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“Good hotel in Kampala” 4 of 5 stars
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Speke Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda   |  
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Shanghai, China
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good hotel in Kampala”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Overall it's a good hotel..clean and convenient(many travel agencies nearby so it's easy for me to buy my ticket from Uganda back to Tanzania...)but I think accommodation in Kampala is expensive..
Breakfast is so so.
The Italian restaurant of the hotel is good!
My room is at the end of the corridor..not very noisy.
Staff are good!!help me to join the Jinja rafting group!!yay!!!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Jennifer,

Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff.
Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team for whom it will be a tremendous source of inspiration.
We value your patronage and the team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
Regards,

Chetan Shetty
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kampala, Uganda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great hotel, fabulous staff ( emmanuelle in Mammia Restaurant just great) it's relaxed, unpretentious, great choice of 3 restaurants, but cool and sophisticated at the same time, without being stuffy...that rubs on the guests, you say hello to everyone, spontaneous chats...you order tea and cake for the afternoon, drinking on the terrace as Kampala goes by. The Kyhber pass restaurant is one of the best Indian restaurants I've every tasted ( I lived in Bradford, UK, for years and thought they had the best ) .
The rock Garden bar, is loud and brash and lost of fun, but like every western businessmen bar attracts ladies of adventure, this is Africa everyone, your polite, no thanks and no worries, no hassle, no pressure....sit and enjoy.....great value for money, your not cut off from an African experience like the big hotels. This is intimate, a real old fashioned colonial style hotel with a tea terrace and fab food and staff.....come again, yes.

Room Tip: rooms away from rock garden end......if you need total silence to sleep
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Markus,

Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff.
Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team for whom it will be a tremendous source of inspiration.
We value your patronage and the team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
Regards,

Chetan Shetty
General Manager
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6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have stayed at several hotels in Kampala, and overall Speke is great value and one I return to time and time again. It can be noisy but has city centre character and great restaurants - an Italian and Khyber pass (Indian). Helpful and friendly staff. Rooms vary - some are better than others.

Room Tip: First floor rooms at the front
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear Joseph,
Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff.
Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team specially The Bar Staff for whom it will be a tremendous source of inspiration.
We value your patronage and the team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
Regards,

Chetan Shetty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Splendid Hotel will stay at Speke all the time I visit Kampala...excellent!!!
The staff are friendly and make you feel homely.
The restaurants have some of the best food in Kampala. I recommend Speke Hotel to anyone visiting Kampala.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff.
Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team specially The Bar Staff for whom it will be a tremendous source of inspiration.
We value your patronage and the team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
Regards,

Chetan Shetty
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Speke Hotel , is the best hotel for the business travellers around the center of the town and saves a loads of times and serves as a center of business point.

I have always stayed in speke for the last 5 times of my visit to KAMPALA.

This time , it was quite different , I met this guy Mr Abdul Lateef Chaaku. , what an hospitable person , irrespective of him being in a different department , he took full care of needs and wants.. amazing person and speke hotel is gifted to have a talented person like him.

Whoeva goes to speke , please find this guy. he is normally in BAR division.

By the time I left , we have become buddies.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2014
Dear Ansar,
Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff.
Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team specially The Bar Staff for whom it will be a tremendous source of inspiration.
We value your patronage and the team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
Regards,

Chetan Shetty
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Very good atmosfera and colonian style... You feel like Mr Speke is going to show up any moment.
Nice simple rooms With balcony and view.
It is recommended to have an experience and feel the time when Mr. Speke was here to discover the origin of the Nile

excellent restaurants

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear Arun,
Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff.
Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team for whom it will be a tremendous source of inspiration.
We value your patronage and the team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
Regards,

Chetan Shetty
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Bangalore, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is my first trip outside my country...and luckily i got to know about speke from a friend of mine
Speke is a very complete hotel with everythng u need at a walkable distance .
The rooms and service is good , but the best aspect has been the restaurants and bar in the hotel .
If u love football, enjoying weekends , hospitality and a wide range of cuisines ,this is the best place to go for in UGANDA.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chetan S, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Arun,
Thank you for sparing your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the ambience and the overall product and the service of the hotel. Thank you for your feedback on the comfort and the service of our staff.
Your generous compliments have been shared with the entire team for whom it will be a tremendous source of inspiration.
We value your patronage and the team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
Regards,

Chetan Shetty
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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Additional Information about Speke Hotel

Address: Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
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Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Kampala
#9 Business Hotel in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Speke Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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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