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Crater Bay Cottages

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Lake Bunyonyi | P.O Box 242, Kabale, Uganda
Crater Bay Cottages
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Budenheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we planned to stay one night at lake Bunyonyi, but in this wonderful place we stayed three days. Very nice and helpful staff (thanks again to Claire!), charming accomodation, very good food. We will come back! Anette and Christian

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Kabale, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have been there several times it was always a nice stay, very quiet place, very nice lake view , you can enjoy all kind of birds signing.... free acess to the lake ...the staff is very nice and happy

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Kabale, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed twice at Crater Bay, and a couple of more times for lunch on the way out to the islands. Unfortunately, each time I've visited, the service and quality has degraded a bit... particularly with the meals... very inconsistent in the long waits for service, temperature of the food (one of those situations where you know they finished preparing... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stayed three nights here and loved it. Shared a furnished tent with a friend - a fantastic idea - a big canvas safari tent up on a wooden platform under a tin roof and a veranda with chairs and table. The view out onto the lake is brilliant. The beds were comfortable, shower was hot when electricity was working or... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We ended up extending our stay here - such a lovely place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. The safari tent is a fantiastic budget option and the quality of the bathroom and shower is great (nice high pressure hot shower) which is just what you need after swimming in the lake which can be chilly! Great... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great location at the lake. Campsites are directly at the water. WiFi is one of the fastest in Uganda. Beware of the regular power breakdowns though (caused by lumberjacking, repairments or any other African reasons ;) ). Staff is so nice and helpful. They allow you to use their kitchen. You can buy food just outside of the Craterbay Cottages... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was something like $10 for my own huge safari tent (they're permenant, with furniture - this had a double bed), and I loved it. Great views, the food was very good, and the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

this place offers different tipes of cottages or even dorms settled in the lovely green garden few stepos from the lake. The best bunagllows face the lake shore and stay hidden in the garden. Nice lake area with bridges boats and sunbeds. pure pleasure to relax there. No metter what price you pay and what standart you choose you can... More 

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I spend some days in July 2014 at the Crater Bay Cottages. It was a wonderful chance to release and open my mind up for new creative ideas. The whole personal (Claire, here entire Family and the entire stuff) are really welcoming and friendly. Wishing to spend more pleasant days in this beautiful landscape :-)

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This hotel was cheap, the lake-side location was great for swimming and canoeing with some pleasant grassed areas, and the restaurant food was tasty. Tip 1: If possible place your order in advance to minimise waiting times. Tip 2: we can recommend a visit to the Community Project 'Bunyonyi Impact' which was founded by the Manager, Claire Kwesiga. Good works... More 

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