Discovering Kampala through these top 5 luxurious hotels.



  1. Urban by City Blue
    If you love to swim and are looking for fancy pool to dive into, well Urban by City Blue will have you covered. If swimming is not your cup of tea then a drink by the pool side would still be a wonderful idea. It is very spacious with a very calm and relaxing atmosphere. You could also book some of their amazing rooms and would be treated to a complimentary breakfast and for lunch guests can order some exquisite Italian food from Café Mamba. Outdoor dining facilities are available at the terrace and balconies.urban-by-cityblue-kampala-8786-53add9623009ad8fc6dc145b8366e911fa33afa0

2. Golden Tulip

A Flower in the Centre of the city, Golden Tulip is an amazing new hotel everyone needs to pay a visit. Located in the heart of Kampala right opposite Fairway Hotel another legendary hotel we will discuss another day, tall and proud for everyone to see, this hotel screams new and classy! It is new and ready to be filled with memories. Currently on the Jumia Travel site you can book it and experience the calm and breezy ambience. At night the place is lit up it’s almost reminiscent of Christmas. With two restaurants, Golden Tulip gives you an opportunity to have options. Mosaic restaurant is decked out with the cutest chairs and the table setting is exquisite. The menu comprises of quick to go snacks like sandwiches and burgers to Italian and Indian cuisine. Two dishes worth recommending is the Spaghetti Bolognaise and the Chicken Sizzler which you can have with rice/roast potato or mashed potato. Currently on the Jumia Travel site, you can book it and experience the calm and breezy ambience.

Mosaic Resturant 23 . Forest Cottages

If you are looking for a getaway in the middle of the city because you are unable to take the time off to go too far, Forest Cottages is the hotel to explore. Located on Naguru hill in Bukoto Old Kira road, this hotel gives you the feel of a cabin holiday in the Alps. With a beautiful view of nature like indigenous trees and shrubs it gives you a cozy feel and you are bound to leave super relaxed and distressed from the hustle and bustle of the city.


4. Premier Boutique Hotel

Found on Mutungo Hill, this is another luxurious hotel that you need to check out if you are in Kampala. It is the perfect venue for a small get together whether bridal or baby shower as well as wedding or business meetings that might require you to stay in that area for a couple of days. It has a well-stocked stylish bar and a restaurant area that provides a buffet for local and continental cuisines. With a WiFi hotspot you are able to keep up with emails and work in a quiet away from town location.premiere-boutique-hotel-27085-0891104b2ce504598d64d33f08718297bf25b31c

5. Emerald Hotel
Also in the Nakasero area, Emerald Hotel is another top hotel to check out if you are looking for a great experience. From the entrance the hotel gives you that islandy feel as you are welcomed with palm trees. If you love Indian and Ugandan cuisine, this is the perfect place to go to. Their menu has several dishes that could interest your pallet. It also has Wi-Fi, very key if you are planning to have a business meeting or you just need to update your apps (yes millennials, they have you sorted!). Looking for a dream deal for a couple of nights, going as low as 120,000 the Jumia site has you covered.


You are able to find all these hotels online and at affordable rates; have a beautiful experience in Kampala while here. Don’t get stuck in the routine of picking or going to the same old locations. For more information visit Jumia Travel’s website.

Stay Adventurous!

Cynthia Tumwine.

The writer is the PR Manager at Jumia Travel.


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