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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have stayed in Hotel Africana for a 3-day workshop. The hotel is centrally located with a great swimming pool and nice conference facilities. The hotel rooms where good, though the bed was a bit hard and the rooms were a bit noisy from loud music from the area. The gym facilities were average, though the group lessons were very...

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Hotelafricanaltd, Manager at Hotel Africana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great comments , we are very sorry about the neighboring music noise we are working hard to stop affecting our guest soon we shall a solution which permanent. we appreciate your visit and waiting to see next time.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Reasonable hotel in down town Kampala- it is a straight forward hotel (not a luxury hotel), with many facilities like pool, business center, restaurants bar etc. I enjoyed my stay there, and some of the rooms have a great view of Kampala (mine was located on the 10th floor with great views). The breakfast is okay, but it could have...

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France
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Spent three nights here using conference facilities. Overall everything seemed a little too much trouble for many of the staff with some clear exceptions - which was a pleasure. Food - had barbecue by pool which was good atmosphere with ok food. A good lower cost base if working in Kampala city centre.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Excellent location Excellent new design of reception Excellent welcoming staff and security Excellent bed and room Let downs: Found a AAA battery in my bed - not sure if it had been used by previous occupants and bed not fully made but just covered up Bath design - not sure what the metal thing at end of bath is doing,...

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Food was great! The staff members were courteous and friendly. The gym was also good with nice instructors. However, the rooms were oldish, worn out, the beds were worn out and uncomfortable as well. The WIFI was terribly slow. The laundry service was terrible as well. A few of my clothes were damaged

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

I am Kenyan, I once went to Africana with a white colleague of mine. There is a guard stationed at the lift going to the rooms on the left side as you are from the garden. I stayed there for about 2 months and more than 3 times the guard stopped me and asked me several questions like where am...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 6 June 2016

With so many hotels in the city, cannot stand the competition. Pros: Very convenient location in the city center for business, very big, clean, spacious rooms Cons: Room card was not working and had to go to 6th floor and down 4 times in order to convince them that there was a problem with the lock(they finally gave me another...

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New York
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We stayed here two nights, on our first night into Uganda and our last night. I chose it because of the proximity to the mall next door and the costs. The hotel has a guarded gate that checked everything that came in the complex and the staff were great, very warm and inviting. Our room was lacking though. Since we...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Stayed in the Africana for 5 days in May/June 2016 attending a major regional conference. The room price/special package for conference participants was good for Kampala circumstances ($90 a night). Rooms, however, are rather dated. Carpets, furniture and especially bathrooms are in urgent need for refurbishment. All furniture is also “seriously” tagged with engraved codes/tags. There must be some serious...

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The Africana is alright, it just seems to miss the mark in many respects. As a convention hotel there seems a lot going on all the time, so if you want a quiet half hour on a longer by the pool you may (if you time it badly) find yourself in speedos surrounded by several hundred suited delegates from an...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Africana is Uganda 's Premier luxury Hotel. The hotel has over 14 fully furnished well air-conditioned conference halls with seating capacities ranging from 20 - 3000 participants. Our Venue can provide seating for over 2500 people, making it ideal for conferencing, workshops, mega wedding receptions, exhibitions and concerts. Hotel Guests receives access to health facilities including Gym, Massage, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Steam Bath & access to famous kampala Golf club. Hotel Africana offers weekend entertainment featuring live popular bands and pulsating traditional dance music shows along with repeat live performance from our pianist. With option of Ngeye & Kibs restaurant, our gusts can enjoy variety of dishes, freshly made by our experienced chefs. Our coffee shop & live bakery provides enough ways to enjoy uganda coffee beans along with cakes & breads. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Africana

Address: Plot 2-4 Wampewo Avenue | P.O. Box 10218, Kampala, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: $158 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Africana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 253
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Also Known As:
Africana Hotel Kampala
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kampala
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“As for a room facing the interior court yard. Also, room quality can vary so if you don't like the 1st one ask to see others”
 of 5 bubbles frost_claire, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a room at the upper level in the new block, rooms are new and better.”
 of 5 bubbles 676herbm, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“poor customer service at front desk, but rest of hotel staff was wonderful. The hotel is past its prime by about 10-15 years.”
 of 5 bubbles afa472, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pool side rooms are louder bacause of the clubs behind the Hotel. But the view is better on this side...We cannot have everything ..”
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 of 5 bubbles Phindo, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room were very spacious and cleaned to high standard every day.”
 of 5 bubbles eugenem170, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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