The hotel is located right in the heart of Kampala city, next door to the golf course and a short walking distance to the shopping mall. the main down town shopping district is a short ("special") ride from the hotel. the hotel is what you would expect from any Protea hotel with the one great distinction being the size of the rooms, they are huge and have all the modern facilities a seasoned traveler would expect. Lacking is a swimming pool to refresh after baking on the hot and humid Ugandan sun. the hotel offers Wi Fi, a gym, a nice and quiet pub and a restaurant on the premises. the food and menu are great. the hotel staff is courteous although could do with a bit of sprucing up on certain world trends. unfortunately no travel desk was present so you had to plan your activities relying on friends and family and the trusty map. Great security, although very silly check points at the entrance and the guards could be a bit more courteous, almost as rude as the security staff at the airport. overall the hotel is great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the upmarket suburb of Kololo in Kampala, only 35km from Entebbe Airport, the Protea Hotel Kampala offers GUESTS 4-star luxury and 5-star service. No matter which room you stay in, they are all fully air conditioned with free high speed internet connectivity, high pressure showers, large LCD screen TVs with 16 channels including BBC and SKY News. Keep up to date with our Business Centre and 24-hour Reception. After a busy day, de-stress with a workout in the 24-hour Fitness Centre and then call down for a midnight snack with our 24-hour Room Service a little later. We have the perfect accommodation choice in the heart of Uganda's Capital. Indulge yourself at Chapter One Restaurant, which serves a high quality buffet breakfast and sumptuous a la carte lunch and dinner. Travel to and from the airport in style with our BMW X3 and 5 series, which can be charged to your room. ... more less
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