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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stay there two couples for one night before we went to see the chimps. The help from the owners of the hotel started before we arrived. Without them would be impossible to had such a perfect trip. All the hotels that I booked for the 10 days passed in Uganda was with they're help. THANK YOU A LOT. The...

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Heleen M, Owner at Dutchess, responded to this review

Dear Colaco, Thank you for your review and for your appreciation of our Hotel and Restaurant. We are glad we could help you make your trip to Uganda such a wonderful experience. We apologize for the noise caused by our mixer during the early morning and are happy to inform you that the issue is solved, so for your next...

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 night in Dutchess Guesthouse. The beds were so comfortable and the rooms were well equipped and modern. The Guesthouse is in a great location and you can walk to the main street of Fort Portal. The restaurant overlooks a nice garden and it was a pleasure to enjoy our meals on the terrace enjoying some sunshine and...

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Thank Tunali
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

While I was staying there, I sometimes forgot I was in Africa. Meals were very high quality and so delicious, rooms were very clean. Wifi is very strong and speedy. They produce electricity by solar power, so even when the entire city is out of power, this hotel has electricity. I've been in Africa for almost 6 months, but the...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My team stayed and ate dinner and breakfast at the Duchess. The Dutch owners ensure a professional approach to management and housekeeping. The restaurant had just changed over Chef, and we hope he tries to add some more local fresh produce and nationally inspired food. Across Uganda we got tired of the international dominated cuisine, done poorly.The standout element of...

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Heleen M, Owner at Dutchess, responded to this review

Dear Simon, Thank your for your feedback. We are surprised about your comments on the breakfast and twin room. We get many compliments about our breakfast which is served with home made brown bread, home made yoghurt and cheese/meat/cream cheese. The twin room is especially equipment with a seperate shower and a seperate toilet for your convience. Also both beds...

Reviewed 4 September 2016

We spent three nights in this charming hotel and enjoyed the exquisite cuisine, like the superb pizza or a delicious veggie curry. The rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished (we saw two of them) with good mosquito nets. Wifi connection is reliable. The staff is very friendly and forthcoming. The garden and veranda are quiet and a good place to...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Small, quaint, efficient hotel in the middle of town. It's on the outskirts of a small, well kept town so one enjoys the quiet, peaceful ambience. Sitting in the gardens gives a great view of rural settings with fresh air. The food is good, especially the pizzas and home made ice cream. The rooms are small and cosy and well...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I visited Dutchess (the restaurant) in both 2015 and 2016. The quality of the service and food are exceptional. It has a very warm atmosphere and the staff are really friendly and attentive. It's one of the best restaurants in Uganda if you are looking for a good European meal.

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Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I've stayed here three or four times, stopping through for a meal on many other occasions, and have always been impressed with Dutchess. The food is great, particularly the pizza and calzones. The rooms are wonderfully comfortable and clean. The staff always friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

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Thank Scott B
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The place to stay in in Fort Portal. Very nice room, extremely nice management and staff, and on top of all that the best place to eat in in Fort Portal. Great breakfast on top of this. Will definitely stay here on my next visit too.

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Thank Visa T
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome and bug variety of food. Everything was tasty and high level, they serve crocodile meat for the adventurous and a really good porterhouse steak. Also their pizzas are amazing. the prices are reasonable and affordable. Also, they have good fresh juices. Went there a few times during my stay in Fort Portal. You have to pay for the WiFi...

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Heleen M, Owner at Dutchess, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments. It is good to hear you have enjoyed our food and drinks. I just wanted to mention that wifi for guests in the room is for free. We charge guests for the restaurant for different reasons. The major one is we do not want to take away clients from the local internet cafes by offering...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dutchess is a boutique hotel and restaurant. A tranquil and culinary oasis just outside the city centre. We have a beautiful quiet garden and terrace with view on the Rwenzori Mountains. We serve excellent food. Our bread, cheese, ham, pesto, jam and ice cream are home made. We serve from juices, smoothies, salads, burgers to full meals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dutchess

Address: 11 Mugurusi Road plot, Fort Portal, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Fort Portal
Price Range: $44 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The first room on the left has the most consistent and attractive facilities and decor, but they all cop morning road noise”
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 of 5 bubbles AkhileshMalik, 5 Dec 2015 | Read review
“if you are a team, there is also a provision to share a room upto even 3pax”
 of 5 bubbles festom2014, 22 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the back of the property are quieter.”
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“We just had 1 room and it was perfect.”
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