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Alton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having spent a few days in basic accommodation on one of the islands in the lake we decided to treat ourselves to a relaxing day at Birdsnest. We were not disappointed. The hotel is situated at the head of Lake Bunyoni and has fabulous views over the lake. We settled by the pool and were cared for by our attendant....

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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...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you drive in, the hotel building looks basic but once you get into the foyer, you are greeted with bursts of colour from the African-inspired decor and a view to die for of Lake Bunyonyi. The foyer opens up to a deck where meals are served. The hotel is quiet and it is what is perfect after being on...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

After several long days on the road, arriving at Birdsnest was like arriving at an Oasis. In fact, we changed our schedule so we could stay a little longer. Our room was comfortable and clean with a nice bathroom and good bed. But the best part was the balcony with a breathtaking view of the lake! Meals were delicious and...

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Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good to be when you want your quite time. Great fish and variety of different types of food. Great view of the lake and staff that is always ready to help as much as they can. Wifi connection in all rooms.

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Pennington, South Africa
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 ++

Brno, Czech Republic
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 26 February 2017

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...

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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: €109 - €142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Top floor was OK, though watch the steps which are irregular”
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“Cray Fish a must try delicousy”
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pioc727, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a lake view room. It is most beautiful to look outside and enjoy the scenery.”
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“We stayed in Room #5. Large balcony and floor to ceiling windows facing the lake.”
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