We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Surjio's Guest House

Travellers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Surjio\\
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Surjio's Guest House
See the most recent reviews
Showing 155: English reviews
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 1 July 2013

A must stay in Jinja. Secure and relaxing location, clean and well tended, very friendly staff and great service. We stayed for 10 days with a mission team serving in Jinja and could not have been more satisified. Surjio's is well familiar with mission teams of all sizes and they go out of their way to see to the needs...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Laurel W
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Surjio has built a beautiful retreat near Lake Victoria and the head of the Nile. Our room was very comfortable, and we enjoyed the tropical views from our second floor deck. On site is a separate meeting building where we shared meals and had break out sessions for the mission team that we served with. His breakfasts were super convenient,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dave J
Ogden, Kansas
Reviewed 16 June 2013

I highly recommend Surjio's apartments! We stayed there three weeks from mid May to early June. Because the apartment was so comfortable and clean, it was a home away from home and a great place to relax after a busy day. I remember first walking into the apartment and being blown away. The apartments are fully furnished with nice furniture...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Amanda B
Maarssen, Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed 4 June 2013

We stayed here in June for 5 days. Wat a great place to stay in Jinja. Beautiful view over Lake Victoria, big and comfortable clean room, good beds, perfect working WIFI, the electricity is stable and the personnel is very friendly. Surj, the owner, is a man who understands hospitality. Every day he is around and talks with every guest....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Essa2013
Reviewed 28 May 2013

I live in Kampala and so Jinja is a great getaway from Kampala since it is close. Surjios is great as it is very relaxing. There is a great pool, and the server's are really nice and accomadating. I would recommend Surjio's for groups, families, or individuals. The Pizza is also great!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jamie S
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2013

I have stayed here a number of times and have never been disappointed. The place is clean, the rooms are massive with balcony overlooking the lake,pizza,s are the best in town and the service is warm and welcoming. If you are looking for a place to wind down by the pool, get some peace and quiet then you are in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kamleshsira
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Surjio's was a good value for the money. The room was clean and the food was good. The best part was the staff - they were very attentive to all our needs, even the things that were a bit above and beyond. I would recommend Surjios to anybody going through Jinja.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank inuganda
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Not sure why this is number one but it is good value and basic B and B .limited menu and didn't find pizzas anything special .Service fine, cheery . No alcohol but don't mind you bringing your own. Popular with Young Americans and missionaries. Rooms fine and big but in need of some upkeep. Again if you need some good...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank jed23
Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I have stayed regularly at Surjio's during my visits to Jinja and seen it expand over the years and become a very desirable place to stay in Jinja. The guests are always warmly received and the staff make your stay feel homely. Surjio's is a lovely guest house. It is set in beautiful setting over looking Lake Victoria. The rooms...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jaspal C
Mbale, Uganda
Reviewed 17 April 2013

My husband and I stayed here with our team for the first time this week. It has been a wonderful experience. Surj was very prompt about replying to emails as we were making arrangements, and made the whole process very easy for us! It was a pleasure to interact with all the staff, and everyone was willing to be flexible...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank UGTravelingDuo

74 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (66)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (8)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Jinja hotels
0.0 km away
Nile Village Hotel & Spa
0.0 km away
Jinja Nile Resort
Jinja Nile Resort
#1 of 6 in Jinja
134 reviews
0.0 km away
Brisk Hotel Triangle
Brisk Hotel Triangle
#4 of 6 in Jinja
35 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Source Of The Smile Hotel
0.0 km away
Gately on Nile
Gately on Nile
#6 of 30 in Jinja
92 reviews
0.0 km away
2 Friends Guest House
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A former Presidential guesthouse, fully renovated and with new tasteful rooms added. Located minutes from quaint Jinja town and over-looking the great Lake Victoria. Set in lush gardens to give you a truly peaceful, well deserved rest in our very comfortable en-suite rooms. The restaurant serves variety of breakfasts, and other meals, including our famous pizzas and tex-mex meals. Note: we do not sell alcoholic beverages, but guests may bring their own (NO corkage charge). We look forward to hosting you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surjio's Guest House

Address: Plot 24 Kisinja Road | P.O Box 2026, Jinja, Uganda (Formerly Palm Tree Guest House)
Region: Uganda > Eastern Region > Jinja
Price Range: $106 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Jovago.com so you can book your Surjio's Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Surjio`s Guest House Hotel Jinja
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Surjio's Guest House staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Surjio's Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room either by the pool, or up on the balcony for a sea view!”
 of 5 bubbles KiwiParaMi, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is available around the pool and at the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles lanashoaf, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try to get #23. A four bed corner suite with a spectacular view over the garden and Victoria lake”
 of 5 bubbles PapaLien, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
“upstairs for the view but downstairs for the pool”
 of 5 bubbles PamelaR56, 22 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Room 8 was really great”
 of 5 bubbles Tim99873, 24 Feb 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay