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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We steped in with no expectations, but were welcomed very friendly by Emanuel & Roy, who turned out to be very carrying & hospitable. The ambiente is very charming. With a open fire in a sitting room. The 'á la cart' menue was informative & widespread & we even got informed that certain dishes were not availeble (this fact makes...

Thank Jonathan Martin M
Reviewed November 24, 2016

A simple, but inviting lodge, it's a great place to relax after hiking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The rooms were simple, but provided everything we needed. The common room in the lodge has a large fireplace that creates a nice atmosphere as well as kept everyone warm in the evenings.

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Reviewed November 19, 2016

Best feature is a nice lounge with a fireplace. Kisoro is at altitude and can get cool, so the indoors fire is welcome. And that is especially after climbing Gahinga. Staff is very welcoming. A large dog is also very welcoming, and he laid down just outside our room, a nice security feature. On checkout, be sure to review the...

Thank Paul T
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Our hostess Roy was very welcoming and carefully explained all that we needed to know. We found the rooms (with large self-contained bathrooms) to be light and spacious. The gardens around the rooms are inviting for reading a book or looking at the volcanoes (beautiful view!). It was rainy season when we were there and the lounge had a fire...

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderfull place to rest for 1 or 2 nights, or longer if you want. Situated on the side of the village. It is a very Nice place, with very Nice and friendly people working for it. The rooms are very neat and clean. Warm water to shower if you leave the water running for a bit first....

Thank Hanneke S
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed July 31, 2016

We had a lovely stay at Travellers Rest, as part of our gorilla trek organized by Gorilla Tours. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the staff extremely friendly and helpful. There is a nice sitting room with a fireplace and some interesting souvenirs at good prices. As part of our tour package we chose to do a walking tour to...

Thank kwjody
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Enjoyed our stay at Traveler's Rest Hotel. Because doing a gorilla trek is a pretty expensive undertaking, we took the budget level accommodation offered by the company we used. Very pleased with the place though as it was very clean and comfortable. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and although the place is right next to town you wouldn't know...

Thank Max B
Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had a great stay at Travellers Rest, the staff were incredibly accommodating and made us feel at home. We had a lovely clean spacious room and the food was delicious. My favourite things bout the hotel was its beautiful gardens, they were a nice place to rest after Gorilla trekking. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

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Summerside, Canada
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here many times in the past, and can say from learned experience, that the Traveller's Rest hotel is an excellent hotel! They have excellent rooms, tasty food, friendly service, and a great massage service!

Thank Alex D
New York
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Jennifer and her staff couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely setting nestled in Kisoro. Rates are reasonable and the lodge portion is great for relaxing after a day of hiking. Loved my stay here. The only thing I'd note is that if you are doing Gorilla trekking from here, it's about 2 hours away which was fine for us, but...

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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 

Additional Information about Traveler's Rest Hotel

Address: Bunagana Road, Kisoro, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kisoro
Price Range: $89 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Views of the mountains are spectacular!”
 of 5 bubbles MartiL791, Jun 13, 2015 | Read review
“Check your room for deadly spiders and caterpillars”
 of 5 bubbles Greg_M1982, Feb 10, 2015 | Read review
“Try the homemade "guacamole"!”
  • The room!  Many have 3 beds!  Large Bathroom!
 of 5 bubbles DJBrendzy, Feb 9, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are similar of a quadrangle courtyard garden. Some rooms may be nearer the road but we were OK.”
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 of 5 bubbles H2233MWdavidm, Sep 2, 2013 | Read review
“Most rooms seem to be twin singles, book early if you want a double.”
 of 5 bubbles leonetraveller, Jan 11, 2013 | Read review
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