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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Fairway Hotel

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Fairway Hotel
Ranked #13 of 97 Hotels in Kampala
Chicago, IL
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good value midprice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2009

I was pleased with this hotel and did not experience any problems. The room was clean and amenities included free breakfast, tv, hot water, fridge and black out curtains. There is also a room with computers you can use (not free).

The location is good- not right in the center of Kampala but close. Taxis wait outside of the hotel and it is close to a mall (which has a big supermarket). The area around the hotel is much nicer than other parts of Kampala and very safe. I thought it was a good value would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2009

Small room with dirty and old bathroom... really bad for that price

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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zurich
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2009

The hotel room was dirty and no hot water. We changed the room and still there was no hot water. Waste of money !!!

Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
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Midwest
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2008

In Kampala we stayed at the Fairway Hotel. Good stay for the price. clean rooms and warm showers and the staff were nice. We had breakfast there every morning and it was good. No one got sick. In Gulu we stayed at the Roma. The rooms were clean but watch out for the shower and the electricity. My roommate was almost electrocuted in her shower and the one fan we had in the room blew up because of the outlet. If you go to Gulu eat at Kopai Cafe in Gulu. The food is amazing! One of the best I had in Uganda!

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Thank Jamerkins
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vancouver, BC, canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2008

I really enjoyed my stay at Fairway Hotel. The staff were all very friendly and the place was very clean. The rooms were all neat and had basically everything you need. The beds were pretty comfortable and my room had a nice view of the courtyard.
The hotel grounds are spectacular, very beautiful gardens. The location is very convenient and I never felt unsafe at any point during my trip. There is a mall a few minutes away and the golf course is directly across the street from the hotel.
Like a lot of other people have said, they have gone through a lot of renovations and you can tell the improvements. There is a new bar and lobby.
My only complaint would be the room service, it took like 40 minutes to get my meal. I expect my food fast but it could have been a busy night.
Overall, great place, would definitely go back

  • Liked — Location, Staff, Safe
  • Disliked — Room service, food was okay
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Uxbridge
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2007

Stayed on two sepearte single nights using it as a stopover hotel. It is a bit of a shambles and looking tired. However, it was clean and had no problems with service. The restaurant food was also not bad for this type of hotel. Fine as a one night stay hotel but would not like to stay longer.

  • Liked — Restaurant
  • Disliked — Tired Feel
  • Stayed August 2007
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Thank MontyFriendsAbroad
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England
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2007

My wife and I stayed here as it seemed a reasonable return for the money payed. We were incredibly disappointed with our stay. This is my second time to this wonderful country and both my wife and I have travelled around Africa quite a lot.
Firstly the front desk service was very poor and unfriendly. The swimmingpool was totally out of action and this was a bitter disappointment as a dip after a busy day is most welcome.
Secondly, when we tried to complain about a few things there was no senior management about and ended getting 3-4 different stories.
Thirdly, as we were organising a group of 14, most found the service so slow and disorganised. The staff, mainly the waiters, were excellent and tried so hard to help and accommodate us but it was sooooo slow and this was even after we pre ordered our food so as not to over run them when we arrived. Alas it was of little help and all but me got the dreaded upset stomachs from the food. It was a real shame as this could be a great place if the senior management could pull their fingers out and listen to their customs.
Mixed reports on the rooms from the other folk.

  • Liked — Basic, and clean and nice and quiet
  • Disliked — No usable pool or gym which was still in the '70s
  • Stayed August 2006
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Thank handyandyEngland
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Additional Information about Fairway Hotel

Property: 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:
#6 Spa Hotel in Kampala
#7 Best Value Hotel in Kampala
#10 Business Hotel in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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