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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The rooms are in some need of upgrading. There is a newer wing and things are OK on that side, but the older wing could use some work. In our room the hot water tank was very small so the second person showering didn't get much hot water (and not because I had such a long shower ;)). On our...

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FairwayHotel, Customer Service at Fairway Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us. We have taken note of the issues raised and our dedicated maintenance staff is always standby to handle any issues arising. In the same breath, we normally encourage our guests to report any problem to the reception desk to allow us resolve them immediately. The older wing is a part of our rich history of over...

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Historic older hotel reflecting colonial glamour, African traditions spiced with Asian cuisine and Ugandan hospitality and service. This hotel is a safe haven for family and business people alike. Excellent Wi-Fi and other amenities. Taxi services are readily available.

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FairwayHotel, Customer Service at Fairway Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad to hear from you. Thanks for the wonderful review. As one of the oldest hotels in Uganda, Fairway Hotel & Spa is gifted with a rich history dating back to 1969. This has set us apart as we aim at blending modernization with tradition to provide guests with a unique, personalized experience. The ornate carvings, symmetric bay...

Mumbai
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Its a good property in the heart of city contain very large space with good swimming pool restaurants ... Indian restaurant offer's everyday something new for the dish of the day.... transportation in the hotel from Entebbe airport is quite good and if you stay more than 3 days then pickup is free but not the drop off.....

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FairwayHotel, Customer Service at Fairway Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. We are glad you appreciate our proximity to the City center, the large space, the swimming pool and the restaurants. On your next visit, we hope you can try our Ugandan cuisine from our Tree Top Restaurant. We look forward to hosting you again.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My sister-in-law, my wife and I spent 2 nights at this hotel from the 20th October 2016 as part of our short trip to Kampala to attend a friends wedding and we were quite impressed. At the outset, we are very grateful to Nazima for offering us very competitive rates for 2 double rooms for the length of our stay....

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FairwayHotel, Customer Service at Fairway Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback so much. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the pool and shopping facilities at the Hotel. We definitely recommend a Spa experience and the evening live band music at our Asian Fusion Restaurant during your next visit. Regarding the shower, we have taken that up...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second time staying at Fairway, my first having been March 2016. I was picked up at the Entebbe airport by the hotel and was at the hotel in 1.5hrs despite the peak hour traffic. I had made my reservation online using hotel.com and was happy to find everything proceed smoothly during checkin. Fairway lacks the finease the...

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FairwayHotel, Customer Service at Fairway Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to stay with us on your subsequent visit to Uganda and for the wonderful review. Hearing from our guests is always a pleasure. We are glad that Fairway Hotel & Spa is your choice when in Kampala and as a Hotel we are working to keep it that way. The services offered are tailored to meet...

Reviewed 27 October 2016

very good hotel for those who prefer indian food, they officer good breakast and nice barbeque in the evening, you can also enjoy body massage SPA and pool side along with drinks, also in the evening u can havelive music of your own choice

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FairwayHotel, Customer Service at Fairway Hotel, responded to this review

It's a pleasure receiving a review from you. Thanks for the wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel and that you had an opportunity to try out most of the services we offer. The Ice Lounge Bar also makes for a memorable experience especially in the evenings, not forgetting the Tree Top...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night at the Fairway in Sep 2016. The hotel offers free parking, has a very good Indian restaurant and an outdoor pool and is a 10mins walk away from the city center. The room itself was OK (clean, hot shower) but somewhat outdated for USD 150 per night. Breakfast was good. The staff was very friendly.

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FairwayHotel, Customer service at Fairway Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your review so much, as we strive to meet the expectations of our guests each passing day. In the same breath, we are happy our services met your expectations, In particular the free parking, the Asian Fusion Restaurant, the swimming Pool, the breakfast, our friendly staff and our close proximity to the City center. Thanks for choosing us....

White Plains, New York
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We splurged for the executive rooms based on reviews on this site. Newer wing, bigger rooms, seemed worth it. Indian restaurant in the hotel was very, very, even shockingly, good. Main dining room and included breakfast less so - acceptable at best. Location was excellent. Safe, quiet, easy to walk to center of city. The people/staff were wonderful, friendly, helpful....

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FairwayHotel, Customer Service at Fairway Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy to learn that, our new Executive rooms were to your liking, the Asian Fusion Restaurant was good and the staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful. Regarding the leaking shower, we always have a standby maintenance team who attend to such mishaps at any time so we normally encourage our guests...

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Although it's not the nicest hotel in the area, I like the Fairway because it's easy and predictable. I can book a room and airport pickup online, have a comfortable room (if a little noisy if you're facing the restaurant and the live entertainment is there), and have good meals and other services. The breakfast provides a number of options...

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FairwayHotel, Customer Service at Fairway Hotel, responded to this review

It is a pleasure hearing from you. Thank you for appreciating our services and food from our restaurants. When you return, please try something new, like a dish from the Chinese cuisine served at our Asian Fusion restaurant. We look forward to have your next visit.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

New EXecutive suites are worth the small price increase, plenty of space, clean, hot water, great beds. Hotel is being updated. Had a fabulous hot stone massage for $25. Good fun. Asian fusion restaurant on grounds is very good. Enjoyable place. Second visit. Will return.

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FairwayHotel, Customer Service at Fairway Hotel, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your wonderful feedback. It is such an honor that you chose to stay with us for the second time! We are glad you enjoyed our new executive rooms that were specially tailored to meet the modern-day expectations of our guests. Indeed, you are spot on when you say the hotel is being updated. We are constantly improving...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fairway Hotel is one of the oldest and most reputable hotels in Kampala serving the community since 1969. Located on Nakasero, guests can enjoy views of the Uganda Golf Club, the lush Kitante Valley and the Kololo Hill. Our rooms are spread over four blocks within a plush landscape of trim lawns, flower bushes, and diverse palm species. We are within a 10min walk of town, malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, restaurants, and golf course. We have restaurants, a lounge/bar, pool, gym, conference/meeting room facilities and large gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairway Hotel

Address: 1 Kafu Road | Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: $146 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Fairway Hotel Kampala
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Kampala
#6 Best Value Hotel in Kampala
#10 Business Hotel in Kampala
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“B block new standard room”
 of 5 bubbles mhria2000, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Fourth-floor rooms ensure you get exercise on the stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles KatherineCassidy, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“New Wing is quite good”
 of 5 bubbles Sandy0711, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Air conditioned rooms from room 401 or Executive rooms away from the road-facing side”
 of 5 bubbles DanielJ490, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Enjoyed my room overlooking the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles OmarG722, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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