We stayed at the Speke Hotel for 8 days in February. The Speke is excellent value -- clean, spacious rooms, very friendly staff, and a superb central location. It is not a luxury hotel, but we wouldn't have wanted luxury in Kampala. It is simple and appealing, and we felt much more connected to the city and the people staying at The Speke. It is an old hotel surrounded by huge trees which muffle any street noise and provide a quiet setting for several restaurants. We especially enjoyed the Indian restaurant -- the food was fabulous. WiFi works well, and there are several open sitting areas in the hotel for relaxing. The shower is excellent and there was always plenty of hot water.
It is worth noting that the hotel adds a 5% service charge for its restaurants, but we learned that this 5% doesn't really go to the staff -- it is just part of the cost of food etc. so if you get good service, be sure to tip a bit extra.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Speke Hotel is the part of The Speke Group of Hotels, Proudly owned by The Ruparelia Group of Companies. One of Kampala's oldest hotels, Speke Hotel was taken over by The Ruparelia Group in the year 1996. It was then, given a major facelift to add comforts to age and grace. All rooms are air conditioned have wooden floors, satellite television and a minibar.Speke Hotel is located in the heart of Kampala, close to banks and business centers and offers all the charms of bygone days complimented by efficient, modern services and facilities. It offers various dishes, daily entertainment, well stocked bar and business meeting venues.Speke Hotel has three Restaurants and a Bar: Pizzeria – The Italian Cuisine, Khyber Pass – The Indian Cuisine, Rock Café – The Continental Cuisine and Rock Bar – The Cocktail Bar.Speke Hotel holds a special place in the history of Uganda. Come and experience the courteous hospitality so natural to the people of Uganda. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Speke Hotel Kampala