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Shangri-La Hotel Uganda Ltd.
Ranked #59 of 103 Hotels in Kampala
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Reviewed November 11, 2006

Shangri La is a nice hotel for kampala medium range standards. Breakfast is nice and the garden is pleasant. Beds are large and confortable. Free laundry and free internet access in the room are a big plus. On the down side, the fact that the bathroom receives light -an air- from the hallway. Only separation is a mosquito net. Still, overall, a positive experience.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 7, 2006

Stayed 22 nights in the hotel while doing some work for the UN.

Nice and central just across from the Sheraton. Nice walk down through the gardens to the Speke Hotel and pizza restaurant (and others). The gates to the gardens close at 6pm.

The hotel is in an enclosed compound - with the Kampala Club and also the Shanghai Restaurant and bar. I ate at the Shanghai on 6 occasions and had a great meal each time.

You also get use of the Kampala Club facilities - gym, swimming pool, tennis court, badminton and pool.
There may have been more - but I was there to work!!

The hotel has a website - (--)
The photos are acurate of the current establishment.

Breakfast was available on the lawn (or could be had in the room if you wished). Good selection.

Internet was included in the price, as was the laundry and shoe cleaning service.

This is certainly an establishment that I would recommend - staff friendly and helpful.

  • Liked — Central and great price
  • Disliked — Non air con room
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 7, 2006

I stayed at the Shangri-La for nine days in August 2006. I had a spacious, quiet and spotless clean room with 24/7 broadband internet access (included in the rate).

Staff is very friendly, reliable and efficient. Mastercard, Visa and TC are accepted (with a surcharge of 5%, which is common in the country).

Laundry is free of charge. Breakfast is not sumptuous but good (eggs, beans, flakes, toast, some fruits and juices) and served in the lovely and quiet garden. You also get the local newspapers (which are worth reading, esp. the outspoken Daily Monitor).

The hotel is safe and very well located in the heart of Kampala, next to the Sheraton (with an excellent and affordable restaurant). Several other restaurants and bars are in walking distance. And it is very safe indeed to walk around, even at night.

The Shangri-La is adjacent to the Kampala Club. As a hotel guest you can use its facilities (Tennis courts, Swimming Pool, Gym). The gym is 2000 Shillings per day (1800 = 1 USD), the pool is free (too much chlorine, though).

Transport to/from the airport can be organised by the staff. The rate is 30 USD.

Due to the fairly frequent power shortages in Kampala there wasn't enough hot water at times or just a trickle. Otherwise I would have given 5 points. The hotel has a generator (which is good for the internet access during the power shortages).

All in all: Very good value. Highly recommendable.

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 5, 2006

We stayed at the Shangri-La (aka Shanghai) 12 nights in July, before and after our safari in QENP. It shares the grounds of the Kampala Club, hence is very secure (wall, as well as manned gatehouses). And there is a Chinese restaurant (same ownership) on the grounds also...excellent food and quite reasonable in price. A good breakfast is part of the room price, and is served outside in the garden 7AM- 9AM. We had one of the air-conditioned rooms, and our 14 year old was happy to find a new TV with cable. A free laundry service is also provided...we were impressed that staff list everything on paper. As it is a small hotel, the staff know you almost immediately. Guests have privileges at the Kampala Club, so we took advantage of the outdoor pool, as well as the snooker table, the two bars, a fast computer available at a nominal cost (the hotel's computer was slow during our stay), and watched some badminton and squash games being played. All in all, quite a lucky find. We would stay there again. It's across a busy road from the Sheraton, which can be tricky to negotiate...one has to be patient.

  • Liked — Privileges at the Kampala Club.
  • Disliked — Some window screens needed repair, but we saw that at other hotels too.
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for an air-conditioned room.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Shangri-La Hotel Uganda Ltd.

Property: Shangri-La Hotel Uganda Ltd.
Address: Plot 8/10 Ternan Avenue at Kampala Club | opposite Sheraton Hotel, inside Kampala club, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shangri-La Hotel Uganda Ltd. 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shangri-la Hotel Uganda is one of the most safe and centrally located Hotels in Kampala located at the prestigious Kampala Club. This elegant hotel will flatter you with warm hospitality and personalized service not so common in the city. You will enjoy ultimate comfort and convenience while you stay in any of our rooms with an uncomparable service level.While staying with us, you will receive numerous special amenities including complimentary continental Buffet Breakfast every morning, free laundry, Shoe polishing service, Free Internet Connection in all rooms, International & local direct Dialing at a good cost. ... more   less 
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Shangri La Hotel Kampala

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