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“Beautiful spot by the Nile rapids” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Haven
Ranked #2 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Jinja
Certificate of Excellence
London
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29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot by the Nile rapids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

We stayed in the spacious family cottage for 3 nights in August and thought the views of the rapids from the cottage and the main lodge where meals were served were amazing. Very helpful owner who arranged our rafting and quad-biking after we indicated what we were looking to do; he has also ensured the place is very eco-sound. The staff was also cheerful and friendly. Enjoyed relaxing in the grounds and also being a bit more active playing badmington and table tennis. Good and plentiful meals which appealed to both adults and children. We would definitely recommend and hope to go back one day.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 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 nfromlondon
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2011

Beautiful place, amazing view, lots of peace and privacy and good food

Room Tip: the honeymoon suite it is more pricey but worthy
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Victoria, Australia
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2010

In a nutshell...

Beyond beautiful location;
Tasty food with a ridiculously amazing spot to dine;
Eco-friendly;
The most comfortable mattress & pillow found in East Africa to date;
Perfect service;
Definitely value for money.

It is a romantic spot, very relaxing and a perfect place to stay for a few days and do nothing but eat, sleep, read and watch the Nile...

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Special_K24
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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37 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2010

It was my pleasure to spend 2 nights at The Haven in late July as part of a lengthy East African safari. I had chosen The Haven myself as my preferred accommodation in Jinja based on review I had read in Trip Advisor. Not only did The Haven meet all my expectations, it exceeded them, to the extent that I would rate it the finest accommodation I experienced in 3 weeks in Uganda.
To begin with, the location of The Haven on a bluff overlooking the young Nile simply cannot be beat; the grounds are immaculate, the staff is very friendly, welcoming and attentive; the food is the best I encountered during nearly 5 weeks in Africa, and Reiner.
The accommodations - I opted for a cottage - are spacious, very comfortable and well-equipped. Sitting on the veranda overlooking rapids in the Nile is mesmerizing, to the extent that a person does not want to leave.
Reiner, the youthful owner and on-site manager of The Haven, is a gracious host, and very helpful.
I recommend The Haven to anyone staying in Jinja and looking to experience true relaxation, away from the world of the adrenalin junkies on the opposite bank of the river. If you are looking to experience the Nile in a pristine setting, choose The Haven - and stgay longer than 2 nights! You won't regret it!

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RichardRiyadh
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Johannesburg
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2010

The best place to stay around Jinja, great view, lovely rooms, quite and excellent locally sourced food.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 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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2 Thank Banking0nlife
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

Great place: meticulously decorated and so well-planned. The toilet roll holder was a piece of granite jutting out of the wall; the soap ledge in the shower (which overlooked the Nile) was encrusted with a fossil fern. Exposed beams, rattan and thatch, picture window overlooking falls (which are also visible from bed), porch swing, comfy bed, and very well-prepared food. Well worth the price, especially since we had the resort almost to ourselves.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Thank Kleand
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Brit in Uganda
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2010

Exceeds expectations every time helped by one of the best locations possible. The Nile, with all its wildlife, provides unending interest and views.
Thoroughly relaxing, great rooms and the food has always been excellent. It is obvious that so much thought has gone into the design of this place.
We always swim in the Nile but we are aware that some people would prefer a swimming pool - it would be a good addition.
Highly recommended, we will be going back again.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MzunguJ
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Property: The Haven
Address: PO Box 1713, Jinja, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
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Ranked #2 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Jinja
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
The Haven Hotel Jinja

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