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Cassia Lodge
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Plot 15 | Buziga Hill, Kampala 23623, Uganda   |  
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Ranked #7 of 72 Hotels in Kampala
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“cassia cassia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

decided to pop over for a drink as had heard so much about the place.
It turned out to look even better than i expected,great views fantastic grounds.

turned up on a busy evening i think there was a graduation bash taking place upstairs but was still able to get attention.
place look nice decor simple done up like a safari lodge.....but in a residential area.
i think its a great pace to have a drink/party.
i like places that nice grounds that are well looked after.
place was also very clean which was great.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Myself and my partner went to Cassia Lodge for a meal in their restuarant and just to spend the evening there relaxing. The views are spectacular especially of Lake Victoria which is clearly visible as Cassia Lodge is situated on a hill. We were given a guided tour of the hotel rooms and the swimming pool all of which were to good standard. The only downside was that the price of the meals is on the high side.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lutry
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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Positives: Great views of Lake Victoria. Fun to sit on the veranda for dinner and see the sun set. The rooms have ceiling fans. Some rooms have air conditioning. The second time we stayed there everything worked and we had power the whole time. Also, the second time the food seemed much better. Maybe that was because we had been traveling for two weeks by that time.
Negatives: The first time we stayed here we experienced frequent power outages (5 in two days). Also, we had asked for adjacent rooms, which we got for the first night, but then had to move rooms the next night to make sure we still had adjacent rooms. Really bad, they charge an outrageous exchange rate on the dollar basically 15% below market. Some of the equipment like fan and ceiling fans are old and in need of replacement. Based on our two stays I would say make sure everything in your room works.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

extremely relaxing with a cool breeze from Victoria, a good place for a vacation indeed. the service is welcoming en warm, the food is indeed some thng, with different dishes and the african setting makes it exquisite, we enjoyed our time at cassia lodge kampala.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I stayed here in November 2012 - the hotel itself is very nice, rooms are pleasant enough, not what I would call up to a high international standard (eg Sheraton) but you're paying for the view here which is simply amazing...

What let's this hotel down is noise - lawnmowers at 7am, staff with radios on or shouting at 7am, and roosters kicking off at dawn - but worst of all are the party bars (Friday & Saturday only during my stay) that literally sounds like they are in your room at full tilt all through the night until 6am the next morning - of course if you were to stay in the week that would not be a problem. Ear plugs alleviated the party bar noise a little as did turning the a/c on full blast - which dampened the sound.

Aside from that my stay during the week nights was very pleasant - you can almost live with the noisey staff, rooster and lawnmowers as the view is undoubtedly breathtaking - but if you want any sleep at all avoid Friday & Saturday (unless you want too party until 6am!)...

Food is decent, great steaks and evening/lunch selection - breakfast a bit bland and boring.

Room Tip: All the rooms looked the same to me - you can walk out of the ground floor ones into the garden - vi...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oosterzele
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed here 2 days before and 3 days after our tour through Uganda. This is really the ideal place to recover from a tiring tour and to think over all the beauty this country has to offer.
Away from the busy Kampala you enjoy the beautiful accommodation and unforgettable views. Restaurant is of a high quality at a fair price. The staff is very friendly and helpful and works there with pleasure; they make you feel at home. One big family !!!
Most certainly a place to recommend !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ghent, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

" best view in Kampala " is by no means an understatement. The location is breathtaking.
With the very cosy athmosphere, friendly staff and good restaurant on top, Cassia lodge has to be the best place to stay and relax in the city.
Vincent

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cassia Lodge

Address: Plot 15 | Buziga Hill, Kampala 23623, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cassia Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cassia Lodge is located on Buziga Hill, one of the highest hills of Kampala close to Lake Victoria. The environment is cool, with few mosquitoes, and an astonishing view on the lake as well as the city. Excellent international cuisine in a serene environment, conference facilities, business centre, wireless connection, large swimming pool, luxurious rooms with satellite television, bar and balcony overlooking the lake. ... more   less 
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