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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's not a hotel I will likely remember in a few months. There is nothing wrong with it, just nothing special either. It's a good hotel for a night before you head out of Kampala or if you're on a business trip (although the hotel doesn't feel like a business type accomodation). The hotel manager arranged a private driver for... More 

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Noida, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it's one of the oldest property still maintaining the look & warmth of it's times. The rooms & property in all is well appointed & spacious. The two best things to talk about is the incredible food & staff. Each staff member was so warm to welcome & take care of all our needs. The restaurants (there are three) each... More 

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

Dear Madam Pinki, Warm Greetings from Speke Hotel! Many thanks for staying with us at Speke Hotel and reviewing us in this forum. We are delighted to read your shining review of our hotel. We are a preferred choice for business and leisure travellers around the world and your acknowledgement of the same pleases us. I am happy to read... More 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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141 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms are clean, well appointed and relatively spacious. The service is both friendly and effective. The restaurants (there are three) each have their own speciality (Indian, Italian and "continental"). The pizzas and pasta in the Italian restaurant are excellent, although the pasta portion if a main course (Spaghetti Aglio Olio Peperonciino – fully flavoured, just not enough!) is too... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for being our guests and giving us the opportunity to be of service to you. We are delighted to read your positive review of our hotel. We are a preferred choice for business and leisure travelers and your acknowledgement of the same pleases us. It is heartening to know that you had a good time... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has Incredible staff, comfortable huge beautiful rooms, great assortment of restaurants, serving Delicious food. It's A pleasure spending my days here while during long periods while working in Kampala. Thanks guys

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

Dear Mr. Alex, Thank you for staying with us at Speke Hotel and reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We are honored that the hospitality showcased by the staff delighted you and added on to your lodging experience. My young team works tirelessly to ensure our guest stays’ are magical and memorable and it’s a sincere pleasure to know that we met... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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100 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst this is a solid hotel and was probably quite nice 30 to 40 years ago, it has seen its best days. The rooms are small and musty. Bathrooms are horrible, and the staff very indifferent. Breakfast was acceptable and the m als in the restaurant OK.

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

Dear Mr. Rob, Many thanks for staying with us at Speke Hotel Kampala and reviewing us on this forum. It is disheartening to know that we did not meet your expectations in regard of facilities and service. We wish to assure you that what you experienced is not typical of the usual high standards that we always endeavor to deliver.... More 

Jaipur, India
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29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in October 2016. Hotel is old building but well managed. Being a vegetarian, it is the best choice in Kampala city. You will get good Indian veg choices in breakfast . Also, there is a nice Indian restaurant named Khyber pass downstairs, which has good variety for Indian food lovers. The only... More 

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

Dear Mr. Akhilesh, Many thanks for staying with us at Speke Hotel and reviewing us in this forum. We are delighted to read your shining review of our hotel. We are a preferred choice for business and leisure travellers around the world and your acknowledgement of the same pleases us. I am happy to read that our Colonial Hotel, its... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in many different properties in my travels to Uganda and the place that I enjoyed the most is the Speke Hotel on Nile Avenue. The staff is consistently very friendly and helpful often going beyond the scope of normal duties to make life easier. The management is very easy to work with and often solicits suggestions to... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to share this wonderful feedback and for recommending Speke Hotel! We are so pleased to note that you had an enjoyable event. Speke Hotel offers an unforgettable experience to all our guests’ .Your kind words of appreciation about our staff are very encouraging. The same has been shared... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Kampala many times, and usually stay at the Kabira Country Club. This time I moved to the Speke after 2 days. The Kabira has really gone downhill in too many ways to list here. The Speke, by contrast, although with the same ownership, has wonderful management (Mr Prabin), staff (Sharon, Barbara, Angela and co)and food. I... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest,, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to share this wonderful feedback and for recommending Speke Hotel! We are honored to note that you had an enjoyable event. Speke Hotel offers an unforgettable experience to all our guests’ .Your kind words of appreciation about our staff like, Prabin, Sharon, Barbara, Angela and co, chef Patrick,... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant at hotell serves very good pizzas when you need that reminder of the food from home. I will come back here. We lives at another place eating local foods and have no fridge so Speke restaurant fine pizzas saved the week with extra luxury.

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

Dear Mr. Fredrick, Thank you for staying with us at Speke Hotel and reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We are honored that the hospitality showcased by the staff delighted you and added on to your lodging experience. We are glad to note that you enjoyed our food (especially Pizza). Team Speke Hotel is grateful to you for your commendations and look... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

For the price of the night I do not believe that this hotel is worth it. The rooms are small compared to standards in Uganda. If you are 2 people you barely have any place to move. The shower is just standard, with water going everywhere in the bathroom when you take a shower. Everything you ask for in room... More 

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

Dear Mr. Chloe, Many thanks for staying with us at Speke Hotel Kampala and reviewing us on this forum. It is disheartening to know that we did not meet your expectations in regard of services and wish to assure you that what you experienced is not typical of the usual high standards that we always endeavor to deliver. Sir our... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
Food & drink at the hotel
Khyber Pass
Khyber Pass
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Chinese
Rock Garden Cafe
Rock Garden Cafe
Cuisines: French, Mongolian, International
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: $188 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Speke Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Speke Hotel Kampala
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kampala
#5 Best Value Hotel in Kampala
#6 Business Hotel in Kampala
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“I don't believe that the are any good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Rob_DM, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get room nearest to reception area on first floor to avoid noise coming from Bar”
 of 5 bubbles Akhileshjoshi, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Away from the road for less noise”
 of 5 bubbles IBscubaboy, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not facing the main road”
 of 5 bubbles Blampied, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“best view of the city”
 of 5 bubbles ugandacarrentals2016, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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