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Hairy Lemon

Nazigo, Jinja, Uganda
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Hairy Lemon
Ranked #7 of 15 Jinja B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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kampala
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly was very disappointed in hairy lemon!they were not welcoming. Not only was the food little but also horrible. The rooms/beddings were disgusting. It was a rip off I must say and I CANNOT recommend it to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I've been challenged to write a review of the Hairy Lemon without using the words 'Heaven', 'Paradise' or 'Amazing', this is going to be tough... Spent a week with 5 fellow kayakers, staying in the 'River Cottage' dorm right next to one of the streams running around the island. The bunks were comfy with clean bedding and good mosquito nets.... More

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about our island paradise. We are really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it. River Cottage is possibly one of the best rooms to stay in as you have the river running right past your front door and your own private bathroom. Hope you can spread... More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Hairy Lemon (or 'the Lemon' to those in the know) is a series of islands in the middle of the Nile with ample accommodation options and hearty meals served in a relaxed atmosphere. The accommodation options range from long term camping (own tents), dorm rooms, and bandas (huts). The food is included and served three times daily - more... More

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review about our beautiful island. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was great getting to know your group of paddlers and we hope that you spread the word about the awesome kayaking and white water on offer - a few paddle strokes from... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is a stunning little island. It’s the perfect place to relax the old fashioned way, no emails, no phone connection, no TV, no fuss. The friendly, family atmosphere is all you need after a day’s kayaking or any other activity. It’s secluded and tranquil, it has everything you need without stressful extras. Paul is so nice and easy going... More

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our beautiful island. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed it so much - especially our new climbing wall! It gets better and better with new routes marked out almost weekly. We also have a new "back 9" on the frisbee golf course giving us a full 18... More

Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

What a place! We came to Uganda on a kayaking trip so had time both at the top of the river Buj and at the Lemon. We arrived after working the whole of Christmas and had two days rest before the paddling started. I can honestly say we could not have chosen anywhere better to recharge our batteries ready for... More

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review of our beautiful island. We will definitely let our staff know just how much you appreciated the healthy food and fresh bread as its such a big part of the Lemon lifestyle that our island offers. Keep paddling! More

Cork, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed here twice for about 3 days each time during August and it is perfect to chill out and relax. No internet or phone signal and nothing to do after 8 or 9 forces you to unwind and catch up on sleep. Soak in the channels around the island or veg in a hammock. For a few nights we were... More

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of what we definitely agree is a little piece of paradise. We are really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it. Some of our recent guests have coined a new phrase that describes how you feel after a few days relaxing on our island... "consider yourself Lemonised!" We love the fact that... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A group of us went after seeing the rave reviews on trip adviser and having had several recommendations. We were so excited to go, and the island was so pretty and great to see. But the accommodation did not live up to the location. The main issue we had was how unwelcoming the staff were, we felt like we were... More

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I cannot express just how much we appreciate all feedback, both positive and negative and we have shared your comments with our staff. We are working hard to improve the rooms and the facilities and are currently training all staff on how to treat our guests better. We have looked at ways in... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

we were told by many that the hairy was the place to go.. so we booked in for 2 nights and we were very excited to chill out after a busy week on safari. we arrived and all seemed very beautiful and tranquil. however, we were the only guests on the island and felt very restricted to our room or... More

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review about our island - all feedback, both positive and negative is very helpful to us and I have shared all your comments with our staff, who will be working hard to make sure that every guest is welcomed as a true member of our Lemon family. We... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I went to Hairy Lemon Island, 2 years un a row - such a beautiful place, amazing accomodation, great food and somewhere to relax in peace for hours! Take a book, if your musical theres a lovely cushion filled outside part where you can play til the early morning. Great pools of water to relax in or the Nile to... More

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We love that you love our island and the Lemon Living lifestyle it offers. We have made some more improvements that we think you will enjoy such as a new Shisha and reading lounge with a slight wave to the wall... We hope to see you back again soon. Warm regards Paul More

Kampala, Uganda
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We are not kayakers but we liked the place, Louis, the manager really made us feel welcome and directed us to the natural spa which is awesome! The place is really tailored for kayakers, so don't expect much in the way of activities or wild social encounters (other than talking about kayaking). They do have a deal with a kayak... More

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hairylemonuganda, Owner at Hairy Lemon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review. We do cater to a lot of kayakers, but more and more families and guests who prefer a slightly more chilled environment have found ways to enjoy The Lemon and are coming back for more. We have created a new lounge / reading space for some serious... More

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Additional Information about Hairy Lemon

Also Known As:
Hairy Lemon Hotel
Hairy Lemon Hotel Jinja
Address: Nazigo, Jinja, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Jinja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new management as of June 2010!! Hairy Lemon Island is framed by the rushing waters of the River Nile thirty kilometers downstream from the Source in Jinja. Hairy Lemon offers a unique combination of relaxation and adventure opportunities to visitors, from the calm inlet waters of our "beach" or the world-class rapids and waves only paddle strokes away. We have accommodations for every budget and agenda, or you can simply pitch your tent on our hillside campsite within eye and earshot of the Nile River. All options include three meals with a full service bar available allowing you to carelessly enjoy life on the Island. Whether you are seeking to retreat and relax in Uganda's perfect climate or exploit the surrounding white waters, let Hairy Lemon be your Island Home in East Africa! ... more   less 

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