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“Nature at its best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort

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Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort
Ranked #1 of 95 Hotels in Kampala
Certificate of Excellence
Bangalow, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nature at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

I had been to kampala for a conference wherein i got a chance to stay at this resort.
Believe me in this resort nature is at its best. Spread over approx 90 acres nd beside the lake victoria makes u feel like heaven.

The courteous behaviour nd unmatched service adds more beauty to this resort.

The welness centre at this resort makes u feel relax nd stress free.

The dining s also very good. Especially the restaurant ninjaya which s in the lake terrace. The food s amazing nd u won't mind licking ur fingers.

The rooms r fantastic. I felt its a resort for every common man.

Really had a wonderful time in this resort nd would b a pleasure to b there again.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nishanidhi
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greg-generalmanager, General Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind words and compliments, we look forward to welcoming you back to the resort.

Regards

Greg Petzer
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were looking for a place where we could stay for a week as our house required some maintenance. Thanks to one of our colleague who recommended Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. At Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort we never missed our home in 6 days. First of all the place is so huge that you can easily spend few days as there are so many activities to do.
Entire staff at the resort is very polite and helpful; upon check in we were received by a smiling lady who also informed us of the weekend special package which we found very attractive as it includes almost everything at a very reasonable price. We luckily got 3 days on weekend package which reduced our expenses. The manager at reception was very helpful to get us a lake view room which has a perfect view of Lake Victoria and Jetty. The room was well maintained. The only issue to raise here is that you have to pay 100% payment in advance for your room as well as deposit for extras at check in, which however is ok as they give you the best services.
The food at Nyanja restaurant is so superb…… the chef met us personally as we had some special dietary requirement for our son. The service staff was always smiling and ready to assist. I personally loved the spa and made use of it several times during our stay; however had to pay cash every time as they say they can’t charge it to the room account.
Our son really loved horseback riding and boating; luckily it was part of room rates on weekends so we did not have to pay anything extra for it. Reception staff arranged a property round for us on Golf Cart which was amazing.
On Sunday we enjoyed the Lake Grill restaurant which is right at shores of the lake and has a wonderful view it really attracts huge crowd, we were surprised to see so many people coming to this restaurant. The landscape is absolutely perfect; the gardens are well maintained, many people come to play football here.
The biggest drawback we realized was the internet being very slow, since we were on holidays it did not affect us much, but still it will be better if Internet could be improved.
Many thanks to the munyonyo staff and Management, they really work hard to maintain such a huge and beautiful property with best services in and around Kampala.
We wish to come back soon.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Madhu B
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greg-generalmanager, General Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your very kind words of appreciation, we will continue to strive for service excellence and look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home.

Regards

Greg Petzer
General Manager
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belfast
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169 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

beautiful hotel set in its own gardens with private beach and marina. lake trips and horse riding available. had lunch her, quite reasonable and A VERY NICE BREAK from the city. you can hire a horse at a very reasonable rate a or just sit at the lake and watch the bird life

Room Tip: great place to visit if the noise and dust of Kampala is too much. Get a taxi down and haggle for pr...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank socoBelfast
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AkhileshMalik, Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear Guest ,

Greetings !!

Thank you for your kind words of compliments. We value your feedback and strive for service excellence. Looking forward to welcome you back to resort.

Warm Regards

Akhilesh Malik
Asst . General Manager
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Kampala, Uganda
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28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

Don't get me wrong, if you want to go spend the day at the resort, then it is the place to be! amazing gardens, nice food ,,, but don't sleep there!
Passed the honeymoon in one of the suites, there is two buildings, the main building ( the newer one) where my best man was staying and didn't have any problem , he even liked it, as for us we stayed in the old building, at the time of the booking it was a great deal : 312$ full board plus a boat ride.. but then when on the inside it is a different story!
there is two AC's in the suite, both of them not working, dirty & ugly bathroom, no hot water, a small old TV, really? old TVs? i can't even find them in any shop anymore!! 4 channels on Tv with Bad reception! like really they messed it up on every level! the next day on the checking out i had to hold/drag the bag (trust me it was heavy) from the room until the car 200 meters away with not even one employee or worker at Munyonyo offering to help!!
sorry but customer care is at its worth, even now after i post this review an automatic reply will come with the same sentences for all people... lol

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nader B
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greg-generalmanager, General Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your feedback. We absolutely value your comments and will continue to strive for service excellence.

Regards

Greg Petzer
General Manager
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New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

Speke resort is the best place to stay in Africa. I stayed there for 3-4 days for Conference. It's a very beautiful big resort which is located near the lake a beautiful view of gardens and lake.we did not get much time to see the country due to conference however the resort had very many thing to do.A very nice Olympic size pool, steam and sauna. Staff was very nice an friendly specially the Front office Manager Mr Ajit was great. Restaurant staff and good was amazing. Breakfast had very many options. View was amazing from restaurant . I wish to visit the hotel again

Room Tip: Rooms in main building with pool and lake view is the best
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank mishravk83
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greg-generalmanager, General Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back to the resort.

Regards

Greg Petzer
General Manager
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Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is the best ever hotel I have ever visited. Nice friendly staff,mouthwatering food,amazing cocktails and great location. really loved the wide cuisine and brilliant service..No offence though but I really think there is one place in the world where the entire staffs of hotel will take care of you like baby even for your small needs. thank you so much to all staffs, especially Rohit from f&b who took care of me very well.Thanks Rohit..I have seen many hotels world wide but first time I came to this hotel and just one thing Amazing and Marvellous....keep going on the same way....UUU all rock...see you soon !!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Masthan2014
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greg-generalmanager, General Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind words and compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort.

Regards

Greg Petzer
General Manager
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

It's an excellent place for any holiday seekers kids would love it. There are many options of outdoor adventure housekeeping is excellent staff friendly multi cuisine great ambience in other words fabulous awesome thankyou payel for your help

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Janet M
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greg-generalmanager, General Manager at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to welcoming you back to the resort.

Regards

Greg Petzer
General Manager
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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 95 Hotels in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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