One of Kampala's oldest hotels, Speke Hotel was built in the British Colonial times of the 1920s. It has, of course, gone through renovations, but has maintained its colonial ambience.
It was taken over by The Ruparelia Group in the year 1996. It was given a major facelift so as to add comforts to age and grace, all rooms were air conditioned, and wooden floors, satellite television and a mini-bar installed.
The hotel, a 4-star deluxe hotel, is named after the famous British explorer, John Hanning Speke, who discovered "The source of River Nile".
Speke Hotel, a colonial-architectured hotel in the heart of Kampala is close to banks and the city business centers. It offers all the charms of bygone days now complimented by efficient, modern services and facilities.
The hotel’s 3 restaurants offer a selection of dishes, there is daily entertainment, and the hotel has a well stocked bar and there are business meeting venues available.
Speke Hotel has three Restaurants and a Bar: Pizzeria – The Italian Cuisine, Khyber Pass – The Indian Cuisine, Rock Café – The Continental Cuisine and Rock Bar – The Cocktail Bar.
The hotel offers a list of amenities including; a licensed forex bureau, fitness facility, fully equipped business centre and in-house travel agency.
Speke Hotel holds a special place in the history of Uganda; you are most welcome to experience the natural hospitality by the people of Uganda.