The bathroom I had was bigger than my bedroom! Rather a poor guest house but a half decent café out front.
While I was there the café closed at 11pm but one of the waitresses said they were preparing to open 24 hours a day in the near future. This will probably be really good news for the assembled array of mirra chewers that buy and chew their drug of choice just outside the guest house entrance.
Lacan Pe Nino in tghe local Acholi language means the poor cannot sleep.
A room here costs 16,000 for a self contained single with a tiled floor that helped to keep the place cool, a big bed, net and a fan. I like this place, bar out front that can get quite busy and everyone who worked here was really helpful.
There was a problem while was here with the water supply not just in this lodge but in the whole of Gulu. When I went to check other more expensive places they all had a jerry can on hand full of water as the water supply was a bit iffy. All except the Kakanyero who when I asked said they had there own bore hole. I even heard Wazungu around the pool at the Acholi Inn complaining each other that they had no water in their quarters.
Located in a private environment yet close to the city center Golden Peace Hotel in Gulu is a new chapter in the troubled past of Gulu. Although i have visited on occasion my one week stay with my fiancee who was visiting the country, at the hotel was simply stunning. A blend of modernity and that which is traditional the hotel ambiance allows you remove yourself from a hectic day and places you in a relaxing atmosphere. Emphasis here is on nature: trees, flowers and lots of breezy air.
The rooms and washrooms are very clean and the air in the rooms fresh. Service is good and the staff try to ensure that you have the best experience. No doubt the inevitable 'blackouts and power outages' may intrude on your stay but there is a back up as the hotel kept a generator on standby. The dinning area and food are great. If you are ordering off the menu it helps to order 15 or so minutes before you are ready to eat.
I would definitely recommend the hotel. For the modest prices charged from as low as 30dollars its worth it. Bonus the hotel van gets you to town real fast and they even organise airport pick ups.
The environment is great and the gardens the best place to chill. There was no pool, gym and sauna two weeks ago when i was there but the plans for phase II i was assured include these amenities. They offered to take me and my friend to these facilities if i needed to go. Was too busy to take up the offer though
Very clean, new (2007) hotel at the growing edge of town. Hotel is located on Market Street. Gulu is not very big, and taxi's are pretty knowledgable to help you when you arrive at the bus park. Staff are very friendly and Mark the owner always greets you with a 'good morning' and is always concerned that everything is to your liking. I know they have a few different room sizes available, some with private balconies, but I stayed in the single room for about 24,000/-, or $12.50, per night. Very inexpensive for all the amenities included - hot shower and sit down "American" toilet. Also fresh towels and sheets every day. Breakfast is also included in the rate. And from time to time they have an excellent buffet.
Great view of the city from above. Rooms are light and airy, not stuffy.
I stayed in Gulu at the end of August, 2008. The city of Gulu itself has turned a corner is in on a rebound. The civil war is over and the city very safe.
The staff is very helpful. The owner and employees are of Christian persuasion which is helpful because most visitors are there for humanitarian reasons.
The hotel is very clean, well run and safe. It also serves breakfast with the room and offers good local meals. The prices are great. The hotel staff did a small load of laundry for me for 2 dollars.
The hotel is a 4 story new building right in the middle of a village of grass roof huts so you hear village noises, babies crying and such at all hours. If you are on one of the top floors, go out on the balcony and you get some great photos. You feel like you're in the village.
Spotlessly clean place, the staff were well helpful, and the breakfast included in the price was good.
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