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From Uganda. Doing farming for a living. Staying in Kampala and Mukono.
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This is a very practical place if you want a quiet place with facilities nearby and close to the center of town.
Stephen and the staff are very helpful and provided good directions to places nearby. I arrived a day earlier but they were full. Steve provided names and phone numbers of alternate locations nearby. Later Steve also looked up and provided the web address of an NGO I was interested in. For breakfast you can order waffles, pan cakes, eggs made the way you want plus have fruit, cereals, toast and tea/coffee - so it can be as substantial or light as you want. Although I did not have any, lunch/dinner at €6 is reasonably priced. One night ordered a pot of tea and a sandwich, which was well-made, for a total of €5 was reasonably priced. I had a room with a private bath which was clean and functional. In the part of the building that I was in, the shared bathroom was clean and used by only one other room. Mosquito netting is provided but you need to know how to use it properly.
There are 3 wonderful outdoor covered terraces/spaces where you can sit/read/work/relax. There is good Wi-Fi throughout the property. The owners live within the grounds, which makes it helpful to get advice or in an emergency. By taxi it took about 10 - 15 minutes to get to/from town centre close to rush hour and cost €5 - €6. There is local transport which is much cheaper but involves changing vehicles each way and start/finish at very specific locations. It is only advisable if you know exactly what you’re doing in a new country.
Within 300m of the property, there are 4 NGOs (Oxfam, VSO, etc.), a wine store (which seem well stocked but did not check it out), a coffee house with good food and coffee, and a grocery store with good selection of cheeses, fruit, dairy, meat canned goods, etc. Within additional kilometer there are a number of local shops, restaurants, bars, pharmacies, etc
If you want a quiet yet practical location to work in, close to town and have access to restaurants, coffee shop, wine shop, grocery store and local bars and restaurants this is a good location.
Thank you Faruk for appreciating our services. We have recently upgraded our internet connections, running two connections concurrently. This has improved speed and reliability as well. Good luck with your business in Uganda.
Steven, Banda Inns
A+ on providing an overall very easy, relaxing, and comfortable experience. Steven is a very welcoming and accommodating host. He and his staff are very prompt with responses and any requests you make. He made it easy for me to arrange transportation to and from his place and had great recommendations for places to eat and things to do. My accommodations was comfortable and clean. I also really enjoyed waking up to the lovely breakfast! I would be coming back the next time I'm in Kampala.
Very pleased with this option for staying in Kampala. The set up is very good being a big property with garden in Muyenga, with close shops and restuarants. Banda Inns offers big rooms, strong wifi, cleanliness, good staff, great breakfast. I particularly liked all the comfortable places to read, work with sofas, power, views of the garden. Highly recommended.
Steven, his family and his staff members like to make things happen. They are very flexible, welcoming, have a wonderful garden and the Spanish omelette is just superb. Even though the place is close to a big road and not far from Kampala's busy centre Banda Inns is a rather quiet place. Can truely recommend to stay here.
Thank you Oliver for appreciating our quiet and simple setting. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again soon.
steven, Banda Inns
Hello Steven, thank you very much for your greatful help in our chaos booking ;-)
We had a perfect stay in Bandy Inn. Your friendly Staff, amazing breakfast, really nice rooms, greatful neighborhood, and your wonderful garden was a relaxing peradies for us :-)
Thank you for your flexible help :-) Our Airportshuttle was perfect safe. Thank you very much for all :-)
German: Die Unterkunft ist ein Traum! Steven ist ein sehr hilfsbereiter, freundlicher und entspannter Gastgeber. Das Personal vom "Banda Inn" ist sehr freundlich. Das "Banda Inn" liegt in einer etwas reicheren Gegend und ist daher sehr sicher. Wir liefen Abends zu Fuss zurch Kampala und besuchten einige Restaurantes, die in der unmittelbaren Umgebung liegen. Das "Banda Inn" hat einen wunderschönen Garten. Auf der Terasse bekommt man morgens ein traumhaftes Frühstück. Es war für uns eine wunderschöner, entspannter Aufenthalt. "Steven" war in allen Fragen sehr hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend. Der nächste Aufenthalt in Kampala wird auf jedenfall im "Banda Inn bei Steven" sein :-) ! Vielen Dank :-)
This was a haven of loveliness in central Kampala. Rooms were good, veranda was peaceful and lush. Food was great and hosts were just lovely. Helpful but not intrusive. Would definitely recommend.
Thank you Michelle. We highly appreciated your company and constructive feedback. We hope to see again soon.
We had a great stay at Banda Inns. Steven is a wonderful host, I especially appreciate the arrival transfer he arranged for us from the bus station... it was so nice to have someone waiting to pick us up after a 12-hour ride from Rwanda. Banda Inns' location is great, not far from the city center, but in a really nice, quiet neighborhood with a handful of nice restaurants nearby. Our room was very comfortable and the breakfast each morning was amazing.
Always a five star experience. The staff are the highlight. This is the only place to stay in Kampala on a budget. My new home away from home in Uganda.
Banda Inns will be the only hotel I stay at in Kampala. Located in a quiet corner of central
Muyenga it is close to some fantastic restaurants, has beautiful grounds and offers exceptionally clean accommodations. But the real perk is the lovely and attentive staff and Steven's wonderful family. Also, I will miss the long drawn out breakfasts with great coffee on the veranda, chatting with both guests and staff. A real gem.
Banda Inns was wonderful! The neighborhood is quiet but very close to Kabalagala. The room was clean and very nice, and the breakfast was excellent (with different choices each day!). There is a beautiful patio, and Steven and the other staff are very welcoming and helpful. I will definitely be staying here any time I need to be in Kampala!