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Khartoum, Sudan
1 review
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I was there before 2 days, cheap hotel means cheap in everything rooms are sooting, everything, doors, walls, bed sheets, pillows, even mosquito nets colour turned to black, dare to take shower?, no way! I broke the ashtray in room and they asked me to pay $24 it! breakfast is small sample and took them one hour to prepare coffe&omlet!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

My brother and I stayed there for two nights (two nights too many may I add). Upon arrival we had our bags searched although I think it was more a case of them wanting to look at our things, then finally got to reception to ask for rooms (3pm) where we were told to wait for half an hour... after... More 

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Durban SA / Berkshire , UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Lovely sunset from balcony, a million miles from the bustle and chaos below...Staff lovely. Had a fantastic crepe suzettes' as desert! Laundry to be avoided as very expensive! Would definitely stay here again...

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

We went to view HD & left in total agreement we would not stay there. Good location on leafy & upmarket Tank Hill & the views from the hotel are superb - however this is just not enough. We viewed 3 rooms all shabby with a grubby feel. It is by no stretch of the imagination worth the room tariffs.

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Richmond, Indiana
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

The view of the city and the feeling of being secure is probably the strongest attractions. After they warmed up to us, the staff was reason enough to be there. I enjoyed them greatly. Sylvia was sweet. As their number of guests increases, they will hopefully increase their menu, their items on hand and make a few improvements.

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Canberra
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We read the few reviews about Hotel Diplomate and were unsure about whether or not to stay here so we went a looked at a couple of the rooms as the hotel we were already staying at was nearby. We stayed in a room that cost around $35 US and were really happy with it - it had a little... More 

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austria
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Reviewed 17 September 2007

... cold food, warm drinks, expensive entrance fee, no music, unfriendly servants ..... spent new years eve in 2006, it was marvellous, the reason I went there again. but: never again except: during daytime and evening (sunset and view to kampala) you will never forget... ask for cold beer !

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Reviewed 26 June 2006

I had the best holiday in Ugganda and by staying at the Diplomate Kampala I was able to sample Ugandas best hospitality in total. The staff at the Diplomate is exceptionally polite and helpfull. I recomend every visitor to Kampala should never miss the best view of the whole city. Brown Steve Oxfordshire UK

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Reviewed 8 May 2006

I have traveled with a group for the past several years and for some unknown reason the person in charge keeps coming back to this dump. First of all you can't sleep in a view. These rooms are hazardous to ones health I happen to have asthma it rarley flares up as soon as I walked into this room I... More 

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London
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Reviewed 21 March 2006

It's probably worth staying here for the views of Kampala and Lake Victoria alone! The hotel is located at the top of Tank Hill, one of seven hills the city is built on. It's a nice area with embassies and NGO offices nearby. I think the room prices are reasonable for Kampala, they start at $35 for standard. We had... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel with the best view of Kampala city and Lake Victoria. Located on the highest hill, Tank Hill. Family owned by the Katatumba Group of companies. We provide complimentary airport transfers on request. All major credit cards and personal cheques accepted. A Home Away From Home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Diplomate

Address: 971 Muyenga Tank Hill, Diplomate Road, Plot | P O Box 6968, Kampala, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: $62 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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“Rooms behind front desk are quiet. Room 123 is large, but can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles JackInBrooklyn, 25 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Don't go here.”
 of 5 bubbles delanged, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Some where other than the Hotel Diplomate”
 of 5 bubbles 888ChrisP, 6 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Check the place out in person before you stay.”
 of 5 bubbles BongoBongo123, 13 Nov 2012 | Read review
“the penthouse at the top - we had a look but it wasn't worth the extra money compared to the other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaVW, 24 Jul 2012 | Read review
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