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“This gem has lost its flavour” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Africana
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, Kampala, Uganda   |  
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Ranked #24 of 58 hotels in Kampala
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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13 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“This gem has lost its flavour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This hotel has a lot of potential, however it needs an overhaul asap. The F&B dept needs to review its operations especially when having large multiple functions.

Invest in audio-visual equipment, it was disappointing to have a cocktail without one and when we requested we were told it was too late.

The lighting in your patio has poor light and needs an upgrade.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Was booked a spart of tour so don't know value for money status. But the rooms were very good, clean and comfortable. Also had a bath not just shower. Restauarnt was not used, but room service was fine.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I have to say that i went in biased but was well surprised. While it won't take your breath away, it will leave you quite comfy and well catered for. Secure parking and friendly people on hand to help you settle in.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lusaka, Zambia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This should have been a great Hotel once upon a time, it has the scares that tell that story. You can tell that it has had a fair share of business over the years as it surely would do with a Make Over. The Hotel is conviniently located near the heart of the City of Kampala, it has a large conferencing facility so it is very busy with people coming in and out. The staff were verey friendly and did go out of their way to make the stay as plesant as possible. The Tilapia fish was great and I stuck to on my two nights stay. The owner of the Hotel did meet with us which was a nice surprise.

Room Tip: Rooms othe taller side of the Hotel would be better as the other rooms above the Kitchen so you can...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is good value for money, but beware of the 3rd floor of the new wing, for some reason smells and aromas from the kitchen filter into your room. I had a very difficult time sleeping but thankfully it was just for one night.
I will definitely be back but will avoid that part of the hotel.
The food in the restaurant is very good and the breakfast is to die for.
Charles Washika

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

stayed in African Tropicana from 30th April to 7th May 2012 and the experience was worthwhile. will not hesitate to recommend to any body traveling to Kampala. Particularly lucky to meet with the Proprietor of the hotel and his humility was simply amazing. look forward to staying there again.

Ben Agande
Abuja, Nigeria.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Hotel Africana is very near town, actually in town, yet out enough for you to have a peaceful time there.
The rooms are very clean and quite, and big enough. Secure parking.
I've recommended it to a number of people who have enjoyed their time there and returned the next time they were in Kampala.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Africana

Address: Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 58 hotels in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Africana 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With over 200, Hotel Africana and Convention Center is conveniently located just 2 minutes from the city center and featuring panoramic views of the city skyline and surrounding hilltops. Hotel Africana and Convention Center has over the years become a symbol of excellence, sophistication and high quality service.Our Guests are warmly welcomed into the elegant lobby which leads to the attractive garden where they can enjoy the alfresco atmosphere and linger over a morning coffee or savour a traditional afternoon tea.Hotel Africana and Convention Center Feature: o 234 Roomso 8 Three Bedroom Services Apartmentso 8 Two Bedroom Services Apartments o 12 One Bedroom Services Apartments o 14 Conference Roomso Fully Equipped Gym with Swimming pool, steam, Sauna and Spao Three Restaurants and Two Bars o Laundry Serviceso Business Centero Shopping Outlets ... more   less 
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