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Crater Bay Cottages

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Lake Bunyonyi | P.O Box 242, Kabale, Uganda
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  • 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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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed at Crater Bay Cottages for one night after a failed attempt to cross into Rwanda, but the staff were absolutely lovely. The self contained cottage is $60 a night (with breakfast) and it's mid range for the prices on Bunyonyi Island. Totally worth it if you have been travelling and just need a warm, clean bed, lovely... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a great 3 nights at Crater Bay. Claire greeted and checked us in and was really friendly, helpful and happy to answer what ever questions we had. The other staff were great too. The cottages have great views over the lake and some have private balconies. The grounds are beautiful. We ate here on a few nights and... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I stayed at this hotel when I went to track gorillas in Uganda. The owner/manager Claire personally welcomed us and checked us into the hotel. Rooms were clean and reasonably appointed. We had sundowners at the deck restaurant. The only disappointing issue was that they had no ice, which is not uncommon in most hotels in this area. The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Staying at Craterbay was a wonderful experience! The cottage, bed, food and hot water made the stay extremely pleasant and comfortable- definitely value for money. Most importantly, the manager Claire and her staff made us feel right at home. They went all out to help us feel welcomed- their hospitality is first-class! Whether you want something specially done for you... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A very nice and peaceful place to stay at Lake Bunyonyi. The Hotel has a magnificent garden and direct access to the lake for swimming. The staff is very helpful and friendly, also in arranging activities around and on the lake. It's been my second time at the Crater Bay Cottages. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Budenheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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 March 31, 2015

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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