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“Comfy and clean stay near the airport!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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J. Residence Motel
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Entebbe
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Comfy and clean stay near the airport!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We had a great time at this hotel. The staff were very accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure that we had everything we needed. We stayed here before our flights out of Entebbe after 3 months of research and brought along a ton of luggage, which they happily stored for us with no issues. The food was great too! Clean bathroom with warm water, great wifi and extremely comfortable beds. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scuba_Hope
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Convenient location for airport, comfortable room, very enjoyable dinner, friendly service. Will definitely use again when transiting through Entebbe. Wi fi was also great to have as was the airport drop off.

Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank rowandpeter
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Brisbane
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

We stayed for just one night. The motel is very clean and the room was comfortable (though a bit dark...we were in a downstairs room). The service was also very good both before and during our stay. We were however a bit disappointed at the exchange rate offered when we wanted to pay in shillings. We found the menu to be limited and there is not much choice in the area around the motel. Still they did provide tea/coffee/hot chocolate "on the house" which is really thoughtful and something we haven't found in many other places in Uganda. Our taxi ride to the airport was also hassle free.

Our main problem with the motel was due to other guests' inconsiderate behaviour. Basically people arriving late (around midnight I think) and slamming their room doors so loudly it woke us up. I realise this is not the fault of the motel but it wouldn't be hard for staff to remind guests who are arriving late to please move about the common areas (e.g. hallway) in a quiet fashion. The design of the motel means all the doors open onto a corridor with tiled floors which means there is no dampening of sound. I think it was Sartre who said "hell is other people" and sometimes I think he was right!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BackonBoogieSt
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Biba073, Team leader at J. Residence Motel, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you for taking your time to share your observations,it is helpful and i appreciate it.
The doors have been reinforced to minimize the slamming.
That day we had a youth group checking in, all the excited got better of them,emphasis is made to remind especially our late check in guest to keep it low.
Do not hesitate to inquire about restaurants which are a very short drive from the motel that offer exotic cuisines.
The motel does prepare home cooked meals from our petite menu.
Us we look forward to hosting you again,i thank you once again for choosing to stay at jresidencemotel ,your observations propels us to be better than the last time.
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

J. Residence is perfect in every way: excellent staff, best bed of our entire 5-week trip, and the owner even took us to his church. Entebbe is well worth spending more time in, not just an airport stop, and this small hotel gives you the perfect way to enjoy the city.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank margaret m
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Situated some 10km from Entebbe Airport, the room price includes transport to the airport. A very relaxing place to stay either before flying out or just having arrived. Very clean en-suite rooms! A good continental type breakfast and free WiFi. If you do want to stay in for an evening meal, you need to order two hours in advance from their menu. However, the beer is cold and you could do a lot worse than sitting on their patio, drinking a cold beer and watching the sun go down.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 65plusonthemove
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Avon, IN
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

The staff here is excellent. Very friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to see that all our needs were met. The owner asked us twice if we needed anything. The rooms are clean and well-maintained. The location is convenient and 15 minutes from the airport.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ken F
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Steyning, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

We stayed at this hotel on our way both into and out of Uganda. John met us at the airport after our early-morning BA flight from London, and although we hadn't expected our two rooms to be available at 8.30am, they were! We were able to spend a few hours recovering before venturing into Entebbe in the afternoon. Ten days later we stayed another night and John took us to the airport at 7.00am for our return flight.

No air-conditioning, but not really required and electric fans are provided in the rooms. Good breakfast and coffee/tea available all day. There is some building work going on during the day, but not really a problem.

For the price, we can highly recommend J. Residence.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Nick Q
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Property: J. Residence Motel
Address: Plot No. 704 Ave Maria Road | Mpala / Near Nkumba University, Entebbe 00256, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Entebbe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — J. Residence Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our room rates are inclusive of free airport pick up and breakfast.We provide our guests with an atmosphere of a home away from home and offer Pre-Ordered home cooked meals,while browsing the internet using our free WI-FI facility. ... more   less 
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