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The Athena Hotel

Plot 21 Faraday Road Bugolobi, Kampala Uganda
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The Athena Hotel has raised the standard for business and luxury travel in Uganda; with rooms and amenities of unequalled quality, it is located conveniently in Bugolobi, on the outskirts of Kampala city. Fully furnished rooms are guaranteed to meet the modern traveller's needs; from free wi-fi and personal workspaces to luxurious rooms and suites for a restful night.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Outdoor furniture
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Grade: 36 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Very good hotel for business in Kampala, Very conveniently located. One of the very best restaurants. Staff is professional, and friendly. The Rooms are awesome and the hotel is very clean. The hotel has all services you can look for and very affordable.
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Response from theathenahotelug, Front Office Manager at The Athena Hotel
Responded Nov 24, 2019
Dear Rutamureka, Thank you for staying with us and for taking time to review us with such an excellent mark. We are extremely grateful for your feedback and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed hosting you. Thank you for being a great ambassador for Athena Hotel to the entire world. We look forward to welcoming and hosting you again on any of your future trips to Kampala. Regards.
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Friends of mine had suggested that I check out Athena next time I visited Kampala. My visits tend to be short and every minute and cent count. I’m glad I listened. It’s a new hotel in a location with a good mix of residential houses and offices. Bugolobi also has some of the best entertainment spots in Kampala. It’s a few minutes from one of the city’s better malls and the city centre is no more than 10 minutes drive- with or without traffic. So, it’s conveniently located. The service was better than I expected. Keen, experienced staff - some of who I know from staying at a 5 star hotel not too far away. The rooms are very clean and a good size. The internet was fast and reliable. And the food in the restaurant was good. I didn’t see anyone swimming in the pool but it was clean. The bed was easily my favourite part of the experience. I’ll be staying at the Athena a lot..
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Response from theathenahotelug, Front Office Manager at The Athena Hotel
Responded Aug 4, 2019
Dear TheUgandan, Greetings from The Athena Hotel! I would wish to apologize for the delay in response to your kind compliments in your review. We appreciate that you chose us for that particular stay and that you would also consider to stay with us in the future. It would be a great honor to meet with you during your next stay and to make a reservation for any of our services on your behalf. Thank you and see you soon!
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All the staff at the Athena are super nice and helpful....I hope the management gives them a big ($$) pat on the back! The rooms are also good, and the service v quick etc. I only have two reasons why I didn't give the hotel 5 out of 5 (apart from the fact that a few of the bar staff support Arsenal....but, over time, they will realise that Crystal Palace is the way forward) * It's not near any particularly good restaurants - there's a good, basic Indian down the road and the Banana Bar up the road, which does good steaks.....but you can always get an Uber to other places. * There isn't an good outdoor area for drinking and eating. There is a sort of garden (with the world's smallest pool), which is fine but you have to go through an underground car park to reach it. They need to work on having some sort of bar/food area down here.....not sure how!
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Response from theathenahotelug, Front Office Manager at The Athena Hotel
Responded Nov 10, 2019
Dear Keith, Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking time to review us on this site. The staff have received your appreciation and management has heard your wonderful recommendation too. We are glad you enjoyed your overall stay as much as we enjoyed hosting you. We eagerly look forward to hosting you on your next trip to Kampala. Best regards,
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Every time i go to Uganda on a business trip, i look forward to staying at Athena. It's a great hotel. Clean, modern and comfortable.I also like the breakfast options. Only challenge i had is the hot water it's not very hot.
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Response from theathenahotelug, Front Office Manager at The Athena Hotel
Responded Aug 20, 2019
Dear babykiosh, Thank you for your great review! The issue with the hot water has soon been rectified. We look forward to hosting you soon.
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We had a lovely stay and service with minimum noisy and yet almost in the heart of the city. The swimming pool is well positioned and so is the health club. The energy saving activities are appreciated.
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Response from theathenahotelug, Front Office Manager at The Athena Hotel
Responded Aug 20, 2019
Dear JosephKaggwa, Thank you for choosing The Athena Hotel! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Thank you for the kind compliments and look forward to hosting you more in the near future. Enjoy the day!
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$130 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Athena Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Athena Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bar Africana (0.5 miles) and Bead for Life (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Athena Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Athena Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Athena Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Athena Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ashiana Restaurant, Dancing Cup, and Java House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Athena Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Athena Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Athena Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Athena Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Athena Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kasubi Tombs (5.0 miles).