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Hotel Africana

Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, Kampala, Uganda
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have stayed in Hotel Africana for a 3-day workshop. The hotel is centrally located with a great swimming pool and nice conference facilities. The hotel rooms where good, though the bed was a bit hard and the rooms were a bit noisy from loud music from the area. The gym facilities were average, though the group lessons were very... More 

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Hotelafricanaltd, Manager at Hotel Africana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great comments , we are very sorry about the neighboring music noise we are working hard to stop affecting our guest soon we shall a solution which permanent. we appreciate your visit and waiting to see next time. More 

Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Reasonable hotel in down town Kampala- it is a straight forward hotel (not a luxury hotel), with many facilities like pool, business center, restaurants bar etc. I enjoyed my stay there, and some of the rooms have a great view of Kampala (mine was located on the 10th floor with great views). The breakfast is okay, but it could have... More 

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France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent three nights here using conference facilities. Overall everything seemed a little too much trouble for many of the staff with some clear exceptions - which was a pleasure. Food - had barbecue by pool which was good atmosphere with ok food. A good lower cost base if working in Kampala city centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location Excellent new design of reception Excellent welcoming staff and security Excellent bed and room Let downs: Found a AAA battery in my bed - not sure if it had been used by previous occupants and bed not fully made but just covered up Bath design - not sure what the metal thing at end of bath is doing,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Food was great! The staff members were courteous and friendly. The gym was also good with nice instructors. However, the rooms were oldish, worn out, the beds were worn out and uncomfortable as well. The WIFI was terribly slow. The laundry service was terrible as well. A few of my clothes were damaged

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I am Kenyan, I once went to Africana with a white colleague of mine. There is a guard stationed at the lift going to the rooms on the left side as you are from the garden. I stayed there for about 2 months and more than 3 times the guard stopped me and asked me several questions like where am... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

With so many hotels in the city, cannot stand the competition. Pros: Very convenient location in the city center for business, very big, clean, spacious rooms Cons: Room card was not working and had to go to 6th floor and down 4 times in order to convince them that there was a problem with the lock(they finally gave me another... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We stayed here two nights, on our first night into Uganda and our last night. I chose it because of the proximity to the mall next door and the costs. The hotel has a guarded gate that checked everything that came in the complex and the staff were great, very warm and inviting. Our room was lacking though. Since we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Stayed in the Africana for 5 days in May/June 2016 attending a major regional conference. The room price/special package for conference participants was good for Kampala circumstances ($90 a night). Rooms, however, are rather dated. Carpets, furniture and especially bathrooms are in urgent need for refurbishment. All furniture is also “seriously” tagged with engraved codes/tags. There must be some serious... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The Africana is alright, it just seems to miss the mark in many respects. As a convention hotel there seems a lot going on all the time, so if you want a quiet half hour on a longer by the pool you may (if you time it badly) find yourself in speedos surrounded by several hundred suited delegates from an... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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: $116 - $150 (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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