Juba Travel Guide :: Hotels Along the River Nile
 

HOTELS ALONG THE RIVER NILE

The Hotels are listed starting from the furthest from town at Juba bridge.


Juba Bridge Hotel


A large well laid out hotel. There is a wide riverside terrace with a good view of the river and Nile bridge. It is a paved terrace with mango trees for shade, which is very relaxing. There are two separate restaurants, one modern with European design and the other Eritrean style with grass thatched roof, low chairs and habesha decorations. there is a well stocked bar and both Ethiopian and continental menus as well as Pizzas, with meals at around 25 pounds. The hotel offers a cyber cafe and conference facilities for up to 500 people as well as wireless, air conditioned self contained rooms. Prefabs are from around $140 but there are also rooms at around $180 and VIP rooms at around $250.
Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

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Da Vinci Lodge

They are located just next to Juba Bridge. They differentiate themselves with an extraordinary menu with crocodile, ostrich, lobster and seafood grills as well as the only Japanese menu in town. They also offer French and Italian menus. Prices range around 70 pounds for a meal at the open sided restaurant. There is a well stocked bar with a pool table. The tree shaded terrace has a very good view of the river and the bridge. Da vinci is mainly a restaurant, but they have a few standard rooms for around $150 with a/c and wireless while the six deluxe rooms are around $250.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

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Heron Campsite Hotel

Next to Juba Bridge and Da Vinci hotels, the hotel is very large with very many rooms and three conference halls. There is a spacious dining with bamboo chairs and ceiling, but no river view. There is a pool table and large screen TV for football at the bar. The food is a la carte continental at around 20 pounds per meal fixed price. They have a sauna for around 20 pounds, a very large gym that is free for guests as well as massage at around 50 pounds. The rooms go for around $140 bed and breakfast for self contained air conditioned rooms.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

A new restaurant, the Nawab, has just opened in Heron this May. They have a wide variety of Indian food at low prices.

Salaam Hotel

This is also near the bridge, it is small and simple, designed in Ethiopian style with bamboo walls and thatched roof. It is along the road, not along the river. A small meeting room is available. Rooms with air conditioning are around $250. They offer Chinese and Indian food at around 20 pounds per meal.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

Bros and Company Hotel

The large compound has a full 24 hour medical facility, clothes shops, boutique, salon, barber, grocery and other shops in the large car park and entrance of this older camp.
There is a big band and Kenyan buffet twice a week at the large mango tree shaded seating area overlooking the river with live singing performances 'nyama choma' grilled meats, which is good entertainment in mid week on Wednesday and Thursday. There is an open front restaurant overlooking the mango tree shaded terrace. They serve continental and Kenyan food, at around 20 pounds per meal. There is a cyber cafe. The Hotel is on the river, with a vegetable garden between the hotel and the river with a high chain link fence for security. Rooms are prefabs of around $130 self contained with air conditioning. There are also very many tents.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

Kush Resort

The entrance looks like a construction site, however the Hotel is operating behind the areas under construction. I shall update my review when the reception, conference halls, new rooms etc have been completed. The hotel also has a small three computer cyber cafe that charges 20 pounds per hour.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177
Royal Garden Hotel


There is a wide concreted mango tree shaded veranda on the river bank with one of the best views of the Nile. There are five small bushy islands in the river that attract birds. There is a disco every Friday and Saturday and once a month there is a live band from Kenya performing. The are conference facilities. The rooms are air conditioned, self contained with wireless internet at around $130 full board. The restaurant serves a continental menu at around 25 pounds. and they have very nice 'Nyama Choma' roasted goat meat.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

Intra Africa Hotel

Next to Royal garden, there is a wide concreted mango tree shaded veranda on the river bank with several small bushy islands in the river. To the left is port where cargo barges from the North dock. They have a well stocked bar. There is a huge Mango tree growing in the middle of the restaurant for residents, and an open air buffet in the veranda. The are conference facilities, barber shop and aerobics room. They also offer outside catering. The rooms are air conditioned, self contained with wireless internet at around $130 full board. The restaurant serves a continental buffet or a la carte at around 30 pounds, and claim their Nyama Choma can rival Royal Garden's.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

Executive Joint

There are no rooms, See page on Discos and Nightlife.

