Colonial Residence

2.5 star property
Colonial guesthouse within easy reach of Entebbe Botanical Garden

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Colonial Residence

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Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
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Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
Free daily cooked-to-order breakfast

Overview of Colonial Residence

8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
Ssese View Road Plot 20, Entebbe
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free airport pick-up
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Single Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Large Twin Bed

Twin Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds OR 2 Large Twin Beds

Triple Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds OR 2 Twin Beds

Standard Double Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Victoria - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Entebbe Intl. Airport (EBB) - 11 min drive
  • Free airport pick-up


  • Java House - Entebbe - 4 min drive
  • KFC - 13 min walk
  • Pizza Hut - 15 min walk
  • Goretti's Pizzeria and Bar - 7 min walk
  • Thammaphon Thai - 11 min walk

About this property

Colonial Residence

Colonial Residence is just 4.6 mi (7.5 km) from the airport and offers free pick-up service (available 24 hours). Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and cooked-to-order breakfast daily between 6 AM and 10 AM. Other highlights at this Colonial guest house include a terrace and a garden.



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
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:30 PM - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 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; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with 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
  • Prior to arrival, you must complete online registration via a secure link

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport pickup (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Low-height desk
  • Low-height bed
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

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

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Colonial Residence Guesthouse Entebbe
Colonial Residence Guesthouse
Colonial Residence Entebbe
Colonial Residence Entebbe
Colonial Residence Guesthouse
Colonial Residence Guesthouse Entebbe

Frequently asked questions

Does Colonial Residence offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Colonial Residence 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 Colonial Residence?
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.
Are pets allowed at Colonial Residence?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Colonial Residence?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Colonial Residence?
Yes, a free shuttle from the airport is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Colonial Residence?
You can check in from 1:30 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Colonial Residence and nearby?
Colonial Residence has a garden.
Does Colonial Residence have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Colonial Residence like?
Colonial Residence is a short 12-minute walk from Entebbe Botanical Garden and 17 minutes' walk from Kitubulu Forest and Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Bird lovers should flock here
Waking up from a quiet night's sleep on a comfortable mattress with spotless sheets and walking out to sit on Claire's veranda to bird watch each morning was the highlight of my day. A hamerkop, bulbuls and mousebirds (among 10+ other types) came to visit while storks, pied kingfishers and even African greys flew by. A monkey on a neighboring roof was seen too. All this nature, yet five minutes walk to the lakeshore lined with restaurants and less than 15 minutes walk to the Carrefour.
Ann, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing introduction to Uganda (again). Free and convenient transport to the hotel and I would recommend this place to anyone arriving at Entebbe. Claire was gracious and very helpful. I am looking forward to going back there and explore the area.
Gordon, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Edochie William, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

There is no airport collection. As this is probably the only reason you would choose it over anywhere else, best to avoid this place. I hate these liars
Paul, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful place to stay in Entebbe
Very nice hostel in Entebbe. Clean, best service, beautiful garden and centrally located.
Selamawit T., 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Claire was an incredible host, very warm and welcoming. The house was very comfortable with a kitchen to use, a main living room to hang out in, and a lovely veranda and garden. The location is also really good, at just a few minutes walk from the beach, many restaurants, and the Victoria mall. I would definitely stay here again!
Mikayla, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

The garden is lovely. Lots of birds and home grown avocados for breakfast.
2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Helpful airport shuttle service that the host contracts. She ensures her guests are taken care of.
Jessica, 1-night family trip
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