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Private beach, beach shuttle, beach towels, beach bar
Private beach, beach shuttle, beach towels, beach bar
Private beach, beach shuttle, beach towels, beach bar
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds

Guest reviews

4.1 out of 5 Very Good
10 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationEntebbe Botanical Garden20 min walk
Popular LocationKitubulu Forest and Beach4 min drive
Popular LocationSesse Islands8 min drive
AirportEntebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.)14 min drive

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  • Standard Single Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsStandard Single Room, Garden View
  • Honeymoon Suite, Beach View

    Room amenities

    • 400 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsHoneymoon Suite, Beach View
  • Executive Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 150 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsExecutive Room, Garden View

About this area


Located in Entebbe, SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES is in the suburbs and on a private beach. While the natural beauty of Entebbe Botanical Garden and Kitubulu Forest and Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Entebbe Golf Club. Don't miss out on a visit to Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Entebbe Botanical Garden - 20 min walk
  • Kitubulu Forest and Beach - 4 min drive
  • Entebbe Golf Club - 6 min drive
  • Sesse Islands - 8 min drive
  • Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportEntebbe Intl. Airport (EBB) - 14 min drive


  • Thammaphon Thai Restaurant — 11 min walk
  • Café Javas — 12 min walk
  • Arthur's Café — 14 min walk
  • Dinners Restaurant — 19 min walk
  • 4 Turkeys Pub — 20 min walk

About this property


Ocean-view resort with a beach bar, near Kitubulu Forest and Beach
Guests at this beach resort will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a playground and barbecue grills. All 8 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Guests will find upscale amenities like fireplaces and jetted tubs, along with thoughtful touches including pillow menus and bathrobes.
SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES offers 8 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and complimentary newspapers. These individually furnished accommodations include desks. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 42-inch LED televisions come with premium satellite channels.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with jetted bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. This Entebbe resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: USD 6-12 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Motor boating
  • Motorized watercraft
  • Playground
  • Safari
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Playground


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Swahili

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Private beachfront location
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort bed


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels


  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually furnished
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 6:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 2.0 percent city/local tax will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 10.00 per person

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Saffron Bistro & Cottages

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES and receive a full refund?
Yes, SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES ?
As of Oct 19, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES on Oct 21, 2020 start from $61, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES ?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES ?
Check-in is from 6:00 AM–5:30 AM.
What time is check-out at SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES ?
Check-out is at 11:30 AM.
Does SAFFRON BEACH BISTRO & COTTAGES provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. A fee of USD 10.00 per person applies.
Nestled on the beach, this Entebbe resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Entebbe Botanical Garden and Kitubulu Forest and Beach. Entebbe Golf Club and Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property is in need of a full renovation . My room was full of flys and Mosquitos . Hygiene was of a very poor standard . Owners and staff were wonderful . If i had booked for more than one night , i would have gone to another hotel . Also staff throwing stones at the Monkeys . Plenty of good hotels in Entebbe , this one is one to avoid . I hope that Expidia will stop using this hotel .
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
across from the lake, Everything real clean, People were GREAT! Would Go BACK
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Peaceful stay in Entebbe
The staff and owner at Saffron were great! I had made a date error on my booking as my arrival was actually a day earlier than I had reserved. When I arrived exhausted at 4am, the gracious person at the front desk found me a room despite the confusion that was all my fault, and the next day when I met the owner, he upgraded me to a much nicer room for the remainder of my three night stay! Their location is just across a quiet street from Lake Victoria, and there is a beachfront grassy area for guest use right on the water. I really liked the quiet location and the easy ten minute walk from to a major grocery store. The restaurant was great with a wide variety of choices very reasonably priced. Walking in the area was nice too and there are several other little beachfront bars/restaurants nearby. I would definitely stay there again when visiting Entebbe!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property was right on lake Victoria with great views! Convenient location for shopping and close to airport! Owner was very hospitable allowed me to take afternoon nap in room due to late flight! I would definitely stay again!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I had a wonderful stay at Saffron. The nicest part was the warm and incredibly accommodating staff. I had a late flight and they were happy to let me check out late from my room. They were always available and were happy to help answer questions and assist me with anything I needed. Their location on the beach in excellent and I really enjoyed have breakfast looking out over Lake Victoria. I would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

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