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1 Bedroom Cottage | Down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 Bedroom Cottage | Down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
Down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
Down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Forest Cottages

Forest Cottages

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

7.6/10 Good

115 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • 24/7 front desk
Plot 17/ 18, Naguru Hill, Old Kira Road, Kampala

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Kyebando

Getting around

  • Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.) - 54 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cayenne - 4 min walk
  • The pub - 7 min walk
  • Lebanese Food - 13 min walk
  • Olives Restaurant - 15 min walk
  • Linove - 15 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 centre and a snack bar/deli are other highlights at this Colonial hotel. Fellow travellers like the convenient parking and helpful staff.


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 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 sanitiser 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 until 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 on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

Travelling with children

  • Lifeguard on site

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Access to nearby health club

Working away

  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (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


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


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


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

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

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (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 specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco 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 checkout 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 sanitiser; 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 lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that 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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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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Forest Cottages?
As of 1 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Forest Cottages on 31 December 2022 start from €74, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 sanitiser, 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, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Forest Cottages?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an 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 centre 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 al fresco dining, international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Cayenne (4-min walk), The pub (7-min walk) and Lebanese Food (13-min walk).
What's the area around Forest Cottages like?
Forest Cottages puts you in Kyebando, in the heart of Kampala. Popular attractions include The Acacia Mall, which is 9 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



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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8/10 Very good

Edgar, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Tv and phone in room didn’t work. Bedsheets were not clean. But general environment of hotel is nice if love you a forest arrangement and birds singing in morning in trees around your room.
Charlie, 2-night trip
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