The City Royal Resort Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds

Overview of The City Royal Resort Hotel

The City Royal Resort Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Kampala with outdoor pool and pool bar

7.0/10 Good

41 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is $66
Price available on 7/2/2022
Plot 8- 10 Kataza Close 1, Bugolobi, P.O. Box 70214, Kampala, 37597
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Conference center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Uganda National Museum - 17 min drive
  • The Acacia Mall - 6 min drive
  • Mulago Hospital - 7 min drive
  • Ndere Cultural Centre - 7 min drive
  • Makerere University - 9 min drive
  • Rubaga Cathedral - 9 min drive
  • Kasubi Tombs - 10 min drive
  • Lake Victoria - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • Entebbe Intl. Airport (EBB) - 43 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The City Royal Resort Hotel

The City Royal Resort Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for UGX 150000 per person one-way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Pool, one of 2 restaurants, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a poolside bar, a children's pool, and a terrace.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
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 Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global), COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO), and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 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 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
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-out time is 11 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


  • Pets not allowed


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


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Personal watercraft (motorized)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 54-cm flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Day bed

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Pool - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.
Wagagai - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast only.
Garden Bar - This bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of UGX 150000 per person (one-way)

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 for children between the ages of 1 and 16 costs UGX 100000 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 6:30 PM

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

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 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


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.

Also known as

City Royal Kampala
City Royal Resort Hotel
City Royal Resort Hotel Kampala
The City Royal Hotel Kampala
The City Royal Resort Hotel Hotel
The City Royal Resort Hotel Kampala
The City Royal Resort Hotel Hotel Kampala

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

Average hotel in need of renewal
The hotel is average in general, but it seriously needs some maintenance and updating to a more current look. Rooms are large and has all the usual. Strange though that there are no insect screens on the windows and there is hardly any place to work in the room. The service is good and friendly. The food in the restaurant is barely edible and I would definately give this a miss.
Gerrit, 6-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Not as good as it use to be but Im not readytostop
The Wifi sucks, the connection drops you constantly and the speed is very very slow, to the point that i stopped using it and went to my cell phone. It use to be faster, I been staying here off and on for three years. The wifi use to be good. I complained to the front desk about the wife but they did nothing. The large safe is good. The taxes here at this hotel are some of the most expensive in Kampala. more that some five star hotels. This hotel does have a breakfast, I have no idea why that isn't stated on The swimming pool is private, unless they are having a wedding. But it does need to be kept cleaner, it shows signs of high levels of bacteria. Hotel bus boys are the best. Room service was good except slow. Menu is limited.
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10/10 Exceptional

Good value for the money.
Stayed on the fourth floor, no elevator. Breakfast was buffet, limited choices. Staff was very helpful. Door lock had to be repaired and safe lock had to be opened up and sink would not drain, but they fixed all these things soon after I complained. The safe is large enough for my laptop and the swimming pool was quiet, a few children from the hood was in it and the water a little murky but overall I think this hotel is underrated. I will return..
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place on the outskirts of Kampala.
A great location on the edge of the big city of Kamapala. There was lots of shopping at the mall across from the hotel, and the room was comfortable, quiet, and clean.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Never going there again!
I regret staying at this hotel. The reservation manager and the hotel manager made me sit at the reception for two hours just because they had not received a confirmation email from about my booking. I had paid in full by my credit card online and despite of me showing them the payment confirmation I had with me, they didn't believe me. I kept requesting them to at least check me in and if in case they don't receive a confirmation, I can always get in touch with and address the issue. But they didn't check me in until they got a confirmation from The staff is rude and lack empathy.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Not perfect but I intend on staying here again
Was there two nights. Large room. Clean. Had shampoo, soap, no water in the fridge, no microwave, had a safe large enough for most laptops. Bed was kind size but hard, large bath tube, I had the executive suite. There is a swimming pool that is a little small and a little cloudy with bacteria but I did not get sick from it. The breakfast is ok, nothing great but it will get your through the day. No hidden expenses, no credit card required to be kept on file but they did copy my passport. Service was excellent.
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6/10 Good

Shame about the WIFI
Nice comfortable hotel hidden up a dirt track 15 minutes by Boda from the centre. Great pool. Good food. Some staff really helpful and kind. Others sleepy and uncaring. WIFI just did not work. If it did, I would probably go back.
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8/10 Very Good

Great service
Will go their anytime again.
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4/10 Fair

Should be ranked as a 2 star hotel.
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8/10 Very Good

Great Value for Money. Very kind staff
I stayed at City Royal Resort Hotel for two nights in March. It is closer to a budget hotel than a luxury chain. But if your expectations are right, you should be very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is outside of the central district, but it is right across the street from a brand new, and upscale shopping mall that also has a Nakumatt, which can be useful if you need small things. The mall also has a bar and several restaurant - of which the Indian restaurant was particularly good, even if it was set in a food court-like situation. The rooms were a bit ill constructed, as has been my typical experience in Africa. Water pressure is light and there was no shower curtain in my room. But given the rates they charge, I was generally pleased. The room was mosquito free. To top it off, I stayed with City Royal over my birthday (and very far from home and family), and the staff very unexpectedly brought me a cake and sang me happy birthday! There was no way to eat it all on my room so I brought it down to reception and it was gratefully received.
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