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Traveler's Rest Hotel

Bunagana Road, Kisoro, Uganda
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Traveler's Rest Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Kisoro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay for couples and families. Very well located in the center of Kisoro. The staff was very friendly and the rooms were very cozy, nice and clean. Great food too! Definitely recommend it!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Something of a landmark in Kisoro as Diane Fossey herself used to stay here, the hotel is styled in a colonial style and has a lot of charm as a result. The bar area in particular is very atmospheric with lots of wooden masks and carvings that add to the charm and are also for sale. Probably the best place... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The historic Traveler's Rest Hotel has seen better days and is in need of a facelift. The accommodation and meal were fortunately included in our package deal, as it seems overpriced. Pleasant, unexceptional meal and simple breakfast included. The gardens are lovely and lounge is complemented by a atmospheric fire place and bar. My room was shabby, in need of... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Seemed pretty average for the price we paid in comparison to other places I have stayed at in Uganda. Enjoyed the fire in the lounge. But didn't feel like I got value for money. Stayed in room 4. Highly recommend staying atleast one room away from here as there is a staff room in the corner between rooms 3 and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Very nice place to stay while in transit. Stayed here for 3 nights. Mosquito nets were in good condition. Staff was very welcoming, food was very good. Bar was well stocked and the bar staff were always ready to help. My absolutely favourite thing about this hotel was when I'd go on my daily runs, the children from across the... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Considering this place was repeatedly visited by Dian Fossey and it's the only hotel worth mentioning in Kisoro, it's impressive that they still make the effort of running it with pride and making sure everything is perfectly arranged. The rooms are simple but efficient, the garden is wonderful, green and a peaceful oasis in the busy town, and the staff... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

To some degree you have to stay here at least 1 night due to the history of the place to another degree maybe not. We stayed 2 nights and it was basically OK. It has apparently been renovated but it could definitely use some updating and/or maintenance. The mattress was saggy, the not water was inconsistent, the water pressure was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The Traveller's Rest is a great place to stay if you are going on a gorilla safari but we were there for a different reason - to record the music of the Batwa people who used to live in the forest alongside the gorillas. We stayed for a week at the Traveller's Rest and it was perfect for us. Really... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed here post gorilla track in Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest. It is quite close to where the golden monkey tracking is in Mgahinga National Park(up an extremely bumpy road). The hotel itself is worn and the rooms are basic and if basing this review on hotel's merit, I would rate it average or below. Twin beds w mosquito nets are... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

After a week of staying in jungle tents, safari tents and jungle cabanas, arriving at Traveler's Rest was like arriving at the Four Seasons. Kisoro town isn't the most scenic place, but the Traveler's Rest property feels removed, private and lovely. The rooms were spacious and so clean - we slept well here! The common area was very inviting, lots... More

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Address: Bunagana Road, Kisoro, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kisoro
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Kisoro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travellers' Rest is an excellent place for tourists visiting the endangered mountain gorilla in Southwest Uganda. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, has ten rooms and one suite at reasonable prices. The garden is home to many birds, and in the evenings, when it gets cooler, visitors can warm themselves at the fireplace in the lounge.In the restaurant every evening a fine 4 course dinner is served. "Gorillas in the Mist" researcher Dian Fossey stayed here many times, calling it her "second home". The hotels offers a massage-service, perfect after a long gorilla trekking. ... more   less 

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