If you are looking for lunch or dinner in Kitgum that is a cut above the average then this is the place to dine. An extensive menu but the chef (Cesar) manages to produce everything with his own little twist and the food is really well prepared. The service is also very good in the restaurant. The rooms vary quite significantly in quality. I managed to shower and shave in three different rooms over three evenings! They do appear to be building a large extension to the hotel as well.
They were hosting Corporate Night since it was a certain Friday of the month- a huge party with 90s music and dancing at the hotel restaurant. Partying went on until 6am and the speakers were so loud they shook the rooms. They didn’t close off the hotel lobby and there just one woman on staff inside. So when drunken fights broke out in the building the police came 3 times! The windows in the courtyard can’t really be called windows, because they don’t shut or lock. Unluckily people were in the courtyard getting wasted all night. Would have been so easy for someone to climb right in. I’m honestly more surprised no one did. Our car was in the middle of being busted into the next morning (at 6am when the party was still going). Moral of the story: make sure to check that this event is not happening when you stay there- they won’t tell you. But the other night we booked was perfectly fine!…
An absolutely filthy place. Mosquito infested area of town. Wifi doesn't work in most rooms. Bathrooms and toilets are an absolute disgrace. Choose somewhere else in Kitgum to stay - it will be cleaner and better value. On the bonus side the beer was cold.
It is one of the best places you can find in Kitgum. We went their for lunch but it was a disappointment, you're better off eating fruits if you can find some. Do not get me wrong but its the best you will find in the area.
The charge is $97 nightly for a couple, and they accept most credit cards. The rate is ten times the rate of similar hotels in non-tourist areas of Uganda and simply takes advantage of the limited choices on the long road to Kidepo. Kitgum is just a pit stop and nothing more. If you are doing it yourself, they do offer accommodation for your driver ("worth" about $20 according to their reception desk). The rooms are dirty and dilapidated and to top my night off, the mosquito net which had holes and was too small for the bed anyway fell down on my head. The restaurant service was friendly, and the food was reasonably good. The pool looked nice, but we could not wait to leave.