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Speke Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Kampala with 3 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges

7.0/10 Good

152 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is $130
Price available on 03/08/2022
Plot 7 9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, 7036
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Nightclub
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free babysitting
  • Room service
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • 3 meeting rooms
For families
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Premium TV channels
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Kampala
  • Makerere University - 37 min walk
  • The Acacia Mall - 10 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 - 24 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Speke Hotel

In addition to a nightclub and a rooftop terrace, Speke Hotel features an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for UGX 136900 per room. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Rock Garden Cafe, one of 3 restaurants, which serves international cuisine. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include 4 bars/lounges, a snack bar/deli, and a garden. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from noon - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Free babysitting


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free uncovered onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Free babysitting

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Safari nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (4306 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Shopping mall on site
  • Nightclub


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 35-inch LED TV
  • Premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Mobile key entry
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Special features


Rock Garden Cafe - This café specializes in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Khyber Pass - This restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine.
Rock Bar - Onsite cocktail bar.
Mammamia Pizzeria - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine.
The Piano Bar - This piano bar serves light fare only.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of UGX 136900 per room (one way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Speke
Speke Hotel
Speke Hotel Kampala
Speke Kampala
Speke Hotel Hotel
Speke Hotel Kampala
Speke Hotel Hotel Kampala

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Old Charm
I loved this hotel, it's old and quaint with large rooms, powerful showers and old school toilets. Its got charm and style that some of the modern hotels lack. The staff were friendly and helpful. It is right in the centre of town so it's a bit noisy with traffic going past throughout the night. Better to ask for a room at the back. The only thing I will criticise is the food, the bread and cakes at breakfast were stale, and the restaurant doesn't serve local food. Other than that, I am a happy customer and will stay again.
Jacqueline, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

A lot of noise outside by locals vet early mornings
Bob, 17-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great value for money!
1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Which Speke you choose ?
I made a mistake thinking I booked Speke resort and in fact it was thé other Speke in city center. I vé been charged 80 dollars for staying Speke resort with 2 meals and 2 breakfast. I took it. Potentially I m not alone being a kind of victim of thé confusion between thé two places. I love Speke resort AT thé point WE stayed even sunday afternoon. Globaly for this moment I spent 230 euros and not even a coffee has been offered...
GILLES, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

This is a very nice hotel, and where I always stay in Kampala if I'm not up for spending the amount required for one of the five star hotels. It has a nice charm, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. It is also a central location. My one concern on this trip is that the pictures are deceptive. I have always been given a room that looks like the pictures - with a sitting area that has windows. On this trip, they tried to give us all small rooms, without any sitting area. I was told that it is the same room. Of course, that is not what the pictures show though, and it is a very different type of room and experience, especially since we needed a little meeting space. Eventually they were willing to move one of the three rooms to be in one as per the pictures, but I am still not sure if the person at check-in made a mistake, or if they have deceptive pictures. Either way, this should be fixed.
Harry, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Plenty of character, several options for dining, good food. Welcoming and helpful staff. Some decor is looking tired, the toilet flush leaked when pressed, the shower could not hold even temperature. I didn’t like them charging vat on drinks prices shown in the menu when it was included in the food prices shown. Eg. 6000Ush for a beer became 7400Ush.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

A great location
Very professional and courteous staff.
Winifred, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

The room I was given was not the one shown in the Expedia app. When I brought it to the notice at the reception they had no answer. The so called deluxe room was like a pigeon hole and unclean. I have taken a picture. Would never stay in this hotel again.
1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Apartments at rear of property are spacious and good value. Be prepared for a lengthy walk between reception and the apartment though, including a walk thru' a public car park (muddy and slippery after rain). Excellent service and food.
Anthony, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff are so kind and the most professional of all of Uganda. My wife had fallen ill due to her time of the month and trying to keep up with me exploring the city and the hotel staff helped us get medicine that had her back up and on her feet within a day's time. They are heroes in the motherland!
11-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review