Overview of Forest Cottages

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3.9 / 5Good
99 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

Popular LocationNdere Cultural Centre8 min drive
Popular LocationThe Acacia Mall9 min drive
Popular LocationBaha'i House of Worship11 min drive
AirportEntebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.)56 min drive

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  • Standard Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 85 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 150 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Standard Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 130 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • 1 Bedroom Cottage

    Room amenities

    • 180 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • 2 Bedroom Cottage

    Room amenities

    • 180 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Family Cottage

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
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About this area


Located in Kampala, Forest Cottages is in the city centre. Ndere Cultural Centre and Uganda National Museum are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit The Acacia Mall and Metroplex Shopping Mall. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ndere Cultural Centre - 8 min drive
  • The Acacia Mall - 9 min drive
  • British High Commission - 9 min drive
  • Destreet Art Gallery - 11 min drive
  • Baha'i House of Worship - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.) - 56 min drive


  • The Avocado Restaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Forest Cottages

Colonial hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Free continental breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a conference centre and coffee/tea in a common area. All 27 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find TVs with satellite channels, and other amenities include rainfall showerheads and down duvets.
Forest Cottages offers 27 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature down comforters. Televisions come with premium satellite channels.
Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. In-room massages, an iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Free uncovered self parking
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
Free daily reception
Room service available
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

Billiards/pool table
Lifeguards on site
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe
No lifts

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

4 meeting rooms
Conference centre (1800 square feet of space)


BBQ grill(s)
Lifeguards on site
Outdoor entertainment area
Picnic area
Pool sunloungers
Pool umbrellas


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Well-lit path to entrance


Couples dining
Designated smoking areas
Romance packages available
TV in reception

Room amenities


Ceiling fan
Down comforter
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)
Rainfall showerhead


Premium channels
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Free bottled water


Access via exterior corridors
In-room massage
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Laptop-friendly workspace
Restaurant dining guide



Check-in between noon and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for UGX 74000.0 per night.

Property payment types

American Express
JCB International

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: UGX 37 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: UGX 0 (one-way), (from 3 to 5 years old)
  • Early check-in fee: 50 per cent of room rate (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: 50 per cent of room rate (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: UGX 74000.0 per night

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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.
  • For traveller safety, social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort

I recommend with a warning.

It's pretty to look at. Lots of wood if your into that, it's near a nice club, Cayenne. Ppl were polite. The breakfast was simple and a hot meal but it taste good. Negatives; so so many stairs, from my car to my room, 82 steps and no elevator. If you have bad knees, if you are old, this is not the place for you. Very many mosquitos so I used the mosquito net they provided. I would start here again. The price was only $55 per night. But I have good knees and I like the exercise.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

We love the atmosphere found at Forest Cottages! Very relaxing!

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service

The calm environment and friendly cover of the green.. ...

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness

Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Good for the soul

Forest Cottages is unique - a peaceful, forested oasis of calm in the chaos of Kampala. But still fairly central. Service fantastic, cottages lovely. I wouldn't stay in a normal room here.....only book a cottage. If they are available I only ever stay here when I stay in Kampala

Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019