A warm welcome
Posted Nov 11, 2014
A 4-night stay in November 2014 introduced me to the New Madagascar. The shower was hot, the bed comfortable and supplied with a mosquito net. Lots of power points in the room for chargers etc. The hotel's secluded location is a major asset though some might find it also a drawback as transport needs to be arranged for all excursions; taxis are however easily arranged. Power supply through the Ugandan National Grid was unreliable and evenings were affected by noise from the generator but that is hardly the fault of the hotel management! Manager Maureen epitomised Ugandan friendliness with a most pleasant and helpful demeanour. Lovely grounds with colourful plants and flowers throughout. Good wifi (subject to the power being on). Food service was subject to availability but meals were of a good standard, I can recommend the liver! This is one peaceful place - again, unless the generator was running. Rather an intriguing building, with clear views over an inlet of Lake Victoria, and definitely good value at half the cost or less of the business hotels. One warmed very much to the place with all staff very charming and eager to assist. Maintenance work was ongoing showing that the management is attentive to upkeep and to detail. Being at a high elevation there was very little attention from the dreaded mosquito too. No swimming pool here but the atmosphere is very relaxed and soothing. Airport taxi (1hr) costs 80,000-100,000 Ugandan shillings, c. £20.