive enough in all the restaurants. Rooms are clean, spacious, and well served. This is a hotel with character and personalitiy and the fellow hotel quests are invariably good company too. Staff are very... 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

Melbourne, Australia
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 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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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. I personally have emphasized to improve service with Outlet Managers and you... More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 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

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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*
Number of rooms: 53
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