2Friends Beach Hotel

2Friends Beach Hotel

all rooms have decks.
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Pool & Beach (88)
Bedroom2
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4.5
#3 of 57 hotels in Entebbe
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Friends Beach Hotel is tastefully decorated with its own creative and unique design situated on the beach front of Lake Victoria (only 10 minutes drive from Entebbe airport). The hotel has 16 spacious rooms and offers a warm and personal service with all necessary facilities for the perfect and comfortable long or short stay. Enjoy your private terrace overlooking the lake or indulge down at our beach with a cold drink or something nice to eat or drink from our popular Beach Cafe. We now also have 2 reduced mobility rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free airport transportation
24-hour security
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Fishing
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Finnish, Icelandic and 2 more

Location

Nambi Road Plot 3, Entebbe Uganda
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R J wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved my stay at 2 Friends. My included transfer driver was waiting for me at the airport with a clear sign and a clean van.
On arrival, I was given a welcome drink. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Security were on the grounds so it was very safe.
My chosen room was an older one but still very nice and clean, with a good mosquito net. I was lucky to have earplugs as there was loud music at night.
The hotel is an easy walk to Victoria mall and a very good craft market. I got the best deals here out of all Uganda and was not hassled too much at all.
Both mornings, I had early starts and the staff were so kind to organise an early start to the breakfast buffet. This was very appreciated. The choices were plentiful and delicious, so I was very grateful to not miss out.
The beach bar was a gorgeous spot. I only had drinks and a pizza. The pizza was a letdown as the dough was not nice.
I absolutely loved that they had a water tank to refill bottles. Much better than using numerous plastic bottles each day.
The staff organised a driver for me to get to the zoo. He even stopped off at Victoria mall for me to go to the currency exchange.
My laundry was done well but very expensive. I paid $16 for only a few items.
The only thing I really did not like was the massage. It was provided by an outside business. It took place in a small room that was near the kitchen and very loud. As it cost more than another massage I had at a luxury resort and really didn’t feel nice, I would not recommend.
2Friends is an excellent choice for a stay in Entebbe!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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mftwagira wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
They offer airport pick up
Staff available 24/7
Rooms clean
Most visitor very friendly
A swimming pool available
Lake view amazing
Restaurant eating next to lake available
It is a relatively small place but beautiful, and accessible. Near Botanical gardens and Victoria Mall. restaurants in the victoria mall offer extra meals and experience. Will definitely go back to 2 Friends Hotel
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Dan O wrote a review Oct 2021
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently spent some time at 2Friends Beach Hotel in Entebbe. Based on the shores of Lake Victoria it was exactly what I needed after trekking in the Rwenzoris! Upmarket rooms with beautiful views and a tranquil "Beach Bar" set up to just relax and take in the lake and its sounds. The staff, from management to the driver to the waiters were all very welcoming and just helped created a lovely atmosphere. I will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Upper rooms have better views
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Per M wrote a review Jan 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is really nice with a fantastic setting close to the lake Victoria. The best rooms come with a balcony, air condition and hot water showers. It has an excellent separate restaurant with lies directly on the beach. So why 4 stars and not 5? On our arrival night (after midnight) we were offered a really small and damp room at the ground floor. It had no aircondition but only a small fan. It was extremely hot and humid and almost impossible to sleep in. The next day we were offered one of the balcony rooms which felt like moving from 3.class to 1. class. So be aware: Sometimes the overbook the hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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marklucey wrote a review Feb 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 2 nights on arrival at Entebbe airport before starting a safari holiday. Lovely clean room and great view over Lake Victoria. Good food can be eaten in the hotel or better down at the 2 Friends beach bar which is just over the road and is on the shore of Lake Victoria. Good value food and drink. Very convenient to large shopping mall about 500 metres away and also very good local craft market. Staff are unfailingly polite and efficient. Hotel is only about 10 min taxi ride from Entebbe airport so easy for arrival and departure. Hotel arranged free airport transfer when we went home.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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bschoenb wrote a review Aug 2021
Smithtown, New York
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the 2 Friends on the first and last day of our Uganda safari. It’s near the airport and on Lake Victoria, making it a great place to rest and relax pre or post safari. There’s a pool and a beach restaurant Its nothing fancy but certainly adequate . The staff is courteous and helpful. They arranged a Covid test for us and took us back and forth from the airport. The hotel is a little bit worn, but kept clean. They offered a basic continental breakfast, and they will prepare eggs.

Again , not a luxury hotel by any means, but a nice place to stay the night.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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michaelseymour2014 wrote a review Aug 2020
Darwin, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just coming to the end of a 5 day honeymoon stay at 2 Friends Entebbe. We had planned to travel to Zanzibar but Covid restrictions meant we had to stay in Uganda.

This turned out to be a good thing. We cannot speak highly enough of the service and care we have received from the time we first made our booking and from the moment we arrived at 2 Friends. Our room (room #4) was spacious and very comfortable. It also had a large veranda with views of both the pool and the lake. Meals have been excellent, wifi connectivity very good and every request we have made has been dealt with in an efficient and smiling manner. It has been very pleasant to either relax around the pool area or in the beach bar area across the street.

