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Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

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Bunyonyi Road, Kitumba, Kabale, Uganda
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is awesome. After the gorilla trekking, we finished our roundtrip at Birdnest. Lake Bunyonyi is the most beautiful lake in Uganda. This resort is the perfect place to enjoy the lake. The design and the ambiance of the hotel are fantastic. The manager created this oasis of happy feeling in the middle of nowhere. After dinner we sat... More 

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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best hotel on Lake Bunyonyi, enjoying a prime location on a small peninsula on the edge of the waters. Beautiful view from the room balconies, and a very good breakfast is included; the restaurant is also very good. Canoes are available for free for hotel guests. Price is on the high side but the place is quite... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four (Parents + 2 teen boys) stayed at Birdnest for one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating nights of our 15 day Kenya/Uganda trip. We loved the rooms, facilities, food, and staff. This is a place you will want to cherish, so make sure you have several hours to enjoy the place. Because we only stayed for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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
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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 

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