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Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

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Bunyonyi Road, Kitumba, Kabale, Uganda
Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I just returned from a quick one night stay at Birdnest. We arrived late in the evening but they made us feel immediately welcome. Fabulous views out over the lake from our top floor room #13. Comfortable bed. Nice spacious room. Great balcony. I discussed with the delightful young Belgian manning the desk the two complaints I'd... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for only one night, as we were travelling between Bwindi and Mburo. A very pleasant stay, excellent , excellent food, in beautiful surroundings. great pride and care have gone into creating this lodge, on the edge of the lake,literally. The view from your room is gorgeous, of mountains, lake, boats, and birds. We found it strange though that... More 

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Kosovo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Spent a couple of days here over Christmas. The landscape is great and so is the hotel's location. The rooms are reasonably sized and furnished with the essential (nothing more, though). Internet is available in the common area only. I have not found the staff to be particularly pleasant or helpful.. By Ugandan standars the place is expensive and, in... More 

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are sorry to hear you feel this way. The staff is always trying to be as pleasant and helpful as possible. When it comes to the prices, we keep our prices on level with the quality and services we provide. The layout and decoration of the rooms are decided upon after careful consideration. We want all our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Nice house which was extremely nice renovated and the location by the lake is awesome. But sadly the service is missing the heart the other lodges we had in Uganda were sending to the guests. The unhappy face and mood of the boss spreads throughout the whole location. Sorry

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Sorry for your unpleasant experience. Strange that most of our reviews are stating the opposite of your comment. The unhappy face of the boss should not reflect to the guests and should not influence the general atmosphere, that is correct. Don't forget the boss is also a human being who might have a bad day. However we think... More 

london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed at Birdnest Resort for 2 nights in November. We loved it. We had just come from gorilla trekking and were happy with a bit of luxury. The room was tasteful and lovely, views were amazing. We had two dinners and lunches here, all the food was excellent and included local, Indian and European dishes. We also had a... More 

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nicky, This review makes us feeling good and gives us the strength and courage to keep on working hard to maintain the level of quality. All the best. Pablo / MD. More 

Darwin, Australia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I stayed here for one night after trekking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It was by far the best accommodation I stayed in while traveling in Uganda. The view of the lake was magical. The colours over the lake as the sun rises was simply magical. I had two meals in the restaurant and the crayfish pasta is sublime -... More 

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Darwin, Thanks for appreciating our lodge and services. We will encourage our staffs with your review and work hard to maintain the same level. All the best. Pablo / MD More 

leeds
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207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The hotel is the first you come to in the village at Bunyoni where most of the resorts and campsites are. It's over a rough road, steep in places which climbs over the hillside- I was in a 4x4 but saw normal cars make the drive. The hotel is a 3 storey stone built building set in nice gardens overlooking... More 

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Entebbe, Uganda
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26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I stayed 2 nights at Birdsnest. It was off-season so I was the only guest, and only a few came for a meal. This is obviously not ideal for judging the Hotel. But it was really great. Good ambience, good quality material and furniture and very friendly staff. The outside restaurant area has a really good feel to it, good... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I had just spent nearly two weeks trekking round Uganda staying in tents and basic accommodation. We had a marvellous time with little access to running water or electricity. We saw the Gorillas and climbed Mount Sabinyo. However we knew that after such a hectic time we would need a little rest before returning to England. We... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A wonderful, comfortable and relaxing place in a superb location. Gorgeous rooms, splendid restaurant and terrace, this was quite the place to do no absolutely nothing after two days trekking gorillas. As for the guilt, well having spent two-weeks in this beautiful country, even the least observant visitor might realise the extent of their privileges (then again, we did hear... More 

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