If you're staying here, you probably don't have a choice in hotels, since you're likely to be attending a meeting or a conference. This is NOT a good place to stay if you need to be in Kampala, since a trip to town can take up to 2 hours during rush hour ("the jam.") The resort is situated on Lake Victoria, and although the hotel doesn't take full advantage of the views, it's a lovely setting. Gardens and landscaping are beautiful, and the public spaces are nice, with an enormous pool and a good gym.
The experience of staying here is not as pleasant however. Although most people at Speke are there for work-related reasons, internet access was highly sporadic, and our meeting room was windowless and dark. My room was small and blandly decorated (I'm sure there are nicer ones to be had), with water that was sometimes hot and other times just lukewarm. Service was friendly but inefficient. Because there were two of us in a room that had originally been booked as a single, I was told that I had to pay the extra amount in cash on the day of arrival rather than at check-out, which I ignored. Expenses were automatically converted to dollars at check-out, at an unfavorable rate, and when I said I wanted to pay in Ugandan shillings, they converted dollars back to shillings, at another unfavorable rate, until I insistend on paying the ioriginal amount charged.
Food quality was mixed, but the Indian menu at the restaurant near the lobby is quite good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on 90 acres in the Speke Resort complex and with a majestic view of Lake Victoria, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is Uganda’s leading 5-star resort.Specifically constructed to host the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort has earned worldwide recognition as ‘the Presidents’ resort. It has hosted numerous high profile guests, from Heads of State and foreign dignitaries to international celebrities, who consider it a home away from home.Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is dedicated to providing unrivalled comfort and unmatched services. The resort has 59 Presidential suites with a unique blend of traditional Ugandan and ultra modern furnishings that merge into the Pearl of Africa theme which is carried throughout the entire décor. The many room features and amenities ensure a seamless transition from pleasure to business and vice-versa.The meeting rooms, suitable for any occasion, are designed around your requirements and are all situated under one roof. We have comprehensive wellness and fitness facilities that assist body and mind to work in harmony. Munyonyo’s strategic location, close to business, shopping, and entertainment areas, make it the ideal choice for leisure and business travellers. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda and TripOnline SA so you can book your Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort 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.