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Red Chilli Hideaway

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13-23 Bukasa Hill View Road Butabika, Kampala Uganda See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Poolside Bar
Laundry Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night in double rooms with shared facilities. The room was pretty standard with two twin beds and mosquito netting. The showers were dark and only had cold water. Not sure why there was only cold water, but the desk confirmed...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Response from Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli HideawayResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ImeldaMario So sorry about the lack of hot water during your stay. We did have a problem which took us a while to identify...finally we discovered that it was something very simple - someone had for some reason switched off the pump that feeds...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t go to the pool on sundays. This is where all the locals come and most of them can’t swim. I was there with my friend and one drunk man was drowning while his friends watched and laughed. I jumped in the water to try...More

Thank hejzasurf
Response from Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli HideawayResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear hejzasurf Sorry to hear about your experience at our pool - it was extremely worrying that the drunk man's friends were just laughing at him rather than helping you to help him. We do take safety very seriously at our pool but unfortunately we...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I stayed here for one-night in August - during an overland Intrepid trip. On the night in question, a room was provided. The room was well-kept and included use of shared bathroom facilities, which were clean and fairly pleasant to use. The hotel had an...More

Thank callcrookie
Response from Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli HideawayResponded 15 September 2018

Dear callcrookie Thanks very much for the review! Best regards Debbie

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I don’t normally write reviews but I wanted to let people know about this place! To start with I think the rooms are overpriced. The food at the restaurant is of average quality and again not worth what you pay for it. The main reason...More

2  Thank Travellingasap
Response from Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli HideawayResponded 15 September 2018

Dear Travellingasap Thanks very much for taking the time to pass on your feedback. I am sorry you felt the place was risky - in fact we have never had a robbery from one of our rooms but it is just sensible advice, particularly when...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom for two nights. Facilities were clean and showers were hot. A fairly quiet place to stay outside the centre of the city. Others in our overland group found the camping facilities good.

Thank barnabasharrison
Response from Debbie W, Owner at Red Chilli HideawayResponded 15 September 2018

Dear barnabasharrison Thanks very much for the review - so glad you enjoyed our little spot outside the city centre! Best regards Debbie

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Red Chilli Hideaway, Kampala Facilities: Great value accommodation: set in 5 leafy acres, in one of Kampala's quieter and safer suburbs (Butabika). We cater for self-campers and also provide dorm beds & More private rooms (with or without en-suite facilities) Check-in from 2pm onwards and check-out by 10 am. Swimming Pool: 16m salt-water swimming pool with baby pool. Free of charge for our residents! Complimentary shuttle bus: operating between Red Chilli and the centre of town. We have a 10-seater minibus that departs Butabika at 9am, 12pm and 4pm daily and terminates at the Nakumatt Oasis Shopping Mall (next to Garden City Mall) on Kitante Road. Departs town at 10.30Am, 1.30Pm and 5.30Pm, also from Nakumatt Oasis. Please book ahead at reception or by email/phone to avoid disappointment as we can only take 10 passengers on each shuttle. Please note - the driver may not deviate from the set route! Special hire taxis can be arranged on request at any time and are available on site at Butabika. Fully stocked bar: open daily from 7am until midnight, with booze for sale from 10am. Lots of communal areas to kick back and relax - including a beer terrace and a separate pool-side bar. A la carte restaurant: serving excellent breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks from 6:45am until 9.30Pm. Sunday from 6:00pm -9:00pm, is a pool-side BBQ night. Mouth-watering pizzas are baked in our wood-burning pizza oven outside Mon - Sat, from 6:00pm- 9:00pm. We can offer special rates and incentives for group meals - please contact us for further details. Our inside bar, restaurant and all accommodation areas are non-smoking, however smoking is permitted on the beer terrace and at the pool bar. FREE wireless internet access (with connections available for laptops) in our reception/internet lounge area only. Available between the hours of 7am and 11pm and subject to connection. Our systems are on a timer and will shut down automatically at approx 11pm. We also have one public internet stations and a cable connection. Please understand that the internet connection in Uganda is far from perfect, and at times is very slow and erratic! Satellite TV: Offering sports and news updates in the bar area, and a choice of viewing in the residential TV room. Look out for special movie nights! Pool table, dart board and table tennis: available in return for a small (or large!) Donation to our chosen charity: The Steve Willis Memorial Fund & a security deposit of 20,000/= for the darts, balls, cues, paddles etc. The deposit is refundable, providing the items are returned in one piece and not damaged! Self-Catering Kitchen & laundry block: located in our campsite for those who would prefer to self-cater. We have a basic camp kitchen, equipped with sink, cooker, fridge & external barbecues and picnic tables - but please note, we do not provide cutlery and crockery. You must provide your own cooking utensils. Separate laundry room available next door. Library: We have a small library and welcome book swaps in return for a small donation to the Steve Willis Memorial Fund. Please ask at reception/bar. Board games: we have a small selection for use, free of charge, from behind the bar. Laundry: A hand-wash laundry service is available for residents for a small charge or there is a designated self-catering laundry block. Please ask at reception/bar for more details. No underwear, shoes or totally filthy clothing to be handed in to be washed! We cannot guarantee that the laundry will be dry on the same day, due to weather conditions. Please note that if you hand in white clothing, it will definitely be returned to you cleaner, but we cannot guarantee it will be whiter! Office Facility: we offer printing, scanning & photocopying facilities in the administration office for a donation to our charity- the Steve Willis Memorial Fund. Please note the office may not always be open - either outside of office hours or when we are out receiving deliveries etc. Just ask at the bar if the door's closed! Consumables: for sale at the bar, including cigarettes, snacks and drinks. We also sell shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and brushes, mozzie spray, postcards, stamps and other useful items at reception. For more choice, you will find several shops, markets & restaurants located within a short walking distance from Red Chilli Hideaway. Back-up generator and inverter: these keep things ticking over when the power fails, as it so often does in Uganda! When we are running on inverter or generator, please note only the lights are connected to the back-up power supply; plug sockets and fans in the rooms and bar area are not. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
36
Price range
US$5 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Red Chilli Hideaway Hotel Kampala
Location
Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
36
Price range
US$5 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Red Chilli Hideaway Hotel Kampala
Location
Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
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Traveller (123)
Room & Suite (20)
Pool & Beach (19)
Dining (8)
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ExploringKiwisNZ
10 March 2016|
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Response from Debbie W | Property representative |
Dear SarahChan I am so sorry for the huge delay in replying to this question but I never received a notification from Trip Advisor about it! If you are booked on one of our Murchison or QE safaris, we provide a free nights... More
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Taani312
16 June 2015|
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Response from Debbie W | Property representative |
Hi Taani312! Thanks for the message. We provide a laundry service and we also have a laundry area if you prefer to do your own, but we don't have driers so drying time depends on the weather. Usually dry within the day... More
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Mimi C
6 June 2015|
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Response from Debbie W | Property representative |
Hi Mimi C Entebbe airport/town is around 50km from our place in Kampala. The journey can take anything from one hour to three, depending on time of arrival and city traffic. If you don't fancy public transport you can... More
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Room Tips
"some rooms is better whit shower and toilet."
649ingemarl
13 Apr 2018
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"Pay the extra for a private ensuite room. It's worth it."
echo10
5 Feb 2018
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"En-suite private rooms at the end of the building nearest the pool have verandas/balconies and are a great..."
6f00t5
2 Nov 2017
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"Good to overlook the garden and swimming pool....."
517janeg
7 Mar 2017
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