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Hotel Diplomate

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Muyenga Tank Hill, Diplomate Road, Plot 971 | P O Box 6968, Kampala, Uganda
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Hotel Diplomate
Ranked #60 of 67 Hotels in Kampala
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Uganda
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The views from the Diplomate are spectacular, clearly one of the best views in town overlooking the city, which, especially after sunset is quite fantastic. However, you are best advised to pack a picnic basket with your own favourites bites and drops, to match your culinary experience to the view. The service is slow, somewhat dim-whitted, with good and drink... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Slept in the standard Single Room. Unhygienic, Broken toilet, Broken Bed, Dirty Linen, took over an hour to get me bathing soap and worse of all...Water was COLD!!. I would not recommend anyone to stay at this hotel. Its a shadow of it past glory

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Poor service! Poor food! Poor drinks! The food/drink you order bears no resemblance to the food/drink you get! They bring, after a few hours, what they've got! we're told this used to be a good eaterie about 10+ years ago! Not anymore! Shame, because it has such wonderful views, but these in no way compensate for the below poor dining... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had the unfortunate experience of staying at Hotel Diplomate whilst in Uganda this month for the opening of an art exhibition that i am a part of along with all other fellow artists. The hotel is old and is complete disrepair, the bathroom had several leaks from the sink and toilet while i was there and reporting this resulted... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We spent 5 nights here over the course of a week. It has great views from the hilltop and a very friendly staff. The infrastructure is a bit run down. There is little chance I'd give this a 3-star rating if it were in the states. However, we are not and the prices here are low. The pillows are not... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We booked our table for 12 almost one week upfront. Promised was a free veranda with the best view. On the evening 3 other tables had been added for other people. The food that was offered was expensive. We ordered. It was cold and it couldn't even fill half a normal stomachs. Beers warm. Service was maybe provided by students... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The name Diplomat Hotel, the quite surroundings, an affluent location and a great view of the hotel will get you, as they are the only positive highlight of this place. Other than that, in my opinion this place needs a complete shutdown. My wife and I spent two painful nights at this old, dilapidated building with magnificent view though, while... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The diplomat was stationed on the top of a hill and had really nice views of the city... i was site seeing in town and it was a good place to stop for a cold drink. I heard reviews of it being a bit dingy but I only went there for a drink, some food and to play some pool.... More 

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Khartoum, Sudan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I was there before 2 days, cheap hotel means cheap in everything rooms are sooting, everything, doors, walls, bed sheets, pillows, even mosquito nets colour turned to black, dare to take shower?, no way! I broke the ashtray in room and they asked me to pay $24 it! breakfast is small sample and took them one hour to prepare coffe&omlet!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

My brother and I stayed there for two nights (two nights too many may I add). Upon arrival we had our bags searched although I think it was more a case of them wanting to look at our things, then finally got to reception to ask for rooms (3pm) where we were told to wait for half an hour... after... More 

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Address: Muyenga Tank Hill, Diplomate Road, Plot 971 | P O Box 6968, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24

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