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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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Kigali, Rwanda
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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8 hotel reviews
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Address: PO Box 280, Kisoro, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kisoro
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