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Boasting a garden and bar, as well as a restaurant, Travellers Rest Hotel is situated in Kisoro. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests. At the hotel, all rooms come with a balcony. At Travellers Rest Hotel rooms come with a wardrobe and a private bathroom. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. Lake Mutanda is 7 km from Travellers Rest Hotel.
Cons: They could make it more comfortable for visitors with small things like hot water for showers
Pros: It was a quiet retreat from the bustle of Kisoro set in attractive gardens with great views of the volcanos. Staff were very helpful in respect of meals and helping to organise other activities whilst staying there.
Cons: All okay
Pros: nice stay and good location.
With a stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge in Bwindi, you'll be in a national park, just steps from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: The hotel helped us to obtain the permit and also arranged the transfer services. While it took time for them to response, we could obtain the permit and also enjoyed the travel between the airport and here. They also suggested us to change our travel plan and accommodated the change. Good support of the staffs, that we liked.
Cons: When we arrived late in the night, the reception was already closed and the dinner was not provided. But the staffs did the best they could do. We also constantly listened the voices of local people late in the night and we were afraid of the strong voices.
Pros: The staff were very professional and extremely helpful!
Cons: Needs upgrade and the price but value is excessively low in comparison to others. Provide additional coal in rooms for fast burning coal. WiFi in rooms a critical mass for improvement. Food quality needs critical improvement.
Pros: Gorilla Safari Lodge is ideally situated near the Rushaga Gorilla Trekking meeting point. The drive to the Lodge is exciting, especially being on a self-drive holiday. The cottage is nice in a beautiful garden and cleanliness is OK. During diner, staff is placing briquettes in the chimney and hot water bags in bed. Might be good in cold climate, but temperatures reached 20+°C already without it...
Cons: Whereas the staff is really helpful we did not feel the same warmth as at all other places we stayed at in Uganda. Rosemary was the exception as she is a really warm person. Considering the high price we paid, we had expected more luxury and especially a higher standard restaurant. Food (breakfast and diner) was not meeting our expectation at all and the least of all places we stayed at in Uganda.
Pros: Very nice place, friendly staff, located at the heart of the mountain (1h30 hour drive in the mountain from Kisoro airstrip, for an extra 50 dollars per way to be paid to the lodge), excellent to do the Gorilla Treck in Bwindi (booking and payment can be arranged directly with the lodge) Honestly, one of the most confortable beds we have ever tried. This was extremely appreciated. Advise: 1 day for arrival + visit of the local village. 1 day for the gorilla treck. next day departure.
Cons: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were not as good as expected, but okay. Bathroom is open to the room, so not much privacy but ok for couple of days.
Pros: We were staying here unfortunately just a short time but we loved this place so much that we would have loved to stay longer. The service is indescribable good and the food also ! Everything to be happy you can find here.
Cons: Kein Strom
Pros: Best location, close to the Bwindi national park.
Cons: The shower was a trickle, wouldn't be able to stay more than one night. Not value for money.
Pros: First it is Ugandan owned and it's great that the service is excellent. The hot water bottles are thoughtful. The staff and owner are very friendly and meals are all covered in the cost.
Cons: The sockets not being in the room so charging has to be done in one central place by all residents. Road to the place can be improved considering that gorillas are a huge source of revenue for the country.
When you stay at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge in Nkuringo, you'll be in a national park and 9 minutes by foot from Nkuringo Visitors Center. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
Pros: First of all i would like to mention Hillary..the wellcome man who has been very very nice all time long..and the room girl...so kind... The location is superb..next to the gate to visit the gorillas...the room clean and the bed confortable.. The food very good..and i m from italy... ..
Cons: Some of the staff push too much for tips.....You have to wait the right time to use internet wifi but they advise you on arrival....hot water is available on request so you have to ask for it if you want to take a shower and they will provide in 15 minutes..
When you stay at The Crested Crane Bwindi in Kyesero, you'll be in the mountains and 11 minutes by car from Bwindi Community Hospital. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Lovely staff. Great crested cranes( crowned cranes) by the dozen. Only 15 min drive to Bwindi Buhoma gate.. a good gate to enter as usually not too far to trek for gorillas. Free Wifi good. Food was home cooked and good. Spacious accommodation comfy and very secure. Great views.
Cons: Local roads are very slow as they are rough but this is not their fault!! The tarmac stops at Rukungiri and then it is slow so plan your trip!
