The Speke provided a couple of comfortable nights in a good location in downtown Kampala. Service was friendly, and the food served at breakfast on the terrace was wel prepared, as was the late night pizza that we enjoyed on the same terrace with a couple of Nile Special beers.
The popular Rock Garden bar is just next door, and whilst a good place to enjoy a few beers is also a potential source of noise if you are staying that side of the hotel. If you are an early sleeper, it might be wise to ask for a room facing out towards the other side - we had a room on that side and heard virtually nothing from the Rock Garden.
The Speke is not cheap, but the price is reasonable for the level of comfort and service in this location. The front desk has some flexibility to knock off a few dollars if you make a polite request for a better rate on arrival.
Would I stay here again when in Kampala? Very likely.
- 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