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Forest Cottages

17/18, Naguru Hill, Old Kira Road, Kampala 7030 Uganda
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#20 of 154 hotels in Kampala
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Best Place to stay in Kampala with African Forest environment, Where birds are singing a song of courtesy.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Billiards
Airport transportation
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Banquet room
24-hour security
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Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
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Breakfast buffet
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Mosquito net
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Picnic area
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24-hour front desk
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi
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Paul W wrote a review Mar 2024
Toronto, Canada31 contributions11 helpful votes
The service and restaurant at Forest Cottages was fine, and helped make up for very lacklustre rooms. Our room was so small we barely had room to walk around the bed. The place was noisy. Our friends apparently were given a larger room, but others in our group also suffered with extremely tight spaces. Overall, I would not recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lucyan wrote a review Feb 2024
Seattle, Washington1005 contributions238 helpful votes
This hotel is centrally located in Kampala, off a busy street. Hotel and grounds are nice, restaurant serves good food. The rooms are very small, tiny bathrooms, good Wi-Fi. There were a lots of celebration, graduation and wedding happening at the hotel and it was very noisy until 11pm.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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ShannAnne’s Travels wrote a review Jun 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa72 contributions4 helpful votes
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Best restaurant in Uganda. But my word! Bring your ear plugs. The hotel is located perfectly in the city and hidden away from the noise and traffic. They just happen to host 10 events on the same day that go until 11pm in the evening and they are loud. I’m saying that. The staff is sweet and accommodating and remembered us by name. The rooms were decent. However the food was superb. That lemon coriander soup was a highlight of my whole trip for me. Stunning stunning stunning. The hotel itself is well maintained and pretty. What was super special was the fact that we had to leave the hotel at 5:30 and would only be back at 6pm that evening. They made us a snack bag so that we wouldn’t get hungry during the day. That was lovely. Thank you.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Only 1 pillow per person. I am a 2 pillow kind of girl. Did ask for more to be delivered but they...
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Luc Victor wrote a review May 2023
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If you are in the mood for something rustic, and bucolic, but restful, homey and comfortable - Forest Cottages is right for you. Located in a quiet residential area of Kampala, up in the hills, this place can be comfortably cool and safe. The rooms are functional and the bed is comfortable. The furniture is well organized and not cluttered. The staff are very respectful, helpful and accommodating. The services are impeccable.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: You can always get a waiver from the manager to use the facilities at the nearby Country Club -...
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Meltem Yaşar wrote a review Mar 2023
Kampala, Uganda14 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice breakfast, nice dining area, green lush garden… Being at the center of the nice areas of the city made our life very easy. Rooms were very small, did not look like the photos on the website. There was no hot water for the three days I stayed. I will definitely stay again, but ask for bigger and better rooms and make sure the hot water is running.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Armando B wrote a review Feb 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom66 contributions40 helpful votes
The room we got was pretty small but at least it was clean and beds were comfortable. The location of the hotel was central and close to other points of interest in Kampala. The Recepsionist were very friendly and helpful. If you have a heavy luggage be aware to lift it many stairs up to the room:)
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Date of stay: January 2023
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David T wrote a review Feb 2023
Weybridge, United Kingdom189 contributions62 helpful votes
Nice surroundings if you wanted to sit outside. Food was good as was the wifi. Room was clean and tidy and pleasant looking. However, no armchair, just a hardbacked chair or sit on the bed and no wardrobe, just some hooks over the bed. Shower was very difficult to get in and out of as it was in a very narrow space. Continual music until quite late with other noise late at night from beyond the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Skyway Expeditions wrote a review Nov 2022
Kampala, Uganda31 contributions8 helpful votes
I and our guests enjoyed the nice view of the Kampala in Uganda and it was really a great experience that i would wish to enjoy again and again and again. Thanks for the great customer care and nice arrangement of our bookings.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: it has a nice garden and good tree shades
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Kampala, Uganda498 contributions147 helpful votes
Surprisingly good pasta carbonara. It wasn't presented in a very pretty way (just a big lump of pasta) but it was tasty. The portion was huge (and I had to make sure I didn't let myself eat it all!) The dish cost 35k ugx. My friends had a curry dish; another had the fried chicken twice in one week meaning; it was that good. We had a good evening but service was slow (I had to keep looking for staff). There were two weddings going on at the time however, there were plenty of staff... I saw five or more of them just watching the wedding!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Karen M wrote a review Jul 2022
Nakusp, Canada17 contributions5 helpful votes
Forest Cottages has always been the only place I'll stay in Kampala. The lush grounds make us feel like we're miles from the city, even though we're surrounded by it. The rooms are a bit odd and awkwardly constructed, and some of the showers defy logic, but the kind and competent staff, and the excellent meals make up for those shortcomings. My most recent stay was in June/July, having not been able to travel since 2018, and this quiet oasis has apparently become Private Party Central. Non-stop, all hours, several going on at once. The noise level was ridiculous. Management is apparently unwilling or unable to apply any sort of guidelines regarding sound levels or cut-off times. It was a very disappointing return to a place I love, and I will have to reconsider whether to stay here again on future trips.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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R 1,249 - R 1,704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Forest Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Ninety9 By The Embers (0.2 km), Wild Gallery Safaris (1.1 km), and Asante Art Gallery (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forest Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Forest Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Forest Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Forest Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kati Kati Africa Restaurant, Linove Restaurant, and Chokh Di Thai Restaurant.
Does Forest Cottages have airport transportation?
Yes, Forest Cottages offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Forest Cottages?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Forest Cottages offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Forest Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Forest Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Buganda Heritage And Tourism Board (6.5 km), Kasubi Tombs (5.9 km), and Jiram Global Tours Limited (5.1 km).