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“An oasis in Entebbe”

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LAICO Lake Victoria Entebbe Hotel
Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Entebbe
Orlando, FL
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“An oasis in Entebbe”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Enjoyed staying here the night before a flight out of Entebbe. The room was clean and serene. The pool was a wonderful place to spend a lazy day. The food was okay, and the service ranged from friendly to VERY slow.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

This hotel is on the pricy side and may be worth it if you want to lounge around the pool all day. The rooms are small. We arrived after a 12 hour road trip and waited over a half an hour to get a drink and over an hour to get our food-it wasn't busy. My laundry was due at noon, but they couldn't find it. Luckily we were there until 2pm so by then they had my laundry. The breakfast buffet was great though!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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184 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Improved although I wish they would remove the carpets in the rooms and replace with wood flooring or cement tiles. Allergies are triggered accordingly. Service has improved although the food quality still leaves much to be desired....although breakfast is good particularly their omelets with everything in it (including some chills); the hotel is famous for its grounds and its diving board. My children conquered the top diving board when we we were here in the 90's. Still its probably on the good hotel in Entebbe.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Africa
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2012

I have just completed a two night stay in the hotel. I am coming out of a bush campaigner two months so I should be a reasonable easy to please custome.

The hotel is typical old colonial in feel, there are many rooms and the facilities are good.

The rate is pretty steep in my opinion at $220 per night for a single. For this you get an adequate room but loud air on and typical out of tune tv in the room.

What lets this hotel down completely is the service level all round. This starts at the front desk and cashier where they bumble their way through the check in. Worst of all is the bar and restaurant which incorporates room service. Expect to wait 15 minutes before being noticed, an average meal takes 45 minutes and then chase the waiter around for the bill.

Try the Airport View or the Protea for similar accommodations at a better price with way better service.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

We were a group of 4-6 persons and we found the hotel very good. Food, service, rooms, the swimming pool and the gardens were fine. Shops were very expensive. Only thing that gave us very big problems was the payment terminal that did not work when we wanted to pay the bill. We tried paying the bill the day before but were told to come back the next day as the terminal was not working! Now the hotel knew they had a problem with the terminal and could have requested us to withdraw cash from the bank! They did not. They told us that we could withdraw USD at the airport but that was wrong. We sent them the money by bank transfer from abroad. We are yet to receive a receipt/ thanks from the hotel! This caused us a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety when leaving. No apologies were offered by the hotel. Rating would have been better had we not experienced this.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Strood, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

This was our first hotel on our holiday in Uganda and the first impressions were quite good. The hotel was clean with a good swimming pool area. The rooms were clean and a good size with a large bathroom. However even though we had a no smoking room there was a strong smell of smoke in the hotel corridors. And the food and service were terrible. The menu was depressing and pretty much everything came with chips. We were hoping for traditional African food but it was totally westernised. The service was excruciatingly slow and the lunch was very poor. We ate at a different hotel (Boma Lodge) in the evening and wished we had stayed there instead. Lovely guesthouse and a great food.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

The hotel is nice and specially I enjoyed the swimming pool. The rooms are clean. There is no wifi at the rooms, only cable connection which is very slow. The staff is very slow (room service, reception, cashier, restaurant...). The food is quite good. From my experience it's a bit expensive for what is offered.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about LAICO Lake Victoria Entebbe Hotel

Property: LAICO Lake Victoria Entebbe Hotel
Address: Plot 23-31, Circular Road, Entebbe, Uganda (Formerly Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel)
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Entebbe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — LAICO Lake Victoria Entebbe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious and elegant, the Lake Victoria lovely hotel nestles in well-manicured, palm-studded Step over the threshold of Lake Victoria Hotel into an Oasis of tranquility in classic colonial style. Tropical gardens with verandahs and terraces overlooking the calm beauty of Lake Victoria Hotel. ... more   less 
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