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Grand Imperial Hotel

3.0 star property
Central hotel with 1 restaurants, connected to a shopping center, near Makerere University

7.0/10 Good

11 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is $179
Price available on 25/07/2022
Plot 6/6A Nile Avenue, Kampala
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Kampala
  • Makerere University - 36 min walk
  • The Acacia Mall - 9 min drive
  • Mulago Hospital - 16 min drive
  • Uganda National Museum - 12 min drive
  • Rubaga Cathedral - 17 min drive
  • Kasubi Tombs - 18 min drive
  • Lake Victoria - 45 min drive
  • Ndere Cultural Centre - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Entebbe Intl. Airport (EBB) - 38 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Grand Imperial Hotel

Grand Imperial Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 45 per person one way. The bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Didi's Dining Room, which serves international cuisine. Also, this hotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Makerere University. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and central location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 103 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Shopping

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Elevator

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Didi's Dining Room - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Coffee Terrace - This coffee shop overlooks the garden and specializes in international cuisine.
Copper Bar - Onsite bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 45 per person (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 17 costs USD 45.00 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Grand Imperial Hotel Kampala
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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Antique in the centre.
Hotel is big but old style, best is location. Rooms and surroundings from other times for those that like antique.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Solomon, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Stay at Grand Imperial, Kampala
It was alright. The hygiene of the bath room was ok and the replacement of soap etc could be better
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Friendly staff who tried to correct faults I made
Booked this hotel for its gym facility. When I asked for the gym they just said not available! When I told them I booked the hotel as it advertised a gym they just said sorry and shrugged their shoulders.
Steve, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

good hotel
good hotel
Samir, 3-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great Friendly Staff and Wonderful Location
The staff were attentive and friendly for my short stay. The location was perfect in downtown Kampala. The breakfast was good and standard and the rooms large and comfortable. I didn't notice much noise from outside and the bathroom water was hot and the water pressure was great.
Tom, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala are both professional, kind, and helpful, whether work for housekeeping, in the dining room, reception, or management. I was able to get some R & R after roughing it in the interior, at a very reasonable price, with good food, a comfortable room, space to read and write, and special touches when I asked, like a water kettle for instant coffee in the room.
Jennifer, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

A rat in the restaurant
Average hotel. Typically Africa. Medium clean. Half of everything out of order. Old hotel. Noisy. In town. Much pollution.
Per, 12-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Roger, 7-night trip with friends
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