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Roskilde, Denmark
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Perfect setting, great rooms, excellent food and most importantly, the best staff. My family and I were made very welcome, the management were very engaging and warm people too. If you want a nice relaxed few days, I cannot recommend this place enough. It is the perfect break from trekking or safari tours.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed in the overseas area. Getting to and from main resort was easy with a quick 5 minute boat ride. Beautiful place to stay. Dinner and service was great. Although, few areas which I think need some work are: Breakfast cold in morning both times apart from freshly made omelette, wifi very poor/non existent, overseas section... More 

Thank Gerard N
Spokane, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This resort is beyond amazing! Absolutely beautiful beyond words. A view of the lake, rooms are beautifully decorated, staff was excellent. Our favorite people, the front desk clerk, Harriet and the waiter, Moses. We were treated like royalty. Grounds of the hotel are beautifully manicured with flowers everywhere and includes two very tame donkeys that roam the grounds. We were... More 

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Bottmingen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Rooms: nicely furnished with contemporary local elements, high quality bath room equipment Housekeeping: very good, everything was spotlessly clean Staff (overall): very friendly and helpful, every guest's wellbeing counts for the entire staff Management: the hotel manager is an amazing man, he borrowed me his running shoes (I gave mine to the porters of my mountain trip)

Thank DMS1995
pablo t, Owner at Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort, responded to this review

Dear DMS, what can make us more happy than a review like this ! Thank you so much. By the way - I never saw my manager running - lols / Pablo MD More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We are living in Uganda since 4 years and have been coming many times to Birdnest. So fare about 12 or 13 times & we are always enjoying it very much. The view is great, the staff is well trained & beyond average. About the food you can nothing say but extraordinary. I mean, for a such a remote place... More 

Thank Jonathan Martin M
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

The surroundings are quiet, refreshing and full of natural beauty. Rooms are well maintained with all the amenities except the unwanted room's television and telephone extensions.Balconies heading towards the lakeside given the real pleasure and comfort.

Thank Malik H
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night at the Birdnest. Best hotel in town with a nice property, garden and restaurant overlooking the lake. Did a boat trip right from the hotel. Rooms are a bit run down though and a bit dark. Food was ok, but could be better. Would recommend this hotel, given lack of alternatives.

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New York City
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

The hotel is beautifully situated right on Lake Bunyonyi. Rooms have direct views. The restaurant is partly indoors, for when it is cold, partly outdoors, for when it is warm, and outdoors with a fireplace for when it is cool -- and that was just wonderful. Birdnest sells art and crafts by artists in residence. They can also arrange for... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed there when we went to Kapale for gorilla tracking hike. The place is so charming! Staff is very friendly, specially Hariette who seemed available to help us day and night! It is still Africa so don't expect the Ritz Carlton, but it was very clean. Food was great, they have a beautiful art gallery, tour service, stunning view.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel has a magnificent location overlooking the lake. The restaurant serves very good food. The hotel is run by a Belgium guy and it only has a slight African feel. The room we had was one floor up of adequate size with patio door and balcony making most of view. There was a weird arrangement for toilet and shower... More 

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

Dear Woobsle, Thanks very much for your positiv comments. About the weird arrangement for toilet and shower I must say most people like the setting but for those who need more privacy, we are working on improvements on a short term. Don't forgot in most hotels toilet and showers are in the same room. Thanks. Pablo MD More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: RM489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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