With traffic as bad as it's gotten in Kampala and housing as expensive as it is, Prestige provides a relatively affordable downtown alternative. The location is convenient to most downtown destinations (you can even walk - it can be faster than public transport), spacious rooms (two toilets in a single!), comfy chairs and beds with nets, and a fairly well equipped kitchen (but no kitchen towel or dishwashing supplies provided). The friendly manager even let me keep stuff in the room while I went upcountry for several days and let me check out late. It's not really quiet, as there are car lots and karaoke all around and the road can get busy. Earplugs did the trick for sleeping comfortably, though.
Wifi is included but can be on and off (go to Piato restaurant down the street for fast, free wifi). The view is fantastic from higher floors. There's an elevator, but it's also on and off and could be more conveniently located. The pool looks inviting but smelled a bit like sewage, so you might do better to resist temptation (though I took the plunge and came out fine). I'd still stay there again. They're building a restaurant to include breakfast in the rate, so look for that soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Prestige Hotel Suites in Kampala is a luxurious hotel in central Kampala within the Nakasero area. Unlike other hotels in Kampala , our spacious rooms include both a Kitchenette and an extended lounge. All hotel suites have been tastefully decorated with modern furniture and fittings and have been designed to cater for the needs of the modern Business Traveler who is looking for more than just a hotel in Kampala. Each hotel room has an an extended lounge, air-conditioning and a balcony over-looking Kampala. All amenities necessary for a comfortable stay, including a fully equipped Kitchen for those who prefer to dine in-house are available. The Prestige Hotel Suites is a hotel in central Kampala conveniently situated between the French and Danish Embassies on Plot 9 Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero, a prime and central location. The hotel is only a min's walking distance from Rwenzori Courts, Commercial Court, Central Police Station, and Kampala Road. ... more less
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