Forest Cottages

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Kyebando with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Forest Cottages

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Down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine, pool views

Overview of Forest Cottages



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
Plot 17/ 18, Naguru Hill, Old Kira Road, Kampala
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference center
  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Family Cottage

  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed and 1 Large Twin Bed

Economy Room (standard twin)

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds

Economy Room

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

2 Bedroom Cottage

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Double Beds

1 Bedroom Cottage

  • 17 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Economy Single Room

  • 8 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Kyebando
  • Lake Victoria - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Entebbe Intl. Airport (EBB) - 52 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Holy Crêpe - 6 min drive
  • Que Pasa - 3 min drive
  • Rise And Shine - 8 min walk
  • Middle East Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • The Pub Bar and Restaurant - 7 min walk

About this property

Forest Cottages

Forest Cottages offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for UGX 37 per person one-way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at The Avocado Restaurant, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a fitness center, and a snack bar/deli are other highlights at this Colonial hotel.


English, French

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

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from noon - midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Lifeguard on site

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Access to nearby health club

Working away

  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (1800 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Romance packages


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hand-held showerheads
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Lever door handles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Toaster
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


The Avocado Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of UGX 37 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for UGX 74000.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 5 costs UGX 0 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Forest Cottages Hotel
Forest Cottages Hotel Kampala
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Forest Cottages Hotel
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Forest Cottages Hotel Kampala

Frequently asked questions

Does Forest Cottages offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Forest Cottages does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Forest Cottages?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Forest Cottages?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Forest Cottages?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Forest Cottages?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Forest Cottages?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is UGX 37 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Forest Cottages?
You can check in from noon - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Forest Cottages and nearby?
Forest Cottages has an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a picnic area, as well as a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Forest Cottages?
Yes, The Avocado Restaurant offers alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views.
What's the area around Forest Cottages like?
Forest Cottages puts you in Kyebando, in the heart of Kampala. Popular attractions include Ndere Cultural Centre, which is 3 minutes away by car.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

david, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Not worth the price
Beautiful property and the simple twin room was mostly very nice, BUT I wouldn’t recommend or stay here again. There were multiple parties both nights I stayed, replete with DJs, thumping bass music, kids popping balloons and it lasted until after 11pm both nights. I had a room between the 2 parties so I got blasted with Christian songs from one side and pop music and a DJ talking on the other side. On the second night my room didn’t have water. I alerted the front desk (Shakira is amazing) and was told that it would be on within 15 mins. Two hours and four trips to the front desk later, I got fed up and showered in the pool house. The manager hid in his office and made the poor desk staff deal with my repeated complaints and questions. Dinner at The Avocado House was good, breakfast was okay. Also, beds were saggy in the centre. I would not recommend this place.
1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

david, 2-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Construction was going on during the night, a lot of banging of walls that could allow me sleep.
George, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

DO NOT STAY HERE. I kept my two suitcases behind the front desk for about 8 hours on the day that I checked out before I took a car to the airport. (They do not have a luggage room.) I had luggage locks on both suitcases. When I returned to pick up my bags, one luggage lock was missing, and the other had been broken off. I had nothing valuable in the suitcases, and nothing (from what I can tell) was taken. I called the hotel management, and they said they asked their employees if they did it. Since all the employees denied breaking into the suitcases, they said it didn't happen. What was otherwise an ok stay was ruined by this experience.
Casey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great staff who are very friendly. Good value stay in Kampala
david, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Beautiful surroundings. It used to be a very peaceful setting. Now the hotel caters more to parties and events. No peace and quiet and often loud music until midnight!
Katherine, 11-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

stay April 2021
the rooms are quite unique with an upstairs and downstairs. the economy one i had was perfectly good for my needs
david, 3-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Staffs are nice! Rooms are old style and not correctly arranged & furnished especially lavabos...
5-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Patrik, 5-night trip
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