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Hotel Africana, Kampala

3.5-star3.5 stars
Plot 2 - 4 Wampewo AvenueP.O. Box 10218, Kampala0256Uganda

3.5-star hotel in Kampala with 2 restaurants, 3 bars/lounges
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Good7.4
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Amenities
Great amenities
Vibe
Decent vibe
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Hotel Africana, Kampala

from $102
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Apartment, 3 Bedrooms
  • Executive Suite
  • Deluxe Single Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking, City View
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, City View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 252 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 11 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking

Offsite

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 3 coffee shops/cafés
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Health club
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 279
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 38-inch TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Kitchen
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Ngeye - This restaurant specializes in African cuisine.

Kibs - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Recreation

On Site

  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Playground on site

Nearby

  • Golfing nearby

Hotel Africana, Kampala’s small print

Also known as

  • Africana Hotel
  • Africana Kampala
  • Hotel Africana
  • Hotel Africana Kampala
  • Africana Hotel Kampala

Policies

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.

Children under 4 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Safes in guestrooms can be used for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 40 per person (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 1 and 6 costs USD 0.00 (roundtrip)

Shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Africana, Kampala

Landmarks

  • Kibuli Mosque - 30 min walk
  • The Acacia Mall - 35 min walk
  • British High Commission - 38 min walk
  • Uganda National Museum - 41 min walk
  • Mulago Hospital - 2.2 mi / 3.5 km
  • Gaddafi National Mosque - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • Kabaka's Palace - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Makerere University - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km

Getting around

  • Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.) - 76 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 71 reviews

Hotel Africana, Kampala
Very Good8.0
Hi, I have never visited the Africana before and whilst for some it is a beautiful holiday I felt that it was a little pretentious for me. In the main my bedroom was fine but was located on the 5th floor. 3 of the 4 lifts were out of action the weekend I stayed there and the fourth lift looked out onto the exterior of the hotel i.e. it had a glass door which freaked me out. The hotel was very good and swoppted my room. The second room was very tired, and near to the front of the hotel and the security area which was very noisy. The furniture was quite tired and the lighting in the room was dreadful which made it took tired and depressing. Bed linen was gorgeous, really good quality linen which smelt really nice. The bathroom was fine but the trim on the baths in both room were made out of metal and made it look really cheap. The food in the hotel was great and the Kenyan chef made a real mean curry. The hotel driver was good staying with us wherever we went and did not mind if we were a bit late coming back. The area is in a very busy part of Kampala so great for getting around. The swimming pool was large but freezing. Grounds are lovely. Plenty of places to sit oitside but not many sun beds. The bedrooms have mini balconies which look really nice but are not accessible i.e. they are for show only. There is a bar in the hotel which provides food and drink on a 24 hour basis which is really handy. Breakfast is good and the staff are really good at helping serve you.
Dorothy, us4 night trip
Hotel Africana, Kampala
Good6.0
Mixed report on our stay at this hotel
The room was spacious and comfortable. Good security at entrance. TV was not working due to a fault with tuning, and despite making several requests to rectify, it remained unworkable for our four day stay. No safe provided in room. Despite two promises to deliver a safe to the room, no safe ever arrived. Service in the outside dining room was exceptionally slow, although the food was good when it finally arrived.
Garry, us2 night trip
Hotel Africana, Kampala
Very Good8.0
Thank you hotel Africana.
We had a nice stay at hotel African. We enjoy the buffet breakfast. Thank you.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Hotel Africana, Kampala
Very Good8.0
A good place to stay.
The day I arrived, I asked that the TV be fixed. It was not fixed the whole week. It was stuck on 1 channel, while others could get other channels for news.
A Traveler, us4 night business trip
Hotel Africana, Kampala
Very Good8.0
Safe and central
I stayed 8 nights in Hotel Africana (trip for work), my room on th 7th floor was spacious and quiet and it had all basic facilities such as tea/coffee minibar, hairdryer, electric kettle and a little fridge. Although the hotel is not new, the cleaning service was good and reliable (clean towels changed every day plus the basic cosmetics). There were also some facilities in the lobby: change bureau, travel counter (taxis and trips), restaurants, bar, little bakery shop, a kiosk where you can top up your local mobile or buy newspapers and souvenir shops. Another good point is the central location: about 2-3km far from shopping malls, and a walking distance to shops and a supermarket just behind the hotel area (7-10 min by walk). I particularly appreciated a nice and helpful hotel staff, a stable wifi connection, good security services and a big comfortable bed. Unfortunately, the swimming pool looked a bit abandoned as there were only few pool beds and during my stay, I have not seen guests using it. The gym is very small and pretty old and definitely, needs renovation and new machines. I would not recommended it for a holiday stay, but if you need a safe place in central area close to offices and shopping malls, it can be an option. They also provide a reliable airport pickup service (30 usd one ride, 50 usd both ways).
A Traveler, us2 night business trip

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Hotel Africana, Kampala

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