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Mount Elgon Hotel

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30 Masaba Road, Mbale, Uganda
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Mount Elgon Hotel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Anchorage
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Older hotel building but the rooms are well updated and there is a new pool and spa area that are very nice with steam and sauna. Surprisingly the food and service were great, as well. The mattress was among the best I have slept on in almost 2 months in Uganda. The Mt. Elgon National Park HQ is practically across... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Old and classic hotel, that age has only had an effect of perfecting service delivery. Probably the most guaranteed and consistent service at the foot of the imposing Mount Elgon. The rooms have very cosy rooms and a wonderful bed. The wardrobes emit an old rusty smell, which shouldn't be a cause of great concern. The food is diverse and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Go somewhere cheaper to get better value, but in Mbale there are few options. I stayed with my wife and 1 year old daughter for 10 nights while visiting family nearby. Room amenities were basic, small fridge, small kettle, good wardrobe space. No safe, but we left cash and valuables everywhere and never had a problem trusting the housekeeping staff... More 

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Glanamman
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

For Mbale, this is probably luxury but it's rather tired and faded. Food is good, but be prepared for a long wait; staff are friendly enough. There is a small charge for use of the pool if your are not a resident, and it is clean and well maintained. Usual array of drinks and alcoholic beverages - nothing special. Not... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hotel has clean rooms, friendly staff and a lovely garden setting looking towards the mountains. It is an old hotel that has been renovated so the rooms are quite large. The modern dining room that serves great meals and excellent buffet breakfast overlooking the garden. They have banquet nights but we didn't try that. The only down side was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Very dated hotel with a strange odour in the rooms. The showers were not very appealing could be improved as drainage was poor. The breakfast had excellent fruits. Staff are generally friendly. Would recommend getting a cheaper place in Mbale as the cost doesn't commensurate with what you get.

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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147 reviews 147 reviews
22 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Did not stay at this hotel but came here for dinner. a little off the beaten path (not off the main road) so a little hard to get public transportation FROM the hotel. Great food and drink selection! would recommend!

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Entebbe, Uganda
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been here a few times and am always happy to stay here. Sometimes I stop on the way north - the last really good accommodation Clean rooms, friendly staff and great garden and Spas It is easy to find very reasonably priced A bit noisy at the buffet some times at night

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised as hotel has been renovated sine we stayed here 19 years prior. Great food, beautiful views & gardens and nice pool. I grew up just around the corner from the hotel 40+ years ago and even back then this hotel was considered a top hotel. Our family enjoyed our one night there and wish we could have... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This charming hotel is the absolute best in Mbale. The hotel is an old, charming building from the colonial era but has been renovated. A sample of some of the best parts: great shower (consistent hot water), bed (spring mattress not foam), pillows (fluffy not pancake-like), and spa (steam room, sauna, and a lounge area that looks out into a... More 

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Address: 30 Masaba Road, Mbale, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Mbale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30

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