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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2014

So we were on our way back from Murchison Falls and this is a great little stop over. The history behind the oldest hotel in the area is lovely. The rooms are just what you need, but not luxurious, which is fine. The food at the restaurant was great and the service was friendly.

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Hermanus
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The hotel was a disgrace. Only good point was clean sheets and hot water. Bathroom light was broken, 1 lamp had bulb missing, another lamp was hanging off the wall. Noisy as beside main road. Need to close windows to keep some sound out. Dinner was cold and served on cold plates. When re-cooked came with same cold vegetables. My...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I stayed here while on a mission trip to the area. First off, ALL of the staff was wonderful! Every time i passed them they would stop what they were doing and say hello. The food was excellent. One of the days we were there, vendors from the area came to sell they crafts. They held our passports,etc in their...

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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 17 June 2014

On the way to Murchison Waterfalls we had stooped at Masindi Hotel. I was travelling with Angel, a lady from Kampala I had met when I was preparing my businesses trip to Uganda. Hotel is very nice in old colonial style. I had met such hotels in India and Pakistan, too. We had dinner there, hotel was quite empty, there...

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Burbank, California
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

One of the oldest hotels in Uganda. Hemingway and Bogart stayed here during the shooting of a film. Aside from old the facilities are ok, but one can't expect much comfort given the old strict ion and the Maintanance, but it did fit our budget. There is no AC I'm the rooms but you have a fan. Friendly staff and...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 April 2014

It's a quaint old colonial hotel with some famous guests in the past. It is close to the entrance to the Murchison Falls park. The rooms are basic and clean. The biggest problem is that the hotel is situated right on the busy main road with buses and trucks going by all day and night. I was awaken several times...

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Arlon, Belgium
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Charming old hotel, visited by some famous people back in the days, which gives his reputation. Not bad for a transit night, but don't expect too much in terms of comfort. Near the road, so very noisy.

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Once in Kampala, I thought I should have a stopover in Masindi on my way to Murchison falls, I visited Masindi Hotel one of the Oldest ancient hotels in Uganda which was built during the time of the Building of Uganda Railway. This part of the country was termed as port masindi where more cotton was received to be packed...

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chicago
Reviewed 1 March 2014

It's easy to imagine Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart staying in this colonial-style hotel while they filmed The African Queen nearby. The four-poster bed, old fashioned bathroom, high ceilings, long veranda and the comfortable sitting rooms, bar and restaurants all hearken back to an earlier, slow-paced era. For the room; the fan worked well and completely disguised any road noise....

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2014

We appeared to be the only guests, and perhaps because of that, I had to ask them to turn the wi-fi back on after they turned the lights out at night! But, I loved staying here. We had room 1, and it had a wonderful faded glory to it. We fantasised that it might be the very room Hemingway recuperated...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

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Address: Masindi, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Masindi
Number of rooms: 120
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“Choose your rooms between near the reception where the most noise from the parking emanates or more distant where it is quieter.”
  • 28 rooms in total, small and personal
 of 5 bubbles Safariafficionado, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Wifi was slow and available at the restaurant and lobby only”
  • Queen sized bed with mosquito netting
 of 5 bubbles drchristo4, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Just ask to look at what ones available”
 of 5 bubbles BlueBirdBircher, 8 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Use another location nearby such as the Eco-Lodges.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeGrahamHermanus, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“We were in room 13 , very quiet”
  • outside a section of the rooms.... our room, #13 was at the end.... VERY QUIET!!
  • beds, VERY comfortable!! Nets intacted
  • bath room, deep tub!
 of 5 bubbles minastirith101125, 1 Aug 2014 | Read review
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