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Emin Pasha Hotel Overview & Where Is It Located?

The Emin Pasha Hotel is an oasis of tranquility and natural beauty, nestled within two acres of lushly landscaped tropical gardens in the heart of Kampala city. This deluxe boutique accommodation combines the old-world charm of Uganda’s colonial era with a favorable, urban location, which affords guests the best of both traditional Ugandan hospitality and the latest contemporary conveniences. Touring visitors will enjoy the hotel’s grand and classically styled interiors, tastefully decorated with soft furnishings and local artwork. The Emin Pasha Hotel's guests can relax on loungers beside the swimming pool or drop in at The Emin Pasha Spa for some relaxing holiday pampering, including a variety of massages, mani-pedis, and other beauty treatments.

Key Takeaways

  • Standing on 2 acres of well-landscaped tropical gardens amid the city of Kampala
  • Combines facilities and amenities of traditional Ugandan and contemporary hospitality
  • The Emin Pasha Spa for enjoying expert massages and a range of beauty treatments
  • Swimming pool for taking relaxing dips or napping in loungers
  • Stylish traditional interiors adorned with local artifacts and soft furnishings
Emin Pasha Hotel Kampala View

What To Expect At Emin Pasha Hotel Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Deluxe Hotel Tier 2 Experience. Total of 20 rooms and suites in 4 configurations
  • Rooms housed in two-story structures with a balcony or patio depending on the floor
  • Garden Rooms and Garden Suites located on the lower floors
  • Superior Rooms and Superior Suites on the upper floors have French windows overlooking the pool and gardens
  • Ensuite bathroom featuring a pedestal vanity, shower, bathtub, and bathrobes
The Emin Pasha Hotel’s two-story structures offer 20 well-appointed, fully air-conditioned rooms that cater to a wide range of tastes when visiting Kampala (where else and other best places to stay). The rooms are available in four specifications: the Garden Rooms, Garden Suites, Superior Rooms, and Superior Suites. The Garden Rooms and Garden Suites are located on the lower floors. The Superior Rooms and Superior Suites are on the upper floors and boast French doors, each with a balcony that overlooks the hotel's swimming pool and verdant gardens.

Guests can look forward to deluxe rooming amenities that include; air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a mini-bar, coffee-making supplies, flat-screen TV, and bottled drinking water. The large beds are draped with a canopy of diaphanous mosquito netting that adds to the room’s romantic classic Africa ambiance. The Superior and Garden Rooms are equipped with either a deep bathtub or a slate-tiled tropical shower. The Suites’ en-suite bathrooms include both a shower and a luxuriously deep, old-world style, claw-foot bathtub, along with comfy bathrobes and a stand-alone pedestal vanity.
Emin Pasha Hotel Accommodation Kampala

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Emin Pasha Hotel In Kampala?

Key Takeaways

  • Central location for checking out shopping malls, cinemas, museums, galleries, and restaurants
  • Lakeside and water activities such as golfing, horseback riding, cruises, and bird watching
  • Gastronomic excursions to sample the offerings at Nakawa district’s Port Bell Pier
  • Visits to the Uganda Wildlife Education Center and the Serenada Eco-Tourism Site for wildlife educations
  • Exploring architectural attractions like Rubaga and Namirembe Cathedrals, and Kasubi Tombs, now a UNESCO World Heritage site
The Emin Pasha Hotel’s convenient urban location allows AfricanMecca guests to easily tour Kampala city’s many fascinating cultural and historic attractions. The bustling metropolitan area teems with shopping malls, cinemas, museums, galleries, and restaurants that are sure to delight and entertain a wide range of visitors’ tastes and interests. The city of Kampala is separated into five main districts: Central Division, Rubaga, Kawempe, Nakawa, and Makindye. Each district offers its own distinct attractions. For instance, guests can revel in a wealth of locally available water activities by traveling out to Makindye Hill, located beside iconic Lake Victoria. The lake’s banks also offer vacationers the opportunity to spend time indulging in horseback riding and birdwatching.

