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“Beautiful house, great remote location and wonderful decor!”
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One Minute South
Ranked #12 of 121 Specialty Lodging in Kampala
Dubai
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“Beautiful house, great remote location and wonderful decor!”
Reviewed November 21, 2010

For the short length of my stay at this place, which I visited with a few friends we couldn't stop talking about how special it was. Full of beautiful wooden artifacts and very original design and decour, it was actually a shame we were there for such a short time. The rooms were very comfortable, the swimming pool small but sits on the edge of small hill overlooking the lake and the little hammock right by the beach underneath. The staff were very helpful and food lovely, they even prepared bonfire for us after dinner and made sure the place was clean all the time.
I would highly recommend this place and would certainly consider going back there myself for a longer stay.

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Reviewed October 12, 2010

The highlight of my holiday to Uganda and Kenya, everyone visiting Uganda should certainly spend at least 2 nights on this beautiful secluded island ideal for family/couples/friends getaways and a touch of luxury. The island itself is in easy reach of Kampala and definitely worth the trip.

The house is large and stylishly decorated with several unique touches which takes it away from the feeling of a hotel. The staff were polite, accommodating and discreet making it feel as though we had the place completely to ourselves (without having to worry about cleaning up and preparing food). The food was plentiful and tasty.

The infinity pool, free standing bath with views over the lake, fire at night, hammocks, wildlife and the character of the house makes this place special. My only regret is staying just 1 night.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

Great house on a scenic island at a reasonable price. Friendly staff always a bonus and service was 5*. Easy to get to, taking us around 2 hrs door to door from Kampala. Local wildlife was interesting as was the short trip to chimp island.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

Similarly impressed with my stay at One Minute South - a tranquil and picturesque location and an ideal place to relax with friends.

A beautiful property with a fascinating and rich interior and plenty of space for entertaining oneself indoors as an alternative to remaining by the infinity pool and on the sun-drenched terrace or on the beach.

Friendly and accommodating staff and overall a fantastic visit to Bulago island.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2010

I can't recommend 'One Minute South' highly enough. I stayed there with a group of friends last month and we had a wonderful time. The house itself is set on a secluded part of Bulago Island with it's own beach and jetty. It's here that you disembark from your Lake Victoria approach – perhaps the most romantic way to arrive at a place to stay. The house itself is stunning to look at and beautifully furnished. Each bedroom has been decorated in a different style making choosing where to sleep the most difficult decision you'll have to make while staying there. The bathrooms are modern but stylish (the free standing bath overlooking the terrace was a lovely touch). The house comes fully staffed so you have no worries about preparing food. The pool and terrace look like something out of a photo shoot with a gorgeous beach and lake view. Throughout the property there are a number of thoughtful touches to make your stay even more comfortable; a hammock on the beach, evening fires under the stars prepared by the staff, a bookshelf stacked with novels, magazines and board games.
In short I had a wonderful time and only wish I was still there.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

I stayed at this house for one night with friends and was reluctant to leave when the boat arrived to take us back to the mainland.
The house and grounds are stunning and the service and food were brilliant. There are staff at the house to prepare meals and clear up but they disappear when they're not serving so you feel as though you have the place to yourself. I went with a group of friends and everyone was very impressed. I haven't found anywhere else in Uganda of this standard and will certainly go back

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Java, Indonesia
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Reviewed September 27, 2010

One Minute South is in a fabulous location, close enough to Kampala that you can have a great weekend away but far enough that you feel like you have gone on holiday somewhere totally different. The pool is gorgeous, as is the house and it's furnishings. The service provided to us was top notch, with attention paid to the little details, and the food was delicious. A prefect spot for stunning sunset views too.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: One Minute South
Address: M7 | Bulago Island, Kampala PO18 9LQ, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 121 Specialty Lodging in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One Minute South offers a private island paradise that is truly unique. A 20 acre beach front residence on Bulago Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda. Accessible by boat or plane, within close proximity to Entebbe International Airport. Within the architectural beauty of our cliff top house we offer 7 luxurious bedrooms, all with beautiful views. Unique sunrise and sunset position. We offer sophisticated comfort and complete privacy with deserted golden beaches, cliff top infinity swimming pool and plenty of activities for all the family. Min.4/Max.14 guests. ... more   less 

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