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“Excellent for those on a tight budget yet want some clean place to stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ggaba Road | Kansanga, Kampala, Uganda   |  
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Ranked #45 of 106 Kampala B&B and Inns
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“Excellent for those on a tight budget yet want some clean place to stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

As I am writing this I am sitting at the reception area as it has some very good network. Actually I contacted them while in the States for room reservation. This is a place I have stayed at before and the service is better than you would think. They have plenty of double rooms, singles, twin bedrooms all self contained. They have two blocks, the older one is the one with the office. The prices for a single are Uganda shillings 40,000/=(approx. $16) this will depend on the dollar rate. The price for the double rooms is between 60,000/= and 70,000/= Uganda shillings (approx. $25 - $30). The rate used is 2,500 Uganda shillings for $1. Breakfast is inclusive with bread (let them know if you want it toasted), margarine, eggs (let them know how you like them). Coffee (instant) they give you hot water in a flask and coffee in a can. Or alternatively you can have tea which is a teabag with a flask of hot water and milk. In addition is a half slice of tasty pineapple. The restaurant also serves several foods which you can order off the menu. Transportation from the airport can be arranged with the Manager. The only downside was the noise from the music in the neighborhood over the weekends. I advise you come with earplugs for a good sleep. The staff is courteous and very efficient. The rooms are cleaned daily if you leave your key behind. If not, they will ask if they can clean before you go out. Leave all your valuables at the reception when going out for safety. This is a MUST! I am here for six weeks and I asked for a discount which was granted. So take advantage of that. The location is pretty good, a few meters to the main road where you can get public transportation or bodaboda (motorcycle ride) to Kampala city (6 kms).

Room Tip: The rooms in the older building are actually nice in my opinion, even though some have preferred the...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ggaba Road | Kansanga, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
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Ranked #45 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40

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