When you stay at Golden Monkey Guesthouse in Kisoro, you'll be 6 minutes by car from St. Francis Hospital Mutolere. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Cons: The lady tried to charge us twice for our drinks. No systems in place. Also no running water.
Pros: First the staff had the right attitude and made my stay enjoyable. Second the meals were very nice.
Pros: The female reception staff was full of smiles although it felt forced.
Cons: Overpriced. Water heater didnt work. The kitchen didnt want to prepare hot water. We ended up using the shower in one of the ensuites. Just strange. When we said we didn't want their lunch pack, the attitude changed. We were locked in on the morrning leaving for gorilla trekking despite us telling the reception our departure time. The staff said no problem and someone would bee there. In the end, we had to search the whole front desk to look for keys in the dark. Theres no sign of staff and no clue where they slept. We ended up being the last to arrive at the park office. The lunch pack was overpriced and was expensive made for westerners. If you've been to local shops, you'll know how cheap things are. We didn't get it. You'll likely find rolex joints near the park offices.
Pros: Friendly and helpful stuff, very nice backyard, close to the center
Cons: Rooms looked a bit outworn, no WiFi connection in the room, not so charming from the outside, mosquito net got holes so I put up my own
Pros: Good location for getting to gorilla parks nearby and two minute walk to a cafe and some shops in town. Great value and very friendly staff!
Cons: Basic room. Only downside was the wifi wouldn't work at all, but fine besides that.
Pros: Staff were super friendly and helpful, specially Bridget
Pros: I would recommend this place if you stay in the private rooms. They are clean, well furnished and have instant hot water. The staff will treat you like family. I showed up at 9pm and they arranged my transportation to the Gorillas for the next day and everything was very professional and on time (definitely recommend Dennis as a driver!). There is a nice aaccommodating restaurant attached with good food.
Cons: I would not recommend the dorms unless they make some upgrades. The shower does not have hot water which isn't a deal breaker where hot water is a luxury in Africa, however the shower head doesn't work properly and water only comes out in a single stream from the middle. The dorm has a pretty dank smell and there were no light bulbs, this may have been fixed though.
With a stay at Bwindi Hostel/Backpackers Lodge in Nkuringo, you'll be a 1-minute drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and 9 minutes from Nkuringo Visitors Center. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at this cottage in Kisoro, you'll be on the beach, and 25 mi (40.2 km) from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from St. Francis Hospital Mutolere. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
When you stay at Rafiki Guesthouse in Kisoro, you'll be 7 minutes by car from St. Francis Hospital Mutolere. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Location, friendly staff
Cons: No hot water, average food
When you stay at Heritage Guesthouse in Kisoro, you'll be 6 minutes by car from St. Francis Hospital Mutolere. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Joshua the manager was extremely helpful in making sure I did all the activities I wanted to do.
Pros: Staff was generally very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good. Great location. Easy to walk into town and grab food, etc.
Cons: -Mosquito net full of holes. The mosquitoes are ruthless there. Got more bites than I have during my entire stay in East Africa so far (two months). -No hot water (website said they did) -No wifi (website said free wifi) -Got charged twice for the room. Was charged fully on my credit card, but then asked again for full payment in cash at reception. (Didn’t have wifi to confirm my CC purchase)
Pros: Room was clean and with mosquito net on the bed.
Cons: Prepaid with CC through booking, at the end of the stay they asked for the entire payment. They barely knew what is booking.com. After telling them that the stay have been already paid, they called some "manager" in the town. After 30 minutes, we needed to go, so we never met this manager. We didn't pay anything and leave. I'm still wondering why the structure is on booking if they don't even know what it is. Old room and toilet with broken parts.
Pros: Jane - manager is really a star!! She is very helpfull and nice. Many Thanks for preparing breakfasts early Morning !!
Pros: Very friendly staff. They were helpful in any way. The phone number we got from booking was turned off when we arrived at 2a.m. and the hotel was closed. But in front of the house was a plate with the right number and the staff welcomed us kindly. In the evening we could give our breakfast order and tell at what time we would like to have it (breakfast is severd at any time you wish). The guesthouse has also a restaurant for lunch and dinner. The food was tasty. The place is very near to the Gorilla tracking office, near the bus stop and the center.
Cons: Moskito net had some wholes, only cold shower. The hotel changed the name to Sabyinyo Guest House, that was a bit confusing.
When you stay at Muhabura Motel in Kisoro, you'll be 7 minutes by car from St. Francis Hospital Mutolere. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Reasonable rates, great quiet location just off the main road.
