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Kampala Speke Hotel

Kampala Speke Hotel
General information
Location 7-9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda

00°18′55″N 32°34′59″E / 0.31528°N 32.58306°E / 0.31528; 32.58306

Opening 1925
Owner Ruparelia Group
Management Ruparelia Group
Other information
Number of rooms 50
Number of restaurants 4

Kampala Speke Hotel is a hotel in Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.


The hotel is located in the heart of Kampala, at 7-9 Nile Avenue, on Nakasero Hill, close to the Grand Imperial Hotel and the Kampala Sheraton Hotel. This location is close to banks, shopping arcades and offices, in the middle of Kampala's central business district. The coordinates of Kampala Speke Hotel are:00 18 55N, 32 34 59E (Latitude:0.3152; Longitude:32.5830).[1]


Speke Hotel is named after John Hanning Speke, the first European to lay his eyes on the Source of the Nile. It is one of the oldest hotels in Uganda, built in the 1920s. Over the years, despite numerous renovations and upgrades, Speke Hotel has retained its colonial ambiance. The hotel has fifty en-suite rooms, several themed restaurants (including Italian and Indian) and a cocktail bar.[2]


The hotel is a member of the Ruparelia Group, which includes four other hotels in Kampala. As of January 2010, the hotels of the Ruparelia Group include:

  • Speke Resort and Conference Centre - Munyonyo, Kampala
  • Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort - Munyonyo, Kampala
  • Kampala Speke Hotel - Kampala
  • Kabira Country Club - Bukoto, Kampala
  • Tourist Hotel - Kampala

External links

  • Kampala Speke Hotel Homepage
  • Profile at

See also


Coordinates: 00°18′55″N 32°34′59″E / 0.31528°N 32.58306°E / 0.31528; 32.58306

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