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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 #24 of 56 hotels in Kampala
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas D Utrecht, The Netherlands
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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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outdated rooms, nothing special.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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322 reviews 322 reviews
74 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New Delhi, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is the third hotel in kampala I have stayed, and found it more of less the same as others - with some goods, and some things not as good. The rooms very spacious but a lil lousy, with not proper lighting. Even bathroom didn't appear very clean with some weird smell. The hotel is in good proximity to the... More

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Long Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed here two nights and paid $150 usd a night. Way too much for this type of hotel. The staff was very poor. We had a problem with hot water on our fist night, so I called the desk for service. 20 minutes later nobody came so I called the desk again 5 times to see what was happening... More

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Shanghai, China
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Average is a generous review, but this hotel did serve my friend and I well. Location: After already spending about 10 days in Rwanda and Burundi, the plan was to arrive in Kampala and have a night on the town. Hotel Africana was selected on proximity to dining and nightlife, and on that it does not disappoint. You have access,... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Not much to complain about, but also nothing memorable - just another average experience. Hotel is a bit dated with many signs of scruffiness, but the cleanliness of my room could not be faulted. In general the service was friendly but VERY slow. The meals here will get you nourished but by no means excited. In contrast to a colleague's,... More

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London, UK
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122 reviews 122 reviews
89 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is, effectively, a double review of the restaurant, where we dined for one breakfast and one lunch. Breakfast is described on the menu as "English Breakfast". Well, it was about as quintessentially English as, say, Mezze or Houmous. There were sausages (OK), baked beans (also OK) and poached eggs on bits of bread. They were fine, but cold. You... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I was in the hotel for three nights for a conference The rooms are big The food is good The health club is good and they have coaches to assist you The location is in the city center If you like walking, in ten minutes you are in front of two very big malls where you can have a big... More

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Utrecht
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187 reviews 187 reviews
89 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The hotel is located quite centrally, but the views are not great as there a several construction sites around it. The rooms are very large with big beds and free bottles of water each day. There is a refrigerator in the room, but you will need to stock it up yourself. The airco (every room has it's own unit) only... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

pros: -large rooms -good breakfast albeit mostly local food like rice, plantains etc. -central location, 10 minutes walk from garden city mall -great bbq dinner available in the garden area cons: -rooms in dire need of maintenance -air conditioning not up to the mark -our room was right beside a parking lot and the alarms constantly went off in the... More

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Also Known As:
Africana Hotel Kampala
Address: Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 56 hotels in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Africana 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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