The hotel industry in Masaka is developing day and night. Hotel Brovad was the only hotel, but today, Masaka has over 10 big hotels all with Presidential suites
By Ali Mambule
The hotel industry in Masaka is developing day and night. Hotel Brovad was the only hotel, but today, Masaka has over 10 big hotels all with Presidential suites.
Hotel Brovad, itself has been upgraded with a new apartment much bigger and more executive than the old hotel which people are used to. Hajat Sarah Kiyimba the proprietor and director of Hotel Brovad has also created beautiful gardens, more executive rooms for accommodation and parking space for the hotel clients which has made the hotel more attractive.
Other big hotels in the subregion include Zebra in Masaka town, Sharbert Hotel, Vienna also in Masaka town, Tropic Inn the only one with a swimming pool in greater Masaka and Golf Lane another classy hotel that is boosting the industry.
Golf Lane Hotel is located at the top of one of the hills in Masaka town and neighbours Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. It has a beautiful view of all parts of the municipality.
Ntambi Africa who manages Golf Lane Hotel says whereas appears completed, the hotel is just reaching the climax of its first phase.
“We are just beginning. The first phase is yet to be completed and it includes accommodation, laundry, bar, hall for hire and boardrooms,” Ntambi says. He explains that with the laundry facility, there is a collection centre in Masaka town where those who are not guests, but would like to use the service can take their clothes.
Some people think that Golf Lane Hotel was constructed for the rich, but Ntambi has a very different explanation.
“This hotel is for all people regardless of their class. What we want is to serve the people of Masaka, the neighbouring districts and Uganda at large with quality services at affordable prices. We welcome all people who would like to use our services,” he told New Vision recently.
The second and third phase of Golf Lane Hotel construction would include putting up a big health club with a swimming pool, sauna and massage, gym, steam bath and other things. The structure for the health club is already set up and only waiting for the machinery to be fixed.
The third phase of construction according to Ntambi will basically include bigger structures like conference halls accommodating over 1,000 people.
There are beautiful gardens and sites for weddings and the national flag is always up at Golf Lane.
Whenever there are big functions and activities in Masaka district, everybody can get somewhere to spend a comfortable night.
There is also a variety of guest houses in Masaka town. Outside Masaka district, there is Serona Hotel and Motel High Way in Kyotera town, Rakai district.
These and other guest houses provide quality services to visitors heading towards the Uganda Tanzania border at Mutukula.
Masaka hotel industry growing steadily-Masaka Subregion Supplement