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Carpe Diem Guest House
Ranked #4 of 55 Entebbe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Home Stay”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

A wonderful place to stay while exploring Entebbe. Rachel and her staff went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The staff are very friendly and efficient and the chef is a gem producing great food. The view and the peaceful atmosphere all adds to a stunning time and we were at times reluctant to even leave the guest house to explore other areas of Entebbe. Rachel is a mine of information and can arrange anything that might be required from safari's to vehicle hire. Highly recommended and we will be back. The breakfast pancakes are awesome!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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River Edge, NJ
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

I didn't stay here, but had a late lunch outside on the lawn. The service was good. I had one of the specials, a penne pasta dish that I actually enjoyed. The view was excellent. You can see the airport and the lake from your table. It was fun picking out landmarks. It might be a bit chilly if you're out there at night, with the breeze. But, nice and toasty during the day. I can recommend this place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

A real African pearl, this guest house has a lovely view over lake victoria. You will fall in love while enjoying the sunset on their peaceful terrace. The rooms are spacious, clean, modern and have large comfortable beds. The service is outstanding, the staff and managers will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable at Carpe Diem, but without being in your face. The food is delicious and at affordable prices. The internet works throughout the guest house, and you can order great coffee any time of the day. I have stayed at Carpe Diem 3 times so far, and I cannot imagine staying anywhere else when passing through Entebbe. Very much recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
1 review
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Our four night stay at Carpe Diem, was 5 star, a very big thank you to the ladies of Carpe Diem that took care of me and my clients for the 4 days. Food was outstanding, a very homely environment. Vey helpful in the organisation of trips around Uganda. A place I would definitely recomment to fellow travellers. Thanks again! Cliff and Sharleen Walker

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank Cliff W
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Carpe Diem U, Owner at Carpe Diem Guest House, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hi,

Thanks for the feedback. It was great having you lot here and I look forward to seeing you guys again when you are next in Uganda.

Take care and kind regards,

Rachel
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is a gem tucked away a 2 minute drive from downtown Entebbe (Lake Victoria Hotel, golf course etc). The cafe is open to anyone all day. Good food and coffee, reasonably priced, the dining terrace is high up to catch a cool breeze (if there is one) and the views of the lake are lovely, especially as the sun drops into it in a blaze of red (about 6.30pm!). There is not much else around in terms of tourist facilities so it is a destination in itself, but well worth the trip. A good place to chill if you are waiting for a flight later in the day. If you are getting a boda boda and they don't know where it is ask to be taken to Country Bar which is just across the road, they should all know that. I have only eaten there, not stayed, so I can't comment on the accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Carpe Diem U, Owner at Carpe Diem Guest House, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hi,

Thanks for your review and you are definitely correct - 1830hrs is a perfect time to be at Carpe Diem and enjoying the sun set over the lake.

See you soon on top of the hill!

Many thanks

Rachel
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Göteborg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Carpe Diem is a cozy guesthouse just a few minutes from the airport.
Spacious rooms and a homely atmosphere gives a very comfortable stay.
Excellent food is served in the garden while looking at the sunset over Lake Viktoria.
A rainy day the sofas inside is a good place for reading or surfing the web.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Carpe Diem U, Owner at Carpe Diem Guest House, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hi,

Thanks for the feedback! It was lovely to meet you and have you stay with us at Carpe Diem and we look forward to the next time.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Rachel and Daniel
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Property: Carpe Diem Guest House
Address: 33 Uringi Crescent, Entebbe N/A, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Entebbe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carpe Diem Guest House is a small, intimate boutique guest house with bright, spacious rooms and welcoming and friendly staff. Carpe Diem guest house provides a relaxed and gentle start or end to your Ugandan adventure. Carpe Diem Guest house has 4 luxury rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. The rooms are finished to a high standard and promise of a good night’s sleep is given. Each room can be made into a single, twin or double room. The Guest house is located on a hill with perfect views of the lake. The landscaped gardens offer a tranquil setting from which to watch the beautiful Ugandan sun set over the water. The Guest house has WIFI both in its rooms and in the gardens and we provide a free airport shuttle service.Carpe Diem means seize the day in Latin and we want you to wake up every morning feeling that the day is so full of potential that you have to grab it with both hands.The Guest house serves a full English breakfast for those who like to heed to the saying the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Excellent Ugandan coffee, smoothies, juices and light meals are served throughout the day in our Coffee shop.Our management and staff are always on hand to assist you and are more than happy to answer any questions or even draw you a map if you fancy a stroll. The Guest house is within walking distance of the colourful market area of Entebbe and also the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre and the famous Botanical Gardens. Carpe Diem Coffee Shop not only serves the best coffee in town, but does it in a location with panoramic views of the lake, airport and town. Watching the sun setting over the lake whilst sitting on comfy sofas with a drink of your choice in your hand is the perfect end to another perfectly sunny Ugandan day. Carpe Diem also has a healthy and diverse menu of smoothies, juices and light meals to choose from. ... more   less 
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