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“Peace and quiet”
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Cassia Lodge
Ranked #4 of 105 Hotels in Kampala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 August 2014

In common with many travellers, we stopped here (7/14) prior to heading off on a journey around Uganda's main attractions. In our case, having just arrived on an overnight flight from Amsterdam, we found that it was an ideal place to spend the day as opposed to, say, venturing into Kampala.
More specifically, the room was perfectly comfortable, the setting and grounds were lovely and it was, blissfully, peaceful and quiet. During our stay, we were also able to enjoy lunch, dinner and breakfast (wonderful coffee) on the balcony overlooking Lake Victoria. All very civilised (aside from the revolting Belgian 'gentleman' sat in our vicinity at lunch. Let's just say that he showed all the class of a recent graduate of the King Leopold School of Racial Harmony).

Would we stay again? Absolutely.

Ashley & Annemieke,
UK / Netherlands

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed at the lodge as a staging room upon late arrival in Uganda and before heading out on safari. Cassia met that need. The room was average (like a US motel). We only ate breakfast, or, tried to the next morning. It opened late and we only managed a rushed meal with limited options.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Cassia is the one of most popular hotels in kampala. My job brings me there from time to time, the view is breathing, food excellent and the rooms are very romantic, staff is very friendly.
Only problem is that you need to fight for a room, most of the time is fully booked but once you are in there's no more stress. Unique oasis in a chaotic city!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
1  Thank Emmanuel K
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Booked Three weeks in Advance. They promised me their Best Room with Air Conditioning. They put me in a room with a Fan (no AC ) Their Breakfast was the worst ever ( Spanish Omlete ) Fried eggs or Boiled eggs, very little choice as to fruits ,juices or cereal. To make things even worse my room flooded with water, they said a pipe or something burst. It's in the middle of nowhere in Buziga Hill, so you need to take a taxi or boda boda ( motorcycle) Evereywhere. The pool is Decent and Avalible drinks and some food is acceptable. Even at Budget this place is a dump in my standards. For a $120 USD min. I ended up moving to speke Resort Munyonyo after on night . My advice stay in the city for better access to all places and better service. I give Cassia Lodge a Minus -24 its that bad Unless you just stopping by for food drinks and a swim.

Room Tip: If you have to stay here ask for a room on upper floor, this was no flooding and maybe Air condition...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank Alexander L
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samsungKampala, Owner at Cassia Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

Our dear guest says that he stayed at Cassia in August 2013. He wrote this review one year later.
We don' t know why. Anyway, it makes it difficult to reply. One of my staff remembers that once we had a leakage in room 17. The guest was offered another room -with AC- but he refused. A leakage can happen anytime, anywhere. Anyway, we would like to apologize.
We failed to understand the remark about the breakfast, We offer a choice between all types of eggs, cerials, juices etc. We invite our guest to come back- one year later- and find out that Cassia is offering value for money. As confirmed by all other reviews. Johan. M.D. Cassia Lodge

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Very Very peaceful and so close to the excitement of Kampala. Comfortable rooms, nice food, Good services, We had a warm welcome, friendly staff and nothing we asked for was too much. Next time in Uganda/Kampala

Room Tip: Good to have a rest.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

After a wonderful tour of Uganda in the company of Dave Pepler for 10 days, the most stunning encounters with the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest gorillas as well as the Kibali Forest chimpanzees, this was the ideal last stop over before flying back. The most beautiful location overlooking a major part of the capital, which is very very noisy all night through. This hotel is just high enough to experience everything of the capital but still far enough to have a good rest. Food is above average, but not outstanding. The one negative point is that they forgot to wake us up for the airport shuttle, the overnight receptionist fell asleep? Otherwise, very good.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Johan J
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We had a very nice stay at Cassia Logde. Good breakfast with a lot of choice. Very friendly staff, good room and a spectacular view at night over the city, best to enjoy with local beer: Nile Special.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cassia Lodge

Address: 15 Plot | Buziga Hill, Kampala 23623, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Kampala
#6 Best Value Hotel in Kampala
Price Range: £105 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cassia Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cassia Lodge is located on Buziga Hill, one of the highest hills of Kampala close to Lake Victoria. The environment is cool, with few mosquitoes, and an astonishing view on the lake as well as the city. Excellent international cuisine in a serene environment, conference facilities, business centre, wireless connection, large swimming pool, luxurious rooms with satellite television, bar and balcony overlooking the lake. ... more   less 
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