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Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Spent two nights separated by two months. The location is gorgeous sitting on Lake Victoria, and convenient just 5 minutes from the Entebbe Airport Terminal. It's quiet, though, as the main runway is away from the hotel. The pool closes too early (18:00/6PM), though. The rooms are clean and comfortable, though worn. And the staff is friendly and attentive. Security is not atypical of East Africa, though the main entrance security measures are clearly "eyewash." Disappointingly, I craved a plain ham sandwich (ham, white bread, mayonnaise) and was assured that it was available from the kitchen. The order took around 45 minutes and was completely wrong (bacon club sandwich - no ham - with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and a side of fries). I did not eat it, and just decided to wait for supper. Overall, a beautiful location, a big name in hotels, and an average hotel.

I stay here frequently and it's always wonderful. Beautiful, clean rooms, excellent service and outstanding food! The staff are totally hospitable and do everything they can to make me feel cared for. If you can afford it, stay here! Far far better than all other Entebbe hotels in this price range.

We so enjoyed our short stay at the Protea Entebbe. It is located right next to the airport and they provide a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. The staff was wonderful--friendly, helpful, accommodating and gracious. Our room was very nice and had a pleasing view of Lake Victoria. The restaurant had yummy food and being from cold and snowy Chicago we enjoyed eating outside looking at the pool and the lake. Service was wonderful; they graciously made us breakfast boxes for the next morning since we were catching an early flight to Kisoro.

Stayed here for one night before traveling to the bush. Lobby is lovely (if unairconditioned); hallways have a musty smell. Room was clean but seemed tired and lacking US amenities like decent towels. Breakfast buffet was very good; staff very friendly and accommodating.

Stayed for business at the airport. Good location for what i needed. Rooms are a good size and nicely decorated albeit a little tired. There is a lack of storage aside from some hanging space and only one iron in whole hotel. That being said i would stay here again. The food in the restuarant was really really nice with enormous ribs and steak. The free bottle of wine went down a treat as well. Wifi good enough to call but not video home and gym is terrible. Should make a better smoking area as i felt very uncomfortable standing next to the pior security guard as that was only ashtray. All in all its fine and staff very friendly.

Hotel location is great. Less than 2km from Entebbe airport, yet on the shores of Lake Victoria. There’s a busy, local public beach next to the hotel. Hotel rooms are modern and comfortable. Service by the staff was excellent. Only issue we had was catching the shuttle from airport. We could not call hotel as their phone lines were down. Food at the hotel restaurant was very good and reasonably priced. Overall we were very happy with our short stay at Protea Entebbe.

This hotel is right by the airport but, amazingly, during my weekend stay I only saw one aircraft overhead The best thing about this hotel is the staff - they are exemplary. Paul the lifeguard was a particularly nice fellow All the facilities are good and I have no complaints. Massive tip - Insist on a room with a view of Lake Victoria. It is a wonderful view and will greatly increase the enjoyment of your stay Good amenities nearby and a suggested hotel for business or recreational travelers

I think my company paid $200/night. I stayed two nights. The lake flies are a nuisance in the evening for about two to three hours after sunset. They are attracted to the hotel lights and enter the dinning room area since it faces Lake Victoria. This could be remedied if the Hotel made a screen room prior to enter the Dining area. Hanging outside near the lake after dark is ok if you stay away from the lights. The wait staff was good. Breakfast buffet was also very good. One nice touch was two free drink coupons to be used with your meal. The rooms were nice. WIFI worked well. The bathroom was good. The room was quiet.

Stayed here during a recent business trip. The hotel is conveniently located near the Entebbe Airport. The room I received was nice with a view of Lake Victoria. Opening the sliding glass door in the early evening was nice as it seemed there was always a breeze coming in off the lake. The breakfast buffet was ok. The maid service didn't provide toiletries several of the days of my stay which was slightly annoying. When I went to exchange dollars for shilling the front desk wouldn't take any dollars older that 2009 - really frustrating since all the bills I had were in good shape. They said the bank would not accept older bills.

I liked location and especially the view, during day time- that’s awesome, you enjoy lake VICTORIA in such vicinity. Breakfast is good with wide selection fits for anyone. Interior and rooms are well and free high speed internet. Management is well trained and friendly. I will recommend to management to pay attention only to check out time, because 10:00 am is so early and unfair. In general- good place with reasonable price.

36-40 Sebugwawo Drive Entebbe

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe is located within a mile (2 km) of Kitubulu Forest and Beach and Entebbe Botanical Garden. This 73-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the waterfront, the hotel is also close to Entebbe Golf Club and Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy a bite to eat at Tides Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All 73 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and free newspapers.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 260 reviews