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J. Residence Motel
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Entebbe
Certificate of Excellence
Miami Shores, Florida
1 review
“Great value”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

When I realized that the last leg of my flight to Kigali was canceled the morning of my departure from Miami I panicked. I was going to be stranded (without notice and after 24 hours on the road 9 hours miami to London layover and 9 more hours to Entebbe) about 20 more hours, I tried to secure a last minute hotel to spend the night.
This hotel was the only one that returned my calls and secured the room in a short notice. A driver, showing your name in a foreign airport, late at night, after such a long flight is priceless. Then that bed felt soo comfortable, and the hotel safe and the staff friendly.
The next morning a nice good breakfast and a ride to the airport was all that I needed.
The hotel was clean, and the staff friendly. Internet access was also a plus.
If you need a clean, friendly and reliable hotel in Entebbe this one will do it. Looks like is family run.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Biba096, Team Leader at J. Residence Motel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
It's comforting to know that the extra motel the motel goes get's noticed.
Thank you for taking your time to review jresidencemotel,do not hesitate to contact us for any bokking that you may have in future!
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

One night stay at this clean motel. Staff were friendly and accommodating as was John the owner who was always available. Motel is quiet with a limited restaurant menu. If accommodation is required for a single night this is the place to stay. John runs a free airport shuffle for quests.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Biba096, Team leader at J. Residence Motel, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for taking your time to write a review about jresidencemotel,we look forward to hosting you again.
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New York
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

I lead volunteer teams to Uganda and discovered J. Residence three years ago. Since then, I have used them several times, either as an overnight stay following a late arrival at Entebbe airport, or for a few hour stay for safari groups that arrive several hours prior to a departing flight. My teams have been very pleased with the staff hospitality, excellent included breakfast, and room comfort and cleanliness. Their complimentary airport shuttle is dependable and appreciated.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Biba096, Team leader at J. Residence Motel, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Asante Sana'' for taking your time off and write a review,we are delighted that we are your number one choice in Entebbe .
As we look forward to hosting you again.
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Arusha, Tanzania
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2014

The staff are really friendly and helpful. The hotel is located off the main road so helps with noise. Decent value for money. All in all good value for money. John is a star. Hopefully they will have their swimming pool soon.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Biba096, Team leader at J. Residence Motel, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Thank you for your continued patronage at the motel and for taking your time off your busy schedule to write a review .
As we look forward to hosting you again.
''ASANTE SANA''
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Saratoga Springs, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We spent 2 nights at J Residence Motel en route to Bugembe. After a long flight from the USA we were warmly welcomed by John and Habiba. After a great night's sleep we were ready to see the sights in Entebbe and John was a most accommodating tour guide. After a day's outing we returned to the motel to relax and get ready for our trip to Bugembe the following day. All the staff at J Residence Motel were friendly, accommodating, and a pleasure to chat with. Thanks to all for a wonderful stay. We hope we'll be back again soon!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Biba096, Team leader at J. Residence Motel, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
Thank you for taking your time to review our motel.We are looking forward to many more visit from you and your team.
On behalf of jresidencemotel staff ,John and I 'THANK YOU!'
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

The customer service at this hotel is fantastic. You can really tell that they genuinely care about their guests and their experience in Uganda. We only stayed one night, but found the hotel to be very comfortable, great breakfast, had a wake up call right on time, and the airport shuttle was so smooth. I would highly recommend staying at the J. Residence if you have an early morning flight, or are looking to comfortably rest while traveling.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Biba073, Team leader at J. Residence Motel, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Thank you for taking your time to write a review, we are pleased to know that your stay and our complimentary airport transfer was to your expectation.
As we look forward to hosting you again.God bless!
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Gingelom, Belgium
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

I stayed 3 nights at J Residence Motel in Entebbe and I have to admit ... this is rather a "home" than a motel/hotel. John and his spouse are both very friendly and genuine people. They do their utmost best to make your stay a pleasant experience. The motel is located in a quite neighborhood; i.e. no noice from heavy traffic or what so ever. Very relaxing after a hectic trip.
The rooms are very clean, the service and the food are excellent and ... the smile of the staff is an extra, free of charge. Although the motel is not located very close to the airport, this should pose no problem as John is always ready to bring you to the airport or to pick you up, day and night. Next time I fly to Uganda/Entebbe I know already where to stay, no doubt. See you next time John.

Marc Firmin BORMANS - Belgium

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Biba073, Team leader at J. Residence Motel, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
The pleasure was all ours to host you at our motel,thank you for taking your time to write a review,and yes John will be looking forward to hosting you again!
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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 #3 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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