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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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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent Xmas in Kampala and stay at this hotel. It's not the best of places i've stayed in but i expected that before arriving with a big group of people. The hotel provides all basic amenities and most of these are at a usable standard, the room safe was unusable or you could pick up the safe and walk... 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 have addressed your complaint in regards to Safe and Tv to the concerned Department and definitely you will find the change in your next visit. Your generous compliments of breakfast and late night food have been shared with the entire team for whom it will... More 

Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the hotel in December 2014 and loved the "colonial" feel of it. The rooms are very large and the beds super comfortable. We booked a special "package" that included dinner and breakfast and ended up being great value for money. The Indian restaurant within the hotel is fantastic. We were told that breakfast would start at 6:30... 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. We have addressed your complaint in regards to breakfast and definitely you... More 

Providence
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Speke hotel is located near the center of Kampala and is great for business travelers. I stayed here for 2 nights in December and then again in January on either end of a trip. The hotel has been around for a long time, and is considered a mid-range hotel. It's not quite up to western standards, and is starting... 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. I personally has emphasized to improve Maintenance of the room with chief... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to stay if you want a true Kampala essence. I loved my short stay. The rooms were big and clean. The hospitality were excellent. Food is amazing and the staffs are really talented. The location is best to have lots of fun.

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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 

Berlin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights in January 2015, as I wanted to be close to the city centre. I requested a quiet room, and was offered one away from the main road. Advantage is you have peace and quiet for quality sleep, disadvantage is you will not have a balcony to sit on (something I would probably not have... 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. We will arrange for complimentary Health Club facilities in our sister concern... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Room was clean. Wifi was Ok, but could be better. Breakfast was good. Security was tight, all backpacks checked when coming in every time. There is bar located outside and the staff are all friendly. Try a local Nile beer. They also do food. The Hotel accept US dollars or credit cards.

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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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98 reviews 98 reviews
97 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Speke is well-located in the centre of town and close to government and other offices. The rooms are comfortable and clean (although the single rooms can be *very* small), with all the facilities you'd expect (wifi, TV, OK bathrooms, comfortable beds, etc). The in-hotel dining options are OK (excellent pizza) and there's a nice bar. It's reasonably priced. Having... 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. We will definitely try to upgrade you to double room in your... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Speke Hotel in Kampala has been for almost 20 years a sure value. A touch of colonial style for interior design, large rooms and a central but quiet location are the major positives. From time to time the rooms are modernized and and made over. if you like eating Indian food, one of the best Indians in the city... 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 

KISUMU
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I spent a night at the Speke Hotel (commonly called TOURIST HOTEL). The hotel is conveniently located near the main bus park with easy access to other parts of Kampala (if you don't mind the ever present traffic jams). Although I had booked a double room I was only provided with one old towel and a small piece of soap.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked this hotel because we had spent over 6 months working in the bush for an NGO and were looking for comfort as a reward to the end of our contracts. When browsing online, it seemed like this hotel would fit the bill in terms of comfort and luxury, however I had a few disappointments. Pros:... 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 sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you during the stay. We would like to bring to your notice that Taxes charged are according to Uganda Law. The foreign exchange rate is different for smaller bills than 50 USd. After inquiring, we... 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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Also Known As:
Speke Hotel Kampala
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kampala
#9 Business Hotel in Kampala

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