This hotel truly is a great deal. We paid $23 for a double room. I am certainly not complaining about that but I do think there are some things reviewers should know before they book or decide to stay here.
This hotel is smack dab in the heart of downtown Kampala. This is NOT a good thing. The street that this hotel is on is ALWAYS crowded with trucks delivering stuff. It is so congested that our tour drivers could NEVER pick up or drop us off on our street. We had to hike in a couple of blocks away. This is not a problem but guests should be forewarned especially if you will be traveling with any suitcases as the streets are MAD with people and cars. It can literally take 45 min to go a few short blocks.
The other thing I wanted to mention is there is really no reason to stay in the heart of downtown Kampala. It will drive you crazy with the dust, noise and congestion. Many of the restos that are rated on TripAdvisor for Kampala are located in Kololo. Stay there. There just isn't a lot to do in downtown unless you want to witness a very very busy city (can't you see that anywhere in the world?)
If you do find yourself in the heart of downtown Kampala, go to Sam's resto. It is an Indian resto that is great abeit a bit over priced. The manager there is gracious and very hospitable.
One more thing: Aponye has many many roaches. Just go there knowing that. I grew up with plenty of roaches so it didn't bother me, but like I said, reviewers should know this.
Lastly, on the plus side, Aponye surprisingly had a nice breakfast and nice staff. The building really was very secure and they had room service! Pleasantly surprised by that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel has 52 elegant, self contained; air conditioned and well furnished executive rooms fitted with DSTV and Cable TV.It is within walking distance to and from the bus and taxi stations, shopping malls, African craft shops, cultural centres, major banks, universities, government offices and foreign missions.Aponye hotel is a favorite of foreign tourists and the business community because of its price friendly and affordable accomodation,utmost good care and hospitality extended to its guests ... more less
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