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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Affordable price with 3 food joints ND I tried all. No complains and Indian food stole my heart. Staffs are very welcoming. Internet speed is very good as well. Hopefully if I come back kampala I will certainly stay here

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

Dear Mr. Ijoku, 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 the services, food and Wifi of the hotel We are always committed to improve ourselves to...

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Much better than 5 stars located opposite of this hotel who charges three times higher. Had amazing meals and sound sleep so that's more what we need. Staffs are customer focused and will go way beyond for the assistance. Ideal for any kind of traveler

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

Dear Madam Angela, Many thanks for staying with us at Speke Hotel and reviewing us on this forum. 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 here and...

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I had a hard time when my partner forced me to stay in this place but ended up thanking for his choice. Good and spacious room, 3 restaurants and all were good as I got to try all. Best part is hotel is so centrally located that every place became so easy to get through. It's like MG road in...

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

Dear Madam Susan, Many thanks for staying with us and reviewing us on TripAdvisor. It is truly a pleasure to read your 5 star review of the hotel. Ideally located, we are in close proximity to the best the city has to offer- luxury shopping malls such as Acacia Mall, Garden City, Oasis Mall, entertainment destinations, diplomatic enclave, elite corporate...

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Without second thought I came and found welcomed back warmly. Food was delicious and for me better than the restaurants in india. Staffs nalla iruka...very friendly...remembered my choices and preference.will certainly come back

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

Dear Mr. Deen, Warm Greetings from Speke Hotel Kampala! Thank you so very much for recommending Speke Hotel and for delighting us with such a wonderful review of our hotel. We'd like to thank you for appreciating and acknowledging our specialty restaurants (Italian, Continental and Indian). Your kind words of appreciation about our food are extremely encouraging. Thank you again...

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is nicely situated in the heart of Kampala. Friendly staff ensure speedy service except the check out which is a disaster in terms of timing. Clean room with functioning AC/ TV etc. Pleasant environment to enjoy the breakfast.

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

Dear Mr. mats, Many thanks for staying with us and reviewing us on this esteemed forum. It is truly a pleasure to read your four star review of the hotel. Ideally located, we are in close proximity to the best the city has to offer- luxury shopping malls such as Acacia Mall, Garden City, Oasis Mall, entertainment destinations, diplomatic enclave,...

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It was my first time to be in Africa. This hotel was recommenced to me thru my friend. I stayed at speke for 4 nights. I found it a best hotel in Kampala. The services and hospitality showed was awesome. The staff is unique and well trained. The food was again awesome. Indian, Italian and continental restaurants, all were great....

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

Dear Mr. Rock, 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 hotel and staff is very encouraging. The same has...

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

There are many hotels to choose from in Kampala, but this is one place that you might want to think twice about. Depending on your budget, you can get better more clean and better service for sure. The outdoor restaurant is just ok with food, pizza average or below. If you plan on going at night you can pick up...

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

Dear Mr. Nathan, 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. Please be...

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Yes, it is a little rumpled. And no, it does not offer the same amenities and atmosphere of the chain hotels that abound in Kampala, with their large manicured gardens and imposing gates and security. It is a little out of the current time and that is what makes it charming. You have to remember that a hotel like this...

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

Dear Mr. Craigh, Thank you for being our guests and giving us the opportunity to be of service to you. I am happy to read that our Colonial Hotel and its special décor inspired by the era of bygone days were liked by you. We have recently polished the wooden floor in all our rooms and corridor area. We are...

Islamabad
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a tired and rather shabby hotel facing a busy main road, so make sure that you are not given a room at the front. The hotel charges a fee of 5% of the total bill in USD for paying by credit card and when I got my final bill, which I had part paid already, the fee shown...

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

Dear Mr. Blampied, We appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay with us. Our hotel is situated in the heart of Kampala city. Regarding the additional 5% charge on credit card, it’s applicable all over in Uganda. The 5% is charged by the banks on any credit card transactions in Uganda We value your patronage, the team and I look...

Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have been staying at Speke during my regular trips to Kampala over the past five years. If you need an easy access to the city center and the central business district and you want a good value for your money, this is a hotel for you. Speke has a prime location in the city center but provides enough seclusion...

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

Dear Mr. Dimitry, Thank you for sharing your delightful review about Speke Hotel. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the warm experience that we strive to offer at out hotel along with the privileged location and green surrounding of the hotel in the city centre enclave makes it the most preferred destination for our esteemed patrons. Thank...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
Food & drink at the hotel
Khyber Pass
Khyber Pass
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Rock Garden Cafe
Rock Garden Cafe
Cuisines: French, Mongolian, International
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: RM593 - RM754 (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:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kampala
#6 Business Hotel in Kampala
#8 Best Value Hotel in Kampala
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“See my review above for comments about room selection”
 of 5 bubbles Mark_Horn_CA, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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