I recently put up at the Hotel Le Bougainviller, during a trip to Kampala.
It was my first stay at the property.
I was the hotel's architectural and landscaping concepts. It is unlike anything I have seen before. I especially loved the 'court yard' concept created by the arrangement of rooms on the side of the property where you find the restaurant and the cave cellar/bar.
Although I did not get to use the bar, I loved the bare feel about it: the cave concept, the dressed stones, the basic benches and tables.
The room (I was 27) was delightful. Basic structure, but beautiful finishing and modern in critical aspects - it had a large comfortable bed with mosquito net, a fridge, a flat screen TV, air conditioning, hot and cold shower and lounge chair.
It is admirable what the owners of the hotel have managed to do with the little space they have (the hotel is built on two plots, separated by a road). In spite of being near a major road, in a busy neighbourhood of Kampala, once inside the property, you barely realise that there is so much activity around you.
I found the food in the restaurants OK.
I found the staff OK - perhaps the fact that my host is a long term client may have helped - they even allowed me to have a very late checkout (3pm) at no extra cost.
The only drawback to the property, I feel, is the fact that there is a public road separating the two parts of the hotel.
For someone looking to work, put up or otherwise operate in the Bugolobi, Port Bell, Industrial Area and Nakawa areas of Kampala, while on business or even leisure, I would recommend Hotel Le Bougainviller.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only 5 kilometers away from the heart of Kampala, Hotel Le Bougainviller offers you a unique Mediterranean flair: surrounding a lush terraced garden with a swimming pool and plenty of private hideaways to sit and relax, our hotel rooms are accommodated in a number of luxurious bungalows that combine the comfort of international hotel standards with the charm of a 'village provencal'. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Le Bougainviller Hotel