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Crater Bay Cottages

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Lake Bunyonyi | P.O Box 242, Kabale, Uganda
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Crater Bay Cottages
Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Kabale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband & I stayed at Crater Bay Cottages for our 3 year anniversary. It was such a wonderful trip! Claire, the manager, was incredibly friendly and hospitable along with the rest of the staff members. It is located right on the lake and is in a perfect location with plenty of great views! We rented a dugout canoe which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a great time at Crater Bay Cottages - pity we could only stay 2 nights! The view is amazing, the room comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. Claire even went into town to get Nicky some shorts so she could swim in the lake..! Thank you to Claire and all her staff for making us feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had a wonderful time here it's nice lovely garden and the staff very friendly and welcoming It's a home away from home and Toby the dog also welcoming It's quite and many birds around the flowering plants to see It's on lake bunyonyi so you can even swim since it's bilharzia free Keep up the good work Claire and friends

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Address: Lake Bunyonyi | P.O Box 242, Kabale, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale
Number of rooms: 8

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