I stayed in the Metropole for 2 nights at the beginning of August 2011 on a business trip. I had a great stay, the room was lovely, everything worked, including the flat screen TV and air conditioning (although I did not use either). The bathroom had a powerful hot shower with detachable shower head (neither of which I could say for the Kabira Country Club in which I stayed the previous week), and nice toiletries. Clean and welcoming. Also has room service - and bizarrely a swimming pool which is a 15 minute walk away (clearly not actually belonging to the hotel). There is also free, good quality high speed internet that worked! (again this was not the case in Uganda hotels I'd stayed in prior to this).
Small gripes - First, my room (207 or something) was angled in a way that it was overlooking the carpark and part of the 1st floor restaurant, I didn't realise the significance of this until I came out of the shower in only a towel, and realised I could be seen by other guests. I therefore recommend you use the blinds on the floor-length windows if you want to skip around naked.
Second was the bathroom itself, although clean, I could see in the corners etc that a paint job was long overdue and some general finishing was in order, which I'd recommend that the management make a priority for the coming season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Metropole Hotel Kampala overlooks the Uganda Golf Course and is located within the premium localities of Kampala, also known as the city of 21 Hills. Metropole Hotel Kampala is the pioneer in using IP Telephony infrastructure in the Hospitality industry in Africa. It is also equipped with high speed Wireless Internet connection in all rooms and public areas. ... more less
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