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Traveler's Rest Hotel

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Bunagana Road, Kisoro, Uganda
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were warmly greeted by Jennifer & her team after a long road journey from Entebbe. The cool welcome drink was much appreciated. We were given room 2 for our two night stay which had everything we could need. The lighting is a bit erratic flickering in the evening but I guess this is outside their control. It seemed fine... More 

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stayed here for several nights and found it super charming. Jennifer and staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food was some of the best I have eaten. This in addition to a place Dian Fossey stayed was just perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A very charming place to stay with a beautiful garden and wonderful African art about. The bar was particularly inviting with a roaring fire and a great selection of books to learn about the incredible history of this magical country. And the food was absolutely delicious!! I hope to return to this special place some day soon.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I visited in early 2013, after seeing gorillas in Rwanda. Dian Fossey called Travelers Rest her "second home" and I can see why. The place is filled with folk art -- masks and lots of others -- all of it high to very high quality and all for sale. I have a folk art collection and really enjoyed the collection... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The rooms were comfortable here and I really like the layout of the building. Hot water in the shower takes about 5 minutes, so be patient. They have a very nice bar/lounge that you can relax in after a long day of Gorilla Tracking. The food at the hotel was very tasty, but I can tire easily of a set... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place was incredible! Great large, clean rooms. Meals were excellent. Although, on our third night we encountered a deadly huge spider. So, make sure, if you stay longer than one night, that you ask them to spray the room when they clean it! Otherwise, amazing friendly staff and a very great place to stay! You have to expect some... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This hotel was larger than some of the other hotels we had stayed in (I think there were at least 12-15 rooms?), and so it had a slightly less personal touch. However, the rooms were clean and there was hot water, which are all pluses in my book. The food was good, and the banana pancakes at breakfast are seriously... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Excellent. Room lovely, big, clean, decent bathroom with very hot shower. Staff very friendly. Lovely garden outside to sit and relax. Great bar area inside with a big open fire which was always on! Lots of very interesting literature and information about the gorillas laid out for people to read. Manager always checking we were happy. Wifi worked in the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful colonial-era hotel that brings you back to the movies. There are masks for sale, which are pretty expensive compared to the ones sold on the street; however, it's more likely to be authentic rather than the fakes found on the street. The food in the dining room is pretty expensive and the food was not amazing, but with the... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Operated by warm, friendly, caring people with a sense of humour and professional attitude, great environment. My vegan diet was catered for beautifully and they checked to ensure I was satisfied with each meal - YES I WAS! Loved this place. Added bonus Dianne Fossey used to stay at Travellers Rest. Simple, clean, friendly, great food and location. Before Gorilla... More 

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