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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Considering this place was repeatedly visited by Dian Fossey and it's the only hotel worth mentioning in Kisoro, it's impressive that they still make the effort of running it with pride and making sure everything is perfectly arranged. The rooms are simple but efficient, the garden is wonderful, green and a peaceful oasis in the busy town, and the staff...

1Thank Tom V
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2014

To some degree you have to stay here at least 1 night due to the history of the place to another degree maybe not. We stayed 2 nights and it was basically OK. It has apparently been renovated but it could definitely use some updating and/or maintenance. The mattress was saggy, the not water was inconsistent, the water pressure was...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2013

The Traveller's Rest is a great place to stay if you are going on a gorilla safari but we were there for a different reason - to record the music of the Batwa people who used to live in the forest alongside the gorillas. We stayed for a week at the Traveller's Rest and it was perfect for us. Really...

1Thank Victoria D
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed here post gorilla track in Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest. It is quite close to where the golden monkey tracking is in Mgahinga National Park(up an extremely bumpy road). The hotel itself is worn and the rooms are basic and if basing this review on hotel's merit, I would rate it average or below. Twin beds w mosquito nets are...

Thank O S
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 October 2013

After a week of staying in jungle tents, safari tents and jungle cabanas, arriving at Traveler's Rest was like arriving at the Four Seasons. Kisoro town isn't the most scenic place, but the Traveler's Rest property feels removed, private and lovely. The rooms were spacious and so clean - we slept well here! The common area was very inviting, lots...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 19 September 2013

I stayed here with a friend to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The hotel is quaint, quiet and affordable. We stayed here as part of a package from Pearl Of Africa, a tour group that arranges safari's, gorilla and chimp tours (also great). The room was modest, but nicely equipped with two twin beds, flush toilets, shower and...

Thank Debra B
Baldock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We had not booked any accommodation and were travelling late through Uganda. We had heard of the Travellers Rest and were looking out when we saw it at about 20.30. Although it was late, they accommodated us and gave us an evening meal, although they were nearly finished dining. It was such a welcome stop as we hadn't seen many...

Thank David M
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Based solely on the rooms, we would give this place three or four stars -- not bad, but perhaps showing a little age. The WiFi didn't work (not that big a deal); the shower was a little awkward. The area is rather noisy because the city has grown right up the grounds and there's a good bit of traffic. (Although...

Thank bmheck
San Diego
Reviewed 9 July 2013

In some ways, the Traveler's Rest is showing its years. The rooms are a bit tired. Though wifi is advertised, it never worked during the 3 days we were there. But we loved it nonetheless. The staff is great. The Congolese masks are awesome. (I didn't realize they're for sale, but a friend stayed here a week or two later...

1Thank SleeplessinSD
Reviewed 27 June 2013

This is a really very attractive small hotel in Kisoro. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. The hotel staff are very friendly. What really makes the place for me were the well kept gardens and the very cosy bar area with a great roaring fire. Breakfast and dinner were also really good.

1Thank The_Healthy_Prof

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Travellers' Rest is an excellent place for tourists visiting the endangered mountain gorilla in Southwest Uganda. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, has ten rooms and one suite at reasonable prices. The garden is home to many birds, and in the evenings, when it gets cooler, visitors can warm themselves at the fireplace in the lounge.In the restaurant every evening a fine 4 course dinner is served. "Gorillas in the Mist" researcher Dian Fossey stayed here many times, calling it her "second home". The hotels offers a massage-service, perfect after a long gorilla trekking. ... more   less 

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Address: Bunagana Road, Kisoro, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kisoro
Price Range: RM370 - RM423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Side room away from main road”
 of 5 bubbles packyderm, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Views of the mountains are spectacular!”
 of 5 bubbles MartiL791, 13 Jun 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Greg_M1982, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Try the homemade "guacamole"!”
  • The room!  Many have 3 beds!  Large Bathroom!
 of 5 bubbles DJBrendzy, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are similar of a quadrangle courtyard garden. Some rooms may be nearer the road but we were OK.”
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 of 5 bubbles H2233MWdavidm, 2 Sep 2013 | Read review
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