Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages

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Private beach, beach shuttle, beach towels, beach bar
Private beach, beach shuttle, beach towels, beach bar
Private beach, beach shuttle, beach towels, beach bar
Executive Room, Garden View | 1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds

Overview of Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages

Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages

3.5 star property
3.5-star beachfront hotel with beach shuttle, near Entebbe Botanical Garden

7.8/10 Good

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
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

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.) - 17 min drive
  • Airport pickup service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages

3.5-star hotel by the ocean
You can look forward to game and wildlife viewing, an airport pick-up service and a beach bar at Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach, a beach shuttle and beach towels. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the on-site local and international cuisine restaurant. Enjoy on-site activities, such as fishing and motor boating. In addition to a rooftop terrace and a playground, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), bike hire and a safari
  • An area shuttle, smoke-free property and concierge services
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guest rooms are individually furnished, and include comforts, such as jetted bathtubs and fireplaces, as well as thoughtful touches, such as premium bedding and pillow menu.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and Select Comfort beds
  • Jetted baths, rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 42-inch LED TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, separate sitting areas and separate dining areas


Afrikaans, English, French, Hindi, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
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), CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


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 lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bike hire
  • Beach towels


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Spa services


  • Braille/raised signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Swahili

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

  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Jetted bath
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Freezer
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shared accommodations
  • 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

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 6 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • 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
  • Kitchen/kitchenette use is available 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.

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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


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.
How much does it cost to stay at Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages?
As of 28 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages on 3 October 2022 start from €96, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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. Nearby restaurants include Thammaphon Thai Restaurant (9-min walk), Café Javas (12-min walk) and Arthur's Café (15-min walk).
Does Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a jetted bath.
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 a freezer.
What's the area around Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages like?
Saffron Beach Bistro & Cottages is located a short 20-minute walk from Entebbe Botanical Garden. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

AURELIEN, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful stay in Entebbe
The staff and owner at Saffron were great! I had made a date error on my booking as my arrival was actually a day earlier than I had reserved. When I arrived exhausted at 4am, the gracious person at the front desk found me a room despite the confusion that was all my fault, and the next day when I met the owner, he upgraded me to a much nicer room for the remainder of my three night stay! Their location is just across a quiet street from Lake Victoria, and there is a beachfront grassy area for guest use right on the water. I really liked the quiet location and the easy ten minute walk from to a major grocery store. The restaurant was great with a wide variety of choices very reasonably priced. Walking in the area was nice too and there are several other little beachfront bars/restaurants nearby. I would definitely stay there again when visiting Entebbe!
Thomas, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Property was right on lake Victoria with great views! Convenient location for shopping and close to airport! Owner was very hospitable allowed me to take afternoon nap in room due to late flight! I would definitely stay again!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I had a wonderful stay at Saffron. The nicest part was the warm and incredibly accommodating staff. I had a late flight and they were happy to let me check out late from my room. They were always available and were happy to help answer questions and assist me with anything I needed. Their location on the beach in excellent and I really enjoyed have breakfast looking out over Lake Victoria. I would definitely stay here again.
Hayley, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel with great views of the lake. The food is fantastic and the hotel staff was very accommodating when we arrived. Upon first arrival we saw were struck by the incredible number of night-flies that were flying around the lights which was quite off-putting. These bugs are harmless but, not something you want in your room or in your bed. When inspecting our room, we noticed the sheets were dirty (most likely from dead night-flies) and so we asked for new sheets. Instead of changing the sheets, the staff decided to upgrade our room to the suit. The new room was beautiful and had many fewer flies because it was on the second floor. We really enjoyed the balcony and the staff even offered to bring our breakfast to our room so we could eat out on the balcony and enjoy the amazing view. At the time of our stay this property was brand new and still in the process of being renovated. The floor was covered by a fake tile plastic and the mirror was not hung up above the sink. After talking to the owner, I was informed that many of these issues are in process of being fixed: mosquito nets for beds have been ordered, updated flooring is being put in, and screens are being placed on windows to prevent night flies. All in all, this is a beautiful property with amazing Indian food. When the property is fully updated it will be fantastic but there is still a lot to do. I would however, try to avoid the night fly season as it is impossible to avoid their swarms.
Kevin, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Patrik, 5-night trip
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