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Speke Hotel

Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue, Kampala 7036 Uganda
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#18 of 232 hotels in Kampala
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 face-lift to add comforts to age and grace. All rooms are air conditioned have wooden floors, satellite television, Free Wi-Fi 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Sanjay U wrote a review May 2021
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Its a Good hotel right in town and the staff and service is great rooms are quite spacious and the external balcony is lovely the rooms have tea/coffee facility and beds are comfortable The staff are polite look after guest the breakfast staff made us Indian Masala tea which was lovely
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for room 134 its spacious!
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Response from Priyank Bhargava, General Manager at Speke Hotel
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Mr.Upadhyay, Greetings from Speke Hotel (1996) LTD! We as a team would like to thank you for your kind gesture and appreciation. I will share this with my team as they will be happy to hear this. We hope to see you soon again on your next visit to Uganda. Kind Regards Priyank Bhargava
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diana l wrote a review May 2021
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My room was dark, damp and had a musty smell. I checked in and checked right out - i was charged for the night even though I was in my room for 15mins. The bed covers we stained and the throw over looked like it had been used since 1920. The air was thick i couldnt breathe. I was shown other rooms but they were also very dark and irie. The whole experience was like the beginning of a horror movie. To top it all off im still waiting for my refund of $150. I do not recommend this place at all unless you love colonial horror movies.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Priyank Bhargava, General Manager at Speke Hotel
Responded May 9, 2021
Dear Ms.Diana, Greetings of the Day! Thank you for the feedback on the hotel as we have already explained you on the email. Kindly be informed that you have booked an apartment which is far from the main building and has been clearly mentioned on our website also. We have also shown you the different category of room which you did not like.However after using the room for sometime which you did not like, you were claiming for the refund My colleague has explained you the refund policy as we have charged you for a night and refunded back your remaining $150 for which the void charge slip has been handed over to you at the reception.The bank will take their working days to refund the money in our account. We have a colonial hotel and the same has been maintained from many years to give a feel to our guest and we are proud to be a part of Speke Hotel. We appreciate your feedback which you gave taking out the time from your busy schedule and shall brief our team to work for the betterment of the hotel. Kind Regards Priyank Bhargava
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Wayne wrote a review Oct 2020
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Great place, The staff are well trained and extremely welcoming with exceptional service. Mr Priyank( General Manager) has made our stay as comfortable as can be, going above and beyond to ensure all our needs are cratered for, responding to all our request in a timely and professional manner. I will recommend this establishment to anyone. This is definitely hospitality at its finest.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
paultaylor417 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom64 contributions32 helpful votes
Hotel is secure, well-located and clean. Avoid the rooms with balconies facing the main road unless the enjoy noise and fumes from the traffic. The Rock Garden bar, which is an intrinsic part of the hotel, has good music and a fun atmosphere – especially if you enjoy the company of prostitutes. Overall it offers good value.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Priyank Bhargava, General Manager at Speke Hotel
Responded Apr 22, 2020
Dear Mr.Taylor, Greetings from Speke Hotel (1996) LTD ! Thank you for your review on Trip advisor. I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your visit at Rock Bar and also left a positive impression on our hotel. We look forward to the pleasure of having you again in Speke Hotel on your next visit in Uganda. Kind Regards Priyank Bhargava General Manager
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Joe D wrote a review Mar 2020
Bridgwater, United Kingdom139 contributions78 helpful votes
Stayed at the hotel for four nights which is situated right in the heart of the city. Kampala traffic is so bad that this hotel is ideal for walking around the city and was well looked after by wonderful staff, Breakfast is very good and the meals on the menu is very good. The restaurant meals are very good and bar also serves food 24 hours. There is a bar and sometimes have live music in the dance area.The staff are wonderful, friendly and helpful. The room are lovely and big. A big thanks to Wilson Due to the Corona virus my holiday had to end abruptly and he was most helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Room 116 is spacious with a lounge
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Response from Sanjeev K Jaiswal, General Manager at Speke Hotel
Responded Apr 22, 2020
Dear Mr.Joe, Greetings from Speke Hotel (1996) LTD We appreciate receiving your feedback on your recent visit to us. We are delighted to learn that you had a good experience and left with a positive impression of our food and services. I have conveyed your compliments to Wilson, for him which is a great source of inspiration. All of us hope to continue being your preferred hotel for all your future stays and visits in Kampala. Kind Regards Priyank Bhargava General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Speke Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Speke Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Budongo Forest (0.2 miles), Independence Monument (0.2 miles), and Kampala Casino (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Speke Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Speke Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Speke Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seven Seas at Sheraton Kampala, Cafe Javas, and Khyber Pass.
Does Speke Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Speke Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Speke Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Kampala.
Are any cleaning services offered at Speke Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Speke 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 Speke Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kasubi Tombs (2.3 miles).