Lower Muyenga Lubbobbo Close off of Tank Hill Road

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16 Jul

Why Guesthouses like Adonai allow for an authentic experience

Often times, when tourists are asked what they want out of a country like Uganda, they simply say that they want an authentic experience and to feel what it’s like to be part of that culture. Many have a desire to feel a connection with the new community, the ordinary people and their common beliefs or ways of life.

That’s why many people prefer or choose to stay in guesthouses like Adonai when they reach their destination, as it allows them to get a more authentic and homely experience than a hotel. Trust me, that experience is hard to find in five-star hotels. Guesthouses like Adonai offer many advantages to their guests, including but not limited to:

  • A friendly welcome
  • Comfortable and cozy rooms
  • Breakfast and extra touches to make your stay special (At Adonai, it’s bed and breakfast)
  • A chance to stay off the tourist trail
Guests gathered a group photo at Adonai Guesthouse, Muyenga

This means you can enjoy all the country has to offer like eating a rolex by the road somewhere on the streets of Muyenga or Rubaga, even in a short space of time, and can get friendly tips and advice on how to make the most of your destination away from the major tourist spots.

Personal service

Many people choose to stay in guesthouses like Adonai because they offer a more personal service than chain hotels. With only a few rooms, the focus is on the guests, and this means you can enjoy excellent facilities and personal attention. It also means there’s more flexibility, and there is always someone you can speak to directly to sort things out in case of anything.

It's free breakfast
Chef Francis preparing breakfast for guests

Local knowledge

Most guesthouses are owned and run by locals, or those who have lived in the area for many years, and this means there are plenty of chances to get advice on the best spots in town. Guesthouse owners will often help with:

  • Directions
  • Booking restaurants (Adonai Guesthouse also has in-house restaurant)
  • Recommending places to go
  • Showing you local walks

This means you get to know the area in a more authentic way and can enjoy places that many tourists don’t see. You won’t have such privileges in a big hotel where there are very many guests to attended to.

New experiences

If you’ve been to an area before and want to explore in more depth, then booking a guesthouse can help you do this. If you’re planning a trip and have some time before or after your holiday, then this can be spent in a comfortable guesthouse like Adonai in Muyenga &/or Rubaga, either getting some rest or enjoying exploring the beauty of Kampala city.

There are always new things to explore in an area, and by having local help and advice from a guesthouse owner you can be sure that you make the most of it and enjoy your time off.

If you’re booking a holiday and need some relaxation time, then staying in a guesthouse is a great way to enjoy the country at a leisurely pace. It means that you can stay in a comfortable and cozy accommodation that’s very different to the average faceless hotel, and can see how the locals live. This means you can enjoy things away from the main tourist trail and spend your time in places that many visitors never get to see.

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