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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

i liked their Kila kitu pizza...it is very nice and the environment is cool with lac Tanganyika view and their stuff are so kind just that they have to learn sorting their own problems not in front of customers...!!! otherwise it is very nice place to relax!

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Thank Felix M
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Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Has the best steak in town. Balanced guests and breathtaking view of L. Tanganyika. You are also certain you will see hippopotamus just across the lake. The garden is well kept and they have beautiful birds that gracefully make the place homely - Ugandan Crested Cranes.

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Thank GraceAine
Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2014

We had just one night in Bujumbura, and after walking around the centre the next day, we were very happy staying at the lake side, and in this place. The staff was more than helpful when we arrived - even upgrading our room, since we were two friends together, and only the beds in the more expensive rooms could be... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

Nice descent albeit expensive hotel. Rooms go for USD 100, USD 120 and USD 150. Nice gardens. Good service and helpful stuff. The Kiboko restaurant offers a variety on their menu. Located adjacent L. Tanganyika, of you are lucky you will catch a glimpse of hippos sunbathing. There is a boating club across the road a few metres from the... More 

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Downings, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

This is a supurb hotel. The World Health Representative stayed here for months before he found a residence - if it is good enough for a UN official at Ambassadorial level it should be good enough for you! The rooms are two story appartments with cooking facilities, good internet connection, balcony, sitting room and bedroom. Well screened for mosquitos -... More 

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Thank Mike_Downings
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Ubuntu is a friendly, pleasant place to stay. Particularly if you are in Bujumbura for a longer time, it is nice to have a small apartment and feel at home. The garden is small but pretty. It certainly makes a nice place to sit outside at the end of the day and watch the sun set over Lake Tanganiyka. The... More 

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Thank Paula C
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

Great food with a very nice view on the Tanganika lake with pretty nice and well maintained garden. You can eat either at the bar (pretty noisy) or at the main outdoor room . The menu is fine and the food is good.

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

The place is very nice from inside and the location is also ideal, facing the Lake Tanganyika. Some negotiations and bargaining will give you the right price. Stayed for 2 nights in a suite, but with a male friend. Thus not much fun :(

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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Services are a tad bit slow the food is amazing!! Would recommend it for families. didn't quite manage to see the hippos though. Nice garden, the parking needs more security lights. Friendly staff. be wary of the mosquito's especially at night .

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Thank safari76Uganda
balneobuja, Propriétaire at Hotel Residence Ubuntu, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thanks for your nice coment, my name is Rudy Ghirini, i'm actually in charge of the restaurant of Ubuntu Residence, the Kiboko Grill. The restaurant is also on tripadvisor, i'll be very grateful if you can make a comment on it or to transfert your comment from Ubuntu Residence to Kiboko Grill restaurant. Looking forward to hearing from... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

A very nice place to stay. Good food and ambience. Friendly staff . I don't know French but could manage . The view from my room was breath taking with the lake just in front. A romantic get away could improve on the service.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Hotel Residence Ubuntu

Address: Avenue de la Plage, Bujumbura, Burundi
Region: Burundi > Bujumbura Mairie Province > Bujumbura
Price Range: £69 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose the two story appartments”
 of 5 bubbles Mike_Downings, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Choose the one facing Lake Tanganyika, with a chance to catch a glimpse of crocodiles and hippos”
 of 5 bubbles aliv43, 10 Sep 2014 | Read review
“try to get an double story room with kitchen and view of the lake. Avoid the smaller rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles marcimpala, 25 Jul 2011 | Read review
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