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The Boma
Ranked #1 of 52 Entebbe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ulm, Montana
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“amazing friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

On many african travels I haven't seen such a small friendly hotel!
The staff is amazing friendly. Rooms are clean and the food in the restaurant is excellent.
This is the best place to start and end an Uganda-journey!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a lovely guesthouse. I stayed here one night. It has a welcoming feeling, with individual entrances to your room and beautiful foliage and lighted candles guiding the way. Good restaurant opened round the clock. Bedrooms are small but clean and comfortable. What really made the stay for me was Patrick -- very pleasant person who went out of his way to help me find another place for my 2nd night in entebbe (they were booked up) and offered me their amenities if my next guest house was not equipped.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Quiet, clean, well laid out and extremely friendly staff. The room is basic but very clean and comfortable. The bed was soft and I had no problems with mosquitos as the bed is covered and the room is protected.
The food, both for dinner and breakfast, was superb as was the service.
Airport pickup and drop off was very professional and the driver was friendly and welcoming.
I will be staying here for any future trips!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

I've been travelling to Entebbe for many years and the Boma is now my only choice. Great gardens, great food and a lovely pool. Rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. No air conditioner but it's really not needed the way the rooms are laid out.

Free airport transfers at any time of the day just round it all off.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed here the first and last night of our Uganda Safari and we really liked it. A great guesthouse with welcoming and friendly staff. Lovely clean, comfortable bedrooms to relax in after long flights or long drives! Hot showers and lots of plug sockets for camera batteries etc.
The food at the restaurant was amazing, and the wine selection the best that we saw on our Uganda trip! One of the mornings we had breakfast on our patio, which was lovely, while the other day we had breakfast in the restaurant. On both occasions the choices for breakfast were very good!
We really enjoyed our two nights here; relaxing, very comfortable and great food.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We booked here to be near the International Airport for our 3:50 am (gulp) flight out of Uganda home.

Service was very friendly, the food was very good, with a large set of dining options of world-wide cuisine, and we even were given a packed breakfast to enjoy at the airport.

The pool area was next to the dining area, and looked very inviting - we wished we'd had a bit more time to enjoy it.

The room seemed colonial in nature, with big glass and wood doors and windows and wood floors. It was perfectly adequate, and given how modest everything looked on our drive into Entebbe, it was a good choice, away from the city bustle, noise, and vehicle exhaust.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northumberland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is an extremely well run hotel and this is reflected in the happy atmosphere and super staff. Above all the food is so tasty. The Boma is five minutes from the airport and with free transfers it makes the first and last days of travel part of your holiday rather than hassle.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 52 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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