I love the Speke. I have stayed here 4 times.
Pros: It feels African. The hotel restaurant faces the street and it is really fun to people watch while you eat outside or just enjoy a drink. It's a great atmosphere. Additionally, there is a nice reception area and quiet place to sit upstairs. The people are incredibly friendly (as is everyone in Uganda) and they provide exceptional service. Rooms are above average and clean, but not 5 star. They spray for mosquitos in your room every night. Walking distance to the local craft market. Decent wifi.
Cons: There is a bar right next door and they will play music into the wee hours of the night (3/4am in the morning) and there isn't much you can do to drown it out. My only advice to avoid this is to request a room facing the back of the hotel and on the right side away from the bar area. Also, a lot of prostitutes solicit themselves and have even been so bold as to sit down at tables with men who are not even interested. Management won't do anything about it either- we've complained.
TIP: Eat at the Indian restaurant they have there. It is delicious... order the tiki masala!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Speke Hotel is the part of The Speke Group of Hotels, Proudly owned by The Ruparelia Group of Companies. One of Kampala's oldest hotels, Speke Hotel was taken over by The Ruparelia Group in the year 1996. It was then, given a major facelift to add comforts to age and grace. All rooms are air conditioned have wooden floors, satellite television and a minibar.Speke Hotel is located in the heart of Kampala, close to banks and business centers and offers all the charms of bygone days complimented by efficient, modern services and facilities. It offers various dishes, daily entertainment, well stocked bar and business meeting venues.Speke Hotel has three Restaurants and a Bar: Pizzeria – The Italian Cuisine, Khyber Pass – The Indian Cuisine, Rock Café – The Continental Cuisine and Rock Bar – The Cocktail Bar.Speke Hotel holds a special place in the history of Uganda. Come and experience the courteous hospitality so natural to the people of Uganda. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Speke Hotel Kampala