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Philo Leisure Gardens

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Lake Victoria

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking

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  • Philo Leisure Gardens
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View - Living Area
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View - Garden View
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Kalangala, Bugala Island, Uganda
8.0.Very good.
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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Free area shuttle

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Lake Victoria - 1 min walk
  • Kalangala Golf Course - 16 min walk
  • Kalangala Beach - 20 min walk
  • Kalangala Ferry Dock - 28 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Cottage, Garden View
  • Standard Cottage, Garden View
  • Superior Double Room, Garden View
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View


Kalangala, Bugala Island, Uganda
  • Lake Victoria - 1 min walk
  • Kalangala Golf Course - 16 min walk
  • Kalangala Beach - 20 min walk

What’s around


  • Lake Victoria - 1 min walk
  • Kalangala Golf Course - 16 min walk
  • Kalangala Beach - 20 min walk
  • Kalangala Ferry Dock - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Entebbe Intl. Airport (EBB) - 27 miles/43.4 km
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Free beach shuttle

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms


  • Check-in time 10 AM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - midnight. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 17


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Nightclub


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free long-distance calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Philo Leisure Gardens Hotel Bugala Island
  • Philo Leisure Gardens Hotel
  • Philo Leisure Gardens Bugala Island
  • Philo Leisure Garns Bugala
  • Philo Leisure Gardens Hotel
  • Philo Leisure Gardens Bugala Island
  • Philo Leisure Gardens Hotel Bugala Island

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Philo Leisure Gardens does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 10 AM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking. Enjoy amenities like a nightclub, a picnic area, and a garden.
8.0.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Very cute and cosy

    The staff welcomed us by the ferry where they came to pick us up. They were warm and nice. The rooms were cute and cosy. Food was made by order. They would always ask if we wanted to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and asked what time we wanted it to be ready. They were very polite and helpful when we wanted to find out where town was and where we could go for swimming. When leaving the place we had to leave early due to the ferry, where the staff had packed a small breakfast for us to take with us on the ferry. All in all a good experience.

    Sara Mirembe, 2 night family trip, Dec 20, 2018

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