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HBT Russel Hotel

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Front of property - evening/night
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, free cribs/infant beds
45-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels, TV
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, free cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, free cribs/infant beds

Overview of HBT Russel Hotel

HBT Russel Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Kampala with restaurant and bar/lounge

8,2/10 Very good

28 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Russel Lane, Opp. Charm Towers, Kampala, 256

Room options

About this area

Getting around

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


  • Javas - 4 min walk
  • Cafe Mocca - 4 min walk
  • Egg Station - 5 min walk
  • Pizzeria The Italian Cuisine - 6 min walk
  • Amnesia - 7 min walk

About this property

HBT Russel Hotel

HBT Russel Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 30 per person one way. Guests can indulge in massages or mani/pedis, and local and international cuisine is served at Russel, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a fitness center and a bar/lounge. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 60 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness center
  • Spa services


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 45-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.


Russel - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 50.0 per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per person (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 30 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

HBT Russel Hotel Kampala
HBT Russel Kampala
HBT Russel
HBT Russel Hotel Hotel
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HBT Russel Hotel Hotel Kampala

Frequently asked questions

Does HBT Russel Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, HBT Russel 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.
How much does it cost to stay at HBT Russel Hotel?
As of 27 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at HBT Russel Hotel on 28 November 2022 start from R1 196, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at HBT Russel Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at HBT Russel Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at HBT Russel Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by HBT Russel Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 30 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at HBT Russel Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. There's a charge of USD 30 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at HBT Russel Hotel and nearby?
HBT Russel Hotel has a fitness center and spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near HBT Russel Hotel?
Yes, Russel offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Javas (4-min walk), Cafe Mocca (4-min walk), and Egg Station (5-min walk).
What's the area around HBT Russel Hotel like?
HBT Russel Hotel is a short 15-minute walk from The Parliament of the Republic of Uganda and 15 minutes' walk from Embassy of France. Travelers love the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Room maid and reception guy who advises on connectivity were superb. One restaurant room delivery got lost and I was hungry for 2 hours.
Philip, 4-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

It is a old hotel, no in room coffee or tea making, no fridge and aircon is weak. Sound proofing is bad
Leslie, 6-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Steven, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great value, central location and very friendly
Absolutely everything from the booking to the taxi back to the airport was fantastic. Joseph on reception was excellent. All the staff were so friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was very good with a wide range. The restaurant / bar was busy and had a nice atmosphere. It’s popular with the locals too. There were several small graduation parties whilst I was there. Great for people watching. The hotel felt very safe. Probably best not to wander out after dark if you don’t know the area. I will definitely book this hotel when I’m next in Kampala.
David, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bryan, 6-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

I liked the town center location, the view from my window and staff kindness. I did not like showers in the tube, there are no curtains to prevent water splash outside the tube. Afterwards all bathroom's floor is wet.
Johnny, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good, basic hotel in the heart downtown Kampala
Right in the middle of downtown Kampala, clean rooms, nice staff, decent breakfast. It shares a building with a small shopping mall. The Cafe gets lively with locals in the evenings after work.
Erfan, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great hotel
Great business hotel. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Air conditioning could be more powerful (effectiveness is weakened because windows seemed permanently open). Rooms are clean and cozy - breakfast is amazing. Highly recommended
David, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

kieran, 9-night trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
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