Stayed at the Protea Hotel in Entebbe for 8 nights in February 2014. I was there with a colleague on business. The hotel is conveniently located if you are working/playing in Entebbe. The rooms are lovely, most have a balcony overlooking Lake Victoria. The bath was clean and everything except the light over the sink mirror worked. The beds, however, were not comfortable - felt a bit like sleeping on a box spring instead of a mattress. Linens were clean and crisp though and good pillows. Hot water and water pressure were plentiful - a welcome treat not always found in Ugandan hotels. Internet access was free, but came with the typical outages. There were quite a few power outages, most of which were covered by generator (although A/C and WiFi didn't work when on generator power). One complete outage left us in total darkness for a couple of hours one night though. Service at the dining room and bars was good. Food was middle of the road. Breakfast buffet was plentiful but dinner menu was nothing special. They would do better to have more variety on the lunch/dinner menu. That said, the filet steak was delicious and perfectly cooked and for a light meal, the beef kabobs were very good. The wine by the glass was excellent (South African) and they had a good selection of wine by the bottle, beers and other liquor. Overall, on close inspection, the hotel looks more worn than the time it has been open (2 years?). The beach shown in photos on the web site has been flooded since last summer when the lake level rose and there is constant construction to repair the seawall along the lake front. The pool and pool area were lovely and clean. Check-in and check-out were fast and accurate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel by Marriott(R) Entebbe is ideally located on the glistening shores of Lake Victoria a convenient 1km from Entebbe International Airport. Protea Hotel by Marriott(R) Entebbe's trendy restaurant, Tides, is a must visit, offering an exciting and truly inviting a la carte menu 7 days a week. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, specialties include fresh Tilapia and Nile Perch. Daily specials are also a firm favorite with locals and tourists alike. After a busy day, the Agama Terrace or Pool Bar with its own special ambience and uninterrupted lake views, the perfect place to kick off a decadent evening out or simply just to relax and enjoy the sunset with an aperitif before dinner. Added attractions include the Entebbe Golf Club, Botanical Gardens, Mabamba Swamps and Uganda Wildlife Education Center. As part of the education center day trips can be arranged to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Ssese Island Trips, Fishing trips for Nile Perch - the largest fresh water game fish in the world or sunset cruises for the less adventurous. ... more less
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