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Red Chilli Hideaway

Certificate of Excellence
13-23 Bukasa Hill View Road | Butabika, Kampala, Uganda
Red Chilli Hideaway
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Uganda with my college for 10 days & Red Chilli was such a wonderful part of our experience!! Spacious rooms & lovely sitting areas in the restaurant & the lobby. They have a clothes washing service but take into account that they don't wash underwear. Food very well priced & was lovely! Also a pizza cooker by the... More 

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

Dear Emsy06 Thanks so much for the wonderful review...so pleased you had a great time at Red Chilli and in Uganda! Best regards Debbie More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night for US$25 in basic room with two single beds. Comfortable enough and good mosquito net. Shared bathroom - many and with warmish water. Location is a little out of the centre but ideal for next day tour to Murchison Falls (highly recommended). No Wifi in room but worked well in restaurant area. Swimming pool and relaxing area... More 

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

Dear MJS1966 So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Red Chilli. Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about it! All the best Debbie More 

Bundoran
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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Red Chillli Hideaway (RCH) is a busy and well known option for budget travellers. As I had booked one of their safari trips I had free dormitory accommodation the night before we left and I stayed there again, booking a single room with shower but getting a double and single (all to myself) instead as they had lost my... More 

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

Dear JMMcE Thanks so much for such detailed feedback on Red Chilli. So pleased to hear you liked your room (we don't have designated single rooms by the way, we just charge less for single occupancy!) and the surroundings. I was sorry to hear you found the female staff unfriendly however - we have had some words with them on... More 

Maputo, Mozambique
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a good place for resting between your travels whether to Bujajali or for the gorilla trekking. Was in a private room, i loved the bathroom, it had a spacious shower. The only problem is its far from town but then thats what gives its serenity. It does get noisier on weekends, around the pool area with lots of non-residents... More 

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

Dear samanekag Thanks very much for your feedback on Red Chilli - I'm so glad you enjoyed our tranquil location! Our pool is sometimes popular at the weekends with the local crowd but the pool closes at 7pm and the pool bar a couple of hours after. Hope to see you back here again some day! Best regards debbie More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed at the site for one night. Red Chilli does what it says and cannot be faulted. We stayed in dorm accommodation with communal facilities. Unfortunately due to the lack of sun we didn't get a hot shower, but I now understand that the powered backup during our stay was not in function. The pizzas in the evening are... More 

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

Dear Aussie_In_Derby So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and tour with us! Apologies again for the hot water problems you experienced - we were relying on only solar for a while but we have piping hot showers once more now! All the best and many thanks Debbie More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Red Chilli Hideaway is a great place for young people travelling on a budget. Don't panic if you can't find the hotel right away, it now has a new location which may cause momentary confusion. But matatu drivers or friendly passers by will be more than happy to help you out (everyone is really friendly I'm Uganda!) My friend and... More 

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

Dear EmmaKate1990 What a lovely review - thanks so much! Hope to see you back here one of these days, All the best Debbie More 

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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Chilli is the calm in the chaos of Uganda. Excellent value rooms. Big swimming pool. Great choice of food in the restaurant and some activity around the bar of an evening to watch Premier league football.

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

Dear hallqld Thanks very much for taking the time to review Red Chilli. Hope to see you back here one day! Best regards Debbie More 

York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stayed here with 3 friends for two nights (before and after safari in Murchison falls). It's a bit out of kampala, not central. We didn't leave the hostel for dinner, we just ate on site. Pizza at the pool bar was delicious. Expect slow service- service is slow everywhere in Uganda ;) expect insects, mosquito nets with holes in and... More 

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

Dear MikiWR Thanks very much for the review - glad you enjoyed the place, although I was sorry to hear you had some holes in your mozzie net...we'll go and take another look at them all again and replace as necessary! Best regards Debbie More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I stayed fewyeras back at redchilli nuch preferd that one than new one because it was more near Kampala town and better transport links, but new one has better facilities, got double ensuite room for $40, for 10 nights, its is cleanish but can be cleaner, room cleaning service is non existent you have to ask for it. Linens are... More 

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

Dear Harry T Thanks for letting us know how you found our new Red Chilli! It is admittedly a little further out of town but I do hope you were able to take advantage of our free shuttle service which runs 3 times daily into town and back. We do not clean rooms mid-stay except on request as market research... More 

Stavanger, Norway
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64 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed 1 night while on the road in Uganda. A huge and popular low-budget hang-out for people of all ages. You meet a lot of different and interesting people there! Good selection of food and drinks & beer. Rooms are basic with a ceiling fan, but it´s a budget establishment.. Wi-Fi, when it works, is only available in the main... More 

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

Dear HeliSven Thanks very much for the great feedback! Our aim is to provide a secure and friendly place to stay on a budget so it's great to hear you think we are succeeding in this! All the best Debbie More 

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