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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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Austin, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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 

Kosovo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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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213 reviews 213 reviews
205 hotel reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 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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