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“A bit hit and miss, but still a good option on the outskirts of Kampala.”
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Sports View Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kireka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“A bit hit and miss, but still a good option on the outskirts of Kampala.”
Reviewed July 16, 2011

This hotel is ~12km from central Kampala, on the main road to Nairobi. I have stayed there many times (always in executive rooms) and it was always essential to check the room before getting settled in. Some are good, some are pretty bad. Executive rooms have a small fridge. Sheets and towels are always clean. Beds are always comfortable. But it is hit and miss with air-conditioning, TV, hot water and water pressure. Rooms have wired internet, but there may or may not be a cable. Wireless is available in the lobby (free). Each room has only one power-point, but there may or may not be a power board. Rooms overlooking the pool will get a lot of noise on weekends.
There's a basic gym, which is free to guests. There are two restaurants: A basic one by the pool and a more formal one in the safari bar. The latter has an impressive menu, most of which will be unavailable. The only foods reliably available are the basics such as fish and chips or chicken and chips. Even then, expect a long wait for your food. There are no western standard restaurants in the area. Breakfast is included in the price and is good by Uganda standards.
Staff are not always the most competent, but they are always very friendly and welcoming and trying their best. Laundry service is good and cheap, but you always need to call them to get your clothes back.
For all its faults, this hotel is still good value at ~$50 / night. I would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

Right next to the taxi stands, in the 'centre' of Kireka. I took a 'double delux' room as there was not much difference in the cost between that and the double executive room.

It cost me 140,000ush (43euros) for bed and breakfast.

The room was ok, 3* i would say. the bathroom was clean, with towels and there was running hot water so i had a lovely bath!! The bed sheets were in good shape, clean and the bed had netting around it.

There was a modern flatscreen TV but no cable to get a signal! There was a safe and bible if you needed it!

The hotel has other facilities, swimming pool, restaurant but i did not have time to utilise them. I ate breakfast in the morning, a great selection of drinks and foods, the chef prepares egg dishes freshly for you too!

Staff were fantastic, so friendly and helpful. I should note the security was thorough too.

I would come back to this hotel if i needed to stay in this location again but not for a 'treat'.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Thank natalie035
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Property: Sports View Hotel
Address: Kireka Trading Center | Kampala-Jinja Road, Kireka, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kireka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kireka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 124
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