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“Friendly helpful staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Plot 20A, Gowers Road, Entebbe, Uganda   |  
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Ranked #5 of 34 Entebbe B&B and Inns
Elgin
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33 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Friendly helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This guest house is an easy taxi distance from Entebbe Airport. Indeed the hotel organises pick ups and return journeys to the airport. Rooms are comfortable with fans (which you will need on your first night in Uganda) There is also a pleasant verandah where you can have tea brought in the early morning or in the afternoon. Dining room overlooks a good sized swimming pool surrounded by los of loungers and chairs. Breakfast includes fruit, cereal, toast, any kind of egg and excellent coffee. Dinner menu is OK but nothing special. Helpings are very generous - too much for me. As others have said the staff are excellent. It is a busy place as the flights arrive and depart at odd times of day and night. On our way back home the staff kindly let us store our luggage then have dinner before our flight home. This is the place I would always choose for a day or two stay in Entebbe.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Boston United States
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

My husband and I have stayed here dozens of time over the past six years. The accommodation, amenities, food and environment are a notch above anywhere else in the area. However, it is the staff that truly set this place apart. They go out of their way to make sure you have what you need and are comfortable. Whether you're on business, vacation, a first-time visitor or a regular, the Boma will make sure you have a good experience. This is our go-to place for rest and renewal. We trust it will be for you as well.

Room Tip: We prefer rooms 3 through 5, but all are fantastic.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Powell Butte, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We have been traveling with medical or construction teams to Uganda 3-4 times per year since 2005. About 2008 we discovered The Boma and it has become our home away from home ever since. We always arrive on the 10:15 P.M. KLM flight, and The Boma driver is always there to drive us the 5 minutes to The Boma. The owners and staff are totally friendly and kind. They go out of their way to help make our stay there relaxing and enjoyable. The rooms are private and well done. The bathrooms are spacious, and there is plenty of hot water. The food is excellent and the menu has a good variety. In addition, the outside surroundings are wonderful. They have a small gazebo area where we are able to hold team meetings, and their pool is always clean and fun to be in. As you can tell, I very highly recommendThe Boma to anyone traveling to Uganda.

Room Tip: Room # 2 is the perfect place for a couple. If you are traveling alone, the Budget Room (BR) gives...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The Boma Guest House in Entebbe was a real find for the beginning and end of our trip to Uganda. The initial welcome was fantastic, and things only got better from there. Food was first rate, ambience was so relaxing and peaceful - amazing to find such trqnquility just 5 minutes free transfer away from the airport. I'll be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Perfect location settled in a nice garden and very close to the airport only 5 min shuttle provided by hotel.
The rooms good standard with comfi beds and large bathroom.
Staff is very kind and hepfull in everything.
Restaurant with a lot of atmosphere and good food.
Large swimmingpool with enough sunloungers.
The place to start or end your Uganda trip.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jersey,Channel Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We arrived late at night in Entebbe and decided to spend the following day relaxing in the wonderful Boma Guesthouse - the perfect tonic for a long day travelling.
Great staff, superb tranquil grounds and excellent wholesome food.
A great place to start or end your Ugandan adventure.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 2 which with its little outside balcony is a real gem. No alarm clock required a...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

The Boma in ENtebbe Uganda is a delightful place to stay near the airport. An English style house with a lovely garden in a very quiet neighborhood.The room we stayed was not great....the light was so dim I could not read. My daughter's matress was terrible...We preferred to have the bed taken away and both sleep in a queen size bed . The safe was inside the closet with no light.The food was homely and good. The service very good. Everybody tried to do their best in a very soft and delicate way.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Plot 20A, Gowers Road, Entebbe, Uganda
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Location: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Entebbe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boma is Entebbe’s original and most exclusive hotel, set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. Our rooms combine today’s modern comforts one with the charm and character of the original 1940's homestead. Our staff and management team ensure guests receive a personable service and enjoy hospitality standards which are in keeping with the tradition of this charming lake shore town. Rates include B&B and airport transfers. ... more   less 
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The Boma Hotel Entebbe

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