I stayed at this guest house again for 12 days in December. I have no complaints about the accommodation or the staff, who once again were helpful and friendly. From memory a single room is 72,000/- (ugandan shillings - currently around 3,750 to £1), and a double around 82,000/-. There are some rooms with 3 beds in; some are en suite, some aren't. I had some problems with sleeping, but not because of the accommodation, but again because of inconsiderate guests. I was told by the reception staff that I should have let them know. (They are now in a temporary office a short distance away). Incidentally, there is a security post at the gate with armed guard; also a small craft shop. You can buy cheaper at craft markets, but if you need to buy a gift in a hurry, this is handy.
The guest house is being renovated & extended. The accommodation on the site is in several large units. The most popular block is the one that is being extended. Please don't let this put you off going there. I stayed in a room next to the building site. Work did not start until 9am and was over by the time it was dark (I was never there earlier that this - 6.30pm). The area is kept immaculately clean - the staff work really hard to ensure that the place isn't even dusty outside.
There is a wide range of food items on the menu, which are freshly cooked for you and come steaming hot. There is also a buffet every lunch time and evening. Fridays are barbecue evening. Breakfast is between 7am and 9.30am. Again you can order omelettes freshly cooked and there is a range of other foods/fruit to choose from.
The only reason I have marked this as "very good" instead of "excellent" is that some of the staff have been laid off because of the building work. While the service is still very good, it can take a little longer than it used to for things you ordered to arrive. Compared to other places I've stayed, it is still much better. I am visiting Uganda again in April and will certainly book myself in here again even though I know the building work will still be continuing. Can I give a better recommendation than that?. .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Namirembe Guest Ltd is a Christian establishment owned by the Anglican Church of Uganda and managed by Church Commissioners holding company ltd. Her vision is “to become an ideal home away from home” to all visitors. Namirembe Guest House is an entity established to provide accommodation, food and beverage services to a cross section of guests ranging from missionaries, church workers, businessmen, tourists and other individuals. Corporate clients include Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Private Companies and Associations and Government organizations. It is located approximately one and half kilometers from the city centre and right next to the famous Namirembe Cathedral and Church of Uganda Provincial Secretariat Headquarters and commands a magnificent view of Kampala city which was dubbed by one of the guests as “A million dollar view.” ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Namirembe Guest House Hotel Kampala