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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here last weekend as a relaxation/hiking weekend with a friend. Locations amazing, food was delicious, rooms were perfect and the manager Rick was beyond helpful. Nothing was too much for them. I cannot recommend this place enough.

Thank Rachel R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Sasa Banda on the lower level near the river. The bunkhouse, also a Banda ( round thatched house) is even closer to the river. The double bed was comfortable, lighting adequate, LED lantern provided for use at night when going to and from main building for meals, or to the loos and showers. The toilets and shower... More 

Thank dodoUk
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time to visit both the lodge and do one of the many walks. The lodge is beautiful and I would love to stay there. The food is gorgeous. Went on one of the walls with Martin the guide and had the most amazing time. Visited the falls and walked through the traditional villages - very privileged experience. I would... More 

Thank Midwife10
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The location is perfect, just below one of the Sipi falls and next to a river. The garden surrounding the main house (bar, dinning area) is beautiful. The bandas are clean as well as the shared bathroom. Food was good, especially, the 3-course dinner. It's a bit pricey but not absurdly expensive. Definitively, worth a stay.

Thank Ricardo M
Jinja, Uganda
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Sipi River Lodge is in one of the most beautiful locations I have ever visited. The lodge was very comfortable with stunning views from the rooms. All the staff were incredibly friendly and made sure our stay there was no less than perfect! There are loads of activities to do around the lodge including hiking, rock climbing and abseiling. The... More 

Thank rachelrobin27
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Had a lovely one night stay here. Went on the tour as soon as we arrived which was fab. Then had great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner- all home made. We were the only ones there so were given an upgrade which was amazing! The views from our window were incredible. Hosts were excellent too and made us feel... More 

Thank Amy Y
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The lodge is just below the Sipi Falls and offers decent accommodation option. The rooms (we took the cottage) are tastefully designed. Nothing outright luxurious but pretty decent and well equipped rooms. The property has a lot of greenery around which goes well if you want to be in the lap of nature. Food is decent and the staff serve... More 

Thank Sandeep S
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Really, really, really nice view but the service could be much better. If you don't ask... No service. No room cleaned, no towel changed, no drinks offered. Gave us the feeling as if our stay was inconvinient.

Thank Dorrie D
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

We were here for 2 nights with our 2 grown up children. We had the Chepkui Cottage and its annex, The Seven Dwarfs House We loved our accommodation set in beautiful grounds, with the roar of the falls sending us off to sleep each night. We drove and/or trecked to all 3 falls with our guide Martin who was the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Ii is very expensive so I expected tip top facilities. The site is great and décor inside is good but a banister in the gardens was loose and the garden needed some work. It is rather quiet with few clients probably due to the expense. Otherwise, it is a unique experience.

Thank bnmuchilwa

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sipi River Lodge is located in the foothills of Mt Elgon (4321m) within Eastern Uganda. The Lodge is set amongst 17 acres of private grounds, which include the 80m Kapsururu Falls, several caves and peaceful gardens to explore. The Lodge is run with only a small number of guests at any one time making it a very "home away from home" experience and we pride ourselves on the personal service we offer our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sipi River Lodge

Address: Sipi Falls | PO. Box 276, Sipi, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Eastern Region > Sipi
Number of rooms: 4
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“If you don't like going out in the dark in the night for the loo, choose en suite, but they are not so close to the river.”
 of 5 bubbles dodoUk, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I expect rooms closer to falls should be better as the sound of the falls would be a great lullaby.”
 of 5 bubbles bnmuchilwa, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I was in the banda closest to the river - but even so it was 1 minute to the bar/lounge area.”
 of 5 bubbles maggiec525, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“The only room with a good view is the Chepkuyi Cottage”
 of 5 bubbles pameladK5307CV, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Book for their Chepkuyi cottage, best view”
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 of 5 bubbles himanshu1208, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
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