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Speke Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Shanghai, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Overall it's a good hotel..clean and convenient(many travel agencies nearby so it's easy for me to buy my ticket from Uganda back to Tanzania...)but I think accommodation in Kampala is expensive.. Breakfast is so so. The Italian restaurant of the hotel is good! My room is at the end of the corridor..not very noisy. Staff are good!!help me to join... More

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

Dear Jennifer, 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

Kampala, Uganda
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great hotel, fabulous staff ( emmanuelle in Mammia Restaurant just great) it's relaxed, unpretentious, great choice of 3 restaurants, but cool and sophisticated at the same time, without being stuffy...that rubs on the guests, you say hello to everyone, spontaneous chats...you order tea and cake for the afternoon, drinking on the terrace as Kampala goes by. The Kyhber pass restaurant... More

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

Dear Markus, 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

Gaborone
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have stayed at several hotels in Kampala, and overall Speke is great value and one I return to time and time again. It can be noisy but has city centre character and great restaurants - an Italian and Khyber pass (Indian). Helpful and friendly staff. Rooms vary - some are better than others.

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

Dear Joseph, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Splendid Hotel will stay at Speke all the time I visit Kampala...excellent!!! The staff are friendly and make you feel homely. The restaurants have some of the best food in Kampala. I recommend Speke Hotel to anyone visiting Kampala.

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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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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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Speke Hotel is the part of The Speke Group of Hotels, Proudly owned by The Ruparelia Group of Companies. One of Kampala's oldest hotels, Speke Hotel was taken over by The Ruparelia Group in the year 1996. It was then, given a major facelift to add comforts to age and grace. All rooms are air conditioned have wooden floors, satellite television and a minibar.Speke Hotel is located in the heart of Kampala, close to banks and business centers and offers all the charms of bygone days complimented by efficient, modern services and facilities. It offers various dishes, daily entertainment, well stocked bar and business meeting venues.Speke Hotel has three Restaurants and a Bar: Pizzeria – The Italian Cuisine, Khyber Pass – The Indian Cuisine, Rock Café – The Continental Cuisine and Rock Bar – The Cocktail Bar.Speke Hotel holds a special place in the history of Uganda. Come and experience the courteous hospitality so natural to the people of Uganda. ... more   less 
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