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Grand Imperial Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Property entrance
Deluxe Double or Twin Room, City View | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Lobby sitting area
Combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries

Overview of Grand Imperial Hotel

Grand Imperial Hotel

3.0 star property
Central Kampala hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping centre
6.8 out of 10 Good
6.8/10 Good

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Plot 6/6A Nile Avenue, Kampala
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference centre
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Kampala
  • Lake Victoria - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.) - 38 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cafe Javas Boulevard - 6 min walk
  • Karveli Bakery and More - 6 min walk
  • Grand Imperial Hotel - 1 min walk
  • Lions Club - 5 min walk
  • Fang Fang Restaurant, Communications House - 7 min walk

About this property

Grand Imperial Hotel

Grand Imperial Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 45 per person one way. The bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Didi's Dining Room, which serves international cuisine. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and central location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 103 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (9 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Shopping

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Lift

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Didi's Dining Room – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Coffee Terrace – This coffee shop overlooks the garden and specialises in international cuisine.
Copper Bar – On-site bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 45 per person (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 17 costs USD 45.00 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Grand Imperial Hotel Kampala
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Hotel Grand Imperial
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Grand Imperial Hotel Hotel Kampala

Frequently asked questions

Does Grand Imperial Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Grand Imperial Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Grand Imperial Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Grand Imperial Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Grand Imperial Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Grand Imperial Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 45 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Grand Imperial Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Grand Imperial Hotel?
Yes, Didi's Dining Room offers international cuisine and garden views.
What's the area around Grand Imperial Hotel like?
Grand Imperial Hotel is in the heart of Kampala, a short 9-minute walk from The Parliament of the Republic of Uganda and 13 minutes' walk from Embassy of Sweden. Travellers say that the area is central and good for shopping.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Property is big but not renovated. Rooms have old A.C., old tubs, old beds, old mattress.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Antique in the centre.
Hotel is big but old style, best is location. Rooms and surroundings from other times for those that like antique.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Solomon, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Stay at Grand Imperial, Kampala
It was alright. The hygiene of the bath room was ok and the replacement of soap etc could be better
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Friendly staff who tried to correct faults I made
Booked this hotel for its gym facility. When I asked for the gym they just said not available! When I told them I booked the hotel as it advertised a gym they just said sorry and shrugged their shoulders.
Steve, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

good hotel
good hotel
Samir, 3-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great Friendly Staff and Wonderful Location
The staff were attentive and friendly for my short stay. The location was perfect in downtown Kampala. The breakfast was good and standard and the rooms large and comfortable. I didn't notice much noise from outside and the bathroom water was hot and the water pressure was great.
Tom, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala are both professional, kind, and helpful, whether work for housekeeping, in the dining room, reception, or management. I was able to get some R & R after roughing it in the interior, at a very reasonable price, with good food, a comfortable room, space to read and write, and special touches when I asked, like a water kettle for instant coffee in the room.
Jennifer, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

A rat in the restaurant
Average hotel. Typically Africa. Medium clean. Half of everything out of order. Old hotel. Noisy. In town. Much pollution.
Per, 12-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review