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M7 | Bulago Island, Kampala PO18 9LQ, Uganda
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

A brilliant place for a weekend getaway with friends. If there is a big group you need a larger, slower boat which takes two hours each way from Gaba. Not a problem (actually quite fun) but you do need to factor it in to your timings. From the moment we arrived the service was impeccable - a small army was...

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

One Minute South is the perfect getaway. It takes about 90 minutes by speedboat from The Beach House, Kampala. Breathtaking views of Lake Victoria and amazing sunrises and sunsets. One gets the felling of ‘owning’ the piece of paradise due to the very small number of people on the island. Food is tantalizing, really outstanding. Every meal taste like a...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 19 April 2016

it was a wonderful getaway. the staff were incredibly friendly and the views were breathtaking. On top of that the chef was really good and we were often full throughout the stay. We had an opportunity to explore bulago island and we were able to catch some breathtaking views. did i mention the food? im sorry but i just had...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 18 April 2016

One minute south is a beautiful, calm and quiet place, with excellent views all round the island and above all, amaaaaaaazing food. They did offer an excellent service through out our stay and the best part about all this was the fact that the service providers were always at our disposal, making sure we were comfortable.

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Bulago is beautiful. One Minute South is in theory a well put together, quaint and stylish location. However, it is very poorly maintained, dirty and very neglected. There was litter and garbage everywhere, cigarette butts, empty cups and broken glass amongst other things. The staff was unfriendly and unhelpful and I often felt like we were burdening them with requests...

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Alison P, Owner at One Minute South, responded to this review

Dear Mel I am very sorry that the One Minute South villa gardens were not up to their regular high standards of maintenance. I will blame the dry season for that neglected look, making the gardens dusty and thirsty-looking, whilst the litter was the fault of our first (and very successful) music and arts festival (celebrating the Blue Moon) that...

Reviewed 13 April 2015

Have very mixed thoughts on one minute south .im going to compare it to pineapple bay as I'm sure many be people will be looking at both . Most of the reviews seem to be from large groups ,I think the house is perfect for that ,unfortunately we were a romantic couple staying over valentines there is very little privacy...

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Alison P, Owner at One Minute South, responded to this review

Dear Jason Thank you very much for your review and our apologies for the lack of privacy. The master bedroom private wing was designed with an archway (rather than door) leading to the en suite bathroom but I am replacing the curtains so guest seclusion will be returned. With regards noisy staff phone calls I have now insisted that no...

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 18 September 2014

We went with a big group of friends to One Minute South and we were so surprised about the beauty of the location, the beauty of the property and the food that was made for us. We are all expats and we had never seen such a beautiful place in Lake Victoria. It is really a luxurious resort on the...

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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This is a fabulous relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of Kampala. The house is the perfect weekend away for a group of friends. Bosco the chef cooks fabulous food. Laze by the pool all day or take an easy stroll around the island. So peaceful :)

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Lusaka, Zambia
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Several friends and I made a last-minute trip to One Minute South on Bulago several weeks ago and will surely be back! The views are spectacular and the serene surroundings make for an incredible, rejuvenating retreat from bustling Kampala. The food was superb, thanks to Chef Bosco - be sure to line him up before you go! Lots of space...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We went twice to One Minute South with family and friends, stayed in the main building and enjoyed it every time. It's an old building with lots of charm, so don't expect a topnotch resort with the latest electronics but a cool holiday house nicely furnished and decorated instead. The pool is small but deep and kids loved it as...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One Minute South offers a private island paradise that is truly unique. A 20 acre beach front residence on Bulago Island, Lake Victoria, Uganda. Accessible by boat or plane, within close proximity to Entebbe International Airport. Within the architectural beauty of our cliff top house we offer 7 luxurious bedrooms, all with beautiful views. Unique sunrise and sunset position. We offer sophisticated comfort and complete privacy with deserted golden beaches, cliff top infinity swimming pool and plenty of activities for all the family. Min.4/Max.14 guests. ... more   less 

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Address: M7 | Bulago Island, Kampala PO18 9LQ, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: $491 - $1,405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The main house had a wonderful view of the lake, while the guest house was surrounded by beautiful greenary”
 of 5 bubbles ealexander70, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Excellent views”
 of 5 bubbles Faith_Fay, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The main building has more charm and has a nicer view than the annex.”
 of 5 bubbles Luc_Moutainbiker, 16 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Ask them to clean the place properly before visiting them. all rooms are the same as you hire the whole place out.”
 of 5 bubbles bhavinraval, 11 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The main house rooms are very lovely - the second house/annex is not as nice. The staff can be noisy - be sure to ask them to keep their voices down if you want peaceful mornings.”
 of 5 bubbles CMeyer2014, 13 May 2014 | Read review
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