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3.9 / 5Good
97 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    The Acacia Mall
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ndere Cultural Centre
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Baha'i House of Worship
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.)
    44 min drive

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  • Standard Single Room

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Standard Double Room

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Standard Twin Room

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  • 1 Bedroom Cottage

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  • 2 Bedroom Cottage

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  • Family Cottage

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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.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Acacia Mall - 3 min drive
  • Ndere Cultural Centre - 3 min drive
  • British High Commission - 3 min drive
  • Destreet Art Gallery - 4 min drive
  • Baha'i House of Worship - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.) - 58 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • The Avocado Restaurant – Garden-view restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast and lunch daily.

About this property

Forest Cottages

Colonial hotel with 3 restaurants and free breakfast
Along with 3 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a sauna, a conference centre and conference space. All 27 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also find rainfall showerheads and ceiling fans.
Forest Cottages offers 27 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a safe and complimentary slippers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Televisions come with premium satellite channels.
Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a sauna.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Free 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
3 restaurants
2 bars/lounges
Room service available

Things to do

Billiards/pool table
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

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


Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe

Guest services

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

Languages spoken


Business services

Meeting rooms
Conference centre (1800 square feet of space)


BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area




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
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Ceiling fan
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)
Rainfall showerhead


premium channels
satellite channels


Access via exterior corridors
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Laptop-friendly workspace



Check-in available 24 hours
Express check-in


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • 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

Diners Club
JCB International
American Express

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)
  • 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 are 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.

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 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. No pets or service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Forest Cottages Hotel Kampala
  • Forest Cottages Hotel
  • Forest Cottages Kampala
  • Forest Cottages
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

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

5/5 Excellent

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

An oasis in the trees

This really is an oasis of calm in Kampala. Spend a little extra and get a cottage. And then recharge your batteries in peace and your bellies with the excellent breakfast. Fairly close to everything but far enough away to be quiet.

Stayed 3 nights in Jun. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

May be the last bit of forrest left in the city on this small property. I didn't see the monekys this visit. The cabins are fun and enjoyable, (get a cabin if you can) but the single rooms leave a lot to be desired, but good for very basic single occupancy. Love the place in general. Hotel staff are always friendly, and the place has a very unique lodge feel. I will go back for sure. If you have balance issues, or mobility challenges, this is not the place for you.

Stayed 1 night in Jun. 2019

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