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Speke Hotel

Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue, Kampala Uganda
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#14 of 203 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
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Dry cleaning
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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paultaylor417 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom58 contributions31 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 Kingdom138 contributions76 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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Kjcolvard wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York221 contributions54 helpful votes
Back at the Speke after more than two years, I got my favorite room, in front with a balcony (#123). The staff took care of me with cheerful solicitude, and I especially enjoyed the meals I ate in Khyber Pass, the Indian restaurant. Not a fancy place, but with the glorious view of the Sheraton gardens (which the Sheraton guests don’t see) and the long patio for people watching, this is where I always stay in Kampala. Newspapers and transportation always available in front. At about $125 a night including a good cooked breakfast, value for money can’t be beat.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Spekehotel1996, Manager at Speke Hotel
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Speke Hotel (1996) Kampala, We appreciate time taking to write such a wonderful review. we are happy to know that you enjoyed the wonderful lush green view of Sheraton garden from the room and enjoyed the food at our Indian cuisine Restaurant Khyber Pass and the morning breakfast at multi cuisine Restaurant Pizzeria. We thank you for your recognition of our culinary offerings, hospitality and the services. People are our greatest assets and your appreciation and generous words of encouragement for the team would go a long way in inspiring and motivating each one of us to deliver Excellence service to all our discerning guests. My team and I eagerly look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Hotel Manager
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kingofpeppange wrote a review Jan 2020
Peppange, Luxembourg474 contributions102 helpful votes
Room was large and comfortable ! The surrounding gardens are beautiful and well maintained ! The staff is first class , friendly and helpful ! Special thanks to Wilson from reception , to Zaïma from housekeeping who kept my room spotlessly clean and to Fridaus (Frida) from the Continental restaurant who is the perfect waitress and who always served me with a friendly smile and gave me great advice on the menu ! Will happily return to this place !
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Spekehotel1996, Manager at Speke Hotel
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from “Speke Hotel (1996)” Kampala, Uganda! Thank you for your kind Patronage!!! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. This is the best motivation we can use. Furthermore I am very proud to read that you have described our team members as ‘helpful‘ and 'Friendly'. I am happy to personally coordinate your next visit and urge you to write in with any requirement. My team and I look forward to maintain a long and fruitful association with you. Hope to welcome you back at Speke Hotel (1996), Kampala, Uganda very soon. Warm Regards, Manager
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RITESH G wrote a review Jan 2020
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Ambience, location, housekeeping, staff, security.. everything is perfect. The vegetarian food in Khyber Pass is very alluring. Not to mention the breakfast too. Excellent hotel to stay.... recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Spekehotel1996, General Manager at Speke Hotel
Responded Jan 26, 2020
Dear Mr.Ritesh, Greetings from Speke Hotel (1996) LTD! We at Speke constantly strive to provide our guests with a great experience and I am happy that we were able to deliver this to you. Your heart-warming praise and words of appreciation for our overall hospitality and service been received with humble gratitude and genuine delight by all of us at the hotel. It was a pleasure hosting you and proud to have earned your patronage for the future, the team and I look forward to your continued visits. 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).