Top 10 luxury Kampala hotels worth your visit

With Uganda being one of the most beautiful and friendliest Country worldwide, it is no surprise that travelers from all over the world flock in despite of the COVID-19 pandemic – thank God it is coming to an end soon. Kampala, Uganda’s capital city is heavily soaked with fascinating tourist sites from historical sites, museums, magnificent Kampala hills, theatres, shopping malls that suite every budget. In addition, a home of lots of luxury hotels that offers the best experiences with observation to the COVID-19 rules and regulations. To help you make the best choice, I have made a compilation of a list of my preferred luxury hotels in Kampala.

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Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala Hotel

Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala Hotel

Perfectly located 2 minutes’ drive from the city center on 12B Kafu road, Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala Hotel is truly captivating, not just for its aesthetic but also their impressive services. A place to call paradise with its exquisite interior designs that perfectly reflects luxury.

The hotel features 122 guest rooms and suites that drips with elegance and comfort. Float away your stress in the infinity pool and dinning at their restaurants is truly a jewel in the crown.

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Mestil Hotel & Residence

Mestil hotel

Mestile hotel & residence’s location on Nsambya hill is truly captivating with breathtaking sights of other historical hills of Kampala. What a better way to immerse yourself in the beauty, natural wonders the city offers. This dreamy dwelling is inspired by elegant architecture and luxury topped with excellent services offered to all its clients – making it a haven of calm.

Every suite is an uncluttered oasis of calm comfort and understated luxury- your body, soul and mind needs for total relaxation. The hotel prides itself in offering impressive amenities like spas, fulfilling restaurants, pool that creates a worthwhile experience to all.

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Fairway Hotel

This elegant boutique hotel located on Nakasero hill, just a walk away from the city center prides for being a part of Uganda’s rich history and the fact that it hosted distinguished guests like the Pope’s delegation for his first ever visit to Uganda. What a desirable way to be part of the history while indulging in great comfort!

The rooms are decked up in a contemporary luxury style in a manner that injects a sense of tranquil indulgence into a pleasant feeling of being relaxed. Your stay would not be complete without tasting some delicious-mouthwatering Indian and Chinese foods at the Asian Fusion restaurant.

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Golf Course Hotel

For golf lovers, a visit to Golf Course hotel is the answer. Secluded 2km away from Kampala city Centre next to JK boutique Garden City, this hotel is where value for money is realized. This hotel has a beautiful ambience and blissfully quiet perfect for relaxation. Reflective of their amazingly spacious, clean and comfortable rooms, this hotel offers a fantastic view of the beautiful Kampala golf course, trees and lush green well-maintained grass.

Of course, the best place to relish is the stunning revolving restaurant with very tasty food, sumptuous breakfasts with lots of fresh fruits and eye-catching views of the city. Achieve your bliss by taking a dip in the amazing, clean pool.  If you are looking for enjoyment like Tennis courts, a sunbathing terrace and a golf course then you have found a perfect hub to stay in. Hotel website:

Protea Hotel Kampala Skyz

I have two words in mind when talking about this tranquil hotel – view, views! This fabulous hotel is located on one of Kampala’s seven hills offering a spectacular view of the city below. All the 141 rooms that range from standard rooms to the presidential suite are lavish, elegantly decorated to offer a delightful vibe. They feature large floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal splendid view of the city, as well as comfortable beds with luxury linen, a desk area, cozy sofa, chairs, and en-suite bathroom.

The hotel is known for its award winning all day on site restaurant serving both flavorsome delicious local and international dishes with a well stock bar – a better way to expect to have a delightful and memorable dining experience.  Another bar at the swimming pool site and four others at the rooftop that offers a panoramic view of Kampala.  For relaxation and exercise, a 24- hour gym and pool are available

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Hotel Le Petit Village

This one is for the foodies! Located along Ggaba road, hotel Le Petit Village’s best feature is the elegantly designed thatch-roofed houses and vibrant ambience that serves as a tranquil oasis where you escape the noise of the city. Suites are styled to mirror a Safari Chic rustic elegance though differ in terms of layout, but follow the same bedding color consistency.  The room design is quite trendy and luxurious, with eye-catching details like patterned wallpapers, sleek furnishings and fine linens with a sizable bathroom.

Dining-wise, Hotel Le Petit Village will offer you a fine-dining spot in the area with international cuisine serving tasty, authentic Belgian and European Cuisine. Foodie paradise? Yes, I think so. Hotel website:

Emin pasha Hotel

Currently under renovation and update – like everyone who loves visiting new, vibrant and luxurious hotels, I cannot wait for its grand reopening.

Located right near the Centre of Kampala, The Emin Pasha Hotel is set within two acres of peaceful park-like tropical gardens. Big mature trees, flowering shrubs and scented vines are abound, yet within walking distance to Kampala’s commercial business district, featuring embassies and foreign Missions.

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Speke resort Munyonyi

If this isn’t the epitome of excellence and splendid luxury, then what is it? The 5 star hotel has an outstandingly amazing location at the shores of Lake Victoria – a magnificent view of the lake at all corners of the hotel is guaranteed. Priority is guest’s comfort hence offering an award-winning service to all guests. The resort offers incredibly luxurious – presidential suites, presidential cottages, executive rooms, superior rooms and awesome , large bathrooms are breathtaking, well thought interior and exterior designs that range from traditional African, modern contemporary and modern amenities you can think of. Private balcony and the resort’s tropical garden attached to each room with a spectacular view of the lake oozing a romantic and relaxing ambience.

The dinning options at Speke resort munyonyi are supreme and varied with up to 8 well-appointed bars and restaurants offering delightful fine European, African and Indian Cuisine moreover some dining’s offers breath taking lake views. Enjoy some leisure activities as Boat trips, fishing, pony rides among others. The wellness center is brimming with activities such as Gym, swimming pool, calabash spa, squash, fitness center and kid’s activities too.

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Kampala Serena

Kampala Serena is where fairytales meets life. This dreamy 5 Star hotel draws inspiration as an oasis of cool and green. Location in the heart of Kampala- guaranteed shopping and tour of the city. With innumerable amenities available for guest like the tropically styled free form swimming pool tucked among rock terraces, saunas, steam rooms, spa and health club and state-of-the-art fitness center one could think of Kampala Serena guarantees a pleasant stay that will remain in your memories forever.

The hotel features 186 guest rooms and spacious suites, with a sophiscated mix of charming African artwork and modern luxury of furnishing. Beautifully refined fabrics that are well on every surface affirms glamorous stay. The bathrooms are definitely lovely and spotlessly clean with all modern amenities. The hotel offers splendid dining options serving mouth-watering classic Kosher, vegetarian, Jain and Indian cuisine at their various restaurants designed to offer delightful service to all their guests.

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Sheraton Hotel

One of the most lavish hotels ideally situated in the heart of Kampala. Surrounded by 9 acres of wall-manicured gardens that serves as a tranquil oasis for total relaxation one needs. The hotel offers impeccable service, amazing facilities and on-site restaurants. For the ultimate de-stressing experience, indulge in the stat-of-the-art fitness center for various activities such as massages, spa, gym, swimming. Enjoy fine dining at any of their stylish and relaxing 8 restaurants serving both local and international classic cuisines.

The hotel features 236 spacious guest rooms and suites that are elegant, beautiful and as luxurious as you can imagine with fine linens, stylish and manifold overlooking the city. The room and awesome bathrooms are equip with modern amenities.

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