Well run, homely, clean and comfortable, friendly staff and excellent food. We even managed to get one of their recipes. Facilities are very basic but very comfortable and relaxing. Definitely somewhere to go back to at the end of a hard day. Couple of pointers: no hairdryers - take your own. There are no credit card facilities (not unusual in Uganda) so take sufficent US $. If you are an animal lover there are 2 really great, gorgeous dobermans on the premises. Would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travellers' Rest is an excellent place for tourists visiting the endangered mountain gorilla in Southwest Uganda. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, has ten rooms and one suite at reasonable prices. The garden is home to many birds, and in the evenings, when it gets cooler, visitors can warm themselves at the fireplace in the lounge.In the restaurant every evening a fine 4 course dinner is served. "Gorillas in the Mist" researcher Dian Fossey stayed here many times, calling it her "second home". The hotels offers a massage-service, perfect after a long gorilla trekking. ... more less