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Pennington, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were so lucky to spend a little time at this fabulous place. Lake Bunyonyi has been hailed as the best lake in Africa, with good reason, but Birdnest at Bunyonyi is a treasure...not only is it filled with the most amazing artwork which is all for sale (next time next time) but attached to the craft shop is a...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sal, thanks so much for this breathtaking review. This is a very big motivation for the complete staff on all levels. The boost given by such reviews is indescribable. You hope to be back and we on our side hope to see you again in the same circumstances. All the best and lots of travel pleasures. Pablo ++

Ocean City, Maryland
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We took a day to R&R and man am I ever glad we spent it at Birdnest Bunyonyi! The Resort is not huge, it's quaint, peaceful, and so beautiful. The balcony over looks the lake and mineral pool down below. You can lay out and swim for 10 Shillings extra. Our servers name was Lillian she was so attentive and...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Autumn, what can we say....... we are so happy you died and came to our heaven ! I think this must be from far the nicest review we ever received. Hope some time in the future we will be able to accommodate you and serve you the full package. Thanks million times and greetings from the complete team, including...

Province of Siena, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The minute you enter the hotel, you are at home. Everything is just perfect, the beautiful rooms, the view from the rooms on the lake with islands, the home made meals, the library, the little shop etc. You have a feeling - if anything unexpected happened here in Africa, you will be taken care of. But the African wilderness is...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Vanourkova, This brief review says it all. Very good resume of your BirdNest experience. We appreciate a lot and hope welcoming you again some day. Thanks so much. Pablo ++

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous setting overlooking the beautiful lake, lovely grounds, the road in is not paved but it's well graded without any serious pot holes. The 6-8? room hotel is a renovated 2 story older home. The lobby/dining is on first floor, a bit dark, and opens onto a brighter dining terrace with descending small grass terraces overlooking the lake. The pool...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stayed two nights. The food was very good, especially the in-season crayfish, with huge portions. Unfortunately during our stay, they were rebuilding the veranda area. There is a lot of noise from a local market across the water which the hotel can do nothing about, but don't stay there on a market day. The owner promptly gave us a...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Charles, Renovation is necessary in every hotel. Places who don't renovate become old and expired and will loose freshness and attraction. We try to do renovations in the shortest time possible, but it is always a challenge to determine start and finish. It's depending on many factors like weather and material availability. Anyways the renovations are far behind us...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have stayed at Birdnest for several nights being able to taste their rich and diverse menu which has never failed to disappoint. From the crayfish to even the pasta made Italian way, five stars to the Chef and to the excellent staff. I would have given it 5 stars if not for one truly annoying feature. There are no...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Samba Queen (like the name), Thanks for complimenting our chef. He appreciates fully. You are very right about the mosquito nets. There is indeed no Malaria but mosquito's seem to start liking the Lake. In any case we already took action and all rooms will be installed with mosquito nets by end of March at latest. Hope welcoming you...

Adelaide
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We came to Birdsnest for some relaxation after a few hectic weeks of travel through east Africa and couldn't have loved it more. Charles and his staff are helpful and we were made to feel very comfortable - the staff are very personable and good fun. The place has an incredible view, the restaurant has great food and the rooms...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lotraktor, It's interesting to read you had positive experiences in both main lodge and our eco-overseas location. Sorry we didn't have space in the main lodge when you extended but our 15 rooms are sometimes all taken in high season, also because tour-operators are big fans of our lodge. Hope hosting you again in the future. Warm regards. Pablo...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 January 2017

In addition to a nice room on the third floor offering a marvelous view of scenic Lake Bunyonyi, this hotel had a beautiful pool down by the lakeside and a very nice restaurant with a roaring fireplace. We really enjoyed the extensive shop which offered wonderful handicrafts, including original art made by local youth. We truly enjoyed the boat ride...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Doug, Thanks so much for your excellent review. I must say I like it that you called our lodge quirky. It's not named like that by anybody else before and in fact it's a correct description. We try to be different and offer a different package than most standard hotels or lodges. We invest constantly in new developments and...

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Birdnest Lake Bunyonyi for Christmas day and Boxing Day! Wonderful stay. Charles and his staff are outstanding! Beautiful view of Lake Bunyonyi. Delicious hamburgers and pasta dishes with crayfish from Lake Bunyonyi! Rooms have a great view of Lake Bunyonyi!

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Thanks so much for the excellent review and appreciation of our services. We are looking forward welcoming you again some day. Happy New Year. Pablo MD ++

Riihimaki, Finland
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This hotel has amazing view to lake Bunyonyi. Rooms are spacious. It was strange, that there was hair shampoo and body lotion in bath room, but no soap. Music and people in bar was pretty loud, also at night, and it prevented us from sleeping. It was Christmas time, so probably that was the reason why hotel was noisy and...

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pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, we understand your remarks about the disturbances of noisy guests, but as you have mentioned yourself, this is due to the festivity period. Xmas is the most busy period of the year and not representativ for the rest of the year. Many people are moving these days and of course in the first place families because of holidays....

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BirdNest Resort offers individually decorated, luxurious rooms, each boasting its own balcony with breathtaking Lake Bunyonyi views. Our restaurant offers international cuisine as well as local dishes. Guests can unwind in a lounge area furnished with comfortable lounge seats and enjoy drinks from the bar, or simply relax by the natural ecological swimming pool. Free internet is available for our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort

Address: Bunyonyi Road, Kitumba, Kabale, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale
Price Range: RM486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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