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Traveler's Rest Hotel

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Bunagana Road, Kisoro, Uganda
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jennifer and her staff couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely setting nestled in Kisoro. Rates are reasonable and the lodge portion is great for relaxing after a day of hiking. Loved my stay here. The only thing I'd note is that if you are doing Gorilla trekking from here, it's about 2 hours away which was fine for us, but... More 

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363 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This hotel is ideally located for trekking Mgahinga and Bwindi. It's right by the main road, too, so you've no worries about reaching it when the dirt roads are washed out. I liked all the Congolese art that was for sale and I liked the chilled, backpacker vibe. I recommend doing a mix of lodging in this region, as I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Whilst it doesn't look like much from outside when you into reception the staff are very friendly and welcoming. The rates are reasonable for bed and well as breakfast and dinner. The rooms are clean spacious and have all that you need. Ask for them to put r heater on and in 10 minutes you will have a lovely warm... More 

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Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The traveler's rest is a simple hotel, good rooms and - if you have some patience - hot showers. The food here was the least exciting during my entire trip in Uganda however... Still it was okay. Staff is extremely friendly and welcoming.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We spent 3 nights at the Traveler's Rest Hotel. We stayed in the Matunda room which we would definitely recommend. This is very nice, clean hotel set amongst a lovely garden setting. You will find Congolese art throughout the hotel which adds a very nice touch. The food is very good, there is a well stocked bar right next to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were so excited to stay at this hotel as part of our gorilla trekking package. Staff were so lovely, welcoming and kind. The "great room" had a huge fireplace which was lit for us each night to gather around and share stories of the days activities. Jennifer was such a lovely host, rooms were great, meals were great. Fantastic... More 

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Entebbe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

nice view of the volcanoes, the road is newly constructed and it takes short time from kabale town. people are friendly enough to give information, plenty of art crafts. you must not miss this wonderful area normally called the switzerland of africa. near the gorillas of Mgahinga and Bwindi. easy means of transport from kampala by regular buses. special hire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We stayed in Travellers Rest in October 2015 for 2 nights and can only recommend the Location. It is an excellent starting Point for many activities, it is located close to the main City road and the place it extremely comfartable and Relaxing with very nice and cosy rooms. Food is also excellent. Fully recommendable!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We enjoyed our stay for four nights while visiting Kisoro. All aspects were fine and we should put the People - our Hosts - at the top of the list of things to enjoy. The superior menu and preparations should be #2 on the list. But the accomodations, the bar, the other guests and their visitors - all nice (except... More 

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Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at Traveler’s Rest in Kisoro, and used it as our hub to do a daytrip to Mgahinga NP (were we did the Sabinyo Gorge walk), since there are not many affordable or comfortable options closer to the park. We also wanted to stay at the same place Dian Fossey used to use, when she came down... More 

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