One of the better places I have stayed in sub-Saharan Africa, lovely gardens and glimpses of Lake Victoria (a short walk takes to the lakefront). The place has a nice feel, the rooms are clean and breakfast on the terrace is a nice way to start the day. huge pool for relaxing and a choice of places to eat.
Downsides: be prepared for sporadic wireless Internet, if the conference facilities are busy, then you probably won't get on. wired Internet in rooms is decent by African standards, but don't expect anything over 10-30kb per second.
Food is good but it's mainly buffet which gets tedious after a couple of days, there is an a la carte menu which is OK (the curries are the best). If you want to be close to Kampala then stay in town, the journey in can be long! Also worth checking where you are going as this is called the Speke resort within the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, it is NOT to be confused with the Speke Hotel which is in Kampala.
Overall, a nice and quiet resort with great pool and decent food and a choice if bars. The lake is accessible from the marina as well as from he lovely gardens.
One thing for any entrepreneurs out there. Organise a water taxi service. From the hotel to the airport by water is, I reckon, 20 minutes. That is much better and prettier than the hour and quarter to two hours it can take by road
- 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