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Protea Hotel Kampala

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Nigeria
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Chose this hotel for my conference in Kampala because of Marriott membership and enjoyed my stay. Good spacious rooms, centrally located though traffic in Kampala can be heavy at best of times. Good breakfast and hospitable staff.

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Protea is a quiet landmark in Kampala famous for their Wednesday barbs & cocktails but I never figured it for a business hideout. We recently found ourselves in dire need of a quiet location to finalise the business plans - uninterupted - so we chanced upon Protea who had the best cost and location. The board room was serene, clean...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from Unreliable WiFi. Wow! Now-this is definitely the best option to stay - in my opinion - safe place, facilities are excellent - Day and Night fantastic staff all made sure that our stay went smoothly. Nicholas night Receptionist and Isaac @ the bar really went above and beyond giving us excellent customer service that made us feel so...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely stay in March 2017 on a business trip. The restaurant in the hotel offers not only great food but also a nice place to host colleagues for a meal and/or a meeting. Rooms are standard and a find quality for the price paid. Wifi across hotel and a good breakfast buffet. Lacking a pool, if you enjoy...

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Nicole B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kampala, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a TripAdvisor review in regards to your recent stay at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kampala. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, upholding our commitment to provide exceptional service, we hope to have an opportunity to create a memorable experience with us again, whenever your...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Here I am writing this review with my shirt completely soaked because the conference room I have been in for the past 2 days has such a poor A/C that we are doing an unwanted sauna. Reported this several time to management and staff, and the only action they took was to open the windows (as if the air outside...

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Nicole B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kampala, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a TripAdvisor review in regards to your recent stay at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kampala. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology for the air conditioning in your...

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I had always heard great things about Protea but had never visited the place till Christmas week when my wife agreed we spend two days there. We loved the room, food, quiet environment, the care. Thanks

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Nicole B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kampala, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a TripAdvisor review in regards to your stay at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kampala. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, upholding our commitment to provide exceptional service, we hope to have an opportunity to create a memorable experience with us again, whenever your travels...

Reviewed 31 March 2017

I love the protea gardens their ever green with plenty of flowers I attended a wedding function of one of my relatives there n I was glad. The fact that it's in the middle of town makes it easier to locate on Google maps

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Nicole B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kampala, responded to this review

Thank you for completing a review on your experience with us. We rely on GUEST feedback to determine both the positive and negative aspects of our hotel and to improve wherever possible. Your interest and concern are therefore extremely valuable to us, and we hope that you will be visiting with us again soon. We should welcome another opportunity to...

Cairo
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We've stayed at Protea in other parts of Africa but this one was a disappointment. The good news, staff members were always welcoming and willing to follow the extra mile to help. But that's where the good news ends. First come the mosquitos. The last night was a nightmare as I could barely sleep because of mosquitos INSIDE the room....

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Nicole B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kampala, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a TripAdvisor review in regards to your recent stay at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kampala. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology for the WiFi service that did...

Kiev
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It is a really good 4 star Hotel. Big rooms with everything in working order. Nice location, not too far from center but still in a quiet green area. Very nice Bar outside and super breakfast selection. Great service from all employees.

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Nicole B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kampala, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a TripAdvisor review in regards to your recent stay at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kampala. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, upholding our commitment to provide exceptional service, we hope to have an opportunity to create a memorable experience with us again, whenever your...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 5 March 2017

have stayed at this hotel for about 7 times since 2012. It being close to our office, the location is the single reason why I go back. Whether for conference or a night or two while in Kampala, the service is always such a colossal disappointment. It could not be colder or more lackluster. The check in is often slow...

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Nicole B, General Manager at Protea Hotel Kampala, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a TripAdvisor review in regards to your recent stay at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kampala. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology for the service levels that did...

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the upmarket suburb of Kololo in Kampala, only 35 km from Entebbe Airport, the Protea Hotel Kampala offers guests 4-star luxury and 5-star service. No matter which room you stay in, they are all fully air conditioned with free high speed internet connectivity, high pressure showers, large LCD screen TVs with 16 channels including BBC and SKY News. Keep up to date with our business centre and 24-hour reception. After a busy day, de-stress with a workout in the 24-hour fitness centre and then call down for a midnight snack with our 24-hour room service a little later. We have the perfect accommodation choice in the heart of Uganda's capital. Indulge yourself at Chapter One Restaurant, which serves a high quality buffet breakfast and sumptuous a la carte lunch and dinner. Travel to and from the airport in style with our BMW X3 and 5 series, which can be charged to your room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel Kampala

Address: Elgon Terrace, Kololo, Kampala 9421, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: RM854 - RM1,162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel Kampala 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Kampala
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“Suites are worth the extra charge, and definitely try to get a room overlooking the courtyard (as some other rooms face adjacent buildings).”
796stacieg, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“I was in room 212, which was very large, but no balcony. But on the side that overlooked the garden area, which was nice.”
ETSinTZ, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a room facing the square”
theodorusf2016, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a third floor room with a balcony.”
BmoreTrav, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for views of Kampala to get a good view.”
nalwanga, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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