Speke Hotel

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

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Speke Hotel

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Balcony view
Front of property
1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
3 restaurants, international cuisine

Overview of Speke Hotel

7,0 out of 10 Good
7,0/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
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
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

  • 46 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Double Room, Balcony

  • 28 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Twin Room

  • 28 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Double Room

  • 28 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Single Room

  • 23 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Double Trundle Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Kampala
  • Lake Victoria - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Entebbe Intl. Airport (EBB) - 54 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Mediterraneo Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Seven Seas Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Yujo Izakaya - 15 min walk
  • Vitamin Café - 3 min drive
  • Khana Khazana - 3 min drive

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.


English, French

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

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
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from noon - midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • 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

Traveling with children

  • Free babysitting

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • 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


  • 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
  • Lockers available
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


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

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • 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
  • Bidet
  • 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.


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

Frequently asked questions

Does Speke Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Speke Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Speke Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Speke Hotel?
Yes, there's a pool.
Are pets allowed at Speke Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Speke Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Speke Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is UGX 136900 per room one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Speke Hotel?
You can check in from noon - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Speke Hotel and nearby?
Speke Hotel has 4 bars, a nightclub, and a picnic area, as well as a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Speke Hotel?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and international cuisine.
What's the area around Speke Hotel like?
Speke Hotel is in the heart of Kampala, a short 17-minute walk from Embassy of Sweden and 8 minutes' walk from The Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Ingemar, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

A good central location, apartments/suites are subject to external noises (2 night of loud music!) but otherwise well appointed. Staff are great, meals were lovely.
Andy, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel to stay in Kampala
Great place for the price , the staff was amazing. In one of the best parts of town as far as location . I would recommend this hotel if you come to Kampala.
jonathan, 4-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Standard Apartment at the Speke
I booked a standard apartment for 4 nights, which was bigger than expected but pleasant. It is not in the hotel, but out the bar area and across a parking bay. Not a problem for me, and the autonomy of an apartment makes it worthwhile. The staff was friendly and helpful, the Indian food in the Khyber Pass was probably the best I've had. The kitchen in the apartment was stocked with plates and cookware, stove and fridge worked as well. I would definitely stay at the Speke again and I highly recommend it.
Kellie, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Had best experience
Elizabeth, 21-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Wonderful place. Great location! Good food restaurant on the side. Delicious breakfast buffet every morning!! Friendly people.
Obaid, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Overall a pleasant stay
If you stay in the apartments be prepared for a lot of early morning noise from the street
stephen, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Ambiance and price friendly hotel in City Center
The hotel is very reasonably priced to nearby alternatives - and very conveniently located - in Kampala city. The hotel has a nice old ambiance .... some services are a bit run down and the breakfast is of poor quality. The staff is friendly and old school. The hotel doesn't have a gym - but its sister hotels have and you get access to those excellent facilities (a 12-minute drive). .
Per, 5-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I just love staying there. such a great ambience in the middle of Kampala. Food good, staff great. It has to be experienced. Has car parking and good access for where one need. Just nice to sit even waiting for food and soak up the atmosphere
Douglas, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Speke staff are like family to us!
The staff is WONDERFUL! (That’s why we continue to come to the Speke) A bag was delayed on arrival, and when it came a couple days later, the staff (Robert!) secured it for over a week until we returned.
Kristin, 1-night family trip
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