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Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages

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Private beach, beach shuttle, beach towels, beach bar
Point of interest
Building design
1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local and international cuisine

Overview of Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages

Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages

3.5 star property
3.5-star beachfront hotel with beach shuttle, near Sesse Islands
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

19 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Beach towels
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Area shuttle
For families
  • Supervised childcare (free)
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchen
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate dining area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach
  • Lake Victoria - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Airport pickup service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Café Javas - 11 min walk
  • Crane Cafeteria - 12 min drive
  • 4 Points Bar and Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • 4 Turkeys Bar - 3 min drive
  • Faze 3 - 6 min drive

About this property

Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages

Located only 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the airport, Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages offers pick-up service (available 24 hours). Guests indulge in spa services, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. There's a rooftop terrace and a beach bar, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


Afrikaans, English, French, Hindi, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 6:00 AM until 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation

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 18


  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Free supervised childcare


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport pickup on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle*
  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Safari
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bike hire
  • Beach towels


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Spa services


  • Braille/raised signage
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Tile flooring in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding
  • Selected Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services.


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 2.0 per cent will be charged
  • Towels fee: USD 0 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 6 to 12 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per person
  • Local area shuttle and beach shuttle services are offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Saffron Bistro & Cottages

Frequently asked questions

Does Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 10.00 per person.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages?
You can check in from 6:00 AM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as fishing and motor-boating. Additional recreation on-site includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Enjoy amenities such as a private beach, spa services and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local and international cuisine.
Does Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, a toaster and cookware.
What's the area around Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages like?
Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages is a short 10-minute walk from Entebbe Botanical Garden and 16 minutes' walk from Sesse Islands. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

This hotel is not like the pictures. The property looks nice from the outside but that is not the case for the inside. Upon entering our room, we noticed an infestation of spiders along the curtain and windows. The whole room and bathroom were dirty and poorly maintained. We could not stay. Unfortunately we still had to pay for our two nights. We didn't want to argue and just wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible. We had stayed all over Uganda for the past 2 weeks and had not seen such a poorly maintained room. Very disappointing.
DEANNA, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Has Potential
The guesthouse is okay, although no door to the bathroom. Bathroom filled with lake flies at night as some window vents do not have mosquito net. Bed was comfortable. Room had a big bath but no shower. Breakfast was nice. With some small changes, this place could be great.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

I was staying only overnight so it was dark when i arrived and dark when I left. I didn't see the lake but enjoyed the sounds of the waves from my balcony. Service was terrific and the staff was very helpful when I left something behind
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Angela, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The stay was horrible.
Kimenyi, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

AURELIEN, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

When I got to the hotel, though I had a reservation, no rooms were available. They sent me to another hotel which was not up to par. Also the staff were clueless; they couldn't address basic questions and issues and provide basic services.
Kofi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very kind and hospitable staff; good location; nice room. Important to get a beach view room as the others look a little claustrophobic.
Stuart, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

This property is in need of a full renovation . My room was full of flys and Mosquitos . Hygiene was of a very poor standard . Owners and staff were wonderful . If i had booked for more than one night , i would have gone to another hotel . Also staff throwing stones at the Monkeys . Plenty of good hotels in Entebbe , this one is one to avoid . I hope that Expidia will stop using this hotel .
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

across from the lake, Everything real clean, People were GREAT! Would Go BACK
1-night trip with friends
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