Reading the reviews before I went, I saw that some seem to love this hotel, while others are very critical. With such contradictions I was interested to see how the hotel would turn out for our conference. The location is great. Close to a shopping centre and the open space of the golf course. The outdoor areas are good too and interesting - is the front garden based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland? Sitting in the teapot for coffee one morning was different. The hotel has its quirks. It does not have the perfect finish of most modern hotels, nor is the décor very modern, but everywhere is very clean. The lighting in the rooms is rather dim, but the balcony was great for watching the comings and goings. There was no hot water in the sink but very hot water in the bath, so I filled the sink with the shower attachment. Problem solved. The hotel has no lifts, and as the architect seemed to want to create as many levels as possible, access for the disabled is a real problem. So why would I prefer to go back to this hotel rather than any other I have stayed in Africa? It is because any short comings are more than made up for by the welcome of the staff, their helpfulness and the speed and efficiency with which things happen when a request is made. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The food is excellent, especially the mid morning and afternoon snacks that are very tasty and plentiful. We were made to feel very much at home by all the staff, from the manager to the chamber maids. The gym is not modern, but it has good equipment and a very helpful personal trainer. The swimming pool is a bonus, lovely for cooling down after a session in the gym. So idiosyncratic but charming and I will be back next year I hope.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fairway Hotel is one of the oldest and most reputable hotels in Kampala serving the community since 1969. Located on Nakasero, guests can enjoy views of the Uganda Golf Club, the lush Kitante Valley and the Kololo Hill. Our rooms are spread over four blocks within a plush landscape of trim lawns, flower bushes, and diverse palm species. We are within a 10min walk of town, malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, restaurants, and golf course. We have restaurants, a lounge/bar, pool, gym, conference/meeting room facilities and large gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairway Hotel Kampala