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Kanberra Hotel

Plot 51 Oyam Road, Lira Uganda
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#2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Lira
A new hotel set in a quiet, leafy environment with well designed, attractive rooms. We have 14 rooms, all en suite with hot water, including 2 larger executive rooms, 10 double rooms and 2 rooms with twin beds. TVs are being fitted in all rooms. The prices of the rooms are considerably lower than our direct competitors. We have a good restaurant and a garden bar, as well as a conference room.
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Emma W wrote a review Nov 2018
Lake Oswego, Oregon9 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great week at the Kanberra. There is a front gate along with a security guard on staff 24/7, and I felt incredibly safe my whole stay. The manager and staff were all attentive. The rooms/bathrooms are alright, but for the price and location, it was pretty great. I would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Second floor room recommended if possible
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Stuffandthings wrote a review Nov 2017
Perth, Australia47 contributions22 helpful votes
I enjoyed my visit to Lira with an NGO group recently. The Kanberra was a solid base for our travels and about what I’d expect here. Rooms very clean. Bathrooms adequate, although I’d heard reports that the small electric water heaters can give electric shocks or even catch alight so we chose to stick with cold showers for safety. When we were there the power was good, which meant the ceiling fans could stay on all night which was wonderful. Mosquito nets were in pretty good condition too. The water failed twice but each time it was rectified pretty quickly. Even though the front gate is manned by security guards, I was surprised to find my windows didn’t lock. My room backed onto a side fence which didn’t look too secure but I wasn’t sure if this was a problem. They did have fly screens, which was great, but if the window security bothers you maybe ask for an upstairs room or one with a window lock that works. Food was ok. Breakfast a bit sparse but I found out you can ask for an omelette to be made for a small extra charge. Service in the dining room was a bit “cool” (that’s being polite) but all other staff were very friendly. I’d stay at Kanberra again.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
Carlotta F wrote a review Sep 2017
Milan, Italy8 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent a memorable 2 weeks at the Kanberra Hotel in May this year. It was such a life changing experience spending time in the town of Lira and learning about Ugandan life and culture while staying at the hotel. The staff are accommodating to anything you need, and leave you smiling. My friends and I felt secure, catered to, and relaxed over the 2 weeks. If you are looking for a simple, friendly, and stress free stay in Uganda this hotel ticked all the boxes. Thanks from all of us. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
Andrew W wrote a review Sep 2017
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii71 contributions19 helpful votes
Safety is a big plus in this area of the world. Security was good. rooms were so so, They had mosquito nets (which was a must). The staff were awesome and the breakfasts were delicious. We had water issues when I stayed there, which always seemed to go out when I was having a shower :) The hotel is centrally located in Lira. It seemed to be the place where a lot of western NGO's or business folk stay
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Date of stay: October 2016
Jacob P wrote a review Jul 2017
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Great and excellent place. I and my team enjoyed every bit of this hotel. Great smiling staffs. Please keep my Room 7 clean as usual. Hahahaha. Keep it up. Jacob from Zambia. I would recommend this hotel especially Room 7 to any person.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Best Room for me was Room 7. Hand my team take Room 6666 and 10 on top.
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$48 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
UgandaNorthern RegionLira
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kanberra Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Kanberra Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kanberra Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kanberra Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kanberra Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sankofa Cafe,Lira City, Lira African Village Restaurant, and Path Center Cafe.
Is Kanberra Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Lira.
Are pets allowed at Kanberra Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Kanberra Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.