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Fairway Hotel
Ranked #15 of 103 Hotels in Kampala
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Well maintained hotel considering how old it is, and the refurbished parts look great. Rooms are a good size, the staff are very friendly, and really tasty food at the Indian restaurant. Very central location, which is useful for getting around town, and is walking distance from Garden City and Nakumatt.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

For an over 40yr hotel, this hotel is doing a great job!The gardens r very beautiful,the rooms are clean, staff are friendly and the food is amazing and yet it's at an affordable price.There's all this renovation goin on so i believe the hotel is only goin to get better! Will definitely be coming back

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Rebecca A
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We received a room with the door exiting onto the inner court yard where there was rubbish lying around... The room itself was not very pretty, yet clean, but very dark, especially the bathroom hardly had light. The staff was friendly, and the experience overall ok, but think it is way to expensive for what you're getting!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tessa N
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Good service, rooms not lavish but well maintained..helping staff..good indian food in restaurant..stayed for more than a month..other than minor glitches no complaints..you have to be a bit patient at times..but its definitely worth the rate charged

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Yogesh_Gadre
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

first of all, great location..and I loved the spa.. other than that every thing was average, except for the price..What made my stay less enjoyable was the tv cable, which has only 3 channels and the cold swimming pool which gave me a nasty cold afterwards..

Room Tip: insist on lower floor rooms, as there is no elevator..we had to climb a flight of stairs every day t...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

This was the second time we stayed here. Four years ago on my first 5 days stay the price was considerable lower and the services were better.

We had planned to stay four days but after two nights we realized that there are now better options at lower costs in Kampala.

The thing that annoyed us the most was the parking. The big parking is flooded during the day by cars of people visiting the sauna, swimming pool and conference rooms. So when you as a guest of the hotel arrive before 8.00 PM you fail to find parking and you are told by the ignorant security to park somewhere else outside the gate. When you know Kampala you will know that this is not easy, you pay money for it, and it is not safe, especially after dark.

We ate one night at the Indian restaurant outside and the second night in the restaurant on the first floor inside the hotel. No complaints about the first one. Service was average, the food was good. But the second night the food was poor, and the service even poorer. My wife had to wait 45 minutes for her fruit juice and I needed a chainsaw to get through my steak.

Also the breakfast was disappointing. On our first visit we were having lots of choices, now it has become very standard although it is still not bad but I am seeing the changes with four years ago.

The room is fine, but no drinking water on the second night. They told me this was their policy, don't understand why, am I paying less the second night? Bed are comfortable, rooms are spacious, everything working, no complaints there.

Location is perfect, near the center, shopping malls and main roads that take you in all directions quickly (providing there are no terrible traffic jams).

We talked to the management about our concerns and they agreed with us and would do something about it. Don't know whether things have changed now. Would go back if they take care of it, otherwise look for better (and cheaper) options!

Room Tip: If you want a bath instead of a shower make sure you ask for it at the reception. They have rooms at...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank primatetoursuganda
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Stayed here for 7 nights August 2012, yes the room is showing wear but very clean, Bed very comfortable, good mosquito net, I was working in Kampala a woman on my own and I felt very safe and comfortable here, free wifi, air con, did keep getting lost but I am a bit of a klutz, great location for getting around and really enjoyed relaxing by the pool on my day off. Interesting gift shops. The staff friendly, efficient and welcoming, the food from the Indian / Chinese Restuarant was simply superb. Had an amaziing massage for just $20 at the spa very Gladatorial Blood and Sand type pummelling! So bear with the Fairway they are working on updating all the rooms. So thank you to Lydia and Azhar

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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3  Thank Catherine O
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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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