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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family run accommodation, not far from the landing site in Kalangala. Arnold is a nice guy. We were 7 of us, stayed in cottages for 2 nights. Cottage price is cheap compared to others around. Rooms were cosy and food was good. They do campfire at night. We really enjoyed our stay. Swedish massage was soft and... More 

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1 Thank SamTastikk
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

My friend and I stayed at with Arnold at Panorama Cottages in August and I cannot recommend it more highly. Before we even arrived Arnold was wonderful over the phone, speaking great english and telling us all about the activities we could do. We were welcomed so warmly and the cottages were lovely. The food was also excellent and they... More 

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1 Thank helliemolloy
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Together with my friends (we are volunteers) we stayed at panorama cottage (value for money was very good!). It was wonderfull there. Arnold, one of the owner was very friendly and took us to his own island where we could stay for one night in a tent. There were no other people on it...we went fishing and harvested our vegtable... More 

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1 Thank Elisabeth W
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Family run resort off the beach but in a beautiful woodland setting. The cottages are clean roomy and well kept. Hot water is provided is jerry cans, cold water on tap. Remembering this is an island in Uganda where the infrastructure has not been significantly upgraded over the years, it is a great escape from the noise and hustle of... More 

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1 Thank JohnV336NA
Strasbourg
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a long weekend and had a great time. Arnold, the manager, is excellent at customer service and speaks perfect German! The breakfast is quite good and if you have the chance as Tilapia curry, its delicious! Rooms are spacy and clean although there was rarely hot water available. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends... More 

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2 Thank Isabella T
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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Great team who make you enjoy your stay. This is a place you come to when you want to unwind. Arnold and team ensure you are comfortable, make good suggestions for activities, cool excellently and go out of their way to ensure you are comfortable. Definitely a place to come back to.

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2 Thank MWANDHA
Gulu, Uganda
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

I've been to Panorama a few times through the years. The bandas are simple, clean and well-kept. The prices are reasonable and the grounds are beautiful. It's only a simple walk from the Kalangala ferry, and during the day you can easily stroll to several other hotels (which are far more expensive and less accommodating in my opinion) to swim... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We took ferry from Entebbe to Sesse Island. It took about 3 and half hours. Arnold, the owner of the Lodge came to pick us up at the Doc. The lodge was actually only couple of mins walk. It is a family run business and very quiet. No hot water for shower. but I didn't need one. I paid only... More 

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2 Thank sherpam
Kampala, Uganda
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

I visited in January with my wife for our honeymoon. We had never been to Sese so we didn't know what to expect. So booked I for two days in Kampala with the intention of investigating other places when in Sese.We ended up staying for a week. We loved the privacy of the cottages and the serenityof the place. The... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

I stayed there over the Christmas Holiday. Unlike the rest of the beach hotels that were booming with loud music and activity, Panorama was quiet and serene. Allowing the whole family to have some good quiet time. The hotel is closely supervised by the owning family so you get the best value for your money. I definately will make another... More 

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Additional Information about Panorama Cottages

Address: Kalangala Ferry Road, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Central Region > Ssese Islands
Price Range: $36 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Executive band as are best, management are open to negotiation.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnV336NA, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The views are not from any height--but just beautiful in my mind since almost all look out to rich green forestry and plants.”
 of 5 bubbles robiny222, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“They have cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles sherpam, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
“some rooms dont have a T.V so ask for a room with a TV”
 of 5 bubbles Majorine, 30 May 2014 | Read review
“The place is not crowded. They will give you a nice one.”
 of 5 bubbles Mochillero13, 22 May 2014 | Read review
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