We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel

Plot M79, Lugard Avenue | P.O. Box 553, Entebbe 90, Uganda
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strangely enough two american presidents have stayed at the hotel. Perhaps this led to a pretext for dormacy. Today you will hardly associate the hotel with presidential quality. The hotel is nicely wrapped in green being neighbour to the botanical garden and a large park as a part of the hotel area. Inside the hotel can compete for the price... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite what I have read and heard about this hotel I found some were highly exaggerated. I was attending a workshop for three days and I really enjoyed the food and service. The staff were warm and friendly and we were allocated the rooms on the new wings which are spacious and very clean. I love the corridors which are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The nicest part of this hotel is probably its proximity to the airport, and its location on Lake Victoria. Don't trust the website - it's not as nice as it seems, and it's laughably overpriced. Thankfully only had the pleasure of staying at this hotel one night for a workshop. Arrived late at night and thankfully check-in was fast, even... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
24 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The worst part was the food. Yuck. The hotel is a very large place in a compound on the banks of Lake Victoria. The hotel is tired and in need of renovation. My room was on the 4th floor and the elevator was broken. :( My room was big and the TV worked. Mosquitos. The staff seemed unmotivated. Perhaps my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Tyler Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In my opinion, this hotel was not up to standard. It needs much work. Seek other accommodations. This property has potential, but seems neglected. We stayed with a NGO, and the staff didn't honor the quoted rate, nor treat us very well. Hope our experience was an anomaly, rather than the norm.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, Alabama
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This hotel is tired, very tired. It's a shame because the bones of this facility are really great and the property has tons of potential but her best years are behind her at this time. The rooms are large but the bathrooms are small and strangely modern (Ruby red glass sinks?). Wifi is $10 a day. At the listed rate... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
28 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Half of this hotel has been renovated and half hasn't. The half which has been is quite pleasant and the rooms are fairly modern and well conditioned. Unfortunately, we were in the half which hasn't been renovated. The room was full of old furniture, very dated and had a couple of large cockroaches roaming around the bathroom. Overall, not a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Casper, Wyoming
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The only remaining legacy is the name. Dirty rest rooms, miserable looking staff and to crown it all stale food. Have had several meals here but it only goes from bad to worse. The fruit desert always looks like it's been frozen for months and the vegetable salad looks horrible. I always avoid it in fear of food poisoning. Only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have always favoured another hotel in Entebbe, but through the course of work we were booked to stay here at the once charming Botanical. I say once, because I am sure in it's heyday, it was a marvellous establishment with the spacious rooms, wood panelled walls and lush tropical gardens. It has been caught in a time warp and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Arrived here with a little trepidation seeing some of the negative reviews. Yes , there were some signs of decay, eg missing tiles around the swimming pool, disorganised catering with the starter arriving 15 minutes after the wrong main course. The hotel however had lovely views over the Lake Victoria with spacious gardens and very spacious rooms. Staff were helpful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel

Address: Plot M79, Lugard Avenue | P.O. Box 553, Entebbe 90, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 229
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Expedia, Travelocity, Despegar.com and getaroom.com so you can book your Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Imperial Botanical Beach Entebbe
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Entebbe

20 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (5)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Pool/beach area (1)
Dining (1)
Room/suite (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (16)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Room/suite (4)
Dining (1)
Business center/function rooms (1)
Family/play areas (1)
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay