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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel may be called a 4star property with lovely pool,gym,mini market,indoor outdoor restaurant,decent view of surrounding from rooms. Rooms are spacious and offer all required amenities.hotel staff is very generous and always ready to help. Breakfast is good but i felt it has little to offer for vegetarian travellers(you may get fruits,cornflakes,tea,boiled veggies).you may get transport and other required assistance...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms on top floors are run down and air-conditioning didn't work well. Very low water pressure in shower. If you stay here, I recommend trying to get a lower floor because these rooms are more recently remodeled and have better water pressure.

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Thank afa472
London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I first saw my room I asked to change as it was quite noisy on account of the neighbouring building site. However, I was assured by the Receptionist that this was the 'quiet side' as only noisy during the day whereas on the other side it was noisy all the time because of the traffic! Ultimately it was OK...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed October 30, 2016

4th time for me at Africana. Always a good experience. > What I liked: The different restaurant offer you choice (romantic dinner outside with a musician, inside restaurant for great local dishes, peaceful lounge bar for meetings); the quality of the food is good especially the breakfast and buffets; the pool is really nice and for once you can swim!...

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Thank Phindo
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Staff were friendly and cooperative. Good for business travellers. Rooms were clean and spacious. The pool is a plus and the location very central. Downside was the breakfast buffet. Can recommend this hotel if you are on business.

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Thank Christian W
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

After renovation the reception looks very nice. Service is good even if the system with check in at one desk and then walk over to the cashier to pay is a bit old fashioned. Surely a hotel could have a reception desk that takes care of all that with the same staff member? Room in tower - clean, good shower...

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Thank Hans L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

I spent an extremely stressful week at Hotel Africana with a group of colleagues. It seemed like nothing worked, and by the end of the week I was on a first name basis with more than one maintenance man. There was no internet in the rooms for the whole week, most of the plug sockets in my room didn't work,...

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Thank nagapie_eh
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Good rooms, reasonable internet (for uganda good?) With good skype calls possible. Very friendly personnel. Good food and reasonable priced. Pool seems very clean but havent tried. Will stay again there for price/perfomance as well as location suiting me (which is more personal advantage)

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2Thank oscar j
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Very nice hotel. Clean rooms. Standard of food is ok. Could be a bit noisy over weekends with parties close by, but generally it quiets down at around 12 pm. Location in hart of Kampala, making getting to center easy as very close. Traffic is a nightmare in Kampala, you do not want to travel long distances as it will...

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3Thank eugenem170
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great location. Value for money mid-range hotel. Great rooms in the new building. Service is poor. People are friendly and say sorry for everything. But you have to keep hearing that often while staying here, Great conference hotel - but for business traveller?

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Africana is Uganda 's Premier luxury Hotel. The hotel has over 14 fully furnished well air-conditioned conference halls with seating capacities ranging from 20 - 3000 participants. Our Venue can provide seating for over 2500 people, making it ideal for conferencing, workshops, mega wedding receptions, exhibitions and concerts. Hotel Guests receives access to health facilities including Gym, Massage, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Steam Bath & access to famous kampala Golf club. Hotel Africana offers weekend entertainment featuring live popular bands and pulsating traditional dance music shows along with repeat live performance from our pianist. With option of Ngeye & Kibs restaurant, our gusts can enjoy variety of dishes, freshly made by our experienced chefs. Our coffee shop & live bakery provides enough ways to enjoy uganda coffee beans along with cakes & breads. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Africana

Address: Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: $125 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Africana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 253
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Also Known As:
Africana Hotel Kampala
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kampala
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“poor customer service at front desk, but rest of hotel staff was wonderful. The hotel is past its prime by about 10-15 years.”
 of 5 bubbles afa472, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Pool side rooms are louder bacause of the clubs behind the Hotel. But the view is better on this side...We cannot have everything ..”
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 of 5 bubbles Phindo, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
“Room were very spacious and cleaned to high standard every day.”
 of 5 bubbles eugenem170, Sep 22, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in high floors are good in the new building. But if elevators don't work you are doomed,”
 of 5 bubbles jipc2016, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“take the rooms facing the parking, those with a city view may be too noisy (although the view is splendid)”
 of 5 bubbles MuzunguM, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
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