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“The perfect place to relax by the Nile”
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Holland Park
Ranked #6 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Jinja
Kampala, Uganda
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“The perfect place to relax by the Nile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

I recently stayed at Holland Park for the third time (this time in the safari tent) and every one of my visits have been perfect. Holland Park is still the best place in Jinja to relax by the Nile - so peaceful and serene that every time I come here I don't want to leave!

I have now stayed in both a cottage and the safari tent, and both options offer a comfortable stay and fantastic night's sleep. The view from the tent is amazing and is very private - a slightly cheaper option than the cottages but only really suitable for a couple, whereas the cottages can sleep up to 4 or 5.

My favourite things about Holland Park is that all the accommodation is eco-friendly on solar power, and also very private. The owners have not over-crowded the plot with many cottages or safari tents, and so you feel like the wonderful view of the Nile is your own.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Just back from a wonderful night at Holland Park. We had a wonderful time and didn't want to leave. As everyone says below the view is excellent and the owners, Wim and Monique, are perfect hosts. The dogs are friendly too.

We were three- my husband and a friend. The place had plenty of room for the three of us. We bought a fish from Jinja and barbequed it there.The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, cutlery and so on. We would have liked to have better knives, but apart from that, we found everything we needed.

There are games in the house too and we spent a wonderful evening playing scrabble on the veranda.

We hope to go back again soon!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Holland Park is THE spot in Jinja if you're looking for an affordable, relaxing, and top-notch experience on the Nile. The view over the river is magnificent, and the cabins, for the price, are luxurious. The beds are the most comfortable beds I found during my time in Africa, since they are from Europe, and the shower has hot water and pressure for hours. Stay here if you're looking to relax and really enjoy yourself in Jinja.

Room Tip: All the cabins are great!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

I rarely write reviews of places I have stayed but I felt compelled to write one following my visit to the idyllic Holland Park in Jinja. The estate is set in 12 acres of manicured lawns peppered with beautiful tropical fruit trees, cascading down to the banks of the Nile. Words can simply not do the view justice; you just have to come and see it for yourself! The cottages are comfortable, spotless and private - great value for money compared to other places in the area. The owner managers, Wim and Mon are super friendly and always on hand should you need anything. They also run a fun boat trip on the Nile which is a nice way to experience the sunset with a cold beer in hand. It really is a place to leave all your worries behind and recharge your batteries. Can't wait to go back and visit again next year!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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wim b, Owner at Holland Park, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Vishal, many thanks for your kind comment. This is the 40th excellent rating we have received and while we haven't replied to other comments on TripAdvisor, we would like to say a big thankyou to all our guests who have taken the time to provide their feedback - it really is appreciated.

2012 has been a fantastic year for Holland Park, and 40 excellent reviews is a big milestone for us. Our goal for 2013 is to ensure we maintain the peaceful ambiance and top-quality accommodation which our guests enjoy. Many of our guests return to Holland Park for subsequent stays which we are very proud of.

A happy festive season to all and we hope to see both new and familiar faces in 2013.
Wim & Monique
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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Stayed at Holland Park last weekend - charming would probably be the best word to describe it. After driving through a village off the main road, you arrive at the gate, greeted by a Holland Park Tube stop sign from London and the Dutch gentlemen who owns the place together with his wife - true to form, on a bicycle. The scenery is pretty stunning, about 20 meters above the Nile, with views of the warm, wide waters flowing slowly around small islands. The grounds are wide open and well-kept. And the cottages are perfect. A living area downstairs complete with kitchen, imported furniture, utensils, a fridge, salt, and even pepper (rare to find in Uganda). Then you go upstairs to find the beds - with the master bed next to a large window that faces east, so you awake to a sunrise view of the Nile. The owners are friendly, and will happily chat to you about any subject. There are no meals, but you can cook your own food there with the supplies provided - even a grill outside. For what you get, you could easily pay double the price, but Holland Park was very affordable. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Holland Park is an amazing place to stay in Jinja - one of the most beautiful and peaceful settings in town (if not the best..). Perfectly cosy cottages surrounded by a sea of green dotted with lovely colourful flowers and set overlooking the banks of the Nile. Wim and Monique (the owners) will give you the friendliest welcome and their hospitality is priceless. We also got complementary eggs from their farm. The hens only eat mais or corn, so the egg yolks are a bright orangy-yellow and delicious! I wouldn't think twice about it, I'll definitely be back.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We were looking for somewhere new to stay in Jinja and had heard about Holland Park from a friend of ours. We didnt know much about the place before we arrived so were blown away buy the beautifully landscaped gardens and amazing view over the Nile when we arrived. We were greeted by one of the owners, Wim, who was more than helpful showing us the stunning cabins and how everything worked.

There were many things I liked about Holland Park, one was the attention to detail in the rooms. Many of the fixtures and fittings were apparently imported from overseas and you can it see it in the way the door and windows close with a nice solid "thunk". I also liked the fact that even though Holland Park is set on a large sprawling piece of river bank, the owners havnt gone and built on every square metre of land, all the cottages are nice and spaced out and give you a nice feeling of privacy.

There are not any facilities for buying prepared food such as a restaurant, however the cottages have fridges, sinks, stoves and a bar-be-que. It didnt take much effort to stop in Jinja on the way in to pick up supplies and it actually made a nice change to cook our own food after staying in lodges/hotels for a week!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Holland Park

Property: Holland Park
Address: Kayunga Road | P.O. Box 486, Jinja, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Jinja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holland Park offers self catering accommodation on the Western banks of the Nile, 7 kilometers from Jinja. Alex and Ana have 5 cottages and a luxurious chalet each with an equipped kitchen and a private barbeque (sustainable charcoal provided). And a new swimming pool. You only have to bring your own food and drinks. Other options are: order food from our small restaurant or order take-aways. Holland Park is situated in a 10 acre pristine garden with an abundance of bird life, which you can also observe during a boat ride with Alex. Holland Park is an affordable destination for people who want to cater for themselves and have privacy during their getaway. ... more   less 
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