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10 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Generally the hotel is fair It is old but clean They have very nice local food Rooms are spacious but lights not good Room service is ok They have wifi internet but with low speed Front disk are good people

Thank philip a
Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The corridors are as dark as a dungeon. I was scared s*** to walk around at night. You know what, stay there if you have the guts to expect the unexpected. How they can charge that much for such a place is beyond any human comprehension. They have a not so bad music band though. Too loud for any taste... More 

Thank Ken L

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Arusha, Tanzania
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A sister to Uganda's famous Imperial Group of Hotels, the hotel must have been a 4.5 star in the 60s.... sadly that can not be said today, unless you are taking about their rates... - Rooms are modest, clean, crisp white linen, white fresh towels and that's about it. The AC did not work - well it was fixed at... More 

Thank TheEATraveller
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

In the city center with easily available cabs. Very old property with little maintenance Restaurant has poor food options. Breakfast is ok. Not much for kids. Staff is courteous Rooms have old furnitures.

Thank panku
Kampala, Uganda
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95 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Terrible and they think they can still charge what proper hotels charge. Here for breakfast and am appalled. Only good thing going for this establishment is relatively convenient parking and location. Shame on management. All is not lost however. Change management. Because in my opinion hotels are about location location location. After you style up with service. Till something changes.... More 

Thank Tumusiime K
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96 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We had decided to go for dinner and having been previously in some of Kampala’s other top hotels, we decided to try the Grand Imperial. From the moment you enter the lobby, something hits you – you stepped back in time about 50 years. The hotel’s decor and furnishings were from a bygone age. It gave a depressing feel. It... More 

Thank mrrlstephen
Bonn, Germany
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This a very old (probably the first one Kampala), however not maintained very well compare to the room price. Also hotel is not available on any hotel booking site on internet. Hotel serves breakfast which is ok in taste. One good point for party lovers is the hotel offers night music with dinner but music is tooo loud, not sure... More 

Thank BonnerBonn_Germany
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142 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Was booked there. The moment I arrived, late in the evening, I could see I was not going to like it! Music in the restaurant, just close to reception, was too loud. The hotel is old and in disrepair, with lots of smelly carpets. My room was terrible, old, smelly and I am not sure if the sheets were clean.... More 

Thank Helena M
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37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I stayed here for three nights while on business. Just the kind of hotel that you lack words to define as it lacks clear identity you. Old facility from colonial period that is trying to meet the modern trends. Loud band playing till almost midnight attracts entertainment lovers but also upsets residents who want to catch an early sleep. Business... More 

Thank J.M. M
Stockholm, Sverige
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I didn't expect much of this hotel after staying at other places in Uganda on this trip so it was a positive surprise.The hotel though needs to be freshened up.Haven't been done much in many years.But room was spacious and very comfortable and big bed and it was clean.Problems with the hot water in the shower....it came after 10 minutes.Aircondition... More 

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Additional Information about Grand Imperial

Address: Plot 6 / 6A , Nile Avenue | P.O. Box 7195, Kampala, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: ₹ 6,854 - ₹ 10,350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Imperial 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Pool facing rooms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles TheEATraveller, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Better to stay away!”
 of 5 bubbles HelenaM743, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms near the restaurant/club area as they can be pretty noisy. Try the pool side rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 295jmm, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“for those looking for a hall, please confirm if AC is working”
 of 5 bubbles EricN577, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Check the Rooms First”
 of 5 bubbles 326sachind, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
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