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Bunyonyi Overland Resort

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Plot 1, Kazooba Road P.O Box 710, Kabale, Kabale Uganda
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#3 of 11 hotels in Kabale
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4.4
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3.5
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3.4
Value
3.4
Offering Spectacular views of the lake, Bunyonyi Overland Resort is set on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. The resort has a children's playground and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. With over 40 rooms Bunyonyi Overland Resort offers accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi for all budgets. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. You do canoeing,bird watching, hiking at this resort, and the area is popular for diving. The resort also offers bike hire.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Public wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Diving
Game room
Squash
Billiards
Fishing
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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AJ Meyer wrote a review Jul 2022
Stellenbosch, South Africa6 contributions
This was our first night in Uganda after driving from Entebbe. Great place, really good food and very friendly and helpful staff. I was here last in 2004 (18 years ago) and the place still has the same warm atmosphere. We had a nice swim in the lake and a walk in the surrounding area. The freshwater grayfish curry is really great. We liked food, people and place so much that we stayed here again at the end of our trip.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: There are several option to choose from. Basic rooms, permanent tents and more luxury rooms. We...
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Mike W wrote a review Nov 2021
35 contributions2 helpful votes
DISCLAIMER: this place was booked for us by a tour operator who I would also not recommend. Online the prices seem to be much lower than both our tour operator and the duty manager at this resort told us so we were probably getting scammed by one/both of them. On arrival the manager was rude but did offer us a “free upgrade” as we were the only guests. He claimed we were being upgraded from a $100 tent to a $140 room. These prices, if true, are simply ridiculous. The room was disgusting so we turned it down for the tent which was very simple but seemed cleaner at least and had nice views (definitely not worth $100). It seemed that someone was living under the decking of our tent as there were clothes hanging up. The communal bathrooms were a short walk away and were clean enough with hot water. Out of all the staff we encountered only Elias, the porter, was friendly and helpful The resort seemed to be undergoing a lot of construction but was also falling apart. I leaned on a wooden railing near the restaurant and it fell away due to being completely rotted, luckily not taking me with it. The food took ages, which was ridiculous as we were the only guests, and turned out to be terrible. The resort is right next to the heart of the local town and we were kept up into the early hours by very loud music.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid at all costs
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Mamerito Ssenfuma wrote a review May 2021
Kampala, Uganda190 contributions37 helpful votes
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I stayed here for 2 nights at the hotel's new block. The rooms here are large so does the bathrooms and water pressure is also fine. What you note is the hotel has many room categories spread around so you can't feel it's crowded even on busy days. There are also spaces for outdoor seating, with large umbrella cover. The team are helpful and ready to show you around their property and can arrange tours on the lake such as canoe treks, community tours and visit to the local school or women crafts making group. Thank you Michael for the tour of the property. Atleast I now know the room with the best views. Onsite is a craft shop (displays crafts made by women and craft sales help community projects, education and provision of clean water), bars, restaurants and camping grounds. Lots of outdoor space for group activities and camping.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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SpeedyTiger wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne15 contributions6 helpful votes
In an idyllic setting on the lake. Room was good (although the hot water went off once) Lovely grounds and friendly staff, a most enjoyable four nights. A beautiful view, with a glass in hand, from the deck near the bar. Would love to go back.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: You could pitch your tent or upgrade to a nice room with a view.
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TinaWatts333 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mayland, United Kingdom132 contributions42 helpful votes
We pulled up here for our 2nt stay, first thoughts were OK, not greeted well but we’d hold judgment & see if it gets better. Wasn’t greeted nicely at all, rooms wasn’t ready as had flooding, OK fair enough, we’ll chill and have a drink. Each chair had a broken leg, table also broken and the service wasn’t the typical Ugandan friendly. The staff were like they had given up on the place & lost all hope. We parked in our rooms and they were not nice at all!. On a plus side the view is lovely. Rooms weren’t ready 2hrs later and thankfully our guide got us moved to much better accommodation where the stay was amazing with awesome views. Happy ending for us, so glad we didn’t actually stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Chilli-Bite, Director of Sales at Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Dear Tina, Sorry for your bad experience which is unusual and strange! Our staff have been cautioned and more training will be offered where necessary. Most of our guests only have good reviews about their experience staying at our resort and your experience is quite unusual. An investigation has been launched to understand what exactly happened as this cannot be tolerated if true. We hope you will come again soon to experience the true hospitality that our resort is known for. All the best.
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andy w wrote a review Dec 2019
28 contributions19 helpful votes
Really comfortable place. Clean and comfortable. It spreads out over multiple levels so even when lots of people it doesn’t feel full. Good food and extensive menu. Possible to swim in lake or hire boats.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Chilli-Bite, Director of Sales at Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Dear Nandy, Thank you for a wonderful review of our resort. We find pleasure in meeting the expectations of our clients. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and please come back again soon. Wish you only the very best!
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Adib Farid wrote a review Nov 2019
Sao Paulo, SP864 contributions192 helpful votes
The place is good for the wait the Gorila Encouter! Rooms are satisfactory! Bath are good, very hot water! The lodge is well placed, with a wonderful view of the lake! The staff is very nice!!! Cleaness ok!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Veronica M wrote a review Nov 2019
Florida120 contributions97 helpful votes
We had to spend 3 nights and the only positive thing is the incredible view and location on the lake. We stayed in cottage 1 and the room is very basic, we noticed that you can feel the electrical current through the hand held shower. The internet is pretty much non existent and extremely unreliable. We ate steaks at the restaurant and unfortunately got really sick the whole night. When I addressed the issue with the restaurant staff the next morning, no one cared or apologized for our inconvenience. Service for lunch or dinner is very slow, which can be explained by the fact that the majority of the personnel is downstairs on their phone or just pretending to be busy. This place needs a facelift and management makeover!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Dino W wrote a review Nov 2019
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1249 contributions265 helpful votes
...because the place where you can set up your own tent is right at the lake and quite moist. Luckily we had our rooftop tend, so no problem. We especially liked the ablution block with very good (and hot) showers.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Samuel C wrote a review Oct 2019
20 contributions48 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights during an overland trip and needed to upgrade to an en suite room due to heavy rains. Pros: Is located on a beautiful lake with amazing views, but unable to utilize many of the facilities due to the weather. And the rest: Check-in staff was slow and unwelcoming; the feeling was that he was doing us a favor while charging a high room rate. The sleeping area of the room was basic but the condition of the bathroom made the entire space feel unclean. The bathroom had a putrid odor that can only make one conjure visions of raw sewage. I held my breath every time I had to enter, and otherwise kept the door close in a futile attempt at keeping the scent isolated. But wait! The fun really begins in the shower, where you are literally shocked by the plumbing. I see this in other reviews, and it's obviously an unresolved issue. I did make the management aware, but it seemed to fall on deaf ears. The WiFi signal is spotty at best, and only works close to reception. Long story short: pretty views, but you can do better (you being both the management and the curious traveler).
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Date of stay: September 2019
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$44 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lake bunyonyi overland hotel kisoro
LOCATION
UgandaWestern RegionKabale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bunyonyi Overland Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Bunyonyi Overland Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bunyonyi Overland Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bunyonyi Overland Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bunyonyi Overland Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Entuhe Project, Steamy Cafe & Restaurant, and Bsr Cafe.
Does Bunyonyi Overland Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.