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Hotel Africana

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, Kampala, Uganda
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Ranked #23 of 58 hotels in Kampala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying overnight for a business trip I didn't expect too much and received exactly that. The rooms sizes are adequate and there are ACs on the wall. Unfortunately the AC didn't work and the shower unit was the same. The room was musty and in the draws there were bedsheets and a bed cover "used". Dinner was well over an... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

All, if like myself you are choosing this hotel becuase it is a reasonable price and it hs a pool - DON'T! Over all, the hotel is OK. Service was incredibly slow - but hey, thats Africa - the rooms are a good size and its oly a mile or so outside of town. Its also right next to the... More

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Great Abaco Island
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great location in the heart of Kampala - very friendly staff especially those on the front door who remembered us every time we came and went. Bedrooms are a good size and very comfortable - bathroom fittings are showing their age but worked just fine. Breakfast was excellent - dinner menu was rather limited but quality was good. Front desk... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Centrally located...good places to eat in the immediate neighbourhood...lot of convention halls and meeting rooms, hence good if you are attending one or organising one.... that's about it. Rooms are ok to say the least.. Airconditioner badly placed in the rooms, and if it works you must be happy. Restaurant and coffee shop quiet good for immediate needs but not... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I am a USA physician, I am a platinum member of Delta Airlines. I fly a lot and all over the world. I stay at a lot of hotels monthly. Compared to USA hotels, this hotel, like most Uganda hotels are substandard but compared to other hotels in Uganda this one is about the average. Average, meaning, the hotel needs... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I recently stayed here for a week on a business trip. The hotel is well located, with nice, spacious rooms in the executive section. The garden, where you can have dinner and drinks, is really an asset. Personnel are extremely friendly and helpful.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel has not been maintained properly. They have been expanding in an unplanned manner. The air conditioning wasn't working. Generally hotel looks dated. However the service is good. The food is ok. They a lot of space and a big lawn. They have a big convention hall so you have a lot of guests... More

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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178 reviews 178 reviews
43 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I stayed in this hotel 2 years ago and only went back because the event I was attending was there. I thought they may taken the criticism on board and improved, but they didn't. The key cards still wipe clean every time you leave the hotel. The internet is awful. Rooms are tired. Power still goes off. Generally poor. Will... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Outdated rooms, nothing special. In a way everything is there, but at the same time it isn't: airco is present but not working, sockets are scarce and on the added extension cord only one socket is working, the bedlamp is plugged but not functional. Reporting these issues did not solve a lot. But on the other hand, the hotel offers... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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357 reviews 357 reviews
80 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stayed 5 nights and left a bit satisfied and unsatisfied. Room> 11th floor - splendid view, but the elevator goes only to the 10th floor. So ask for a room on the 10 floor if you want view but don't want to climb stairs. Room is big, but lights are very weak so it feels dark in the evenings. Very... More

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Address: Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Africana 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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With over 200, Hotel Africana and Convention Center is conveniently located just 2 minutes from the city center and featuring panoramic views of the city skyline and surrounding hilltops. Hotel Africana and Convention Center has over the years become a symbol of excellence, sophistication and high quality service.Our Guests are warmly welcomed into the elegant lobby which leads to the attractive garden where they can enjoy the alfresco atmosphere and linger over a morning coffee or savour a traditional afternoon tea.Hotel Africana and Convention Center Feature: o 234 Roomso 8 Three Bedroom Services Apartmentso 8 Two Bedroom Services Apartments o 12 One Bedroom Services Apartments o 14 Conference Roomso Fully Equipped Gym with Swimming pool, steam, Sauna and Spao Three Restaurants and Two Bars o Laundry Serviceso Business Centero Shopping Outlets ... more   less 
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