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Fairway Hotel
Ranked #15 of 103 Hotels in Kampala
Reviewed July 6, 2011

Excellent location, clean, very friendly staff, great food and recently renovated. I really enjoyed my stay at the Fairway and I am confident you would too!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 26, 2011

Stayed here for couple of nights. A budget class hotel. A dull, lousy atmosphere.
Although the staff and management were helpful, the services generally are very poor. Poor choice of food in Restaurant too. Most appalling was the sight of giant cockroaches in the bathrooms. When reported this to the management, they would send a member of staff who would pick the cockroach and take it out of the room.

Poor on health and safety issues.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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4  Thank Reviews-by-MT
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Reviewed November 27, 2010

The staff were very friendly. Rooms are fairly run down but clean. Location is great.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank shiroze
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Reviewed November 17, 2010

Conveniently located close to the city centre but not in it. The rooms on the back side, with sit out area look out on an enclosed garden area. Good size rooms , clean, internet at reasonable cost. Friendly & helpful staff.

You can eat at the in house restaurant if stuck in the hotel. The garden restaurant has people coming in for an evening out.

Renovation work - hotel lobby in progress.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank vikramMumbai
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

I stayed at the Fairway hotel for several weeks this year.
We negotiated a low rate with management and it was well worth what we paid. Everyone was incredibly nice and we always felt safe. The room and bathroom were older but comfortable. A/C. Large balcony. King size bed. Food was great. Location is awesome.
The negatives we ran into were that the cleaning staff started cleaning EARLY in the AM were not quiet, so if you're trying to sleep in forget it. Also, there were often parties being held on the weekend next door and it was quite noisy. There was nothing the hotel could do as it was not on their property but it didn't cause some trouble sleeping a couple of times. We had trouble with our water heater several times but the staff always got it fixed. Rooms and bathrooms could use updates for sure, but it is a clean, safe place to stay in a great location, with good food. I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank HaitiTravels
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Reviewed April 13, 2010

I stayed there for a couple of nites and i enjoyed it. Its so close ro everything and the view of the Kololo Golf course was just great. I am coming to again this year and i plan to visit your location.

Bemba Kaye
2001 Rogers Ave
Maitland, Fl 32751 (USA)

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled on business
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1  Thank bigsavi
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Reviewed February 7, 2010

We stayed there for three nights, and I am glad to see the back of that place! The overall impression is of a management team that just don't care. If you are really stuck for somewhere to stay, then the Fairway is bearable, but it is very poor value for money (rack rate US$ 96 for a double) so please find somewhere else if you possibly can! Before I get down to the negatives, for context please note that I have stayed in many hotels in Africa over the last 10 years, including many which were MUCH cheaper than the Fairway, so I am comparing the Fairway with other African hotel experiences.

The negatives: (1) Bedrooms are dirty, bathrooms look at least 20 years old and grimy, the towels were the worst I have EVER used - used-to-be-white-20 years ago-but-now-grey, with brown stains, and the texture of sandpaper. In one room we stayed, the blankets were so dusty that we both had a coughing fit every time we turned over in bed. (2) Service was generally very poor and unfriendly. For example, one of their reservation staff had emailed me offering an incorrect discount price (lower than he was supposed to). Since I had it in writing and it was their mistake, I thought they should give me the agreed price anyway, but they were very rude and implied I was lying - and made me pay for the privilege of printing out the email they had sent me, which they demanded as proof!.

The only positive was the Indian food at their outside restaurant - amazingly good quality and cheap with it. So the restaurant is worth a visit, but please spend your night elsewhere!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Fairway Hotel

Address: 1 Kafu Road | Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda
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Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Kampala
#6 Spa Hotel in Kampala
#10 Business Hotel in Kampala
Price Range: $107 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairway Hotel is one of the oldest and most reputable hotels in Kampala serving the community since 1969. Located on Nakasero, guests can enjoy views of the Uganda Golf Club, the lush Kitante Valley and the Kololo Hill. Our rooms are spread over four blocks within a plush landscape of trim lawns, flower bushes, and diverse palm species. We are within a 10min walk of town, malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, restaurants, and golf course. We have restaurants, a lounge/bar, pool, gym, conference/meeting room facilities and large gardens. ... more   less 
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