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Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Certificate of Excellence
Bunyonyi Road, Kitumba, Kabale, Uganda
Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Uganda with a group for looking at various charity funded projects. Our time at the BirdNest was just the perfect way to relax after a very busy two weeks. The size of the rooms, the fabulous food, the attentive staff and the wonderful view made this hotel one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at!

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

Dear Elinor, Your comments on our Resort have given the complete BirdNest team a boost for the start of the new week ! Thanks very much. Pablo MD. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to give 4.5 stars. In a nutshell: perfect location, great staff, superb chef, perfectly functioning infrastructure, bare bones rooms for the price. Bird’s Nest is easily the best resort on Lake Bunyoni, as reflected in its prices. The structure itself is constructed of native stone and dark wood beams, giving a spacious and rustic feel to the lodge. The... More 

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

Dear Marco, we appreciate the effort you did to make a large review on our Resort. Reviews like yours give us the opportunity to improve and work on the items that are not always in our immediate focus of attention. The positive elements in your review are noted and appreciated. The lack of amenities in certain rooms are listed and... More 

Thornton, Colorado
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are looking for luxury, this is your place! Birdnest stands out above the rest in this area. The food at the restaurant is very good (I especially enjoyed the Crawfish pizza). The location is equally fantastic on Lake Bunyonyi. You won't find a better combination of facilities and location anywhere around here, but you will pay for this... More 

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

Dear Jaredkidder, thanks very much for taking time to review our Resort and appreciating it. To keep our standing on the level we think it should be we are probably a bit more expensive then other places in the region. However we think that the price/quality level is perfectly in balance. The Crayfish Pizza you liked so much has a... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After a very bumpy ride up basically a dirt track, you reach the top and your breath is taken away by the sheer beauty of Lake Bunyoni, I stayed for three nights at the Birdsnest using as a base for Gorilla Trekking, an excellent place to come back to and relax but I would have loved some extra time here... More 

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

Dear Karen, We are very grateful for your all over positive review and the compliments towards our staff members. It will give them an extra boost to keep up the level of service they provide. For the wifi, we are working on installing some hotspot extensions to have a full reach in all the rooms. Hope to welcome you again... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

After reading all the great reviews about Birdsnest, I was disappointed with the service we received. We were greeted by an African Manager, not Pablo. We were greeted and welcomed perfunctorily, and the hospitality we received from him was aloof. With regards to our enquiries, they were answered mechanically, without a smile. We felt unwelcomed, as if we were bothering... More 

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

Dear Wai Tai J., Seems this is a personal thing between you and my ‘African Manager’. After checking the mail communication I discovered he did a lot of efforts to organise Gorilla permits for you and to organise the trip including transport, of course that’s his job, but at the end you cancelled with no reason given. You decided to... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stopped in to lounge by the pool, enjoy the view and have lunch one day. The pool is great with comfortable loungers, towels, and excellent service. The view is fantastic. There are covered areas and areas to enjoy the sun and tan. We ordered hamburgers for lunch and were not disappointed. A large burger patty with cheese on a... More 

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

Dear visitor from Liverpool, Thanks very much for appreciating our food and facilities. Hope to be honoured by your visit again in the future. Pablo MD. More 

Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a must stay if you're going to be in Uganda! I simply could not get enough of the views of the lake - every morning and evening I kept taking the same photo because it felt surreal. The service and restaurant/bar have anything you'd want from a luxurious comfortable stay. I have recommended to a few friends who... More 

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

Dear Travis, Thanks very much for taking time to review BirdNest Resort. Your positive comments are encouraging the entire staff and will result in keeping up the level of services. Also thanks for recommending our place to your friends. Very much appreciated ! Enjoy you further travelling experiences all over the world. Pablo MD. More 

Kigali, Rwanda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our mixed family - Rwandan-North American - had a wonderful two nights at Birdnest which we all equally enjoyed. The casual and semi-private outdoor spaces dotted around the property were very comfortable for playing board games, and reading, or billiards. The room and balcony were spacious enough that we could really relax as a family in the room as well.... More 

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

Dear Kigali guests, Thanks very much for appreciating BirdNest Resort and our services. We are impressed by the brief and positive review which is mentioning almost all the qualities we offer. Hope to host you again in the future. All the best. Pablo MD. More 

Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

Dear Michael, We are very grateful for this wonderful review and we feel motivated to carry on the hard work to maintain the level of quality we are providing. Hope to welcome you again in the future. Pablo / MD More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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104 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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

Dear Vikki, thanks very much for the overall positive comment on our lodge. For the case of the bedside table and light, I remember we solved the problem immediately after your complaint. For the case of the privacy in the bathrooms we are aware that certain rooms need to be worked on and that is in the planning for the... More 

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