Gately On Nile

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Welcome to Gately on Nile lakeside lodge where we offer you tranquil, ambient surrounds, personalised service and luxurious comfort in our authentically rustic yet elegant establishment – Jinja's premier unique bed and breakfast.



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  •   There's three things that make Gately on Nile a perfect little escape from Kampala - great food, perfect location and peaceful serene surroundings. Sitting in the gardens eating breakfast with different bird calls all around was one of the highlights for me. The Thai food...More

    thumb Erin A
    1/19/2017

      I had a sleepover at the property for a night on transit with a friend. We were allocated the two rooms on the main house. I got room no 3. The reception was decent and parking large and spacious. I also found the room decor...More

    thumb kefa a
    2/09/2019
  •   I had a sleepover at the property for a night on transit with a friend. We were allocated the two rooms on the main house. I got room no 3.

    The reception was decent and parking large and spacious. I also found the room decor tastefully done with bed and furniture comfortable.

    I was however disappointed with the quality of washroom in my room. The shower space is so tight that you cannot have a shower without the curtains hugging you and water splashing everywhere. In addition the main building ( many cracks) together parking (unkempt) feel left in dissrepair.

    What's more, the rooms ( room 4 looked much more decent than room 3) cost same. I left with the feeling that the the fair price should have been about half of what I was charged. More

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    2/09/2019

      If you can stomach the awful approach road, the Gately is a quiet oasis to stay. Good lake views are only available from the very expensive private houses belonging to the hotel. They are offered at $ 220 each double room. The gardens are nice and simple with several small furnished corners for meetings and eating. Our room was inside the old house, reasonable size and well furnished with an excellent mosquito net, which is not standard everywhere in Uganda. There is no aircon, just an air fan. The WIFI is reasonably fast and free. The staff do not speak clearly good English, which lead to a misunderstanding of the room price. I was told 105 and assumed this to mean UGX 105,000 (would be about $30). However, it turned out to be US$ 105 and at that, the room was well over-priced. So are the meals. On balance, I would say poor value for money.

    thumb Franz O
    4/04/2016
  •   We arrived late, right after the restaurant closed. We were exhausted after a 4.5 hour car ride from Entebbe. The staff welcomed us and kindly provided a plate of fruit and warm (!) apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for us to eat. We appreciated...More

    thumb tarzan2613
    7/24/2016

      The atmosphere is great and the staff is absolutely lovely.
    Grab a beer (or two/three) as the service is a bit slow, but it is totally worth the wait! A huge portion of pad thai is waiting for you! Jump on that boda and go!

    thumb VitaMSC
    4/25/2016
  •   We stumbled upon this guesthouse by accident after being delayed at the Busia boarder crossing. We made a last minute booking and were warmly welcomed when we arrived. The accommodation is charming and comfortable and the staff are more than willing to assist. They prepared...More

    thumb LizHarty
    6/28/2018

      I arrived there by accident because of getting lost by address. Me and two friends of mine were on a cycle tour in east Africa, hotel and staff and food anfld drink and environment are awesome but not compeletly location More

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    12/30/2016

Boutique Bed & Breakfast in Jinja

Welcome to Gately on Nile boutique B&B where we offer you panoramic lakeside water views in tranquil ambient surrounds. Our personalised service and luxurious comfort abound in our authentically rustic yet elegant hotel establishment. Historically the most unique and affordable bed and breakfast hotel facility in Jinja Town.

Gately on Nile is renowned as the country’s first and most reputable boutique bed and breakfast Lodge having opened in April 2000. The hotel has expanded and retained Gately’s unique retreat ambience having expanded to Gately Inn Entebbe. The Gately hotels guarantee you or your client, friend or family will leave the lodge premises feeling more relaxed yet recharged than they did on arrival.

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