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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is the first time I am writing a review, and it is a privilege to write one for Speke hotel, Kampala. My family and I stayed there from the 28 of March 2016 to the 2nd of April 2016. We have travelled all over the world, but Speke hotel’s outstanding service compelled me to write a review. Our stay...

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Bhupendrakumar, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Irfan, We highly appreciate your kind endorsement of Speke Hotel Kampala and thank you for taking out time of sharing a wonderful review. We are honored to note that you enjoyed the overall product. A special mention about the staff, service, location and food of our hotel is again highly appreciated. Your generous compliments have been shared with...

Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located opposite Sheraton and not far from Serena hotel in the center of Kampala. There is an Indian and Italian restaurant annexed to the hotel. I had dinner at the Indian restaurant and the food and services were great. Could not ask for more. The facility though not a luxury hotel compared to Sheraton or Serena is...

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Bhupendrakumar, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Moses, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to stay at Speke Hotel while in Uganda and for your feedback. We are happy to know that you had a comfortable stay with us, enjoyed the food and personalized experience that we endeavor to offer at our hotel. Your positive comments are a big...

Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at Speke many times, usually for 7-10 days for work. I have stayed at other hotels in the city that are less expensive and more, but for solo travel with a mid-range budget, it is a very safe choice. The biggest benefit is its location and reliability. If you have any business on or around the city...

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Bhupendrakumar, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Cgore, We highly appreciate your kind endorsement of Speke Hotel Kampala and thank you for taking out time of sharing a wonderful review. It is also heartening to know that you enjoyed the overall product and atmosphere. A special mention about the location, food and service the hotel is highly appreciated. Regarding your suggestion for 5% service charge,...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Staying here for three nights was refreshing. Our room had AC with passable amenities. The restaurants attached to the hotel were great. The pizzeria manager, Surendra, was very accomodating. I would stay here again!

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Bhupendrakumar, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Brocklyy Thank you for your kind endorsement of Speke Hotel Kampala on TripAdvisor. It’s a pleasure and heartening to know that you enjoyed the overall product and atmosphere Myself and Our team eagerly await many more opportunities to welcome you soon again to this vibrant city. Warm regards, Bhupendra Kumar General Manager

Lome, Togo
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I spend over two weeks at Speke Hotel in Feb 2016 and when I will be back in Uganda this is where I would like to stay again. I felt just like at home with all the facilities and amenities readily available. Hotel environment very peaceful, clean and neat. The staff were very welcoming and always helpful paying particular attention...

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Bhupendrakumar, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Noor, Thank you for your wonderful endorsement of Speke Hotel Kampala. It is our endeavor to provide the highest levels of comfort and quality service to our guests to ensure a memorable experience. It is also heartening to know that you enjoyed the overall product and atmosphere. Our team eagerly awaits many more opportunities to welcome you soon again...

Oirschot, Nederland
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I spend 12 days here and I have something to say: The staff is lovely. They're friendly and helpful, there is nothing wrong there, You'll like it. They have two restaurants, the serve good food, tasty! But the price is ridiculous, I know no other word. Standard is 125 dollar or so? we had some rebate with our company, pretty...

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Bhupendrakumar, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Wetlander We appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay with us. A special mention about our staff, service and food is highly appreciated. We have various discount promotions time to time for our guests, where the room rates are much lower than the rack rate. In your next visit we shall offer you a special rate on room...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I stayed in Speke for four days on business and felt comfortable throughout. Speke is one of these hotels, that capture the spirit of its African environment, breathe history and age gracefully. Yes the shower took its time to get hot, but then it was steadily hot and strong. Internet was equally stable but as in the whole country does...

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Bhupendrakumar, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Nusgar, Thank you so much for making Speke Hotel your preferred choice of hotel in Kampala. We are grateful to you for recommending us. It is also heartening to know that you enjoyed the overall product and atmosphere. A special mention about the Colonial badge and breakfast area of the hotel is highly appreciated. Myself and Our team...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I did arrive late at night. I was tired. It was after an international flight. But I still think I was in a better mood than the staff that managed my checking in. And the time it took....my goodness. Nigerian and Ghana are speed-freaks compared to the pace at which a simple sign-in process was (mis)managed. Some serious staff training...

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Bhupendrakumar, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Wookie, I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you during your check in. We have introduced a vast variety of food in breakfast buffet. Regarding the additional 5% charge on credit card: It’s applicable all over in Uganda. The 5% is charged by the banks in any credit card transactions in Uganda. Your comments are very much valued....

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I stayed at Speke hotel for only 2 nights. I enjoyed my stay thanks to the very friendly and attentive staff who made sure I had everything I needed. The restaurants downstairs include a Pakistani/Indian restaurant, an Italian Pizzeria and a bar. The room had a beautiful view and would have been more comfortable if they had better wifi. All...

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Bhupendrakumar, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr. EM, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for staying in Speke Hotel and for your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is our endeavor to provide you the highest levels of comfort and quality service to our guests to ensure a memorable experience. Sir we have noted the WIFI matter. We are in the process...

Brazil
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Good location just because it is central. The rooms were ok, not so clean as I would expect, the water took a long time to get warm. It is quite decadent. The Rock Bar is depressing, it is empty. The food from Rock Grill is ok. The italian restaurant has good food and prices.

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Bhupendrakumar, General Manager at Speke Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madam Luciana, We appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay with us. A special mention about the location and food of the hotel is highly appreciated. I personally apologize for the inconvenience caused to you, with regards to hot water. In all the rooms the hot water is available; it takes 2 to 3 minutes to get a proper...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
Food & drink at the hotel
Khyber Pass
Khyber Pass
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Rock Garden Cafe
Rock Garden Cafe
Cuisines: French, Mongolian, International
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Speke Hotel is the part of The Speke Group of Hotels, Proudly owned by The Ruparelia Group of Companies. One of Kampala's oldest hotels, Speke Hotel was taken over by The Ruparelia Group in the year 1996. It was then, given a major facelift to add comforts to age and grace. All rooms are air conditioned have wooden floors, satellite television and a minibar.Speke Hotel is located in the heart of Kampala, close to banks and business centers and offers all the charms of bygone days complimented by efficient, modern services and facilities. It offers various dishes, daily entertainment, well stocked bar and business meeting venues.Speke Hotel has three Restaurants and a Bar: Pizzeria – The Italian Cuisine, Khyber Pass – The Indian Cuisine, Rock Café – The Continental Cuisine and Rock Bar – The Cocktail Bar.Speke Hotel holds a special place in the history of Uganda. Come and experience the courteous hospitality so natural to the people of Uganda. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Speke Hotel

Address: Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: $175 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Speke Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Speke Hotel Kampala
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Kampala
#8 Best Value Hotel in Kampala
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“See my review above for comments about room selection”
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“Try to get room nearest to reception area on first floor to avoid noise coming from Bar”
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“Away from the road for less noise”
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