Cons: I normally do not book hotels which has no reviews but this in this case I did and wish I had not! Upon my arrival the receptionist was laying on the sofa in the lobby watching loud TV on her laptop. She did not speak a word of English so it was very difficult to communicate with her. No WI-FI in the hotel, very old and dirty hotel, the sink was leaking in the bathroom so the floor was wet, uncomfortable bed and pillows, no fridge or safe box in the room. The pillow cases were too small for the pillows, the curtains in the room were too long so hanging on the floor. The toilet flush was broken, no hangers in the closet and one side of the closet was locked. Noisy neighbours outside the hotel, noisy staff in the lobby, small old TV with no international channels, the shower was broken and could not be used and no hot water because there wa sno power. The bed mosquito net had holes, the hotel has a bar which was noisy with locals who did not stay at the hotel. Loud TV in the lobby area (staff watching it). I was the only guest in the hotel so the staff locked all the doors and main gate and put a padlock on the main door and left for th enight! The power was out for 15 hours!!!! At 11:00 PM I went to the lobby to ask the staff to fix the banging metal gate outside my room. The staff members were 2 young girls (not very comforting) and they were both sleeping on the sofas so I had to wake yhem up. They were unable to fix the banging gate because there was no power and it was so dark outside to see the gate. However, they told me they had fixed it. When I went back to my room I realized the gate had not been fixed so when I returned to the lobby at 11:30 PM the staff members had left and I was all by myself in the hotel. No security guard, no guests, no staff, nobod. All the windows, gates and doors had bars on and there was a big pad lock on the main door so I was basically locked inside the hotel all by myself and there was no power. The staff arrived at 6:15 AM.
When you stay at Kisoro Tourist Hotel in Kisoro, you'll be 6 minutes by car from St. Francis Hospital Mutolere. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
Cons: I was charged twice in advance, then the manager also asked me to pay when I arrived. I have yet to be reimbursed.
When you stay at Virunga Campsite and Backpackers in Kisoro, you'll be 6 minutes by car from St. Francis Hospital Mutolere. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
Pros: ok for 1 night
Cons: beds very old, no wifi
Pros: Good price-quality (for the budget rooms). Private bathroom.
Cons: Not a lot to do in the hostel. The restaurant was not always open.
Pros: The staff was very helpful, the breakfast was nice, when we went for the gorilla tracking they get up very early to give us some eggs
Cons: We paid in advance and after are arrival we were asked to pay again. I showed them the message and the bank statement but they refused to accommodate us until we pay again. They said they are not getting the money sent via bank transfers for 6 months. I picked some better room and it seems like I lost 40usd!!!
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was perfect, with atm and good restaurants nearby. They have contacts with great guides, and they always have fresh beers :)
Cons: It was sometimes tricky to get a hot shower but usually after around 20 minutes we could have one. It was also a bit long to get a breakfast even though we ordered in advance.
Pros: This place is well situated but defintely needs a makeover. Ok for one night, but needs to be relived. Wifi didn‘t work the whole time.
Pros: Good location in town
Cons: It’s ludicrous to call this place a hotel. It had a reception area but it’s never manned. The staff are nonchalant and seem to do nothing. The bedrooms are very basic: no fan, no toilet seat, no power socket, not clean, no WiFi, no tv, not cleaned daily. The place is dirty throughout and I saw rats on more than one occasion. Maybe the staff could stop watching tv and playing pool and clean the place occasionally. The WiFi works intermittently in the common area. Beside that is a tv room (laughably referred to as a conference facility) which is filthy and used by staff to watch tv. After the first night I left early for a trek. They gave me a ‘lunch’ which was tiny and revolting. After the second night they tried to make me pay for this lunch. I said it was a breakfast which was included in the price. The staff member replied that breakfast was not included. When I showed him email booking confirmation that it was, there was no apology and no offer of breakfast for day 2 (which I would have refused having seen how disgusting the place was) He just shrugged his shoulders and walked off. This place has a lot of business from overland trucks it seems. They don’t care about their guests. It’s a disgusting dump. Avoid it like the plague.
Cons: When I arrived at the premises an hour after I had reserved for a single room via booking.com. I was told the last room had been reserved a minute ago via phone. The manager was not even bothered that I reserved an hour earlier. He even went ahead to show me the telephone number on his future phone. I don't understand why they register for online services yet the management doesn't respect online reservation.