I love the Speke. I have stayed here 4 times.
Pros: It feels African. The hotel restaurant faces the street and it is really fun to people watch while you eat outside or just enjoy a drink. It's a great atmosphere. Additionally, there is a nice reception area and quiet place to sit upstairs. The people are incredibly friendly (as is everyone in Uganda) and they provide exceptional service. Rooms are above average and clean, but not 5 star. They spray for mosquitos in your room every night. Walking distance to the local craft market. Decent wifi.
Cons: There is a bar right next door and they will play music into the wee hours of the night (3/4am in the morning) and there isn't much you can do to drown it out. My only advice to avoid this is to request a room facing the back of the hotel and on the right side away from the bar area. Also, a lot of prostitutes solicit themselves and have even been so bold as to sit down at tables with men who are not even interested. Management won't do anything about it either- we've complained.
TIP: Eat at the Indian restaurant they have there. It is delicious... order the tiki masala!!
- Also Known As:
- Speke Hotel Kampala