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Hotel Africana

3.5 of 5 Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two buildings, a three- and eight-story building; the rooms are similar in both. Nothing fancy but clean, contemporary furnishings with a desk, flat screen TVs, and a small seating area, hardwood floors, tile baths. Be sure to check the functionality of electrical outlets, AC, wifi strength, refrigerator, water pressure, safe etc. before accepting the room as we found some of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel Africana has good space for holding events and conferences. I recommend them mainly for functions. Food is fairly good. The location is good and environment is calm. Several events can take place at the same time

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed in a room in the hotel's new wing and i must say it is super cool! Very spacious and properly furnished. Excellent wifi. I Never got to see the old wing so cant comment on that. The health centre is well equipped and functional. Breakfast has wide variety and i especially loved the highly nutritional freshly squeezed fruit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights. The hotel was built in the nineties and probably never renovated. It looks somewhat outdated and in desperate need of renovations. Having said that, its the people who make the difference and the staff here certainly do. Warm welcome and friendly staff all over: Front Desk, Restaurants, Bars and Maid Service. The food is excellent... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Avarage African business hotel. Of course it would have been nice though to swim in the pool after working day, but it was not unfortunately possible. I hope they got the pool ready at the soonest. Please try excellent ginger drink at the breakfast (otherwise the breakfast nothing special).

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

I liked to day at Africana, staff are friendly and helpful. The health centre is very good and super well equipped ! They also have the best steam room ever. Ask the local user how to bring up the temperature!! The hotel was nice and the breakfast good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

one of the big hotels in Kampala that offers typical African foods through out the day and good restaurant manager(JOHNSON) and staff It was a worth visit with my family we enjoyed.The F&B Manager is ready together with his team is ready to listen to whatever suggestions you have to give. be it from what corner of the world he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had 5 nights 9 years ago. Liked it a lot! Very good service, room were nice and buffet in the garden were lovely! It is a nice pool area if you want to swim. Everything are in short distance from the hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Have stayed here 3 weeks annually for 3 years and have truly appreciated great service (room comfort, food, conference facilities and good attentive staff). There are more modern hotel chains in Kampala to select, however I have felt right at home at the Africana and (obviously) one good experience lead to another and another. The hotel staff is extremely responsive... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Was rather disappointed with the food which was extremely salty!!!!😕 and mediocre Service was good though. The lady was friendly. The ambiance was conducive. Great place...bad experience with the food!!

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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*
Number of rooms: 234
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