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“Central hotel with live band”

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Grand Imperial Hotel
Ranked #66 of 103 Hotels in Kampala
Reviewed August 25, 2012

The terrace is a nice venue in the evening with live music, but the rooms are looking tired.
Queen size bed - but you can sleep diagonally if you're tall ;-)
Service's good and the location is central.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
Thank Hans B
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

I have been staying at the Grand Imperial since 2006 and it’s a nice, calm and value for money hotel in the heart of Kampala. All staff members including the manager are very friendly and always there to assist you. Cabs and the currency exchange shops are just outside the reception. I always stay in room No: 312 a very large comfortable room with all the amenities that a busy businessman needs at the end of the day and that too at an affordable price. Complimentary breakfast is excellent and food well priced and the main attraction is the live Congolese band that plays during the evenings – Overall a good experience and will always stay at the Grand Imperial whenever I am in Kampala.

Room Tip: I always stay in Room No: 312 which is calm and quite.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Thank singh1956
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

been to the sheraton - its expensive and crap
the imperial is better cos its cheaper but when the power cuts our and they dont have generators worry - the taps and stuff are rubbish in the bathroom
the place has had its day
the staff are lazy as well - the room was not made until 4 the next day - had to find towels from the staff
went to the triangle and will go again
i dont expect to be treated as special person but when you pay your money I dont expect to be ripped off

Room Tip: dont go there
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Would recommend that someone stays here. The rooms are fine, food perfect, and staff very friendly + good service. However the price is on the high side. This need to be reviewed downwards. Good location - centrally located and so shopping malls, clubs and restaurants are very local to you.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

The location is a great plus and that is about it. The Grand Imperial hasn't got much that stands out. The rooms are ok, except for a musty smell from the carpets. The wifi didn't work when I checked in. The food is average. For the price that you pay, I would have expected something better...

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Thank eagertraveller h
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Grand Imperial is well located for people on business or anyone who doesn't want to be far away from the action. Fortunately, despite being in the middle of the bustle of the city, the room was rather quiet.
Parking is secure, food is ok.
The only strange thing is that we heard rats in the ceiling, and actually saw one!
We notified them... I hope they took care of that.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Thank JoshTwin
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

I have been to Grand Imperial twice,and it has not changed.The Grand Hotel at the heart of Kampala is not the type you would put in any specific category. It has what an ordinary traveller needs- currency exchange and shops just outside the reception, simple but clean rooms, spaciousness associated with many hotels in Kampala. I think the only thing that stands out for Grand Imperial is that it is clean and low priced.And it is a stone's throw from all the official places you would like to visit-Golf Club, State House Hill and major shopping malls. And as others have pointed out, the Manager is easy to reach and very friendly. Only challenge is that nearby hotels can be noisy,and this makes sleeping a nightmare before 11pm on some days. And the frequent music at the main bar can mean you are better off on the Western wing. The terrace is a great place for breakfast.

Room Tip: Make sure you confirm with the Hotel the Disco days at both the Hotel and at least one neighbouring...
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Paulnairobi
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Additional Information about Grand Imperial Hotel

Address: Nile Avenue and Speke Road, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 103 Hotels in Kampala
Price Range: $103 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Imperial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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