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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a terrible hotel from unfriendly staff to horrid pokey rooms, Bedding looked grubby, wrinkled and unpleasant. dirty bathroom, broken toilet seat and my ultimate favourite disgusting towels that looked grey , floor rag type but only harder.

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Staff are nice and the fee is not expensive. Location is awesome, especially for business usage. (Governmental office and shopping malls are around. This hotel has a very good Indian restaurant, which cost around 7.5USD for 1 meal)

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Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I spent over a week in this hotel. The hotel room was clean and fairly comfortable. The staff were courteous. Breakfast had a decent range of options but nothing to write home about. Overall a good stay, but not sure it's worth the price. The best part was the Indian restaurant located in the same compound as the hotel -...

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Ihave stayed at this hotel acouple of days. And i discovered its a nice place and quiet place to stay.The receptionist is very gentile and helpful.Breakfast is good and food at the restuarant is very good. Staff in general are very good. Internet connection signal is fair if your room is far from reception area. Rooms are very clean and...

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Chioggia, Italy
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I spent seven days at this hotel which is located in a very quiet area of town and near the center .The rooms are clear and tidy comfortable .The internet connection is good .The staf is very kind , friendly and always a smile and always ready to help .The hotel restaurant offers good food .The breakfast is good and...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Rooms good hospitality perfect and I have to personally recognizance the hotel staffs like the Manager himself, Receptionist( lady), Jacky, Robert kitchen staffs cleaning staffs, security guys Irimaso Josphert and Janet all were good friends while in the hotel. My opinion and what the hotel is missing most is a small gym or swimming pool one of these will make...

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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in this hotel several times. The staff are very friendly and most accommodating. The restaurant next door has excellent Indian dishes. Hotel is well located, within walking distance to many popular areas. My rooms have always been clean and the beds very comfortable. It's quiet at night and I always get a good sleep. Breakfast is usually...

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Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This is one of the worst hotel i have ever experienced. No service, no facilities against the tariff they are charging. Free breakfast is not at all up to the mark. Rooms are not so good. Lights in and out the rooms are very very poor. Room services is zero. Over all environment of the hotel is worst. The only...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2015

To start with room wasn't cleaned. Used condom wrappers in bedside drawers. Blanket smaller than bed. Only 1 bedsheet no fitted sheet.1 pillow. Fan was same PowerPoint as tv, so you had to choose which one. We could have lived with all these issues as room was cleaned and adapter supplied after complaining. Butfor the Indian owner who played loud...

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Hotel staff is pleasant and it is going an extra mile to fulfill your wishes. However, the building and its state is not up to high standards. Definitely needs some improvements, and especially making the "cold" environment more "warm" and attractive. Breakfast is self service without much of variety. So, just basic to keep you going through few hours. Unfortunately,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Ruch is a hotel in central Kampala where a warm welcome and a quiet night's sleep is guaranteed. Being a no-frills Hotel, we pride ourselves on providing hotel accommodation in central Kampala, Uganda at competitive rates starting from only $70 per night. We are only 5 minutes walking distance from the centre of Kampala with easy access to public transport. Hotel Ruch is in between two 5* Hotels in Kampala, the Sheraton & Serena Hotels ; The city centre, super-markets and shopping centres are less than a 5 min's drive away. Unwind and relax in serene wild-life themed Uzuri Gardens. An experience unmatched by any hotel in central Kampala ; no noise, no distractions, Just you, your thoughts and nature. Excite your taste buds with delicious curries & naans baked in a clay Tandoor, YUM! With a 6-page menu & quality beyond any of the hotels in Kampala, you will be spoilt for choice! We are located in a safe, secure & central area of the Kampala CBD and has ample secure parking for over 30 cars. Relax, have a coffee or read a book all under a traditional hand-thatched roof. We are one of the few Hotels in Kampala giving back to the community by employing local crafts-men. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ruch

Address: Plot 3 Kintu Road, Kampala 6219, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: $60 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Ruch Hotel Kampala
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“don't stay here, all rooms terrible”
 of 5 bubbles Vanessa_Pearce, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms near the réception for fast wifi”
 of 5 bubbles mangalataty, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I liked the North Wing”
 of 5 bubbles chrisodhiambo18, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“221 was clean”
 of 5 bubbles PerthJill, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you are not a fan of Indian Cuisine, take a stroll down to Sheraton or Fang Fang located about 300 metres.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterL693, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
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