Newly decorated rooms, but wifi that did not work in the rooms or in many of the public areas, no in room tea or coffee and poorly working air-con. So why rate it good?
Well the staff really tried, even though their training was not to international standards, and they were very friendly and accommodating. The food was surprisingly good with a fairly good breakfast, and good variety of international dishes for dinner including indian, mexican and italian as well as Ugandan. Very good enchiladas when they had made the guacamole (not on my first night but it appeared thereafter, probably because I asked for it). The setting is good overlooking Mount Elgon and the water in the room is hot. The electricity regularly goes off (this is Uganda) but the generator quickly cuts in and seems to be able to cope with everything. It was expensive at $100 a night in comparison to my homeland in Vietnam for the same quality (perhaps 10% of the price) but it goes to prove the old adage that the poorer the country, the higher the cost of the hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mount Elgon Hotel & Spa located in Mbale Eastern Uganda. Its a 4hr drive from Entebbe Airport. Our hotel is unique and one of a kind in Eastern Uganda and is so much more than just a hotel. With the personal touch of a bed and breakfast, the privacy of romantic, and many other amenities, Mt Elgon is the ultimate business, holiday or just a romantic getaway ... more less
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