This a hotel with history having acted as a base for the very first gorilla researchers and is worth visiting for that alone. The log fire in the bar (it gets cold in Kisoro), four-course set dinner, polite and attentive staff and lack of TVs or wi-fi internet are also all from a different era, and this may not be for everyone. But it has to be the best bet in Kisoro. The rooms are far from luxurious, but the beds are comfortable and have mosquito nets, and everything worked in the bathroom. A good base for gorilla treks or, as in my case, simply passing through the town on the way to Kampala.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travellers' Rest is an excellent place for tourists visiting the endangered mountain gorilla in Southwest Uganda. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, has ten rooms and one suite at reasonable prices. The garden is home to many birds, and in the evenings, when it gets cooler, visitors can warm themselves at the fireplace in the lounge.In the restaurant every evening a fine 4 course dinner is served. "Gorillas in the Mist" researcher Dian Fossey stayed here many times, calling it her "second home". The hotels offers a massage-service, perfect after a long gorilla trekking. ... more less
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