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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very friendly and helpful staff who went out of their way to help us find alternative accommodation when we suddenly decided to extend our stay but they didn't have any availability. The rooms are spacious and very clean and they also have lots of green space making it even lovelier. The only downside was that the mattress in our room... More 

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Entebbe, Uganda
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the ambiance is lovely with a view of lake Victoria. Staff are friendly and both the adults and the children felt at home. The meal we ordered and the service offered was great. The prize winning game is enticing for the children.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Arrived in Entebbe late and was greeted with a smile from Jodi! She made me feel super welcome and made sure I had everything I needed, including a late night snack. She even sat with me to keep me company. The guest house is quaint, and the room was very spacious and clean. Had everything I needed and I slept... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed here for 1 night on arrival and for another night at the end of our trip 2 weeks later. Rachel, Jodie and the rest of the staff could not have been more welcoming, accommodating and helpful. Our room was very nicely decorated and had a very comfortable and large bed. We sampled breakfast, lunch and dinner during our... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Perfect location - near the airport, easy to arrange shuttle, gorgeous views of the Lake and a comfortable room to stay in. Be aware of what you are getting - no aircon (but its not needed with the beautiful breezes); no in room TV -but why would you need this when you can sit outside and see the views (there... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Staff were incredible. They will keep you right on everything, explain what to do, the costs and will arrange things for you if they can. The waiting staff were awesome as well - the service plus the food made me excited to get back to the guesthouse every night. The food is phenominal and very decently priced (maybe 6/7 quid... More 

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Carpe Diem U, Owner at Carpe Diem Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Brendan, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! :) I love the Africa comment! ;-) but I would like to reassure future clients that we do have a back up generator if main power is not on. The generator powers everything except the coffee machine :( and certain appliances like hair dryers /... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Lovely staff, great food, cozy room, good location near the airport. I was impressed they even offer and prepare Full beakfast for an early 5am departure! The only minus they don't accept credit cards. Would definitely stay there again!

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Carpe Diem U, Owner at Carpe Diem Guest House, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to place a review. We really appreciate it and I'm glad you enjoyed the breakfast! :) Many thanks and kind regards, Rachel More 

Kuajok
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The ambience, staff, food, rooms and view from Carpe Diem makes it a home away from home. Also the living room and outdoor area further accentuate this characteristic. However during the hot season the rooms can be uncomfortably hot especially for persons not accustomed or medically averse the fans. ACs in some rooms is therefore highly recommended. Also, the lightening... More 

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Carpe Diem U, Owner at Carpe Diem Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Leda, Thanks so much for your review and feedback. I had never thought about the lighter curtains in room 4 affecting someone's lie in. We have the darker curtains in all of the other rooms so it is definitely not a problem at all to change them to the same. I think we actually have a spare pair to... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Really nice place near Entebbe airport. They'll arrange pick up, have good food, relaxed atmosphere and nice big, clean rooms. They also have a super friendly taxi driver called Collins who drove me around and was super helpful.

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Carpe Diem U, Owner at Carpe Diem Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Wilfood, Thank you so much for your review and comment. I'm so glad that you liked Collins, he's a star!! I'll pass on your compliments to him. Many thanks and kind regards, Rachel More 

Brindisi, Italy
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Carpe Diem was very friendly from the word go. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were great , not over fussy and the breakfasts were fantastic and the dinner menu. The staff and owners helped always. I especially liked the handy craft section at the reception desk, making it easy to buy local handmade gifts.

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Carpe Diem U, Owner at Carpe Diem Guest House, responded to this review

Hi NDH1066, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We really appreciate it. The lady who makes the crafts will be so pleased that you liked her selection of homemade products. Thanks again and hopefully see you again soon. Kind regards, Rachel More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Carpe Diem Guest House is a small, intimate boutique guest house with bright, spacious rooms and welcoming and friendly staff. Carpe Diem guest house provides a relaxed and gentle start or end to your Ugandan adventure. Carpe Diem Guest house has 4 luxury rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. The rooms are finished to a high standard and promise of a good night’s sleep is given. Each room can be made into a single, twin or double room. The Guest house is located on a hill with perfect views of the lake. The landscaped gardens offer a tranquil setting from which to watch the beautiful Ugandan sun set over the water. The Guest house has WIFI both in its rooms and in the gardens and we provide a free airport shuttle service.Carpe Diem means seize the day in Latin and we want you to wake up every morning feeling that the day is so full of potential that you have to grab it with both hands.The Guest house serves a full English breakfast for those who like to heed to the saying the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Excellent Ugandan coffee, smoothies, juices and light meals are served throughout the day in our Coffee shop.Our management and staff are always on hand to assist you and are more than happy to answer any questions or even draw you a map if you fancy a stroll. The Guest house is within walking distance of the colourful market area of Entebbe and also the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre and the famous Botanical Gardens. Carpe Diem Coffee Shop not only serves the best coffee in town, but does it in a location with panoramic views of the lake, airport and town. Watching the sun setting over the lake whilst sitting on comfy sofas with a drink of your choice in your hand is the perfect end to another perfectly sunny Ugandan day. Carpe Diem also has a healthy and diverse menu of smoothies, juices and light meals to choose from. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carpe Diem Guest House

Address: 33 Uringi Crescent, Entebbe N/A, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Price Range: RM307 - RM547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Best views”
 of 5 bubbles carolyned2016, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Although smaller than other double rooms, the room with the private entrance is perfect for added privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 324travelbugs, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“four rooms so ask for one of the front rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 985selwynh, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles Debandherhorses, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“When you enter, just right to the reception there is one room, perhaps no. 1. That is noisier then the others because it is close to the bar counter and clients' order there and it is overhearing.”
 of 5 bubbles 321Peter, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
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