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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled on a peninsular on the showers of the scenic crater Lake Bunyonyi in Kigezi famously referred to by Sir Winston Churchill as the Switzerland of Africa is the Boutique Birds Nest Hotel. Apart from the breathtaking views of Lake Bunyonyi with the dug out canoes crisscrossing the lake below is a Terrace dinning area which is complimented by the...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Birdnest Eco-Overseas in December 2015 (around 21/22/23) and it was awesome. Our bungalow was lovely, the staff was amazing (they even brought warm milk in the evening, to meet special requests of a very pregnant wife :) and the food was simply outstanding. The canoe transport to our "private" Eco Island was efficient and quick; life jacket...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel on the banks of lake Bunyonyi. This results in a beautiful view and cool, calm refreshing ambience. The rooms are spacious with basic but comfortable furniture. The food is continental and well prepared. Wifi available but very slow when I visited. The pool is small but adequate with a poolside bar.

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort has everything you would want to enjoy southwest Uganda. It is a rare combination of great style, cuisine and setting that is unparalleled in most of Uganda. The amazing attention to detail and customer satisfaction of all the staff makes it even better. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and have incredible views over Lake Bunyonyi....

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Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

I was stayed in the hotel on the last month and it was nice stay .the hotel is clean and well maintained . I was very happy to stay there .the staffs are very nice and they know all the places near by . And they makes the hole day pleasant in there . I surely stay in the same...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much and in case you ever come back we will host you with the same passion ! Pablo ++

Loenhout, Belgium
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We stayed here 2 nights during our 2-weeks tour in Uganda. The room with lake-view was spacious with a nice bathroom and balcony. The food was very well but the service in the restaurant could be better. The menu is too much choice and everyone can choose à la carte so for dinner you have to count a few hours....

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear, Beste Karin, Although we speak the same language I will reply you in English. Never in the history of BirdNest Resort a guest had to wait for 'hours' to get his meal. That would be very rediculous. It is also funny that on the same day another guest mentioned he would certainly come back if ever in Uganda again....

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights with two families and kids between 5 and 11 years old. Pablo, the Belgian manager, built this unique place according to western standards, with excellent food, and a fantastic terrace overlooking the lake. We enjoyed the best hospitality ever! Pablo and Harriet were fantastic, great fun, and accommodating to every request. We did not have a...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Beste Jan-Willem, family and friends, Your stay with us will always be remembered. It was very enjoyable and it was nice to see day by day you felt at home. All the efforts me and my staff did is part of the job and we are always very pleased to do so. We really hope we will ever meet again,...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed August 23, 2016

I would highly recommend Birdnest Resort to anyone - families, couples, friends, individuals. The staff is exceptional - so accommodating, friendly and such wonderful hosts. Given the size of our family we stayed in four separate rooms - all were lovely, clean, spacious. The views, grounds, lobby and restaurant were all excellent. But truly, the people are the best! Thank...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

We also enjoyed your staying with us, and we can only be the best if our guests appreciate day by day what we are doing. I passed the massage to the staff and they truly appreciated your lovely comments on them. It gives them the strenght and courage to work hard to keep up the standard. All the best to...

Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Rooms are spacious with a view, dining and outdoor are lovely areas to sit and enjoy the view also. In the evening sitting around the fire pit was great. Food is good but they were out of local crayfish for the week and service of meals was slow. Good internet.

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kim, Sorry about the crayfish, but in dry season they are very scars and this year we had a long period of very dry climat. Hopefully next time we can offer you a nice crayfish dish. Thanks for your review. Pablo ++

New York
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We visited the Birdnest for one night while in Uganda. We only wish that we had the time to stay longer, as the resort was an unexpected surprise. Our large room had a beautiful view of the lake, with a bathroom that was quite impressive. The staff, especially Harriet, was extremely helpful and caring to us. The resort had a...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Native Newyorker, It is a great honour to be mentioned as the best experience of your 2 weeks stay in Uganda. It gives us the courage to continue to work hard and keep up the standard. Greetings from Harriet, Paccino and the whole staff. Pablo ++

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BirdNest Resort offers individually decorated, luxurious rooms, each boasting its own balcony with breathtaking Lake Bunyonyi views. Our restaurant offers international cuisine as well as local dishes. Guests can unwind in a lounge area furnished with comfortable lounge seats and enjoy drinks from the bar, or simply relax by the natural ecological swimming pool. Free internet is available for our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort

Address: Bunyonyi Road, Kitumba, Kabale, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale
Price Range: $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Cray Fish a must try delicousy”
  • Breathtaking View of Sunset on Lake Bunyonyi from Hotel Pool Deck
 of 5 bubbles Aggrey256, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“if you fancy a boat ride from check-in to your reserved room, you can book an eco-Overseas bungalow”
 of 5 bubbles pioc727, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Get a lake view room. It is most beautiful to look outside and enjoy the scenery.”
 of 5 bubbles NativeNewYorker11, Aug 11, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Room #5. Large balcony and floor to ceiling windows facing the lake.”
  • View from our room #5
 of 5 bubbles PatandDiSpokane, Jul 28, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are perfectly designed facing the lakeside.”
 of 5 bubbles 276malikh, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
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