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Traveler's Rest Hotel

Jumia TravelUS$74*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Enjoyed our stay at Traveler's Rest Hotel. Because doing a gorilla trek is a pretty expensive undertaking, we took the budget level accommodation offered by the company we used. Very pleased with the place though as it was very clean and comfortable. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and although the place is right next to town you wouldn't know...

Thank Max B
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had a great stay at Travellers Rest, the staff were incredibly accommodating and made us feel at home. We had a lovely clean spacious room and the food was delicious. My favourite things bout the hotel was its beautiful gardens, they were a nice place to rest after Gorilla trekking. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Thank Josiecoops123
Summerside, Canada
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here many times in the past, and can say from learned experience, that the Traveller's Rest hotel is an excellent hotel! They have excellent rooms, tasty food, friendly service, and a great massage service!

Thank Alex D
New York
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Jennifer and her staff couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely setting nestled in Kisoro. Rates are reasonable and the lodge portion is great for relaxing after a day of hiking. Loved my stay here. The only thing I'd note is that if you are doing Gorilla trekking from here, it's about 2 hours away which was fine for us, but...

2Thank ecsouthworth
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This hotel is ideally located for trekking Mgahinga and Bwindi. It's right by the main road, too, so you've no worries about reaching it when the dirt roads are washed out. I liked all the Congolese art that was for sale and I liked the chilled, backpacker vibe. I recommend doing a mix of lodging in this region, as I...

Thank intlwanderlust
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Whilst it doesn't look like much from outside when you into reception the staff are very friendly and welcoming. The rates are reasonable for bed and well as breakfast and dinner. The rooms are clean spacious and have all that you need. Ask for them to put r heater on and in 10 minutes you will have a lovely warm...

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 25 November 2015

The traveler's rest is a simple hotel, good rooms and - if you have some patience - hot showers. The food here was the least exciting during my entire trip in Uganda however... Still it was okay. Staff is extremely friendly and welcoming.

Thank Gwen_BE
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We spent 3 nights at the Traveler's Rest Hotel. We stayed in the Matunda room which we would definitely recommend. This is very nice, clean hotel set amongst a lovely garden setting. You will find Congolese art throughout the hotel which adds a very nice touch. The food is very good, there is a well stocked bar right next to...

1Thank RachaelandAndrewNZ
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We were so excited to stay at this hotel as part of our gorilla trekking package. Staff were so lovely, welcoming and kind. The "great room" had a huge fireplace which was lit for us each night to gather around and share stories of the days activities. Jennifer was such a lovely host, rooms were great, meals were great. Fantastic...

Thank HCowie
Reviewed 15 October 2015

nice view of the volcanoes, the road is newly constructed and it takes short time from kabale town. people are friendly enough to give information, plenty of art crafts. you must not miss this wonderful area normally called the switzerland of africa. near the gorillas of Mgahinga and Bwindi. easy means of transport from kampala by regular buses. special hire...

Thank Baluku D

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Travellers' Rest is an excellent place for tourists visiting the endangered mountain gorilla in Southwest Uganda. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, has ten rooms and one suite at reasonable prices. The garden is home to many birds, and in the evenings, when it gets cooler, visitors can warm themselves at the fireplace in the lounge.In the restaurant every evening a fine 4 course dinner is served. "Gorillas in the Mist" researcher Dian Fossey stayed here many times, calling it her "second home". The hotels offers a massage-service, perfect after a long gorilla trekking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Traveler's Rest Hotel

Address: Bunagana Road, Kisoro, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kisoro
Price Range: $110 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Side room away from main road”
packyderm, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Views of the mountains are spectacular!”
MartiL791, 13 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Check your room for deadly spiders and caterpillars”
Greg_M1982, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Try the homemade "guacamole"!”
  • The room!  Many have 3 beds!  Large Bathroom!
DJBrendzy, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are similar of a quadrangle courtyard garden. Some rooms may be nearer the road but we were OK.”
  • Rooms are off this garden quadrangle
H2233MWdavidm, 2 Sep 2013 | Read review
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