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“Great Location Near the Airport”
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The Boma
Ranked #1 of 52 Entebbe B&B and Inns
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New Braunfels, Texas
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“Great Location Near the Airport”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

The Boma is a great choice if you are leaving / arriving from/to the Entebbe Airport. It is only a 10 minute drive from there and is also a short distance away from the Botanical Gardens and Lake Victoria. Rooms are nice; none have A/C but we found the fans to be adequate. The Boma's service was fantastic and their food was even better. Check out the great, little restaurant that overlooks the pool! The lawn and gardens are well maintained and attracts numerous birds enough to make the bird-lover a happy person. It is a short, 10 minute walk from the Boma to Anna's Corner for some good shopping for Ugandan / Conga arts and crafts and some good coffee.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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BomaEntebbe, Manager at The Boma, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Hi Anthony,

Thanks for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed our restaurant & the gardens (and the birds)! Thanks for posting your photos too.

Best regards from all of us here at The Boma.
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We chose to stay a night in Entebbe as we were leaving on a flght leaving at 1am in the morning. We stayed the night before so that we had the day to relax before the flight. Most airport hotels are dreary and mostly used for wasting time before a flight. Not this one! The Boma is surrounded by a lush forest and the entire stay was positively luxurious. The pool was lovely and especially appreciated as we spent the afternoon lounging around waiting for our flight.

This hotel is wonderfully positioned to explore Entebbe from. I rented a bike for the day and cycled around the beaches and botanical gardens - Entebbe is very different from the chaotic centre of Kampala. It has wide roads (ideal for cycling) and lots of monkeys on the road sides which are very entertaining to watch.

Overall, an absolutely brilliant find and excellent end to our holiday. Strongly recommended. The owners were especially helpful and kind in my frantic stamp-buying and post card - sending rush just before we left for the airport! Thank you!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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BomaEntebbe, Manager at The Boma, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thanks for writing your review! We are glad that you appreciated our gardens & pool, and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip to the Botanical Gardens by bike.

Best regards from all of us at The Boma!
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

This is a quaint British-colonial property and the grounds are beautiful! I love the wood trim on the different buildings! It's so nice to get away from contemporary design. The furnishings, the décor, everything about this place says "British-colonial".

The staff is what really sets this place apart, though. I have never experienced this level of friendliness and warmth, from the staff or the owner. They have a cute dog that will follow you around, if you call him.

Truly a treat before heading off to rural northern Uganda. I will be back!

Room Tip: Room 1 has more privacy on the balcony, but I like the rooms that overlook the walkway.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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BomaEntebbe, Manager at The Boma, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Hi Brenda, thanks for writing a review of your stay. We are glad you enjoyed our old-world atmosphere, and we look forward to hosting you again!

Best regards from all of us at The Boma.
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

After a long week working in Kampala, decided to spend a night in Entebbe before flying and had a delightful evening at the Boma with attentive staff matched by the exquisite property. Perfectly situated for anyone with an early departure!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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BomaEntebbe, Manager at The Boma, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Hi Gavin,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay; we appreciate it!

Best regards from all of us The Boma.
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Wales
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Just returned form our 4th visit using the Boma in Entebbe. We now feel at home as soon as we drive through the gate. We stayed on our arrival in Entebbe and used a day room on our return waiting for a very late flight. Both stays were comfortable and the staff very friendly as always. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The staff are attentive and we enjoy the food in the restaurant. The service is good and the use of the hotel's laptop for checking email, checking in for the flight and printing boarding pass etc. is a bonus. We look forward to returning on our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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BomaEntebbe, Manager at The Boma, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to write your reviews of your different stays with us! We're glad that you have enjoyed your time with us, and we look forward to hosting you again.

Warm regards from everyone at The Boma.
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Clean. 10 minutes or so from the airport. Quiet. Nice staff (Patrick at reception is particularly efficient and has a lovely manner). The menu is limited. Nice bird life in the gardens. Air conditioning struggles with the heat.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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BomaEntebbe, Manager at The Boma, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
Hi Makethetea,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay; we appreciate your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.

We have 40 dishes on our menu, which include a variety of salads, Western food, Mediterranean dishes, and Indian cuisine. While we agree that some hotels & restaurants in Uganda have larger menus, we often find that not every dish is available. Our menu was designed to be dependable year round and with every dish available nearly all of the time!

We actually don't have A/C's in the rooms, but we are looking into the possibility of installing them in the next refurbishment.

Thanks again and best regards from everyone at The Boma.
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

This was my last night in Uganda. We needed a place to relax before a late night flight. The staff were gracious and the rooms comfortable. Food was amazing and the pool was available to us all day. An excellent place to stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Be prepared to pay with cash as they didn't accept credit cards at the time.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank AHB007
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BomaEntebbe, Manager at The Boma, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Hi AHB007,

Thanks for taking the time to write your review, we are very grateful. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and that you made use of the swimming pool as it has been very hot recently!

We are talking to our bank and looking at introducing Credit Cards as an alternative payment to cash & Bank transfers.

Thanks again and best regards from all of us at The Boma.
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Additional Information about The Boma

Property: The Boma
Address: Plot 20A, Gowers Road, Entebbe, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Entebbe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Entebbe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boma is Entebbe’s original and most exclusive hotel, set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. Our rooms combine today’s modern comforts one with the charm and character of the original 1940's homestead. Our staff and management team ensure guests receive a personable service and enjoy hospitality standards which are in keeping with the tradition of this charming lake shore town. Rates include B&B and airport transfers. ... more   less 
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The Boma Hotel Entebbe

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