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“Very good service and good value for money”
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Hotel Kenrock
Ranked #10 of 202 Kampala B&B and Inns
Kampala, Uganda
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
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“Very good service and good value for money”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

If you are looking for a budget hotel in Central (but not in town) Kampala, this hotel is a great option in terms of value for money. It is located in Muyenga, 100 metres away from the ‘Rest Corner’ where you have a supermarket, ATM, and some restaurants. Also the bars and shops in Kabalagala are at a walking distance.

I have been at Kenrock for nearly two months (yes, two months!) and it has been my home in Kampala. It has clean rooms, the area is quiet (unlike Kabalagala!!) and the most important thing: the staff are very nice and helpful, always ready to assist you.

Another good thing is that you have WI-FI internet, which is not so common here in Uganda. And there is a nice garden to have some drinks or meals or just check your emails.

I would highly recommend Kenrock either for a short or long stay in Kampala.

Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 26, 2011

I am writing this review from the outdoor terrace at Hotel Kenrock on my fourth day in Kampala. This place is simply great value for money in a town with some very very expensive hotel options and not much at the value end that represents comfort.

On my first night in Kampala i was booked into the hotel next door (Chez Johnstons) and had a very bad nights sleep in a very dated and dirty room for 99,000 shillings. The next day i set out to find a more comfortable nest and thought i would check out the property next door.

You know you are onto a winner when you enquire at a front desk and are immediately presented with several keys to go and view the different categories of room available. I opted for 102 which is the biggest room in the hotel with a good size balcony at the back of the property. The bathroom is large with a separate shower enclosure. The room is very clean with good solid furniture, plenty of storage and above all else reliable quick in-room wifi. The price..... 41,000 shillings per night!! In UK terms this is under £15 per night including taxes!!

The resturant offers a variety of very good value meals and snacks, i have just finished a toasted egg sandwich and pot of coffee, the bill in front of me is 6000 shillings, less than £2!

Not much more i can add really other than to say this place is about 50 yards from the rest area with supermarket, atm, resturants and bars etc. This is my new home away from home in Kampala! Oh, and in case i forgot to mention, the staff are super super helpful! Spotted a couple of mosquitos in my room on the first night, informed reception and they sent someone up immediately to spray the entire room! For the price paid i have not experienced value like this anywhere during my extensive travels on this continent.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Kenrock
Address: Tank Hill, Muyenga, Kisugu Area | P. O. Box 70533, Kampala - Uganda, Kampala 000256, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 202 B&Bs / Inns in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karibu - Welcome | About UsThe moment you pass through the gates of Hotel Kenrock, you enter another world, the heat and bustle of modern Kampala left behind as you tune into the cool ugandan elegance of Hotel Kenrock. It offers a wide range of accommodation and services with all rooms well furnished with an ambience that remains as friendly and welcoming as it has always been since its humble inception in 2000.We would like to warmly welcome you to Hotel Kenrock. We are committed to making your stay in Kampala as comfortable as possible. Hotel Kenrock has 26 guest rooms in different categories well furnished, equipped with Satellite TV, Telephone and Comfortable Bathroom with Shower.The restaurant can accomodate up to 50 people while our garden can take upto 150 people. Hotel Kenrock has Wireless Internet connection in the restaurant, bar and garden. Guests can access Internet in their rooms.Hotel Kenrock is an ideal setting for workshops and small conferences as it is in a quiet environment and with ample parking space which is available within the compound.We can organize for effective airport transfers, city trips and safarisUganda's potential as a tourism hotspot lies in its mosaic of landscapes, from thick forests to snow- capped mountain ranges and vast plains studded with crater lakes, and its array of adventurous activities.There are opportunities for climbing and trekking; watersports such as sailing, fishing, canoeing and whitewater rafting on Lake Victoria and the river Nile; and plenty of wildlife watching options from tracking mountain gorillas on foot through the jungle to more traditional 'big five' safaris on the plains.At Hotel Kenrock, you can relax at the garden, access wireless Internet, organise workshops or meetings at our premises and enjoy our fine continental and Ugandan dishes at the restaurant. Although our menu is quite extensive, we will be more than delighted to meet your special wish for a meal. Our Chef will be at your service.Karibu to Uganda and enjoy the Pearl of Africa! ... more   less 

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