The location is very good. Lakeside frontage, less than 10 minutes walk from Victoria Mall and not too much further to Entebbe botanical gardens.

The staff have been all been wonderful and helpful. A particular thank you to Patrick and Finah who have done so much to make our stay an enjoyable one.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KTP310 wrote a review Oct 2023
Reading, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed 2 nights at 2 Friends Hotel after a safari and it was a great place to relax. The location is excellent, by Lake Victoria, and the hotel has a beach bar/restaurant located right on the shores of the lake with beautiful views. It was great to lie out on the sun loungers and cool off in the pool. And it is only a short walk to the Victoria Mall, craft centre and botanical gardens.
My room was spacious and well equipped including a fridge, hot water, hair dryer and a large balcony. The room was a little tired and would benefit from a refresh to better suit the price. But overall, a very nice place to stay with helpful and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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LPHDK wrote a review Aug 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I chose this place because of the ratings - and the name. It is as friendly as it sounds.

Right across the street is the restaurant and it is from the same kitchen the breakfast is served. The crew on plane actually recommended the restaurant to us, and had planned on going there the following day.

The breakfast is quite good, and you can have freshly cooked eggs as you like them.

All staff is friendly and accomodating, and our room(-s both before and after safari) were nice and spacy.

The wifi was good after African standards... :-)

The hotel is within walking distance to Victoria Mall and only a short drive from the airport.

The only downside was that people arrive late and leave early, but if you have earplugs, then you can easily have a good nights sleep.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Holly S wrote a review Aug 2022
Aloha, Oregon
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to stay here after a very disappointing stay at Sienna Beach Hotel nearby and we definitely preferred 2Friends. Patrick greeted us with a welcome drink and the food for dinner was very good. The rooms were fine but the lake flies were plentiful (the note educating us about them was greatly appreciated). The breakfast buffet was average. When our airport transport didn't come for us Patrick generously offered the hotel driver to take us to the airport and he was amazingly helpful and educated in navigating the Entebbe airport. Overall I would recommend to stay here when in Entebbe. The hotel is very close to the lake and they have a bar/grill associated with the hotel that appeared to be right on the lake.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Be prepared for the flies which are harmless but rife.
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Answer from Elinros
San Francisco, California13 contributions2 helpful votes
Dear Nicola This will be handled by our online agents, we have forwarded your message to them. Unfortunately we have limited control on how they are handling different bookings. we have seen your booking as 1- First not prepaid 2- Then changed to prepaid 3- The third one was a cancellation They should refund your money,( and they promise us that they have,takes 5 working days.your money should be at your end latest thursday) We only receive money after clients have stayed at the hotel. Brg Jouko owner
nicholas s asked a question Jan 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
how much is your accommodation costs ?
Answer from ichiong
Dubai, United Arab Emirates36 contributions11 helpful votes
120 USD per night with breakfast
Jeremy L asked a question Dec 2016
Denver, Colorado3 contributions1 helpful vote
Do you have a picture of your fitness facility and what equipment do you have there?
Answer from 2friendsalways
Entebbe, Uganda9 contributions1 helpful vote
Dear Lazarusj, we have expanded our kitchen recently and removed the gym. So we don't have gym facilities anymore. We just updated this on Tripadvisor. Sorry for the misinformation!
Answer from SHM
Pebble Beach, California126 contributions51 helpful votes
Two Friends was great about getting us to and from the airport. I'm sure they will be able to accommodate you with sufficient notice. Have a wonderful trip.
Rosewebster wrote a tip Mar 2024
Devizes, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very convenient for airport and absolutely zero aircraft noise!"
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Flavia L wrote a tip Jan 2024
Zurich, Switzerland126 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eat at the lake in front of the hotel"
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thesetter wrote a tip Nov 2023
Devon, United Kingdom125 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free airport transportation. Helpful and friendly staff."
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BarbS wrote a tip Aug 2023
Bradenton, Florida34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The location of the hotel was walkable to the Victoria mall, which made it easier for us to get supplies."
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Martin Davies wrote a tip Jun 2023
12 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Visit the botanical gardens"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$952 - HK$1,015 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
UgandaCentral RegionEntebbe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about 2Friends Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to 2Friends Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Entebbe Botanic Gardens (0.9 km), Kampala Fair (in Entebbe) (0.9 km), and Victoria Mall (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 2Friends Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at 2Friends Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at 2Friends Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at 2Friends Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 2Friends Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Javas, 2friends Beach restaurant and bar operated by HINRIKS SMC LTD, and Goretti's Beachside Pizzaria and Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 2Friends Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does 2Friends Beach Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, 2Friends Beach Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does 2Friends Beach Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, 2Friends Beach Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 2Friends Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, and Icelandic.
Are there any historical sites close to 2Friends Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Equator Entebbe (2.8 km).
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