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Red Chilli Hideaway

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13-23 Bukasa Hill View Road | Butabika, Kampala, Uganda
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Red Chilli is a lovely, peaceful and relaxed place to spend a few days R and R. The staff are really friendly and help you to feel at home very quickly. Free shuttle in and out of Kampala helped a lot. We were staying there in order to do some work at the nearby hospital - and Debbie, the owner,... More 

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Thank Pippa21again
Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Pippa21again Thanks very much for taking the time to leave some feedback on Red Chilli! We really hope we can collect enough donations in order to make a difference for the children's ward at the hospital! It was great meeting you and hope to see you again some time soon! Best regards Debbie More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's not centrally located and can be a hassle when going to and from Kampala, this is a fantastic retreat for when you've had enough of the noise and pollution in the city. Tours are an amazing deal and we booked several. Yes, the safari car we used wasn't as comfortable as it could be, but for the price... More 

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Thank otherbrooklyn
Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear otherbrooklyn Thanks very much for the great review! So glad you enjoyed the place and our tours! Wishing you all the best Debbie More 

Rwanda
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35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the free night before our safari and spent the night after in Red Chili. The free night was in the dorms but lucky for us no one else came in so we had plenty of space to ourselves. Our post night we spent in a double room, shared bathroom. It was really spacious and great for the cheap... More 

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Thank kexiaomei
Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear kexiaomei Thanks very much for all the positive feedback! We don't include breakfast in order to keep the room prices as low as possible but great to hear you enjoyed our restaurant all the same! Wishing you all the best Debbie More 

San Francisco
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Initially, I was a bit taken aback by the distance of Red Chilli's location from the center of Kampala (it is now located in Butabika). But, I ended up being very happy with our decision to stay here. The location in the countryside of Kampala is a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Red Chilli does... More 

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Thank Heidi G
Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Heidi G Thanks very much for the great review...very much appreciated! So glad you enjoyed the place...and especially our lovely pool! Here's hoping you pass through Kampala again very soon! All the best Debbie More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family just took a 3-day Murchison Falls safari trip with Red Chilli. In ultra-brief, our experience was superb. The night before the trip, we stayed free-of-charge at Red Chilli Kampala, had a nice swim to cool off, and enjoyed the well-priced restaurant. The safari trip itself was amazing. The driver (Ronald) was brilliant, very safe, friendly and helpful, constantly... More 

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Thank Jules1232015
Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Jules1232015 Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback...we're all so glad you enjoyed your time with us and that you appreciated everything we are trying to achieve - great value for money and friendly service! Best regards Debbie More 

Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Facilities were clean, there was wifi upstairs, the bars/ restaurant were well priced! We stayed in a dorm room which was standard however the mosquito nets over the beds weren't the best. The pool was awesome and staff were wonderful and accommodating :)

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Thank LaToya V
Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear LaToya Thanks very much for your lovely review of Red Chilli! We'll take a look at all the mosquito nets in the dorms and replace any that need it. Hope to see you again some time Best regards Debbie More 

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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Red Chilli Kampala is a good hotel. I'm here now for my second visit and I still would come back next time. The choice of food is good, the bar is modern and you can play pool etc. The rooms are basic but spacious and clean. Now there's one thing that is really amazing : the showers! The capacity of... More 

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Thank Joeri I
Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Joeri I Great to read your lovely review - I am particularly pleased you like our showers so much because to be honest they were one of the biggest headaches when we built the place 2 years ago. At least now I know it was worth it! Hopefully see you soon for your next visit and thanks very much!... More 

Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I am traveling solo in a mobile home through counties in Africa and arrived at Red Chilli - Kampala for my stay here. It has been good in every aspect. The amenities are exceptional, clean and good - hot water continually - and the staff are fantastic, warm, friendly and very helpful! The manager went all out to get me... More 

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Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Antheatorr Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We have genuinely loved having you stay here and I am quite sure Anton even secretly enjoyed the challenge of finding you that plug! I am sorry I missed you this time around but hope we get to see you again in the not too distant... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We arrived late so had to take the 2 available rooms at different floors (eventhough we have ordered 2 adjacant rooms) but the wide and delicious variety at breakfast menu and specially the nice pool facing view, made our stay splendid experience. You can't believe you are in the capital as you get the feeling of countryside. Wide grass yard... More 

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Thank הילית ש
Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear הילית ש Thank you very much for all the positive feedback. Happy to hear you enjoyed the place and would recommend it to others! Best regards Debbie More 

Iqaluit, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is more of a nice retreat than a hostel per se. I camped here and had an excellent time. The camping area is nice and grassy and has a bbq and kitchen area for use. The swimming pool is the obvious highlight of this place and is very clean. The adjacent bar isnt the best value but is nice... More 

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Thank LaurLaur3302
Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear LaurLaur3302 So glad you enjoyed our little retreat! Thanks very much for taking the time to pass on your comments! Best regards Debbie More 

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