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“Most likely a fine place in its day, but now rundown”
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Hotel Africana
Ranked #29 of 103 Hotels in Kampala
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Although it was less expensive than some of the hotels in the area it was not worth the money. Staff is friendly, but service is very slow. I do not recommend eating in the restaurant as service is very slow and the food not so good. There are a number of very good places to eat not far from the hotel. Overall experience, I was not too impressed. I have found smaller hotels and guesthouses in the area which are the same price and offer far better amenities and rooms, not to mention the food. I would not recommend staying here and in fact we were a large group booked in by someone else.

Room Tip: Large tower floors 8 and above
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

This hotel has a lot of potential, however it needs an overhaul asap. The F&B dept needs to review its operations especially when having large multiple functions.

Invest in audio-visual equipment, it was disappointing to have a cocktail without one and when we requested we were told it was too late.

The lighting in your patio has poor light and needs an upgrade.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank WaturiMatu
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Was booked a spart of tour so don't know value for money status. But the rooms were very good, clean and comfortable. Also had a bath not just shower. Restauarnt was not used, but room service was fine.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Mike W
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I have to say that i went in biased but was well surprised. While it won't take your breath away, it will leave you quite comfy and well catered for. Secure parking and friendly people on hand to help you settle in.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank paulo m
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This should have been a great Hotel once upon a time, it has the scares that tell that story. You can tell that it has had a fair share of business over the years as it surely would do with a Make Over. The Hotel is conviniently located near the heart of the City of Kampala, it has a large conferencing facility so it is very busy with people coming in and out. The staff were verey friendly and did go out of their way to make the stay as plesant as possible. The Tilapia fish was great and I stuck to on my two nights stay. The owner of the Hotel did meet with us which was a nice surprise.

Room Tip: Rooms othe taller side of the Hotel would be better as the other rooms above the Kitchen so you can...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Kafula M
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

The hotel is good value for money, but beware of the 3rd floor of the new wing, for some reason smells and aromas from the kitchen filter into your room. I had a very difficult time sleeping but thankfully it was just for one night.
I will definitely be back but will avoid that part of the hotel.
The food in the restaurant is very good and the breakfast is to die for.
Charles Washika

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank Khacheso
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

stayed in African Tropicana from 30th April to 7th May 2012 and the experience was worthwhile. will not hesitate to recommend to any body traveling to Kampala. Particularly lucky to meet with the Proprietor of the hotel and his humility was simply amazing. look forward to staying there again.

Ben Agande
Abuja, Nigeria.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Otsupunu
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Additional Information about Hotel Africana

Address: Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kampala
Price Range: $114 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Africana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 253
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Africana is Uganda 's Premier luxury Hotel. The hotel has over 14 fully furnished well air-conditioned conference halls with seating capacities ranging from 20 - 3000 participants. Our Venue can provide seating for over 2500 people, making it ideal for conferencing, workshops, mega wedding receptions, exhibitions and concerts. Hotel Guests receives access to health facilities including Gym, Massage, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Steam Bath & access to famous kampala Golf club. Hotel Africana offers weekend entertainment featuring live popular bands and pulsating traditional dance music shows along with repeat live performance from our pianist. With option of Ngeye & Kibs restaurant, our gusts can enjoy variety of dishes, freshly made by our experienced chefs. Our coffee shop & live bakery provides enough ways to enjoy uganda coffee beans along with cakes & breads. ... more   less 
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Africana Hotel Kampala

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