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J. Residence Motel
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Entebbe
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Convenient Entebbe location as it is just a 10 minute drive to the airport and offers free shuttle service to or from the hotel. John, the owner/manager is extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are quiet and clean and the showers have plenty of hot water. Additionally, the staff is adept at customer service - something that you don't often see in Uganda. We highly recommend the J. Residence!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

If you want never to forget what Ugandan hospitality really means you MUST stay at J Residence without fail.
You will not find better!!
For good food, quiet and clean rooms with beds to die for this is the place to stay.
Hospitality is great and friendliness rarely seen.
Tell all your friends about it please. God Bless.
Revd Canon Ken Berkin

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Kenneth B
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had booked a flight leaving Entebbe at 5:30 am and, due to traffic in Kampala, our party didn't arrive until 10pm the previous night. Even in such a short stay we were very impressed with the level of hospitality we encountered. From the initial warm welcome onward. Rooms had wonderful hot water, comfortable beds and were spacious enough to allow us to unpack and repack with ease. Most impressive however was after our wake up call at 2:30 AM, staff prepared a full breakfast for us! And the airport shuttle was warmed and ready to go. We loved the quiet neighborhood, security and the family guest house feel. If you are looking for a night or so traveling through Entebbe, J Residence is perfect. MP, Jackson WY USA

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

This Guesthouse well deserves the good reviews it has received on Tripadvisor. Situated a few miles from Entebbe just off the Kampala Rd, it is ideally situated as a place to start or end your visit to Uganda. Rooms are fairly basic, but are comfortable, clean and spacious, with good en-suite facilities. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The location is peaceful and quiet. You will probably need directions to get there, but it's worth searching out, and is reasonably priced. Sincere thanks to the management and staff for their attentiveness and hospitality. Having stayed in other places both in Entebbe and Kampala, I wouldn't hesitate to choose Entebbe over Kampala, and to return to the J Residence....

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank AndrewA64
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We highly recommend J. Residence Motel in Entebbe. After an awful and horrible car accident and 2 days at Kisubi Hospital, we spent 3 days at John's place, trying to manage our flights back home. The rooms were big, excellent quality and clean! The service was outstanding, despite the fact that the Motel offers lunch and dinner with a standard menu, the crew was ready to prepare and serve special diets - i.e. Vegetarian. The food has to be pre-ordered and it takes about 1 1/2 hours for preparation. But this is no issue, as the time for eating can be defined together with the order. John, the owner has given us a helping hand whereever he could. So using his Computer to manage flight bookings was offered, as well as a shuttle service to Entebbe Airport. We really felt a bit like home and are absolute sure to book J. Residence Motel next time we will go to Uganda!. Thanks so much John and greetings to the hotel staff!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Bernhard W
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The owners of this guesthouse understand what customer service is - this is a rare quality in Uganda. They were very attentive and genuinely caring. They even washed our car one evening!
We are ex-pat residents in Uganda and stayed there for 4 nights for a break. J. Residence is a great base for a break in Entebbe. In this price range nowhere is better - we can tell you that from experience.
Rooms have TV (with DSTV), hot showers all day, good mozzie nets and plenty of space. If you are like me, over 6 feet tall, you could find the beds a bit short. Also, there is no veranda/balcony to relax on but they are planning to build/organise something soon.
We were NOT kept awake at night by any local night clubs or churches. This is very rare in Uganda.
The guesthouse is a good 10 minute drive from Entebbe, where there is plenty to do and see. If you are travelling to/from the airport they can arrange transport for free.
We didn't have an evening meal there but the breakfast was very good - they even remembered what we didn't finish the day before and gave us an alternative without us having to say anything.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

This guesthouse has only been in existence for two years so not in many of the guidebooks but a class above most gueshouses in Uganda. Big spacious and comfortable room and also good food ..book in advance for evening meal. Staff go out of their way to be helpful. A few miles from the airport but not a problem as the guesthouse staff will collect you and/or return you to the airport. Also we spent a day at ther Botanical gardens and by Lake Victiria and guesthouse sorted a taxi for us.Well recommened

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank 883sallyanne
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Additional Information about J. Residence Motel

Address: Plot No. 704 Ave Maria Road | Mpala / Near Nkumba University, Entebbe 00256, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Entebbe
Price Range: $49 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — J. Residence Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our room rates are inclusive of free airport pick up and breakfast.We provide our guests with an atmosphere of a home away from home and offer Pre-Ordered home cooked meals,while browsing the internet using our free WI-FI facility. ... more   less 
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