Accommodation around Kasese & Fort Portal
There are many hotels in Kasese (970 metres above sea level) and for the traveller who is happy to accept local standards accommodation is ample. The Marghertia Hotel is proberly the better of all the hotels but realistically is not good value at $90 per room however the White House Hotel offers good standards and basic comfort with a good restaurant and bar.
Fort Portal 1,450 metres above sea level and 95 kilometres from Kasese however does offer quality accommodation particually at the Mountains of the Moon Hotel and Fort Motel. The drive from Fort Portal takes about two hours but is worth the effort as accomodation is excellent and the weather cool. Fort Portal is surrounded by beautiful tea estates on the hill tops with the Rwenzori Mountains as a backdrop creating a beautiful atmosphere.
The Fort Motel in Fort Portal is our choice as it offers good rooms, excellent meals, great service, good standard in a quite environment just near the Fort Portal Golf Club. The rooms are lavashly furnished and give the comfort and relaxation of a traditional yet modern home. www.fortmotel.com The drive from Kilembe in the Rwenzori Mountains to Fort Portal takes about two hours but it is great to relax take a sauna relax around the pool enjoy a fantastic meals and then sleep in luxury after completeing your climb up the mountains.
Rujuna Guest House, Fort Portal
Rujuna Guest House is a large country house where you get a big welcome and great hospitality. To get to the guest house you drive about ten kilometres south of Fort Portal and turn to the left at the sign. Rujuna is set on top of a hill has fantastic lawns and a peaceful environment. The lounge and dinning room is a typical country home where you can relax and get a good nights sleep before tackling the trek up the Rwenzori Mountains.
Under construction is the Kyaninga Lodge, 15 minutes from Fort Portal for which it is difficult to describe the sheer beauty and incredible design of grass thatched log chalet and restaurant with what is hard to describe, beautiful walled lawns overlooking the crater lake far below. When finished we believe this lodge will be one of the premier lodges in Uganda and possible East Africa with fantastic views across a magnificent crater lake to the Rwenzori Mountains. On a clear day you may see the snow-capped peaks in the distance
Kasese town 970 metres
White House Hotel unquestionably the pick of the budget hotels and good value for money. Offers good standards, clean, basic comfort with a good restaurant and bar, the service is good and staff cheerful. Has a good internet cafe.
Mariana Hotel in the center of town has fair accomodation with a bar and disc on the ground floor
Saad Hotel once the hotel in Kases but in recent years has gone down in standards
Virina Gardens has several grass thatched cottages in addition to standard rooms. Has a small but green garden setting where you can sit and enjoy a drink. Near the town centre.
Exectutive Hotel is just as you enter town, rooms are clean and restaurant fair.
Marghertia Hotel is proberly the better of all the hotels but realistically is not good value at $90 per room. The rooms are fair but basic and the restaurant could do with a little spicing up. Meals are fair
In Kilembe 12km from Kasese town, Trekkers Hostel (formally Rwenzori Backpackers) has good clean rooms and dormitories but not self contained. Set in a deep valley Kilembe is the gateway to the Rwenzori Mountains when climbing the Kilembe trail. The hostel is set in a idilic setting with fantastic views of the mountains and has a good restaurant. Altitude 1,450 metres and cool.
Fort Portal 1,500 metres
Fort Motel offers good rooms, excellent meals, great service, good standard in a quite environment just near the Fort Portal Golf Club. The rooms are lavashly furnished and give the comfort and relaxation of a traditional yet modern home. www.fortmotel.com
Mountains of the Moon Hotel fully renovated, excellent gardens and grand porch, rooms are a bit stuffy and over priced but all in all upmarket.
Travellers Inn is on the main street and offers good accomodation at reasonable rates with a good restaurant. A bit noisy being on the main street. A good place to stop for lunch on the way to or from Kasese.
Rwenzori View Guesthouse on the outskirts of town, run by a dutch couple, small with excellent accomodation and great meals in a friendly atmosphere.