By Baz Waiswa
It is a festive season and several spots are offering great discounts for customers who love to spend their Christmas holidays in special places.
Forest Cottages, a luxury hotel located in Naguru Hill in the Bukoto area of Kampala had made their accommodation and meals affordable for couples, families, and groups, this festive season.
The hotel is cutting the prices for meals on the eve of Christmas and Christmas day to enable Ugandans and visitors have a memorable season.
The hotel situated in a place with indigenous trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers is offering a 15% discount on accommodation.
Forest Cottages, a brilliantly designed Luxury Hotel with cottages nestled within a peaceful African forest setting, said the hotel has put together various offers from which their customers can choose.
According to Dhaval Macchr, the General Manager, revealed that one of the three offers available at the moment is one where customers are entitled to a 15 percent discount.
“The festive season has already started; anyone can book for accommodation from now onwards till 15th January,” Macchar said in an interview. This offer comes with breakfast.
Macchar said couples however have a special package where they pay $110 and get a full board offer that guarantees them accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner for a single night.
“This offer has been reduced from the usual $138 to enable couples enjoy this Christmas season. One can book for more than one night. Our customers are welcome and can stay for as long as they want,”
The hotel has different price rates for different accommodation facilities. The standard double room costs $72, one bedroom cottage which can be occupied by a couple costs $90, two bedroom cottage (with two bedrooms each with a different double bed) costs $120, the three bedroom cottage, which is good for a family and accommodate five people costs $165 per one night.
Meals discounted too
On Christmas Eve and Christmas day, Forest Cottages customers will pay Ushs45, 000 for a three course Christmas meal. The meal will consist of starters, main meal course, and disserts. The meal’s menu will be continental however; the general manager says local food can be prepared on group order of more than 20 people.
“The holidays have already begun; we are not looking at corporate customers but families looking to enjoy a good life, domestic travelers, Ugandans going for holiday and those traveling for leisure. We are mainly focusing on local travelers this festive season. We want them to enjoy the festive season affordably. The foreigners are out of the country,” Macchar explained.
Macchar explained that Forest Cottages’ strength lays in their uniqueaccommodation and tasty food. “You can’t get a place like this in Kampala, there are hotels in this town but none with this kind of atmospheric and safari setup. We are a forest within the city. Our food is tasty and for that matter many people have booked to have their weeding at Forest Cottages.”
Forest Cottages is a designed luxury cottages set in a serene forest environment. The well kempt cottages are located at Naguru Hill, Bukoto – Kampala, Uganda. The accommodation facilities at the Cottages are carefully landscaped, huge, made in indigenous material. The expansive Cottages offer customers comfort and entertainment away from their homes.
Forest Cottages has a swimming pool, health club facilities, conference facilities, restaurants and tour services. The rooms have wifi, telephone and locally made furniture.
“Our vision is to ensure memorable experience to all our guests in every aspect of their stay. We are committed to excellence. Our visitors come from different parts of the world and we here to cater to their needs,” Macchar explained.
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