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“Tranquility and style at the Boma!”
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The Boma
Ranked #1 of 57 Entebbe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lake District, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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“Tranquility and style at the Boma!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

I enjoyed a very comfortable stay at the Boma on 4th June with a warm welcome, comfortable room, delicious supper followed by breakfast the following morning. The ambience is delightful with the feeling of a country home. Lovely gardens and swimming pool. Fast internet connection and streamlined airport transfer to the Departure Terminal at Entebbe airport only 6 minutes away. Highly recommended for arrival or departure stays or a stay of several days... whatever suits your arrangements.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I stayed at the Boma in 2011 and this year (2013). The Boma is a gem and it's is always comforting just knowing I will be there within ten minutes of leaving Entebbe Airport. The staff are a perfect reflection of the Boma - warm, welcoming and helpful. In 2012 we were unable to stay at the Boma, however, we still went to visit and have a lovely meal by the pool.
Beautiful surroundings, comfortable rooms, great food, excellent hospitality, lovely pool.
PERFECT!
It's ALWAYS hard to leave. Big thanks to the Team Boma.
Elaine from UKHF.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights in May. I had sent an email to them but didnt receive a reply so I was a bit worried when I arrived that I might not have a booking. A friend of mine called them from the airport and they confirmed that rooms were available. Check in at the Boma was efficient and the reception staff, Patrick, was most informative and very professional. My room was a standard double bed room. Large king bed and a little veranda with 2 chairs and table. The room was modestly appointed but it had everything you need, fan, safe, TV, table and chair, bedside tables etc. The room was impeccably clean and overall I was very impressed. It is a very African style of room, ie painted floors, louver windows and mosquito screens on windows and large mosquito net on the bed.

The rate was $110 per day which include a full continental and cooked breakfast. Fresh juices, eggs of your choice with bacon, sausages, great coffee and teas including local Ugandan tea. Rooms all have internet access and the internet speed was satisfactory although skype calls were a bit poor quality, this is just a part of being in Africa.

Evening meals are varied with a little bit of everything. I found the quality of the food to be excellent, you must try the pork chops with mustard or pepper sauce and all meals are very reasonably priced and again top quality.

Staff are very attentive and friendly and I felt like I was a regular guest as I felt right at home. I will definately stay here again when I visit Entebbe.

Room Tip: Room 12 gets a little bit of noise from people going up to the pool area but really it was hardly no...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed at the Boma on our first 2 nights on arrival in Uganda and for the last night before leaving for home.The staff are well trained ,polite and very helpful .The rooms are clean with a fan and the food was the best we had during our 8 nights in the country. Cocktails by the pool went down a storm with the girls.The airport pick up service is very welcome after a long flight.If I was heading back to Uganda this would be my first choice.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We spent two nights at The Boma and have nothing negative to say. The rooms were clean, staff were friendly and so helpful, and food was the best I had in Uganda (and Kenya)! Try the veggie wrap if you like falafels. One tip for travellers though - bring earplugs with you to muffle out the rooster next door ;)

We will definitely be back to this hotel!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thoiry, France
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

I have stayed in the nearby Lake Victoria Hotel several times, but this time I was put in this wonderful small hotel by the people I was visiting in Entebbe for work. Definitely the place to stay if you can afford it. I paid USD120 per night (single occupancy) for my - very pleasant - room. The room had a double bed, and a nice small verandah. The service and food were excellent, and the leafy, shaded gardens lovely. Lots of birds and a nice small swimming pool. They picked me up from the airport and took me back there too.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

The Boma is a real gem in Entebbe and definitely worth a visit. We travelled with our two boys aged 4 & 6...the food is great, the pool is sparkling clean and the grounds are really well kept and have little private areas where one can escape to with a good book! The rooms we stayed in was spacious, clean & had a fan that helped to keep the temperature down. The service at the Boma was exceptional and nothing we asked for was a problem at all…including transport & advice about things to do in and around Entebbe.

The location close to the airport is a bonus!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Boma

Property: The Boma
Address: Plot 20A, Gowers Road, Entebbe, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Entebbe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boma is Entebbe’s original and most exclusive hotel, set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. Our rooms combine today’s modern comforts one with the charm and character of the original 1940's homestead. Our staff and management team ensure guests receive a personable service and enjoy hospitality standards which are in keeping with the tradition of this charming lake shore town. Rates include B&B and airport transfers. ... more   less 
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The Boma Hotel Entebbe

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