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Surjio's Guest House
Ranked #3 of 33 Jinja B&B and Inns
Nashville, Tennessee
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“The best place to stay with the best food in Jinja!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

We send mission teams to Uganda - and after finding this place, we'll never stay anywhere else! It is walking distance from downtown Main street, VERY SAFE, clean and very friendly. The staff have been trained to cater to every need that guests may have. Our teams have stayed there twice - jan and july - and both times we have loved it - and loved the food! BEST PIZZA IN THE WORLD!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

Surjios Guest House goes the extra mile in every respect. Surjio himself arranged our transportation from Kampala to Jinja. Though we stayed at a nice hotel in the city (the Sheraton) we were very pleased to find a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere at Surjio's.
On our daughter's birthday we returned from rafting (do this by the way) to find a birthday note on her pillow and her favorite meal prepared.
All the servers work with a smile...eager to do whatever they can to make their guest's experience one to remember.
One final note~ Surjio's wife helps run an orphange - the Amani Baby Cottage down the street. We decided to one afternoon and oh my goodness...the kids are so adorable. If you stay at Surjio's it's well worth the time to drop by the orphange!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights after a 3 week visit in Uganda. Really lovely hotel. our room was great, gorgeous bathroom with a lovely hot shower, which we needed after 3 weeks of cold ones!! Rooms were spacious and very clean. Staff were great and would go out their way to help us....e.g to get a massive spider out of a mat we bought!! Surjios has a really nice family atmosphere and Surj will happily give advice on where to go for the day etc...great help!! Overall a great stay and would love to return again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2011

I have had several extended trips to Jinja, and Surjios (formerly the Palm Tree) is my home away from home. The facility is part restored colonial house, part new construction; both are lovely and comfortable. The other thing that really sets Surjios apart is the staff. They really seem to care about the guests' comfort and drop everything to help with any request. The owner and his young family are frequently on site. This is a very family-feeling, convivial place -- a great place to meet fellow travelers. Lovely, restful location and definitely the best place to stay in Jinja!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2011

Our group stayed here for the weekend, and we had a wonderful time. The staff were wonderful, and so kind and friendly. The food was also delicious!

Very nice and very clean rooms. A great place to relax, if you need a getaway. Will definitely stay here in the future!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2011

Second time in Jinja and I was really surprised about the quality of the place, compared with the previous one (Gately on the Nile). The staff was very kind and warm and the rooms looked clean and were fitted with new and comfortable furniture. Bathroom also clean and hot water always available!! Great views to the lake and unbeatable quality/price ratio. Recommended for both leisure and business travellers. Free wifi available at a more than reasonable speed. I did not try food because of business appointments, except breakfasts which were fresh and tasty.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2011

Surjios is located near the lake, walking distance to town and is a lovely oasis is Jinja.
Your host is Surjio - and he has built a wonderful guesthouse. Rooms are large, clean and all with recently redone bathrooms - and a new wing will open shortly. His staff are all very good - and the food is excellent. There is also a pool.
Surjio can direct you to all the activities in town - we enjoyed mountain biking up to the falls and riding the beautiful trails throught the village north of the falls.
If you have a chance - drop into his wife's orphanage just down the street - you can always donate a few hours of your time.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Surjio's Guest House

Property: Surjio's Guest House
Address: Plot 24 Kisinja Road | P.O Box 2026, Jinja, Uganda (Formerly Palm Tree Guest House)
Region: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Jinja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A former Presidential guesthouse, fully renovated and with new tasteful rooms added. Located minutes from quaint Jinja town and over-looking the great Lake Victoria. Set in lush gardens to give you a truly peaceful, well deserved rest in our very comfortable en-suite rooms. The restaurant serves variety of breakfasts, and other meals, including our famous pizzas and tex-mex meals. Note: we do not sell alcoholic beverages, but guests may bring their own (NO corkage charge). We look forward to hosting you soon. ... more   less 
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