Guests may also enjoy visiting the Rubaga district, the former capital of the ancient kings of Buganda and the site where Muslim traders and colonial explorers first set up a base in Uganda. The Rubaga district boasts the Kasubi Tombs, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, and many fascinating colonial-era structures such as the Rubaga and Namirembe Cathedrals.

Guests seeking intellectual and spiritual experiences can take a trip out to the Kawempe district where they can visit the renowned Makerere University, Shree Sanatan Dharma Mandal Hindu Temple, the Uganda National Mosque, and the Baha’i Temple. Guests who are interested in more gastronomic delights might visit the collection of fantastic restaurants located on the Nakawa district’s Port Bell Pier. The Pier also serves as the primary harbor for the many passenger liners and cargo carriers that traverse Lake Victoria. For an introduction to the incredible wildlife of Uganda, guests can spend some vacation time touring the Uganda Wildlife Education Center and the Serenada Eco-Tourism Site.
Emin Pasha Hotel Safari Kampala Tour

How Is The Dining At Emin Pasha Hotel?

Key Takeaways

  • Fez Brasserie offering international fare with a blend of French, Asian and Uganda twist
  • Indoor and alfresco dining options with meals served on the terrace
  • Wholesome breakfast spread with a range of hot and cold items
  • Fez Wine and Bar serves all kinds of alcoholic drinks and cocktails. Fez Takeaway for ordering burgers, pizza and fries
  • Live musical entertainment on some nights of the week after dinner
Guests can enjoy delicious meals at the Fez Brasserie, which features a selection of tempting international menu with a fusion of French, Asian and Ugandan cuisine. In the morning, guests can enjoy a wholesome breakfast spread, with tea, coffee, fresh juice, and a wide choice of hot and cold items, including; fruit, croissants, muffins, cereals, eggs, yogurt, cheeses and much more. The Emin Pasha Hotel also offers al fresco, terrace dining options. Lunch and dinner options can be fresh seafood, best cut grill meats and vegetarian meals alongside poolside relaxation snacks such as pizzas, burgers and fries or even for excursion take-aways.

The Fez Wine & Bar offers a selection of contemporary wines and other beverages, perfect to drink to when meeting and socializing with other guests. Emin Pasha Hotel also hosts live jazz and musical evenings featuring local artists on some nights, and you may plan to coincide your visit to Kampala during the event nights (best time to go).
Emin Pasha Hotel Meals Kampala Dining

Pros & Cons At Emin Pasha Hotel In Kampala

What We Like About Emin Pasha Hotel

  1. Has a stylish decor that features classic styles of architecture, offers guests a sophisticated and luxurious colonial atmosphere.
  2. Strategically situated in the heart of Kampala city, so guests will not have to travel far to access the city’s main attractions and international embassies and consulates.
  3. The Emin Pasha Spa provides expert massages and other beauty treatments.
  4. With just 20 rooms, guests can enjoy a quiet, comfy stay in a tranquil environment.
  5. Offers the use of a swimming pool, surrounded by lush gardens, and a pleasant, relaxing ambiance.

Things To Note When Staying At Emin Pasha Hotel

  1. As a branded and award winning boutique hotel, parity of high level of services and upkeep of furnishing can sometimes be inconsistent with advertised levels of quality; though, expected from a Tier 2 deluxe accommodation.
  2. Room and meal prices are on the higher side as there is limited competition in central Kampala for a smaller boutique accommodation.
  3. With just 20 rooms, business and leisure guests looking to stay at the hotel should book their rooms well in advance i.e. 12 to 18 months prior to arrival during the peak season.
  4. The hotel facilitates garden conferences and weddings, guests might find that the hotel becomes noisy during such events. There is also live musical entertainment after dinner on some nights.
  5. For guests wanting more rooming space and a bath, we recommend booking the Garden Suite if you prefer ground views and access or the high Superior Suite for upper level views.
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When staying at Emin Pasha Hotel in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Entebbe.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the beach at Lake Victoria or even extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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