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Golden Monkey Guest House

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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our stay at Golden Monkey was good, we did negociate the price down since we were used to smaller prices. After that it was good value, and propably one of the better priced kitchens. We were in a normal 6 bed dorm, shared shower and toilet. The place is quite central, 3 min walk out the door to the left... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Basic accommodation and reasonable value for money after negotiating the price down. Noise from other rooms can be a problem, the room opposite mine had a radio playing loudly until late. The hot water was broken in my room so make sure you test it rather than accept assurances that it is working.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I am not quite sure what Golden Monkey is doing in the 'specialty lodging' category - it is a fairly basic guest house, that's it. But it is well located in the centre of town, has a good bar and a reasonable restaurant, and some very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are adequate if a little tired, and the... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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27 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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
30 helpful votes 30 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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cambs
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21 helpful votes 21 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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23 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Address: PO Box 280, Kisoro, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kisoro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8

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