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Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort
Ranked #1 of 105 Hotels in Kampala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 9, 2013

I stayed at Munyonyo for four days. it is an excellent hotel. the rooms are nice and beautiful. the staff was friendly. the food was mostly good (except for my last night when afew of us in the group got food poisoning).
Although i traveled there for business, i think it would be an ideal place for a holiday as most of the hotel is nice and quiet. However, i had afew incidences where hotel staff (who were not in uniform and therefore not cleaners but more "senior" staff) would stand/sit outside my door and chit chat loudly and i would have to ask them to keep it down cause i would be napping or working. That was the only unprofessional behavior i encountered.
My room didn't have a bathtub, which was a bit disappointing but over all the rooms, corridors, lobby, etc is well decorated, well lit and gives you the sense that you can relax.
An added perk is that they have security guards on different floors at all times day and night which gives a sense of the hotel being extremely secure which is more that i can say for some kampala hotels.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Ashvinder_Singh, Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We assure that the said feedback will be taken in the most optimistic way and considering them as a point of improvisation.

We look forward to the pleasure of serving you in your next visit.

Warm Regards

Ashvinder Singh Saini
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Last time i stayed here in 2009 i was very unimpressed by the service levels provided in all of the departments. Nobody seemed like they wanted to be working there. However, i am happy to report a complete turnaround. Excellent, cheerful staff who actually assist you. Reception, restaurant and housekeeping have improved dramatically. The quality of the food is very good sometimes excellent in the restaurant and the bar staff are knowledgable, limited wine options but no complaints about what was there. Lovely outdoor terrace to have a meal at.The Resort and grounds have been beautifully maintained, everything worked in my room and the walk through the gardens to the main building is lovely. Hotel grounds are very dark at night but security is ALWAYS present. I wonder if all of these improvements are because of a change in management ? I am so pleased with the resort and hope it remains this way.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank giodxb
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Ashvinder_Singh, Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for a heart-warming compliment. We are delighted that you enjoyed our rooms, as well as our array of services. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you in your next visit.

Warm Regards
Ashvinder Singh Saini
Asst. General Manager

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

This is an excellent hotel and resort in ALL respects. Except one. And that is the food. I have stayed and ate in the Serena, Sheraton and Protea hotels in Kampala and the buffets are EXCELLENT, Huge choice of foods, unlimited supply, mabye 30 dessert choices, etc etc etc. At the Commonwealth resort, which is better than all of the above, the food is buffet is WORSE than you could find at a three star hotel. Why? And it is the same price as the buffet's at the other hotels.

The buffet at the Commonwealth Resort has limited choice, and that is mostly local Ugandan dishes. Surely a SIMPLE MATTER to even just COPY the buffets at the other hotels. It is NOT rocket science, but the food provision really let;s down what would otherwise be a five star plus experience. Please get your act together on the food front.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Jonathan200210
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Ashvinder_Singh, Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our rooms, as well as our array of services. We assure that the said feedback will be taken in the most optimistic way and considering them as a point of improvisation.

We look forward to the pleasure of serving you in your next visit.

Warm Regards

Ashvinder Singh Saini
Asst. General Manager

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I went here for a spiritual retreat... the staff really took care of all our needs and accommodated us very well. we had a few members of staff just to take care of the group.when we wanted to have meetings at 10or 11pm at night they very nicely with a smile accommodated us and still served us beverages and iceream.
this resort is so huge it is easy to lose yourself. it has a number of pools and some overlook the lake. there is a marina where you can have some meals too. the meals here are yummy. the rooms are very spacious and clean. there are lots of activities to do as well as alot of relaxation if that is what you are looking for. ideal for business, couples, kids.
as we were a large group we got a very decent rate. however it is a little pricey but definitely your moneys worth. will most definitely go again.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank S0nki
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Ashvinder_Singh, Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for a heart-warming compliment. We are delighted that you enjoyed our rooms, as well as our array of services. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you in your next visit.

Warm Regards
Ashvinder Singh Saini
Asst. General Manager

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I stayed for all most 20 days couple of times and found very satisfactory on account to safety, Location, staff behavioral and services.
This hotels belongs to an Indian and 30% staff is Indian.
it gives you feels like luxury style and calm stay.I enjoyed living here. food was awesome and sight seen was like you have came to some special place to enjoy picnic, it is located near Kampala and Africa's biggest lake Victoria. and every day i had been provided special boating ride of an hour.
many sports activity you can do here. weather is dashing and calm. Enough space to walk and exploring things , you can find places for fishing lave site views and you can also go to near by island of gorilla's by resort boat.
they have artificial garden, big waterfall, and some wild animals.
I always love to stay here.

Room Tip: you can stay in speke resorts its good and luxury
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Thank GauravBaliyan
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Ashvinder_Singh, Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for a heart-warming compliment. We are delighted that you enjoyed our rooms, as well as our array of services. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you in your next visit.

Warm Regards
Ashvinder Singh Saini
Asst. General Manager

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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Peaceful serene location with sumptuous dishes from continental to African to authentic Indian dishes...all are available in this place ...round the year.

Service quality is benchmark for other hotels to follow! !

  • Stayed: May 2012
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2  Thank JBmanian
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Ashvinder_Singh, Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for a heart-warming compliment. We are delighted that you enjoyed our array of cuisines & services. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you in your next visit.

Warm Regards

Ashvinder Singh Saini
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The hotel is set on the shores of lake victoria. It is a huge facility with a number of amenities. it should have been a great hotel when it was opened but it appears it could do with some touch up. The staff were quite friendly and the service was fair. On the whole the stay was pleasant.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Kafula M
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Ashvinder_Singh, Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our rooms, as well as our array of services. We assure that the said feedback will be taken in the most optimistic way and considering them as the moments of truth and a point of improvisation.

We look forward to the pleasure of serving you in your next visit.

Warm Regards

Ashvinder Singh Saini
Asst. General Manager

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Additional Information about Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort

Address: Wavamunno Road | P.O.Box 3673, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 105 Hotels in Kampala
Price Range: $255 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 90 acres in the Speke Resort complex and with a majestic view of Lake Victoria, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is Uganda’s leading 5-star resort.Specifically constructed to host the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort has earned worldwide recognition as ‘the Presidents’ resort. It has hosted numerous high profile guests, from Heads of State and foreign dignitaries to international celebrities, who consider it a home away from home.Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is dedicated to providing unrivalled comfort and unmatched services. The resort has 59 Presidential suites with a unique blend of traditional Ugandan and ultra modern furnishings that merge into the Pearl of Africa theme which is carried throughout the entire décor. The many room features and amenities ensure a seamless transition from pleasure to business and vice-versa.The meeting rooms, suitable for any occasion, are designed around your requirements and are all situated under one roof. We have comprehensive wellness and fitness facilities that assist body and mind to work in harmony. Munyonyo’s strategic location, close to business, shopping, and entertainment areas, make it the ideal choice for leisure and business travellers. ... more   less 
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