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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an expensive hotel that had not been maintained. It is dark and out dated. I had a room over looking the garden. Music was loud and very disruptive. Staff didn't care and refused to move room despite the hotel being mostly empty

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel last week and was pleasantly surprised. The room was only $120.00 ON Lake Victoria, and was teeming with wildlife! Keep in mind that this review is an American's perspective on an African resort. It is not like what we have in the states and you need to keep in mind that we are any Third... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is a very old hotel that it looks like it is rotten. The service is not good at all, the price are terrible. Their staff in the pool/sauna side is a bit rude, he does not want us to bring the towel in our rooms. We explained to him that we are hotel guest but he said no no... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This hotel was built in the 90s and has not been properly maintained or improved since then. The rooms are really expensive as if it was a luxury hotel but it's not. Rooms are big but are not well furnished (old furnitures), the bedding is decent but bathrooms are not. You can even find yourself out of water. The internet... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

I stayed there recently for two weeks. The hotel may be a bit dated but the staff is excellent. There is a very efficient laundry service available, and great room service. The restaurant and bar is a little pricey compared to in town, but you're in a resort. Over all I highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

I arrived here after having a terrible experience at another hotel. I was very ill and needed a quiet place to stay. The management and reception were outstanding. The rooms are large, modern, quiet, clean and super comfortable. Room service is fairly priced with great food, and the internet works well. Most of all, the staff are extremely kind and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I wrote a 2 star review for this hotel last year when I stayed in the old, run down section of the hotel. This year I stayed in the renovated part and it was like I was in a completely different hotel. The rooms a huge, comfortable and modern. They are truly excellent. I'd definitely recommend staying here if you... More 

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Thank Danrzr
Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Good food, rooms and excellent service - worth a visit. Well trained staff and welcoming atmosphere. A home away from home. Thank you staff and management for the commendable work done and hopefully will visit again soon.

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Thank Stallion R
imperialhotelsUG, Public Relations Manager at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stallion, Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel on your recent visit to Entebbe, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals, accommodations and our services. Management will be sure to share the same with the entire team for we believe that it is such... More 

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I was there to attend one of the UN regional workshop, and indeed stayed there for 5 days during the workshop, it is indeed very good hotel with very large and clean room, they also have very nice garden side bar and also have a sort of famous night club inside the hotel. in Overall it is a good hotel... More 

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Thank Wanna M
imperialhotelsUG, Public Relations Manager at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wanna, Thank you very much for choosing Imperial Botanical Hotel as your preferred place of residence during your recent visit to Entebbe and for sparing time to send us your comments and review our hotel and service! It is always a delight to read such amazing reviews but most importantly to hear that you truly enjoyed your stay. we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This hotel apparently has gone down a bit more from when I stayed there in 2007. Reading some of the recent reviews it doesn't surprise me very much. It was a bit overpriced and in OK shape when I was there, par for the course in that part of the world but it seems they have done little to improve... More 

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imperialhotelsUG, Public Relations Manager at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rok, Thank you very much for choosing Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel as your preferred place of residence during your recent visit to Entebbe and for the time to send us a review. We are continually upgrading our rooms, bathroom and other facilities so I do hope that you will join us for another stay in the future and we... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel is the finest convention centre located on the shores of lake Victoria in Entebbe. It is a global landmark hotel that existed since the colonial times. It is a 30 minutes Drive from Kampala and 8 Minutes drive to the Airport. The offers 222 luxurious accommodation streaming with natural light open to areas of enclosed glass, delivering spectacular breath- taking view of lake Victoria. This Colonial Hotel is a adjacent to the famous Botanical Gardens and is a five-minute walk to the Wildlife Education Center (Zoo) . Our hotel is one of the finest conventional centers in the world and widely known for hosting most of the International Workshops/Conferences in Uganda and regularly used by tourists. It has a reputation of hosting major events in Uganda including the most recognizable one, hosting two former US Presidents, H.E. Bill Clinton and H.E . George W.Bush and also hosting the CHOGM Youth Conference that took place in 2007 and to -date it remains a Conventional centre streaming with Residential Workshops and Conferences. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel

Address: Plot M79, Lugard Avenue | P.O. Box 553, Entebbe 90, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Price Range: $124 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 229
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Also Known As:
Imperial Botanical Beach Entebbe
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Entebbe
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