Speke Resort Munyonyo & The Commonwealth Resort Complex

When planning your Business trip to Africa, plan to book into Speke Resort Munyonyo if you're seeking top notch luxurious accommodation near Kampala City but along the shores of lake Vistoria.

Speke Resort Munyonyo was expanded into the Luxurious Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort specifically to host the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

This Uganda Hotel complex was used as the retreat center where the visiting Commonwealth Presidents and Prime Ministers lived during the conference.

The Munyoynyo Commonwealth Resort has now been converted into a 5 star country resort offering the ultimate in luxury leisure and conference facilities in East Africa.

At the Commonwealth resort you will be able to relax, work and hold private meetings in total privacy and absolute comfort.

When booked into Speke Resort, you will be able to acess the facillities within the Commonwealth Resort and Vice Versa.

In this section of the Uganda Hotels Booking Guide you will find tips and information to help you evaluate whether The Commonwealth Resort Complex is the perfect Hotel Booking for your business travel needs in Africa.

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Where to find Speke Resort Munyonyo

You will find Speke Resort located in Munyonyo a surburb of Kampala along the shores Lake Victoria about 12km from the City Center.

Outside the new resort is surrounded by beautiful and imposing water gardens and a new marina.

It will take you about one hour to drive from the Munyonyo Resort Complex to Entebbe International Airport.

The Meaning of CHOGM

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is a biennial summit meeting of the heads of government from all Commonwealth nations.

Every two years the meeting is held in a different member state, and is chaired by that nation's respective Prime Minister or President.

Most meetings include an appearance by Queen Elizabeth II who is the Head of the Commonwealth.

The most recent CHOGM took place in Kampala, Uganda in 2007.

It was chaired by President Museveni and attended by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll.

Most of the principal guests, including many Presidents and Prime Ministers, stayed at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort and many of the meeetings were held in the conference rooms at Speke Resort & Conference Centre.

CHOGMs bring together almost one third of the world's leaders, mostly Prime Ministers and Presidents.

A CHOGM is arguably the only international forum where such a diverse group of countries come together to adopt common positions through consensus.

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Hotel accommodation and room rates at Speke Resort Munyonyo Complex

The Commonwealth Resort has a total 114 five star bedrooms and suites.

Speke Resort Munyonyo also has Cottages, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments.

In the table below we summarise for you the different types of rooms you will find at this Uganda Hotel complex and estamates of the room rates for each type of room.

The Luxurious Commonwealth Resort accommodation

No. of Rooms

Type of Rooms

Room Rates per Day (B&B)

Room Rates per Month

(Bed Only)   


Executive Rooms

USD 200

USD 2,500


Executive  Suites

USD 350

USD 5,000


Presidential Suites

USD 650

USD 6,000

Speke Resort accommodation

Type of Rooms

Room Rates per Day (B&B)

Room Rates per Month  

(Bed Only)

Cottages  4pp

USD 500

USD 3000

1 Bedroom Apartments

USD 150

USD 2500

 2 Bedroom Apartments

USD 200

USD 2750

Single Deluxe Room

USD 120

USD 1110

Double Deluxe Room

USD 130

USD 1820

These price estimates are exclusive of 5% service charge and the 18% VAT.

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What you will find in your Hotel Room at Speke Resort Munyonyo Complex

  • Airconditioning in all rooms
  • Tea/coffe making facilities
  • In-room satelite television
  • Large Bathrooms with Separate Bath, Toilet and shower facilities.
  • Mini bar and private safe
  • Hair-driers.
  • Direct Dialling Telephone with multiple lines and voicemail.
  • Modem Hookup for computer.
  • 24 hour room service.
  • Laundry Services
  • Hot-spots: Wireless internet connections
  • Valet services on request.
  • 24 hours House Doctor on call.

Other Amenities at Speke Resort Munyonyo

  • Secure Parking
  • Business Center
  • Laundry
  • Balcony on each room
  • Equestrian Center
  • Boat Hire

Resturants at the Munyonyo Resort Complex.

Dining at Speke Resort

The Stables Restaurant located upstairs adjacent to the equestrian centre is of international standard and has spectacular lake and island views.

At the Stables you will not only be offered a delightful aura, but you will also find a unique blend of culinary delights.

You could also enjoy the pleasure of relaxing in comfort and sampling the many Continental and Indian cuisines.

Within the restaurant you will also find a bar area serving a wide range of drinks with all the well known international brands.

If you wish to dine outside, you find a pool outside the bar where you can order your meal and snack, this where you will also find Lakeside bar and cafe area with outside seating.

Dining at the Luxurious Commonwealth Resort

You will find first class food and beverage at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.

In addition to the bars and restaurants the Commonwealth Resort offers excellent room service, including Butler service when required, so that you can get entertainined within your own room or suite.

Bar and restaurant facilities include:

  • The quiet Royal Club,
  • The main Nyanja Restuarant with The Calabash Bar impressively suspended above it,
  • The Terrace Bar outside the Nyanja Restaurant,
  • The Marina Seafood Restaurant overlooking Lake Victoria and
  • The Lakeside Grill offering light snacks and poolside refreshments,

Conference Facilities at Speke Resort Munyonyo Complex

Speke Resort & Conference Centre offers 10 state-of-the-art conference rooms including a 1,000-seat ballroom and 9 multi-function meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10-300.

Some of the major meeting areas include at Speke Resort include:

  • Victoria Ballroom: seating capacity 1000 people
  • Albert: seating capacity 150 people
  • Meera & Sheena: seating capacity 130 people
  • Regal & Majestic: seating capacity 60 people
  • Emerald, Amethyst & Sapphire: seating capacity 45 people
  • Royal: seating capacity 40 people

Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort has first class, modern conference facilities within the resort as well as access to the extensive facilities within Speke Resort.

    The 24m x 15m Banqueting Hall incorporates full conferencing facilities including:

  • Sound system: 4 x Nexo controlled loudspeakers
  • 10 x desktop conference microphones
  • 6 x handheld wireless microphones
  • 24 channel mixing desk
  • cd/mp3/dvd players
  • Lighting system – Jands Vista s3 lighting control desk
  • 36 x dimmer channels
  • Stagelights include;

  • Generic parcans, fresnal and profile lights
  • 8 x intelligent lights – robe moving heads
  • Video systems – 2 x Draper recessed screens
  • 2 x Kramer video switcher scalers
  • 2 x Viewsonic lcd projectors (1024 x 728 resolution)
  • Internet connectivity – wireless internet reception
  • There is also a Media Room equiped with:

  • Sound system – 2 x quest self-powered loudspeakers
  • desktop conference microphones
  • handheld wireless microphones
  • cd/mp3/dvd players
  • Video systems – 1 x Draper folding screen
  • 1 x Kramer video switcher scaler
  • 1 x Viewsonic lcd projectors (1024 x 728 resolution)

Relaxation at Munyonyo Resort Complex

Apart from relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Lake Victoria you will find a wide variety of leisure activities including:

  • Day trips to Bulago Island
  • Fishing Trips
  • Bird watching boat tours
  • Speeedboat trips
  • Horse riding (learn/ compete/local safari)
  • Swimming pools
  • Sailing (learn to sail a Lazer)
  • Paint Ball
  • Gymnasium
  • Visit Chimp Island
  • Sundowner Boat Trip
  • Helecopter Trips

Speke Resort Munyonyo Hotel Reviews

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