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Golden Monkey Guest House

PO Box 280, Kisoro, Uganda
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Basel, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Yes its Basic, but seems to be the best in the area. It is always cleaned and has a backup generator for those many electric blakouts you just have to suffer elsewhere. The staff is fantastic and make you feel like family. Sheba the owner is a wonderful host and gave my group a gratis drumming lesson. Grace the manager... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

After a trek in the mountains this proved to be the wrong choice as a place to relax. Had booked a room the day before, but when i returned they had no record. Rooms are OK, shower a trickle, but the rooms, self contained huts really are too exposed to any noise from anywhere in the building and added to... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I was going gorilla tracking in Uganda, but entering the country through Rwanda unlike most trackers. I needed a lot help organizing my gorilla permits and travel around Bwindi. Lucky for me I contacted Golden Monkey Guest House to make a booking and I found out that they also have an in-house tour company, Virunga Adventure Tours. Through communicating with... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

This place was a great stopover while travelling through. Stayed here 3 nights and the staff were great - even went out to the shops for me when I needed something. They also let us take over the music system in the bar and throw our own mini party! Cheap drinks and good food. Clean rooms, clean toilets and shower...... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Maybe my expectations were too high reading the reviews here but I was dissapointed by this place and even more by the staff. We had a reservation for a triple and a twin room but got a double bed instead. They were conviced there was a couple among us. The rooms were average and nothing special. The price was right,... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I did not stay in the accomodation here (but was told by guests that they were disappointed) but i have eaten here several times, both on this trip and previous ones. The food is very reasonable but its best to ask them not to salt anything otherwise you may be in for a salty surprise. It is not a posh... More

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Houston, Texas
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20 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I rolled into town from Rwanda and stayed at the local version of the Temple of Doom until I ran into a fellow mzungu who told me about this place. I immediately went over and checked in. The staff is great and they can set you up with whatever you want to do (recommend the Gorilla trekking, even though it's... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

I came to kisoro to climb Mt Muhavura, where i stayed at the golden monkey for about five days. In doing so i met the staff and Mboni the dog and decided i rather liked the place. After spending three weeks in Rwanda and realizing it wasn't for me, i came back to Kisoro and stayed again at the golden... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I stayed at the Golden Monkey on two separate occasions while passing through Kisoro. The owner/manager Molly and her staff are great. Very friendly and accommodating. The guesthouse itself is decent for the price I paid (Ush 25,000)...reasonably clean and comfortable. Food in the restaurant is good and reasonably priced. Plus, I can't forget the resident dogs "Blanket" and "Bunny"... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

We stayed in this place for a couple of nights en route between Kabale and Rwanda. Kisoro is lively on a Friday for the market, but fairly quiet the rest of the time. The Golden Monkey has friendly staff, clean if basic rooms (20,000Ush for a twin) and shared facilities. The food is particularly good - the vegetarian chilli comes... More

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Address: PO Box 280, Kisoro, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kisoro
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty lodging in Kisoro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the Golden Monkey Guest House as a great base for tracking the mountain gorillas, hiking the Virguna volcanoes, canoeing the Kisoro crater lakes, bird watching and snake safaris on Lake Mutanda. ... more   less 

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