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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 11 June 2014

One Minute south has the best location and scenic views, We had gone there during easter vacation for a couple of nights,Has a lovely beach and great gardens,The evening barbecue is truly amazing,The cook is very talented and makes amazing different cuisines the food is too tasty.Rooms are nice.Need to work on the structure of the place it is too...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This house is amazing: so many lovely features it is hard to know where to start. The art which abounds is just wonderful: everywhere you look in the main house there are delightful pieces of unusual art. The food/cook is superb - either vegetarian or non veg - he is excellent at both. The bedrooms in the main house are...

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Galle, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We rented One Minute South on Bulago island for a weekend trip. There were 14 of us and the property is split into two buildings only 30 metres apart. With a stunning view from the main house, plunge swimming pool over looking the lake, and private beach (watch out for the crocs!) you couldn't have a more ideal location for...

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Hull, Georgia
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I stayed with a group of friends from the UK and USA at One Minute South and we can't speak highly enough of the place. The house is absolutely gorgeous, full of beautiful artwork and personal touches, you can really tell that the owner has put her heart and soul in to the place. The island itself is gorgeous, we...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 27 January 2014

The place is great, the chef is fantastic, as are the workers. We did have one problem however: The owner, Alison, kept trying to introduce new charges or claim that we owed her money when we didn't. She and her manager sent over ten emails demanding money that was not owed. She even showed up one day and demanded money....

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OneMinuteSouthAli, Owner at One Minute South, responded to this review

This family group of 12+ guests paid for their accommodation months before their Christmas visit and One Minute South requested nothing more. The payment issue was with the chef and his catering company who had made an alternative arrangement to the normal full board basis and had verbally agreed to the terms with the host of the group. The chef...

Uganda
Reviewed 10 November 2012

One minute South is one of the most beautiful places in Uganda. Very clean, hospitable people, and very beautiful. The house is large, beautiful wooden artifacts, and well designed decor. The staff are hospitable and the chef provides excellent food. It is good place for the honey moon for those who are getting married. It is also a nice place...

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Dubai
Reviewed 21 November 2010

For the short length of my stay at this place, which I visited with a few friends we couldn't stop talking about how special it was. Full of beautiful wooden artifacts and very original design and decour, it was actually a shame we were there for such a short time. The rooms were very comfortable, the swimming pool small but...

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London
Reviewed 12 October 2010

The highlight of my holiday to Uganda and Kenya, everyone visiting Uganda should certainly spend at least 2 nights on this beautiful secluded island ideal for family/couples/friends getaways and a touch of luxury. The island itself is in easy reach of Kampala and definitely worth the trip. The house is large and stylishly decorated with several unique touches which takes...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2010

Great house on a scenic island at a reasonable price. Friendly staff always a bonus and service was 5*. Easy to get to, taking us around 2 hrs door to door from Kampala. Local wildlife was interesting as was the short trip to chimp island.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2010

Similarly impressed with my stay at One Minute South - a tranquil and picturesque location and an ideal place to relax with friends. A beautiful property with a fascinating and rich interior and plenty of space for entertaining oneself indoors as an alternative to remaining by the infinity pool and on the sun-drenched terrace or on the beach. Friendly and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One Minute South offers a private island paradise that is truly unique. A 20 acre beach front residence on Bulago Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda. Accessible by boat or plane, within close proximity to Entebbe International Airport. Within the architectural beauty of our cliff top house we offer 7 luxurious bedrooms, all with beautiful views. Unique sunrise and sunset position. We offer sophisticated comfort and complete privacy with deserted golden beaches, cliff top infinity swimming pool and plenty of activities for all the family. Min.4/Max.14 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about One Minute South

Address: M7 | Bulago Island, Kampala PO18 9LQ, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: RM1,378 - RM3,918 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The main house had a wonderful view of the lake, while the guest house was surrounded by beautiful greenary”
ealexander70, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Excellent views”
Faith_Fay, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The main building has more charm and has a nicer view than the annex.”
Luc_Moutainbiker, 16 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Ask them to clean the place properly before visiting them. all rooms are the same as you hire the whole place out.”
bhavinraval, 11 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The main house rooms are very lovely - the second house/annex is not as nice. The staff can be noisy - be sure to ask them to keep their voices down if you want peaceful mornings.”
CMeyer2014, 13 May 2014 | Read review
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