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Oakland, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We arrived late, right after the restaurant closed. We were exhausted after a 4.5 hour car ride from Entebbe. The staff welcomed us and kindly provided a plate of fruit and warm (!) apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for us to eat. We appreciated their going out of their way so much! Nice clean and large room, only problem... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Such a picturesque atmosphere and excellent food! The mosquitoes were abundant in the garden dining area, but no other complaints! I had vegetable friends rice. The restroom facilities were nice, clean and private and there was inside and outside dining available. The outside area was divided into personal dining spaces either the landscaping. Beautiful

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Thank familyis4ever
Burtbaguma, Public Relations Manager at Gately on Nile, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for taking time to drop us a thumbs up. And thank you for pointing out the personal garden dining spaces - those a special touch to give you and your partner or group a private dining and hanging out experience. I hope we will have you back soon. Best regards. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is great and the staff is absolutely lovely. Grab a beer (or two/three) as the service is a bit slow, but it is totally worth the wait! A huge portion of pad thai is waiting for you! Jump on that boda and go!

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Thank VitaMSC
Burtbaguma, Front Office Manager at Gately on Nile, responded to this review

Hello Vita, We are proud to serve the best Thai menu in Jinja, thank you for observing that and taking your good time to drop us a line on here. Come back and relax in the cool oasis of nature's design and rustic feel. Gately on Nile is a real getaway spot. Cheers Vita. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

If you can stomach the awful approach road, the Gately is a quiet oasis to stay. Good lake views are only available from the very expensive private houses belonging to the hotel. They are offered at $ 220 each double room. The gardens are nice and simple with several small furnished corners for meetings and eating. Our room was inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Great hotel, lovely staff and a nice atmospheric restaurant. Probably the nicest hotel we stayed in in Uganda. It has really nicely decorated rooms and a great garden/relaxing area. Would definitely recommend as it was good value. Clothes take a long time to wash, just bear that in mind.

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Burtbaguma, Public Relations Manager at Gately on Nile, responded to this review

Hello Tim, That's a great review you place on our wall and we cannot thank you enough. Thank you for taking time to drop this and we look out for your next visit to this rustic, natural and comfortable facility. Yes, clothes take a long time to wash because we do not use machine to wash. We like to preserve... More 

Kigali, Rwanda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The location of the place is very nice. Close to the source of the nile with a beautiful view to Lake Victoria (if you took a cottage). It has a very very beautiful garden, very well maintained, with some places to seat, rest, drink and eat. The interior is very nice. Food was good. The staff is very friendly and... More 

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Burtbaguma, Public Relations Manager at Gately on Nile, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for appreciating Gately on Nile. It's guests like you that keep us enthusiastic about receiving you and providing exactly that which you expect and more. Thank you again and we cannot wait to receive you again soon. Cheers! More 

Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I was very impressed with everything at Gately in Jinja. My room was very clean and comfortable, the grounds are beautiful and relaxing, and the food is fantastic. However, I was most impressed with the warmth and professionalism of the staff. They truly and genuinely want to take care of you and are there to help you out with anything... More 

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Burtbaguma, Public Relations Manager at Gately on Nile, responded to this review

Hello Jason, You are truly an amazing guest Jason and our team was more than happy to host you for the time you stayed with us on both our properties in Jinja and in Entebbe. We would love to host you again soon. Thank you. Cheers! More 

Brazil
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The room was confortable, the bathroom was good and spacious. Very clean. Good restaurant, good options for breakfast. Staff is very nice and polite. Located outside the center, but the town is small, so you can walk.

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Burtbaguma, Public Relations Manager at Gately on Nile, responded to this review

Hey Luciana, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you very much for taking time to write us a review, you are so kind. We hope we can have you back soon. Cheers! More 

Kampala, Uganda
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We stayed here again in mid Jan. 2016. I can easily say Gately is one of the best places to stay in Jinja. The Staff, they were all wonderful. The food is Western & Asian infused. It was 5 Star quality! Our rooms were very clean and tidy! I still rate Gately on Nile as my no.1 place to stay... More 

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Burtbaguma, Public Relations Manager at Gately on Nile, responded to this review

Hello Stellar! How wonderful to read great things about our facility. Thank you very much for receiving our hospitality and welcome. We wish to host you again soon and promise to offer you a token of our thank you! Cheers! More 

Toronto, Canada
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46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We stayed for a week at the Lakeside Lodge in Jinja and have probably ruined ourselves for any future hotel stays. This one really set the bar to an unreachable place. Have you ever booked a night somewhere and fancied just moving right in--forever? We actually found ourselves sketching out the floorplan--we want to design a house just like the... More 

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Burtbaguma, Public Relations Manager at Gately on Nile, responded to this review

Wow! That is one long great review. Thank you JTorti for taking time to inform travelers of what good they stand to miss when they don't book-in with Gately on Nile or Gately Inn Entebbe. You're a star and our favorite traveler. We hope to have you back soon and celebrate this review. Thank you! More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gately on Nile offers Luxurious Accommodation on two separate properties by the lake side in Jinja town. The British built bungalow home houses the Reception, Restaurant and five well appointed en-suite bedrooms finished to the usual warm yet rustic, elegant Gately standard. Across the road is a new property offering a main house (of 2 en-suite bedrooms) uniquely built from local rock, large glass windows with high raked ceilings giving a huge sense of space and shingle tile roof keeping all so cool sitting opposite the lake. Accompanied on this site are two double storied cottages offering a quaint living area downstairs and a log cabin bedroom, balcony accommodation upstairs including Gately's renowned classic pebble shower room. This property offers the most expansive water views and constant lake breeze in Jinja town. Relax in the thatched bandas of tranquil grounds surrounded by exotic fauna and flora all absorbed adjacent the waters of Lake Victoria. Gately houses a stunning Continental Restaurant with an additional authentic Thai menu not found elsewhere in Uganda. This plus great internet, office and laundry services, warm and friendly staff all make you feel completely at home in such creative, casual and rustic elegance with Gately celebrating 13 successful years of business in Uganda 2013. 'Relax, you're at Home!'.... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gately on Nile

Address: 47 Nile Crescent, Jinja, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Price Range: $99 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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