My first impressions was that it was a little off the beaten track... both in terms of how far it was away from Jinja, but also that it was so close to the beaten up, run down railway track (miraculously, still working), but wnen I walked around the corner of the car park and saw a sign indicating no ties were allowed, I chuckled and instantly began to relax. A nice touch and my kind of humour.
The next sight was the swimming pool... and it looked lovely. Our 18 month old daughter adores swimming and so this was perfect for us. I was VERY impressed with the gardens (inc playground equipment) and the views. Someone has done a very good job there.
A few notes though; the pool wasn't the best maintained (a few tiles missing and a thin layer of algae on some of the sides) and the lock in the adjascent room had to be replaced because it didn't lock. We waited an hour for the 'porter' to take our bags (they offered, not us) and then gave up and took them ourselves. The cats around the tables always annoys me too. I was also accosted by some local kids in the gardens asking me for money. Our room had a (very) broken mosquitto net on the window (but that was okay, considering we slept under thick mosquitto nets).
However, I viewed these problems as 'reasonable', considering the price of the rooms. This was, simply put, spectacular value for money.
Oh... and we took the baot trip to Semuka Island. That, for me, was a big waste of time. I'd have much ratehr stayed at the resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an exclusive family hotel with a German management, located 82 km from Kampala and 9 km from Jinja. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kingfisher Safaris Hotel Jinja