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Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recycled food from dinner was part of the breakfast buffet, poor service, unacceptable cleanliness in the rooms - they never dusted the furniture, a rat above the drop ceiling in one of our rooms, we had no cold water for a whole day, but the hot water was too hot to take a shower. Only some of the staff was... More 

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Juba, South Sudan
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I stayed in this hotel for the first time in Summer 2002, for work. The hotel was decent. I returned in Sept 2016, and was rather disappointed. My nostalgia for the place allowed me to stay there, but the Protea is the better option there and there are some others. The owner could really stand to upgrade the facilities. The... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views and enjoyable stay. I was pleasantly surprised with the comfortable accommodation and family atmosphere. Old world charm. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Centrally located in Entebbe.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is an expensive hotel that had not been maintained. It is dark and out dated. I had a room over looking the garden. Music was loud and very disruptive. Staff didn't care and refused to move room despite the hotel being mostly empty

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Hemet, California
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel last week and was pleasantly surprised. The room was only $120.00 ON Lake Victoria, and was teeming with wildlife! Keep in mind that this review is an American's perspective on an African resort. It is not like what we have in the states and you need to keep in mind that we are any Third... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a very old hotel that it looks like it is rotten. The service is not good at all, the price are terrible. Their staff in the pool/sauna side is a bit rude, he does not want us to bring the towel in our rooms. We explained to him that we are hotel guest but he said no no... More 

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel was built in the 90s and has not been properly maintained or improved since then. The rooms are really expensive as if it was a luxury hotel but it's not. Rooms are big but are not well furnished (old furnitures), the bedding is decent but bathrooms are not. You can even find yourself out of water. The internet... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

I stayed there recently for two weeks. The hotel may be a bit dated but the staff is excellent. There is a very efficient laundry service available, and great room service. The restaurant and bar is a little pricey compared to in town, but you're in a resort. Over all I highly recommend.

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New York
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

I arrived here after having a terrible experience at another hotel. I was very ill and needed a quiet place to stay. The management and reception were outstanding. The rooms are large, modern, quiet, clean and super comfortable. Room service is fairly priced with great food, and the internet works well. Most of all, the staff are extremely kind and... More 

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

I wrote a 2 star review for this hotel last year when I stayed in the old, run down section of the hotel. This year I stayed in the renovated part and it was like I was in a completely different hotel. The rooms a huge, comfortable and modern. They are truly excellent. I'd definitely recommend staying here if you... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel is the finest convention centre located on the shores of lake Victoria in Entebbe. It is a global landmark hotel that existed since the colonial times. It is a 30 minutes Drive from Kampala and 8 Minutes drive to the Airport. The offers 222 luxurious accommodation streaming with natural light open to areas of enclosed glass, delivering spectacular breath- taking view of lake Victoria. This Colonial Hotel is a adjacent to the famous Botanical Gardens and is a five-minute walk to the Wildlife Education Center (Zoo) . Our hotel is one of the finest conventional centers in the world and widely known for hosting most of the International Workshops/Conferences in Uganda and regularly used by tourists. It has a reputation of hosting major events in Uganda including the most recognizable one, hosting two former US Presidents, H.E. Bill Clinton and H.E . George W.Bush and also hosting the CHOGM Youth Conference that took place in 2007 and to -date it remains a Conventional centre streaming with Residential Workshops and Conferences. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel

Address: Plot M79, Lugard Avenue | P.O. Box 553, Entebbe 90, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Price Range: $174 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 229
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Also Known As:
Imperial Botanical Beach Entebbe
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Entebbe
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Entebbe
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“Choose the new building side, the rooms are a bit bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles scottieb683, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“try to get lake view or garden view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 870wannam, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms facing the lake are the best”
 of 5 bubbles Triciadesigned, 10 Mar 2014 | Read review
“I was in the so-called new wing and the rooms were very spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles HannaH534, 11 Nov 2013 | Read review
“The new block has much better appointed - and much larger - rooms than the original building.”
 of 5 bubbles martininfrome, 29 Oct 2013 | Read review
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