Grand Imperial Hotel

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Overview of Grand Imperial Hotel

Grand Imperial Hotel

3-star property
Central Kampala hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping center

7.0/10 Good

11 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is CA $157
Price available on 10/07/2022
Plot 6/6A Nile Avenue, Kampala
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • 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

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Kampala

Getting around

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

About this property

Grand Imperial Hotel

3-star hotel connected to a shopping center
Consider a stay at Grand Imperial Hotel and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace. The onsite restaurant, Didi's Dining Room, features international cuisine. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with shopping on site and a coffee shop/cafe.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • A front desk safe, luggage storage, and an elevator
  • A 24-hour front desk, meeting rooms, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Grand Imperial Hotel boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Daily housekeeping and desks



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 - 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


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


  • Free onsite 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

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Shopping

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Elevator


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub 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 specializes in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Coffee Terrace - This coffee shop overlooks the garden and specializes in international cuisine.
Copper Bar - Onsite 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

Grand Imperial Hotel
Grand Imperial Hotel Kampala
Grand Imperial Kampala
Hotel Grand Imperial
Grand Imperial Hotel Hotel
Grand Imperial Hotel Kampala
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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Grand Imperial Hotel?
As of 6 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Grand Imperial Hotel on 7 Oct 2022 start from CA $157, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 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. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Mocca (4-min walk), Great Wall (4-min walk), and Bubbles O'Learys (6-min walk).
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 10 minutes' walk from Embassy of France. Travelers say the area is central and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

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

6/10 Good

Roger, 7-night trip with friends
Verified guest review