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“Beautiful view of Lake Victoria”
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Cassia Lodge
Ranked #4 of 105 Hotels in Kampala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We spent our first night of 12 in Uganda at the Cassia Lodge,it was a welcome oasis following the long journey from the U.K.The room was clean and spacious with a lovely balcony overlooking the pool and Lake Victoria.The service was a little slow,it took about 20 minutes to get a drink round the pool but it is Africa and it was a lovely place to sit a so a few minutes here or there weren't important.We had dinner on the elevated terrace outside the dining room which was spectacular,the food was unremarkable and not particularly cheap but the menu was extensive so maybe we just made a poor choice.We found all over Uganda that the meat was a bit tough for western tastes.We had to leave early the next morning and although it was supposed to be ready from 7am there was no sign of it at that time,however it only took a little while to prepare and we had very tasty freshly cooked eggs.All in all Cassia Lodge was a lovely place to start our holiday in Uganda.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms face the lake so there isn't much difference
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

The hotel is located a bit outside of Kampala on a hill. The view on the lake and the city is beautiful, but the hotel is far from the city center.
There is no air conditioning, only fans.
The food is mainly Ethiopian and pretty good.
The room was OK, except the bed which was VERY hard and the shower which was mouldy and smelly.
OK for a stopover when arriving in Uganda or leaving.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

The room was adequate for a two night stay but the shower did not work. The water trickled at best and the tile around the controls was broken. Not really a cause for complaint; we managed. But it was annoying. Breakfast was basic but adequate, and the views of Lake Victoria compensated for the cold shower. Staff are friendly.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Arrived here without a reservation after long flight. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. Buffet breakfast was basic but good. On site restaurant had delicious meals and outdoor seating. Enjoyed light show from thunderstorms in area while eating dinner. View of Kampala and Lake Victoria is awesome.

Room Tip: Our second floor room had great view and was very quiet
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The best thing about Cassia Lodge is the views of the lake and the quiet surroundings. Seriously great setting. It's also easy enough to get into town - reception can help but we just took Bodhas (sit on the back of a blokes bike) - cost about 10,000 shillings.

The rooms were clean and comfortable. Whilst the $ rate seems high I guess that's what you have to pay to get a reasonable level of accomodation.

Food also on the pricey side but reasonable quality.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Welcomed with a smile. Courtesy is the yardstick in they measure themselves. Enjoyed laughs with the staff and shared some beautiful sunrises. This gem overlooking Lake Victoria is breathtakingly beautiful. It's amazing how it takes smiles and courtesy to make a customer happy. I can recommend Cassia Lodge anytime to my friends visiting Kampala. Thank you to Calystus for driving us to the airport at 3:30am. For those those coming for business you can sit on the porch. There's also wifi connectivity, this place was excellent. The food was always fresh. Place made out of smiling faces .

Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
2  Thank clementnd
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Wonderful, helpful, friendly staff. Fabulous view over Lake Victoria. A lovely, charming, peaceful place with nice breezes, large balconies and a good swimming pool. Comfortable bed and decent internet most of the time. Buffet breakfast was wonderful with lots of choices.

Room Tip: second floor rooms have the best view and private balconies.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Cassia Lodge

Address: 15 Plot | Buziga Hill, Kampala 23623, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Kampala
#6 Best Value Hotel in Kampala
Price Range: $178 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cassia Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cassia Lodge is located on Buziga Hill, one of the highest hills of Kampala close to Lake Victoria. The environment is cool, with few mosquitoes, and an astonishing view on the lake as well as the city. Excellent international cuisine in a serene environment, conference facilities, business centre, wireless connection, large swimming pool, luxurious rooms with satellite television, bar and balcony overlooking the lake. ... more   less 
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