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2 Friends Guest House
Ranked #2 of 34 Jinja B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kampala, Uganda
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“A true gem, fantastic service!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This was the 3rd place we stayed in during our honeymoon in Jinja and we absolutely loved it! they had a fantastic service, great food.. best Pizza ever!!! We sat on the veranda of our pool facing room and enjoyed a drink and a movie in the evenings. The landscape is beautiful and the private pool is the perfect on a warm lazy afternoon. The Host suprised us with a lovely basket of flowers, a bottle of wine and a box of chocolate, complementary snacks... the staff were friendly and efficient. We crossed over to All friends to enjoy our dinner and the the ambience was equally fantastic. The breakfast menu was by far the best.... there are really no words... Thank You 2 Friends it was absolutely fantastic. :-)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Elinros, Owner at 2 Friends Guest House, responded to this review, 18 September 2014
Dear Guests,

We were so happy to receive you on your honeymoon, it means a lot ot us, and we did
our best to make you both feel appreciated.

Thank you for enjoying your stay!

Best wishes,
2 Friends Management
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

My friend celebrated her birthday here, but when we arrived we found out they made some promises but did not keep them. We asked for the rooms to be all next to each other, but this was not the case. I did not have the feeling that the lady at the reception was trying her best to help us out. She did not make us feel very welcome.

The room we had was very nice. Big bed, we had a couch and a television, a little kitchen and a very nice bathroom. There is a very nice pool area, but when we ordered pizza at 01.00 pm they could not serve this. So we had to call a pizza delivery restaurant. Very unfortunate.

I think you can have a very relaxed time here, but do not expect much from the service.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Elinros, Owner at 2 Friends Guest House, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We are really sorry to hear about your inconvenience at the reception regarding the rooms. The truth is that we have found it challenging to find really good receptionists, but now we have a new front office manager who has proven to be very good so far!

In regards to the restaurant next door, we are not able to take responsibility for their service, but we are sorry for any inconvenience. All Friends Restaurant is not our restaurant, although we did have 2 Friends restaurant in the past. We now have a couple of different take away menus available from selected restaurants in Jinja, and we apologize for the previous lack of variety.
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Juba, Al Khartum, South Sudan
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The place is very refreshing, in the quite town of Jinja, the rooms and hotel are decorated with beautiful art work. The space was just great.

The room had coffee splashed at the walls and the restaurant's the table cloths were not clean. The breakfast area was clean and well taken care of. The service at the restaurant was slow and not impressive.

Massage service is available, an average one done by a nice Ugandan lady.

I might come back to this place again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Elinros, Owner at 2 Friends Guest House, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We really want to apologize for the splashed walls. The room has been entirely refurbished. If you want to return to us, please mention your previous inconvenience in the booking email, and we will give you a good discount.

The restaurant next door has a new management and ownership. It goes under the name 'All Friends'. Their menu, as well as menus from other selected restaurants in Jinja, are available in our dining area and served by our staff.

We hope to see you again, so that we can give you a better experience next time.

Warm regards,

2 Friends Guest House, Jinja
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Beautiful boutique hotel. Well landscaped, clean, quiet and relaxing. After a day in red-dusty Jinja it was an oasis at the pool. Very efficient staff, great breakfast, and beautifully decorated rooms. Bathroom was especially interesting with rock floor and walls in shower. Appreciated the hot shower and big, soft bed. Not too touristy.

Room Tip: Pool side rooms are more expensive, but the interior rooms are cheaper and quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

I and several colleagues have just returned from a working visit to Uganda. During our time in Jinja we stayed at the wonderful 2Friends Guest House, where we were warmly welcomed and well looked after. The staff are all extremely pleasant and nothing is too much trouble. Any slight issues were resolved promptly and we were all made to feel that we were special. The rooms are lovely, with nice bathrooms and lots of hot water, and are well cleaned. The pool is lovely after a hard days work and for total relaxation there could be nothing better than a massage expertly delivered by Flavia. The guest house is within walking distance of Jinja centre which also makes it an ideal location for both work or pleasure. If you are staying in Jinja you don't need to look any further than 2Friends (and make sure that you visit the Source of the Nile - its close by and it's amazing!)

Room Tip: Poolside rooms add an extra bit of luxury
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

This well established accommodation has a lot going for it. It has a central location in a Jinja suburb, and is very popular with the expat community. The restaurant (open to the public) is very busy at night because it has a wide selection of food (great pizzas) and is reasonably priced. The service is very efficient and the staff are friendly and helpful.
The accommodation is well designed and separate from the restaurant, offering customers privacy. There are different options available at different prices; the rates for the accommodation are averagely priced for Uganda. The big bonus here is the small, but tastefully designed swimming pool which is reserved for guests. During the heat of the day the pool was a welcome relief. The gardens are relaxing, and the decor is understated but functional.
We slept well even though the room has no a/c though it has a fan which seemed to do the job. The rooms are perhaps not up to the same standard as the other areas, but this mattered little as we made use of their public areas and pool for the most part of our stay.
I would recommend this accommodation to other travelers.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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banbury
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in December, and had the accommodation round the pool, it was very nice, though could do with more chairs. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly, Our room must have just had work done on it as you could still smell the paint. So clearly during the quiet season they are improving the rooms. Would definitely return. Jinja is also a beautiful place with the river nile near by.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: 2 Friends Guest House
Address: 5 Jackson Crescent Plot, Jinja, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Jinja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — 2 Friends Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2Friends Guesthouse is located in the warm heart of Jinja, near Jinja town and with only 10 min walking distance to the Source of the Nile. The atmosphere is peaceful and serene, beautifully decorated with African art and craft. Come to us, you will feel at home. ... more   less 
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