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Hotel Africana

Jumia TravelUS$92*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Stayed in the Africana for 5 days in May/June 2016 attending a major regional conference. The room price/special package for conference participants was good for Kampala circumstances ($90 a night). Rooms, however, are rather dated. Carpets, furniture and especially bathrooms are in urgent need for refurbishment. All furniture is also “seriously” tagged with engraved codes/tags. There must be some serious...

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The Africana is alright, it just seems to miss the mark in many respects. As a convention hotel there seems a lot going on all the time, so if you want a quiet half hour on a longer by the pool you may (if you time it badly) find yourself in speedos surrounded by several hundred suited delegates from an...

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Thank Getahat
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Africana is a very warm place, the staff are great, ever smiling and helpful. The breakfast is great; fresh, good variety and service is top notch! Bed is comfortable and the shower is great! I hear their gym is great, i have used their swimming pool its functional and clean! When in Kampala, it comes top on my list when...

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Thank shikonancy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Stayed at this place for 2 nights. Hotel is also a large convention center with rooms, pool etc. I noted the pool was closed when I was there. What bugged me though was their water management issues. Water leaked into my room during a very strong rain storm forming quite a puddle. It is unclear why that did not drain...

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Thank Patrick L
Kristiansand, Norway
Reviewed 13 May 2016

I enjoyed staying at this hotel! Our room was at the 9th floor and it was nice to have a view over the city. The room was clean and spacious. The mosquitoe net in the room was good but there was some space between the net and the wall; but I have to say I didn't spot any mosquitoe during...

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1Thank Aleksandra L
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Rooms are good in new wing but you need to walk alot from the reception to reach your room. The hotel spread is horizontal so its very tiresome to walk for 5 to 6 mins. Indian Food is available nearby. Breakfast is good.

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Thank S9009N
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I have stayed at this hotel several times but not in the past few years. The rooms are good and the food is OK but the bathrooms are a bit old fashioned. I was also puzzled as to why they had put a urinal cake in the bidet, meaning you couldn't use it for it's intended purpose (and also the...

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Thank Helen A
Roma
Reviewed 27 April 2016

First thing to know is that the list of items in "every room" is definitely not in every room. For example, I didn't iron my shirts b/c the website said there were irons and ironing boards in every room. When I arrived, I noticed there wasn't so I contacted reception. I was told that in fact they are not in...

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Thank Yopapa
Khartoum, Sudan
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I spent a week at the hotel for a conference and the staff are exceptional. My air condition wasn't working properly and Management offered to change my room but I was settled in by then and declined to switch. The fan in the room was sufficient and I had no other complaints. Everyone was friendly, at the hotel, restaurants and...

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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We came here just for the swimming pool whilst staying with family and wow I was pleasantly surprised. Having used other hotel swimming pools I was a bit worried about the cleanliness and security but it was all for nothing. We paid 15,000 per adult and 10,000 per child. We left our things with the security lady and went swimming....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Africana is Uganda 's Premier luxury Hotel. The hotel has over 14 fully furnished well air-conditioned conference halls with seating capacities ranging from 20 - 3000 participants. Our Venue can provide seating for over 2500 people, making it ideal for conferencing, workshops, mega wedding receptions, exhibitions and concerts. Hotel Guests receives access to health facilities including Gym, Massage, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Steam Bath & access to famous kampala Golf club. Hotel Africana offers weekend entertainment featuring live popular bands and pulsating traditional dance music shows along with repeat live performance from our pianist. With option of Ngeye & Kibs restaurant, our gusts can enjoy variety of dishes, freshly made by our experienced chefs. Our coffee shop & live bakery provides enough ways to enjoy uganda coffee beans along with cakes & breads. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Africana

Address: Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, Kampala, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: $156 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Africana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 253
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Also Known As:
Africana Hotel Kampala
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kampala
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Avoid rooms next to the inner yard restaurant - it is pretty noisy until midnight”
JussiT553, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Music is a little loud at night till around 11pm in front facing rooms.”
MoniqueBT, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms facing onto the pool area as they can be loud”
lglobal, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Eastern side rooms have a better view of Kampala city. Noise in rooms is low.”
466japhetk, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“As for a room facing the interior court yard. Also, room quality can vary so if you don't like the 1st one ask to see others”
frost_claire, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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