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Red Chilli Hideaway

13-23 Bukasa Hill View Road | Butabika, Kampala, Uganda
Red Chilli Hideaway
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  • 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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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 1 week ago

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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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
64 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Red Chilli Hideaway is a real hide away from the hustle and bustle of the city! My friends and I really enjoyed it. Their pizza is oh to die for! It can be quiet... Their pool is nice. Service is great. Quite clean and really well maintained. Very low budget it's amazing!

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

Dear Olive N Many thanks for taking the time to let us know what you thought about Red Chilli....I'm so glad you loved our pizzas! All the best Debbie More 

Palo Alto, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Friendly, clean, low-budget. We stayed here for a stopover on the way to Jinja. Not really near much, but a big space to relax and hang out, either in the main building or by the pool. We had a double room (with spare single) with shared bathroom. Worked perfectly fine for us. We only sampled a bit of the restaurant... More 

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

Dear kantarjiev I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Red Chilli! We did have a bit of a fork crisis for a short while but you'll be pleased to hear we have just bought a ton more! Hope to see you back here one day Best regards Debbie More 

Nairobi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Red Chilli was our stopover from Jinja & we loved it. We were traveling in an Overland truck & found the facilities for such to be clean & more than enough. We also opted to upgrade from camping & took 2 dorm rooms that took 12 people. The dorms were clean, mosquito nets available, spacious enough for us & our... More 

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

Dear Nairobi_ciku So glad your truck enjoyed our place! Most people comment on how great our hot showers are - sometimes however when the tanks are over used when a big group comes in, they can run a bit cold for a while. We do however have several other shower blocks the passengers could have used which we could have... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Red Chilli gave us everything that we needed for the 4 nights we were in Uganda. Our room was excellent - ample wardrobe space, comfy double bed (and a spare single we didn't need), well kitted out (and clean) en-suite with hot water, a good mosquito net and a fan. Whilst in the hostel we felt safe and secure even... More 

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

Dear Hannah L Wow - what a lovely review, thanks so much! We are definitely very proud of what we have achieved here but continue to try and make the place even better. Reviews like yours inspire us even more! All the best Debbie More 

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