By Evelyn Masaba
Every place you travel to will always have its own crème de la crème when it comes to hotels. And with each location, they will always defer. Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, has the biggest number of the best hotels in the whole country compared to other towns, with Mbale and Jinja trailing in second and third place respectively. Today, we bring you the top six that represent epitome of luxury in Kampala which you can also easily book online on www.travel.jumia.com
Lake Victoria Serena Hotel
This resort is one of the most sought after hotels in the country; be it for honeymooning or just a wonderful weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life. As its name suggests, the hotel is full of serenity and it’s located on the waterfront of Lake Victoria. The hotel boasts a marina, apartments for holiday vacations, fishing sport and a sprawling golf course. A weekend at this hotel will leave you relaxed and completely ready to take up another week with lots of energy.
Protea Kampala Hotel
Located near the golf course in the quiet and beautiful area of Kololo, the Protea Kampala Hotel is easily accessible from whatever side of the city you are coming from. This luxury hotel is surrounded by a good number of monumental structures, including the National Museum, National Theatre and Parliament, among others. The hotel is highly rated for its affordable, yet good food, a serene environment and beautiful view of the city. The Protea Kampala Hotel is part of the Marriott Group.
Protea Entebbe Hotel
Full of luxury, this beautiful property is located in Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria, just one kilometre from Entebbe International Airport. This means that you will not have to stress a lot about your movements to and from the airport. It is also easily accessible by road. The hotel has a huge swimming pool and offers a beautiful view of the lake as you relax and sip or eat something. Or, you could just take a long lazy romantic walk to the beach and relax as you watch the sun go down in the horizon.
The Sheraton Hotel Kampala
With over 233 rooms and located at the Nakasero Hill, the Sheraton Hotel is one of the oldest and longest standing luxury hotels in the country. The hotel has the best view of the whole city because it was built on a hill. Through its hallways and well maintained rooms that have recently been upgraded, the Sheraton has a homely and luxurious feel to it that will keep you going back. It is possibly the most famous of the hotels in the country after being around the longest.
Kampala Serena Hotel
There must be something about the Serena Hotels, no matter the location. See, they always maintain a form of quality and calm, serene environment around their properties. The Kampala Serena Hotel is no different from the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel; it is a beautiful, serene place where you can go to and forget that it is within the city centre. The complete feel of luxury hits you in the foyer. The rooms are well decorated with classic African art pieces that speak history and culture of the countries where the hotel group operates.
Speke Resort Munyonyo and Commonwealth Resort
The hotel’s name is synonymous with luxury; it will be among the first three hotels mentioned to you when you ask about some of the best hotels in the country. Because it is.
The hotel that was once a little resort perched at the shores of Lake Victoria was refurbished in 2007 for the 2008 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and has since maintained a five star rating from most of its customers over the years. The hotel receives very good reviews about how hospitable and accommodating the staff are; it does not even help with the fact that it is in full view of the lake and surrounded by lush lawns with many tree species through its boulevards.
The writer is the public relations manager at Jumia Travel in Uganda. Travel.jumia.com is Africa’s No.1 hotel booking website, allowing you to get the best prices for more than 25,000 hotels in Africa and more than 200,000 hotels around the world. Jumia Travel has offices in Lagos, Accra, Dakar, Abidjan, Algiers, Douala, Kampala, Dar Es Salaam, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Porto and Paris.