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“One of uganda's really ecological villages” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #12 of 28 Entebbe B&B and Inns
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1 review
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“One of uganda's really ecological villages”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

A good start of the year 2013! at one of uganda's really ecological village ,with operators that are highly friendly and hospitable with many many ways that made me most relaxed and comfortable at my stay.Got to enjoy pretty good food and hot water.too,was lucky to see and take pictures of little monkeys in the evenings and not to forget the horse ride 30 mins exciting experience!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Guernsey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Situated just six miles from Entebbe Airport off the Entebbe-Kampala highway, Banana Village is hidden away in a quiet, peaceful village of Kitala-Nalugala.
Reaching Banana Villlage is an achievement as the local roads are pretty poor. The accommodation is adequate, and is Ok for a stop-over. I would not consider it as a holiday hotel. Monkeys playing in the grounds make it interesting.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Derby
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42 hotel reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Stayed at this beautiful retreat for 2 nights after the most hectic of visits to Kawempe and Luwero, was absolutely exhausted on arrival but this place in the middle of all the 'busyness' was so peaceful and restful. The grounds are lovely, well kept and lovely to just wander around at your leisure. The hut that I stayed in was very large, enormous bed with moskito net, adequate furniture, and a shower room which did provide hot water. Be prepared for small geko's on the walls, and of course the usual large ants trooping in! Lots of little monkeys wandering around freely, beautiful flowers in the grounds too. Food was taken in the dining room which was very adequate, and provided by by very friendly staff.
A beautiful, relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle before flying back to the UK. Staff will book a taxi for you from here to Entebbe airport which takes about 20 mins.
Thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Vienna, Austria
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The first 3 days of my Uganda trip I spent at the Banana Village! It was a good start, you get hot water, pretty good food and there is a friendly staff.
If you are lucky you also get to see a bunch of little monkeys in the yard while having breakfast. It is located pretty close to Lake Victoria, you can walk there in about 20 minutes!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kampala, Uganda
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Great place with a great hotel manager who was very helpful in all manners. Hot showers and big clean beds. Free internet in the reception-area which is fast!

Room Tip: The whole place is quit and un-exposed to any clubs/noise.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Frederick, Maryland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

This place is great for low-budget travelers. It's a no frills, basic necessities arrangement. Our family of four had bunks with nets, a very old and dilapidated bathroom, and a front porch with no chairs. We arranged for dinner and got rice, stew and a small piece of chicken. Nothing was "fresh". The power went out and we were forced to pack up and leave for an early morning flight in the pitch black. If you can find a place with a back-up generator, go for that. Makes a world of difference if you have to function at night!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

I was coming back to Uganda on a flight that landed at 2 AM, so I searched online for a place near Entebbe. I emailed Banana Village and the manager, Barbara, responded to all of my emails promptly and in a very helpful manner! They have a taxi driver that they always use at the airport, and he was there waiting for me on time. Arriving at the hotel in the middle of the night was no problem (unlike other places I've stayed). The security guard got my key for me and let me in, and we took care of registration the next morning. The room was spotless! There were power outages and thus cold water, but that is just to be expected. I ate breakfast there and it was good. I just wish I had had more time there! The room rates are also very reasonable.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Entebbe, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
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Ranked #12 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Entebbe

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