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“"Highly Recommended"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Ruch

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Hotel Ruch
Ranked #50 of 97 Hotels in Kampala
Klagenfurt, Austria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Highly Recommended"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

Having found this hotel located in Nakasero through the internet and it was pretty clear to me, using Hotel Ruch as a base for my adventures in Kampala. It is a good choice in many ways.
I stayed twice this year with them and was very pleased about the friendly and helpful personnel
incl. Nandish (Mngr). I really like this place and will come again later this year.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank Hans W
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Even though Hotel Ruch was under construction during my stay, it was clean and quiet. The staff is friendly and kind, the breakfasts are delicious, and there is nowhere in the vicinity as reasonably priced. I'd recommend it to friends, and I recommend it to colleagues.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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3 Thank KRSDenver
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Chehalis, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

This was my first stay at this hotel and was pleasantly surprised at the attention of the staff. The service was excellent and friendly. The receptionist was especially helpful in guiding me in the right direction for a great evening dinner. I will be returning again within the month and know that I will be greeted once again with quality service and great smiles.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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4 Thank rusljbei1
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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2011

This is the second time I have stayed at the Hotel Ruch, the first being July 2010 on recommendation from a friend. As a field-based researcher, I have a small budget, so I was looking for low-cost alternatives for a couple of nights in Kampala. This hotel provides security and comfort at an affordable price and a great location. I booked a standard room (most inexpensive) via the website prior to my departure and was very pleased with the room. The free wireless internet is a bonus. The staff is very courteous and extremely helpful. They ordered me food from the complex next door and even delivered it to my room! If you are looking for luxury, then go to some of the surrounding hotels. But, if you are looking for a comfortable stay at a lower price, the I recommend the Hotel Ruch.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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5 Thank MDTravProf
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Munich, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

A nice hotel near Kampala centre. Only 10 minutes walk to Kampala Road, but nevertheless very silent.
Very friendly staff, always open for a small talk. In case of any problems or questions very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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4 Thank Embacher
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2011

I found this hotel through Trip Adviser two years ago and have now used it three times for short work trips to Kampala. It offers great value for $65 in an East African capital. The rooms are clean, bedding very good, and I have had a hot shower, though perhaps not all the time. The breakfast room has expanded to a small restaurant, which I had a surprisingly good in on my last trip. I work for a UK University and the hotel staff go out of their way to help me meet up with students including allowing me to book a small meeting room for interviews. The location is VERY central, walking distance to the city centre, though it is tucked away and make sure that your Taxi driver knows where it is. Lastly I have always felt safe there. No its not flash, buts it is a reliable, safe and clean and has good mossi nets.

Room Tip: basic 65$ is fine, though you pay extrea for AC
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Coventry UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2011

Apart from not a hot shower, a common issue with this hotel.....for $65, not bad at all.....free wireless, satelite tv, clean, mozzy net, wonderful Indian restaurant adjoining the hotel and very pleasant staff.....and you're smack bang in the business district.....I'll be back....pls just get the hot water fixed

  • Stayed May 2011
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7 Thank BaskersonTour
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Additional Information about Hotel Ruch

Property: Hotel Ruch
Address: Plot 3 Kintu Road, Kampala 6219, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 97 Hotels in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ruch is a hotel in central Kampala where a warm welcome and a quiet night's sleep is guaranteed. Being a no-frills Hotel, we pride ourselves on providing hotel accommodation in central Kampala, Uganda at competitive rates starting from only $70 per night. We are only 5 minutes walking distance from the centre of Kampala with easy access to public transport. Hotel Ruch is in between two 5* Hotels in Kampala, the Sheraton & Serena Hotels ; The city centre, super-markets and shopping centres are less than a 5 min's drive away. Unwind and relax in serene wild-life themed Uzuri Gardens. An experience unmatched by any hotel in central Kampala ; no noise, no distractions, Just you, your thoughts and nature. Excite your taste buds with delicious curries & naans baked in a clay Tandoor, YUM! With a 6-page menu & quality beyond any of the hotels in Kampala, you will be spoilt for choice! We are located in a safe, secure & central area of the Kampala CBD and has ample secure parking for over 30 cars. Relax, have a coffee or read a book all under a traditional hand-thatched roof. We are one of the few Hotels in Kampala giving back to the community by employing local crafts-men. ... more   less 
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