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Hotel No. 5 Overview & Where Is It Located?

Tucked away in a lush garden on a quiet side road in the suburbs of Entebbe is a small, luxury stayover, Hotel No. 5. Discerning safari vacationers looking for a quick stopover for their explorations in the safari attractions of Uganda will find that this boutique accommodation is just what they need. You can reach it with a short drive over 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Entebbe International Airport. Elegant living spaces adorned with contemporary architectural designs and modern-day facilities and amenities await you. The hotel has a sprawling lounge and outdoor terrace with beautiful artwork showcasing the exquisite skills of local craftsmen. Spend your safari holiday time relaxing beside the swimming pool or take a few refreshing dips. You can also stop by at the spa for expert massages or check out the well-equipped gym for a workout session.

Key Takeaways

  • Located on a tranquil, tree-lined side road in the suburbs of Entebbe
  • Suitable for quick stopovers or short stays thanks to a driving distance of 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the airport
  • Sprawling lounge and outdoor terrace for enjoying the serenity of this lakeside town
  • Facilities include a swimming pool, well-equipped fitness center, and spa for massages
  • Ultra-contemporary architecture featuring elements of Ugandan art
Hotel No. 5 Entebbe View

What To Expect At Hotel No. 5 Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Premier Hotel Tier 1 Experience. Total of 15 rooms in 4 different configurations
  • Choice of rooms with a large double bed or twin single beds such as Luxury Twins and Luxury Doubles
  • Two-bedroom, self-containing villa with living room and kitchen, The Residence for up to 4 guests
  • Guests on longer stays in Entebbe can opt for the Luxury Apartments with more space and the appropriate in-room amenities and facilities
  • Ensuite bathroom has a shower cubicle, bathrobes, and hairdryer
Your stay in Entebbe will be a pleasant experience thanks to the exceptional services provided by the expert staff. You can choose from one of the 15 rooms and suites in configurations such as Luxury Twins, Luxury Doubles, Luxury Apartments, and The Residence. Should you book the Luxury Twins or Luxury Doubles for your trip, you can expect four-poster twin single beds or a large double bed, respectively. The Luxury Twins are on the ground first floor while the Luxury Doubles are on the second floor with better views. Both have an outdoor seating area. Additional amenities include mosquito netting for your protection, flat-screen television with satellite connection, tea and coffee making supplies, a closet for unpacking, personal safe, and a vanity table.

All the rooms are air-conditioned and overlook the swimming pool and gardens. The outside verandah or balcony depending on your room category is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee and the relishing views and fresh air of Africa. The ensuite bathroom features a bathrobes, hairdryer, and a shower cubicle. Families and larger groups of up to 4 guests visiting Entebbe can opt for the self-contained unit, The Residence. Privately housed in a standalone two-story structure, this unit has two bedrooms along with a living room and kitchenette serviced by a full staff. Business travelers on longer desiring more space can choose to stay in the Luxury Apartments, which have a private living room and kitchenette on the lower floor and a bedroom on the upper floor (where else to stay). Young children traveling with parents to Entebbe are welcome, and the hotel has a non-smoking policy.
Hotel No. 5 Accommodation Entebbe

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit Hotel No. 5 In Entebbe?

Key Takeaways

  • Sightings of native birds that frequent the gardens of the hotel
  • Safari to Mabamba Swamp to view varied birdlife including the elusive shoebill stork
  • Tour of the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary to watch the primates in a safe, protected habitat
  • Water activities on Lake Victoria including cruises and fishing
  • Visits to the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center for an understanding of the flora and fauna of the country and to interact with orphaned fauna
Your African dream safari of Uganda begins with your stay at this hotel in Entebbe. Prepare to be delighted at the sight of native birds frequenting the gardens, which will only whet your appetite for more wildlife wonders. Take the time to visit the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center, which stands on the banks of the picturesque Lake Victoria. In addition to getting an introduction to the flora of the country, you can also view some of the 120 bird species which thrive here amidst other fauna. This center acts as a conservation area and hosts orphaned baby elephants and infant rhinos. The AfricanMecca expert guide assigned to you for your tour of Entebbe can also take you to see Mabamba Swamp that is known for its famous resident, the elusive shoebill stork.

During your stay in Entebbe (best time to travel), you must also book to experience water activities on the illustrious Lake Victoria. Enjoy sunset cruises, and try your hand at fishing for the Nile perch or tilapia. Visit the Ssese Islands, one of which hosts the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, where you can view these fascinating primates in a protected forest habitat.
Hotel No. 5 Safari Entebbe Tour

How Is The Dining At Hotel No. 5?

Key Takeaways

  • Onsite restaurant serving a mouth-watering array of local and global dishes
  • Four-course meals served accompanied by a selection of fine wines from their collection
  • Bar located in the lounge area serving a selection of cocktails and wines best enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool
  • Option of ordering vegetarian dishes and toothsome desserts
  • Breakfast served off the menu and quick bites like burgers, cutlets, and chips are also available
You will be having your meals at the hotel’s in-house restaurant that boasts of both indoor and terrace dining options. Dine on mouth-watering four-course meals served with an excellent accompaniment of fine wines from their collection. Each meal is prepared with care to give you memorable gastronomic experiences that remain with you long after you return home. Vegetarians will find a delicious menu while dessert-lovers can indulge in their sweet tooth with the fantastic creations.
Hotel No. 5 Meals Entebbe Dining

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Pros & Cons At Hotel No. 5 In Entebbe

What We Like About Hotel No. 5

  1. Located at a short 5-kilometer or 3-mile driving distance from Entebbe International Airport making it suitable for short one or two-night stays.
  2. Offers just 15 luxurious rooms in four configurations, small, intimate property providing the boutique ambiance with personalized service.
  3. Provides easy accessibility to the prime attractions of Entebbe, which are sited at a driving distance from the hotel.
  4. Suburban and residential location on a property with lush tropical gardens, has a two-bedroom detached house option ideal for families and larger groups of up to 4 guests seeking privacy and seclusion.
  5. The hotel staff are super friendly, approachable and accommodating including the manager. A variety of tasty cuisine is available for all taste buds.

Things To Note When Staying At Hotel No. 5

  1. Provides facilities like a swimming pool, fitness center, and a spa which are perfect for safari guests and business travellers who seek to maintain an active lifestyle even on their vacation.
  2. Limited availability of rooming options, which is why it gets booked early in the prime tourist season in Entebbe, guests wishing to stay here should indicate their preference at least 12 to 18 months in advance.
  3. Premier, luxury accommodation. Travelers looking for more economical stays may not find it suitable.
  4. There is limited competition from other hotels in Entebbe with the wholesome chic offerings available at Hotel No. 5. Rooming prices are on the higher side due to this.
  5. Caters to both the luxury leisure and business market. The business travelers have the option to book the two floor Luxury Apartments on longer stays.
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When staying at Hotel No. 5 in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Kampala.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the beach by extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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