The hotel and grounds are beautiful. You feel as if you've walked in to the Garden of Eden. When I first checked in the staff were expecting me and already knew my name. I was taken to my large room (Room 5) and was welcomed by a personalized letter addressed to me by the Manager and fresh cookies.
The double bed was enclosed by a mosquito net, but the 'double bed' was actually two twin beds pushed together. The beds were very hard as well.
The room was furnished with a big plush chair, a desk, mini fridge, A/C, and TV (with about 20 stations). The WiFi in the rooms was also excellent, and free (thank you very much!).
The bathroom was also large and supplied with bath robe, slippers, shampoo, soap, and lotion. The shower was lovely (no tub).
All in all, Room 5 was lovely and large! That said, I left Kampala for a couple days and returned for one more night at Emin Pasha. This time I was placed in Room 9. It was tiny and the only place to watch television was on the bed (the chairs couldn't be moved because the room was too small). The bathroom was tiny as well and didn't have a shower (only a tub). If I stay here again I'll be sure to ask for Room 5. (Although I had a smaller room, it was the same price as the large one! It would have been nice to pay less as this place isn't cheap.)
The restaurant had delicious foods, but a bit limited. I would have liked to see a vegetarian main entree, for example. But the meals I did have were rich and delicious. They have a set menu for breakfast. Again, very good, but would have liked to have just a fruit option instead of all the heavier items.
The service was excellent. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
I also would recommend the spa. I received a wonderful massage. Well worth the money! The pool area is also a must. I enjoyed a nice day by the pool before getting my massage. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday.
It's also close to the middle of town, so while you'll still have to deal with Kampala traffic jams, maybe you'll spend less time in them because of the good location of Emin Pasha.
Overall I enjoyed my stay at Emin Pasha and hope to return.
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- Also Known As:
- Emin Pasha Kampala