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Mount Elgon Hotel

30 Masaba Road, Mbale, Uganda
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Mount Elgon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Mbale
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, Wales
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is the best place to stay in Mbale. I stayed for 4 nights with a large group. The hotel, whilst not as flash as the Protea is well looked after with attentive friendly staff. Service is slow but predictable and whilst there were unwanted bands playing on too many of our evenings, it is a relatively calm and peaceful... More

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Roanoke , VA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were a large group staying a nearby Guest House for several weeks. So we went and 'splurged" on a great night out at this stunning property. The bar down by the pool was the perfect sunset setting as we enjoyed drinks, playing pool and having a great time. Later the dinner was perfect as most of us ordered pizza.... More

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zurich
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I have stayed in this hotel a number of times. Considering other hotels on offer in Mbale, this is by far the best. The front desk service is good (people are super friendly). The food is OK. I heard that the massages are good. The rooms are nice. Internet is fast. Could be better though if: the gym was actually... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

They raised the rates without increasing experience. Showers are small. Food is pricey and dull. Breakfast could be better but they never have enough Mountain Dew. The pool was nice but has fallen on hard times lately. Pool guy plays pool instead of helping get rid of the stain on bottom. Best bet would be to stay at a value... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is great, but be aware, the man who works at the pool can be tad pushy! This pool is a great getaway with a picture perfect view of Mt Elgon. The staff at the front desk is extremely upbeat and friendly as well. Again, I hate to go back to it, but my stay at this hotel would... More

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Hobart, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We have stayed at Mt Elgon Hotel several times & have never been disappointed. The rooms are comfortable & very clean. The grounds are spacious & great for relaxing. The grounds & most rooms have an awesome view of the mountain. The restaurant food is excellent & the staff are always friendly & helpful. Would always stay at this hotel... More

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

If you are looking for a good Hotel, a comfortable place, an airy place, wonderful rooms, perfect service, tasty delicious food, Mount Elgon Hotel is the place. I have been to Mt Elgon Hotel since the 1970's when the Hotel still belonged to Uganda Hotels. The service was wonderful and it is wonderful to date. Each time i visit Mbale,... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I've stayed at the Mt. Elgon Hotel 5 times. It is an old government hotel that was bought and renovated by a private investor, who did a pretty good job all things considered. The rooms are clean and well appointed, as are the bathrooms. It has a nice big garden with a good swimming pool and a spa facility. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
31 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 1 night during a long East African trip and it was extremely pleasant. The pool was a lot of fun and created a lot of buzz. The sunrise was simply breathtaking. Highly recommended!

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Canberra, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed 6 nights at this place and really enjoyed it. Rooms were good, roomy and clean. Reception and service staff were very friendly and most of the time got things right. The food was pretty good by Ugandan standards and they made sure that everything wasn't exactly the same from day to day. Water was provided in the rooms.... More

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Additional Information about Mount Elgon Hotel

Address: 30 Masaba Road, Mbale, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Mbale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Mbale

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