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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed overnight for a change of scenery and thoroughly enjoyed the lodge. Ronald was very hospitable, food and wine was great and the lake, awesome. Good value for money, should have stayed longer! Very basic, but comfortable and homely.

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Thank alistair b
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were a group who stayed for meetings (3 nights) with the hotel exclusively booked. The hotel is very nice, and the staff and management were very hospitable and responsive. Having organized meetings before, this was one of the easiest hotels I've worked with in terms of being the event organizer.

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Thank Asamlie
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

My son, my friend, and I stayed in a full apartment at the Yellow Haven Lodge for three night. It is a lovely and calm property in a very bustling city. The apartment was nice - one large room with a double bed and a single bed, perfect for our needs. The rooms don't have great air circulation, so it... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Got in very late after a late flight from Addis. Owner kept the kitchen open late for us since we hadnt eaten. Food was simply delightful. Rooms were very clean & comfortable. I wish we didnt arrive after sundown & leave before sunrise because the place looked to be in a great location on the lake on a nice plot... More 

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Thank Sam_in_P_Town
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

A lovely spot on Lake Victoria within easy reach of Kampala but far enough away to feel it's a break. Spent one night here with family. The rooms are clean with lovely views of the lake. Although self catering there is a restaurant which is good enough. Worth a night or two.

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Thank ChrisL1972
Rome, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2016

My family and I stayed at the Yellow Haven for a week and had a fantastic time. We ate well, relaxed, had lots of fun and were made to feel extremely welcome. The setting is stunning with amazing views across Lake Victoria, especially if you are up early enough to catch the sunrise - it is certainly worth it! There's... More 

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Thank ajspraggon
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

Absolutely the place for a small get away or even a long stay. Ronald and Joan are the best. We had a downstairs appartement with an inside patio. Very lovely. The views on the lake are incredible. You can have a seat and enjoy the view . Or take a relaxing dip in the pool and enjoy the variety of... More 

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Thank Astrid M
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

I am staying in Kampala for three months and have been searching for a place I can escape to for some r&r at weekends. And I have found the perfect spot in Yellow Haven resort which overlooks Lake Victoria and run by the wonderful Joan and Ronald. I was hooked when I visited for a day last week. This really... More 

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Thank MissMD1964
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

Decided to stay a little out of town - best decision. Much quieter, great little hotel with excellent owner/managed service. Beautiful rooms, on the lake, good food. I especially liked the fact they make their own homemade ketchup. Value for money.

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Thank AlexOAE
JoanMaryKelly, Owner at Yellow Haven Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Alex - it was a pleasure hosting you and we really appreciate your review. Hope you managed to get your luggage as nothing has come here for you. Safe travels and hope to see you again sometime. More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2016

From start to end it was a fabulous experience. Joan and Ronald were so kind and accommodating. They made me feel like family. The grounds are a tranquil oasis. The pool, sauna, pond, and sweet little restaurant did not disappoint. I cannot say enough about the owners hospitality. They were so warm and friendly. I even celebrated the New Year... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yellow Haven's beautiful gardens are an oasis of peace and quiet surrounded by papyrus groves on the shores of Lake Victoria. The modern Dutch-style Lodge is easily accessible from Kampala - but miraculously far from the hustle and bustle of the city. The gardens and water inlets are home to a great variety of birds, frogs, and fish - and boats are available anytime, just to paddle along the lovely shoreline, to fish, or to have a picnic or barbecue on one of the nearby islands. There's also great hiking and cycling - and at day's end you can take a dip in the infinity pool, have a sauna or massage, or simply relax with one of our fresh-fruit cocktails and a snack! Designer-architect Ronald Scheer and his long-suffering Irish wife, Joan, dreamed of building this enchanting complex during their many years in Africa - a place where friends from around the world could experience the magic of nature while living in luxury, and enjoying great service - and great food. At the Yellow Haven, you'll reside in an ultra-modern two storey townhouse, or in one of the two lovely single storey units. All apartments are fitted with the latest European amenities and offer total privacy and comfort. Thinking of hosting business friends? Our bar is a great place to meet and chat, and the magnificent conference room with its panoramic windows overlooking the lake will stun your guests, and is outfitted with everything you'll need to make your meeting a success. At all times - for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - our affordable wining and dining hideaway, The Snug, offers an unforgettable and very relaxed culinary experience: satisfying and inventive menus are changed daily to make the most of the great local fish, meats, and produce - and you can always ask the Chef to fix you whatever your heart desires at no extra cost. At the Yellow Haven, our motto is - The Personal Touch, Done to Perfection ... Come see why! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yellow Haven Lodge

Address: Plot 203 Kawuku | Bunga, Ggaba, Kampala 33858, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Price Range: ₹ 5,318 - ₹ 13,296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Yellow Haven Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“A couple rooms near the back wall of the property pick up street noise as people arrive at the lake before dawn.”
 of 5 bubbles Asamlie, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a downstairs appartement with a small inside garden..lovely . or give the owners a call.”
 of 5 bubbles 446astridm, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are equally suitable.”
 of 5 bubbles 396sj, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Their rooms are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles impactc2015, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Wild geese room has a glorious view of the sunrise in the morning”
 of 5 bubbles aidan949, 26 May 2015 | Read review
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