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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Africana is a very warm place, the staff are great, ever smiling and helpful. The breakfast is great; fresh, good variety and service is top notch! Bed is comfortable and the shower is great! I hear their gym is great, i have used their swimming pool its functional and clean! When in Kampala, it comes top on my list when...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Stayed at this place for 2 nights. Hotel is also a large convention center with rooms, pool etc. I noted the pool was closed when I was there. What bugged me though was their water management issues. Water leaked into my room during a very strong rain storm forming quite a puddle. It is unclear why that did not drain...

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Kristiansand, Norway
Reviewed 13 May 2016

I enjoyed staying at this hotel! Our room was at the 9th floor and it was nice to have a view over the city. The room was clean and spacious. The mosquitoe net in the room was good but there was some space between the net and the wall; but I have to say I didn't spot any mosquitoe during...

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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Rooms are good in new wing but you need to walk alot from the reception to reach your room. The hotel spread is horizontal so its very tiresome to walk for 5 to 6 mins. Indian Food is available nearby. Breakfast is good.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I have stayed at this hotel several times but not in the past few years. The rooms are good and the food is OK but the bathrooms are a bit old fashioned. I was also puzzled as to why they had put a urinal cake in the bidet, meaning you couldn't use it for it's intended purpose (and also the...

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Roma
Reviewed 27 April 2016

First thing to know is that the list of items in "every room" is definitely not in every room. For example, I didn't iron my shirts b/c the website said there were irons and ironing boards in every room. When I arrived, I noticed there wasn't so I contacted reception. I was told that in fact they are not in...

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Khartoum, Sudan
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I spent a week at the hotel for a conference and the staff are exceptional. My air condition wasn't working properly and Management offered to change my room but I was settled in by then and declined to switch. The fan in the room was sufficient and I had no other complaints. Everyone was friendly, at the hotel, restaurants and...

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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We came here just for the swimming pool whilst staying with family and wow I was pleasantly surprised. Having used other hotel swimming pools I was a bit worried about the cleanliness and security but it was all for nothing. We paid 15,000 per adult and 10,000 per child. We left our things with the security lady and went swimming....

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I went to hotel African with mi wife for our honey moon. The place was relaxing and is locted in the heart of the city. We enjoyed out meals and the staff are welcoming.we stayed on the 10th floor which gives u a very nice view of the city. The selection at the buffe was also nice and appetizing. BIG...

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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

I have been in many hotels in kampala but no one gives you as much as hotel Africana for $80 a night. I got a special deal through some website and stayed there for almost 2 months. Their breakfast is quite huge and their room service is agile and quick. Now they must have increased their prices but still i...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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 )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
  • 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: €111 - €140 (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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