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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got in very late after a late flight from Addis. Owner kept the kitchen open late for us since we hadnt eaten. Food was simply delightful. Rooms were very clean & comfortable. I wish we didnt arrive after sundown & leave before sunrise because the place looked to be in a great location on the lake on a nice plot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

A lovely spot on Lake Victoria within easy reach of Kampala but far enough away to feel it's a break. Spent one night here with family. The rooms are clean with lovely views of the lake. Although self catering there is a restaurant which is good enough. Worth a night or two.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

My family and I stayed at the Yellow Haven for a week and had a fantastic time. We ate well, relaxed, had lots of fun and were made to feel extremely welcome. The setting is stunning with amazing views across Lake Victoria, especially if you are up early enough to catch the sunrise - it is certainly worth it! There's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Absolutely the place for a small get away or even a long stay. Ronald and Joan are the best. We had a downstairs appartement with an inside patio. Very lovely. The views on the lake are incredible. You can have a seat and enjoy the view . Or take a relaxing dip in the pool and enjoy the variety of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I am staying in Kampala for three months and have been searching for a place I can escape to for some r&r at weekends. And I have found the perfect spot in Yellow Haven resort which overlooks Lake Victoria and run by the wonderful Joan and Ronald. I was hooked when I visited for a day last week. This really... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Decided to stay a little out of town - best decision. Much quieter, great little hotel with excellent owner/managed service. Beautiful rooms, on the lake, good food. I especially liked the fact they make their own homemade ketchup. Value for money.

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JoanMaryKelly, Owner at Yellow Haven Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Alex - it was a pleasure hosting you and we really appreciate your review. Hope you managed to get your luggage as nothing has come here for you. Safe travels and hope to see you again sometime. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

From start to end it was a fabulous experience. Joan and Ronald were so kind and accommodating. They made me feel like family. The grounds are a tranquil oasis. The pool, sauna, pond, and sweet little restaurant did not disappoint. I cannot say enough about the owners hospitality. They were so warm and friendly. I even celebrated the New Year... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Sitting on the shore of Lake Victoria Yellow Haven is a nice retreat from the otherwise hectic Kampala. The owners are very friendly and service minded. I would also highly recommend the bike trips across the lake. A short boat ride and you are biking both on single tracks and through small villages. A perfect and easy way to see... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

8 grandmothers descended on the lodge for two nights, and enjoyed every minute of it. Joan and Ron were a great team that showed us a wonderful time with food, laughter and insight into the life of Uganda. They were a great introduction to this beautiful country.

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Bromma, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Stayed for a few nights with some friends when visiting Kampala recently. Great rooms with a fabulous view of Lake Victoria. Nice breakfast and very service minded and friendly hosts/owners, Ron and Joan. Also a great location for day trips with mountain bikes or a trip by boat on the lake.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yellow Haven's beautiful gardens are an oasis of peace and quiet surrounded by papyrus groves on the shores of Lake Victoria. The modern Dutch-style Lodge is easily accessible from Kampala - but miraculously far from the hustle and bustle of the city. The gardens and water inlets are home to a great variety of birds, frogs, and fish - and boats are available anytime, just to paddle along the lovely shoreline, to fish, or to have a picnic or barbecue on one of the nearby islands. There's also great hiking and cycling - and at day's end you can take a dip in the infinity pool, have a sauna or massage, or simply relax with one of our fresh-fruit cocktails and a snack! Designer-architect Ronald Scheer and his long-suffering Irish wife, Joan, dreamed of building this enchanting complex during their many years in Africa - a place where friends from around the world could experience the magic of nature while living in luxury, and enjoying great service - and great food. At the Yellow Haven, you'll reside in an ultra-modern two storey townhouse, or in one of the two lovely single storey units. All apartments are fitted with the latest European amenities and offer total privacy and comfort. Thinking of hosting business friends? Our bar is a great place to meet and chat, and the magnificent conference room with its panoramic windows overlooking the lake will stun your guests, and is outfitted with everything you'll need to make your meeting a success. At all times - for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - our affordable wining and dining hideaway, The Snug, offers an unforgettable and very relaxed culinary experience: satisfying and inventive menus are changed daily to make the most of the great local fish, meats, and produce - and you can always ask the Chef to fix you whatever your heart desires at no extra cost. At the Yellow Haven, our motto is - The Personal Touch, Done to Perfection ... Come see why! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yellow Haven Lodge

Address: Plot 203 Kawuku | Bunga, Ggaba, Kampala 33858, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: $79 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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