The two real positives about this place are the location and the staff.
The resort consists of a main building with all the central facilities like the reception, restaurant and bar. It also has a number of cottages, nicely situated in the large garden. It is located right on the waterfront of Lake Bunyonyi, with great views over the hills and the lake. We stayed in one of the cottages in the garden. Our room was very spacious, but also outdated. It looks like it had not been maintained for quite a while. The hotel was suffering from a lot of power outages during our two day stay and because we were the only guests, they did not want to have the generator on all the time. But that meant that sometimes we did not have warm water to shower (the boiler does not work when the power is out).
As said, we were the only guests and staff really tried their best to serve us properly and have everything available even with the power outages. It was a bit surreal to be the only persons in the very spacious general area and have music played for you when you are having a pre dinner drink.
The food was just ok, like during the whole trip. Not spectacular, but it was nice food.
We stayed for two nights, to have a relaxing day during our safari trip and it was very relaxing indeed. The small garden and the terrace that belonged to our cottage did provide a nice relaxing atmosphere and we did see quite a few different birds on our premises.
But it needs a maintenance update, especially redecorating the rooms and the common areas. Everything is not bad, but it just appears very dated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bunyonyi Safaris Resort (BSR) is a countryside hotel located on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi in South Western Uganda.. Accommodation is in form of 6 cottages and 40 hotel rooms. All rooms are fully furnished and self contained. The hotel gives you an opportunity to hike the hills, enjoy the scenery of the lake, hills, volcanoes and the beautiful sunset. The hotel supports some vulnerable families through a non profit foundation known as BSR Foundation. The aim is to sustainably alleviate poverty and protect the environment without creating dependency. As such, we train and employ local youth and they actually manage and run the hotel with limited supervision. The hotel is ideal for groups, families, honey moon and corporate retreats. if you need a quite, secluded and natural environment, this is it. We have mountain bikes, canoes, boats, fishing rod, pool table, gym. table tennis, pool table, volley ball and football pitch for your entertainment. A steam bath and sauna are underway. Gorilla tracking in any of the nearby parks can be arranged. Our nearest airport is Kigali, less than 100km away in the neighboring country of Rwanda.Food is mostly fresh vegetables and fruits grown locally. We also have speciality cray fish from the lake. For groups interested in self catering, there's a kitchen just for that. A campfire dinner by the lakeside and a breakfast on the roof terrace are experiences you will appreciate if the weather allows. So what are you waiting for? Be our guest! ... more less
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