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Brisk Hotel Triangle
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Jinja
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A joyless experience”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

The views over the Nile are magnificent and is the only redemming feature. In contrast to a range of other mid range hotels we stayed in during our ugandan tour, the staff were disinterested and the evening meal was a shocker. Nothing much to recommend really

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

It was cheap and I guess you get what you pay for. We had a nice enough stay here. It was a step up from a backpackers (in some ways), but not in the realm of a decent hotel.
Triangle is really a 1, maybe 2 star hotel by western standards. The view over the Nile from our balcony was spectacular. You can't expect much in Uganda in the way of Hotels so this was really a good cheap option. We visited 2 Friends (another hotel and restaurant) for lunch and really, there is no comparison regarding quality, but you pay around 3 times the price for a room. There aren't many other options in Jinja if you want to keep the price down.
The room was big and basic. It had a good mosquito net, a decent bed, fridge and hot water occasionally was running, but mostly cold. The bathroom was old and we had a constant battle to keep away ants (see photo). The breakfast was very, very, basic. Undercooked toast and jam. None of that really bothered us and the bar staff and the cleaners were absolutely lovely. Very sweet and helpful. The annoying part was the girls on reception. It seemed the little power they had went straight to their heads! They were rude, disorganised and tried to charge us for an extra night. I don't understand why they had to be like that? A smile goes a long way and in Uganda it is a familiar sight, so it is disappointing when the front people of a business are so unfriendly. The cleaners should have been on the front desk! Then I would have felt welcome and more inclined to recommend the place.
The curry at the restaurant was excellent. II think the owners and cook are Indian so that with a Nile Special beer (and nice service from the bar and restaurant staff) was a good treat. If you are looking for a cheap option and not too fussy - then it is an OK stay. Like things to be organised? Go to 2 Friends!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Brisk Hotel Triangle
Address: Nile Crescent Road, Jinja, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Jinja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 130
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