Sunflower Inn

There is a simple bar in front of a wide riverside area divided into three sections, a flat metal roof covers one are with a small snooker table and a small TV, a sand floored area covered by mango trees is in the center and there is a paved area just by the river, all with seats. The view of the river is panoramic and at a stretch where the river is fast and calm. There is a round grass thatched open sided bar serving the three areas. There is an indoor wooden paneled dining room mainly for guests serving a buffet at 25 pounds. A single room non self contained is $70 while a self contained room with air conditioning and wireless is $100. They offer conference facilities and have a badminton court. Their 12 pounds buffet breakfast is a bargain and the Hotel is just off the tarmac, unlike the other riverside hotels, thus a good place for budget conscious clients.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

Habesha Continental


Book well in advance, there are only 14 rooms in this large Hotel and they are bright yellow, really beautiful and exclusively furnished. The rooms are stone and in an enclosed court with flowers and shrubs. The rooms are spacious and in addition to the standard self contained, air condition, fridge, TV, wireless they also have big screen TV and a DVD player. The hotel has a very large round indoor dining furnished in Ethiopian style with a high stylish roof and fans. There is a platform on the side for entertainment and from Wednesday to Sunday there is an Ethiopian band with dancers. The menu is very wide, continental at 30 pounds, Italian at 20 pounds, Pizza at 35 pounds or Ethiopian, their main fare at 20 pounds. The rooms are around $150 but worth it. The owners are planning to build more rooms due to the demand.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

Nile Resort

This is a tented camp. There is a large riverside open sided grass thatched bar and restaurant with a wide grass thatch roofed seating area next. In front of the bar area there is a sandy seating area along the river with a good view of the river. There is a bandstand for Karaoke from Thursday to Saturday. There is a canvas tent with a pool table on the side. Tents go for either $40 or $70 depending on the size. There is a very simple open kitchen that serves Kenyan and Ugandan local dishes like matoke and ugali and nyama choma.

Oasis Camp


The camp has many unique features, a boat trip and barbecue on an island, a small shop with soft drinks, ice cream, biscuits, sweets, toiletries and clothes, coffee shop and bakery, etc. At the entrance is a stone gorilla fountain and a mock river and rock fountains. You cross a small stone bridge to the restaurant area. The view of the river is unrivalled. They have extended the lower beach area into the river giving a unique panoramic view, with the river in front and on both sides, the tables are cozy with tented shade for the table and mango trees giving more shade from behind. There is soul and reggae music playing and several waiters serving the romantic lower river side area. Above there is a safari style grass thatched dining and bar with wooden chairs and tables which is open sided giving diners a view of the river. In between the dining and the lower river bank seating is a wider paved seating area with low relaxing log and rope settees covered with cushions, not common in an outdoor seating area. The hotel offers conference facilities. The rooms are around $ 100 bed and breakfast for self contained air conditioned prefab rooms with wireless internet and satellite tv. The food is a very enjoyable buffet for 40 pounds. They offer boat rides and a special lunch buffet on a river island. Oasis have re launched their coffee shop, with all kinds of coffee, tea, cakes, pastries, pizzas, sandwiches, biscuits, cookies, and lots more from only 2 pounds for a simple cake to 15 pounds for a black forest. It is a small friendly place.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

Mango Camp


Mango is better known for the weekly disco where all Juba come for "wine, women and song". There are round hut shaped rooms and tented accommodation for negotiable prices between $50 and 100 pounds depending on the number of hours you will use the room. Mango is by the river, with a lot of visitors walking in and out and sitting at the bar or by the river. The seating area extends right down to the water, and there are small boats that can take you for a small ride for a fee. At the entrance the notice warns that the hotel is not responsible for your belongings or your safety, so come prepared for fun and adventure, preferably very late in the evening. The owner is a tall fun friendly guy whom everyone knows. He has tales of adventure from all over Africa, and has run clubs in several neighboring countries.

Rock Shield Hotel


There is an enclosed modern restaurant and bar with elegant furnishings and framed paintings. There is a big screen TV in the bar section and a continental buffet laid out in the restaurant section at 35 pounds. Outside is a paved seating area but large mango trees obscure the view of the Nile and there is loud music coming from the neighboring Mango disco. There are block rooms at $160 and wooden rooms at $150, self contained, air conditioned, satellite TV and fridge but no wireless. The hotel shares an entrance driveway with Mango Camp, which can be busy when there is a disco at Mango. I was assured all the rooms are on the far side far from the disco, thus are quiet and guests come in early before the disco crowd block the entrance. They have a 'Mongolian Night' every Friday, I will find out what that is for you!

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

AFEX (Africa Expeditions)


This is one of the older, more established Hotel and camp that has kept modernizing. The entrance has a gate where visitors are screened for security. There are many modern cottage style rooms built around courts, so groups sit outside in the courts on weekends. The rooms are spacious and well furnished at around $150. The hotel has the only rooms in Juba that are right on the banks of the river with a unique river view from inside the rooms. The hotel has a very long river front, with the bar, restaurant and seating areas all open sided overlooking the river. The river has several islands with lots of birds, giving a wonderful panoramic view. There is a buffet at 50 pounds or Pizza at 35 pounds. There is a lively crowd with a pool table and a big projector TV for football.

Bedouin Bar and Restaurant Camp (Palm Business Park)


Bedouin looks like a restaurant but offers accommodation as well as bar, restaurant and office space for rent. The camp has a very high roofed grass thatched bar and restaurant, there is a large screen and projector to watch the main sporting events especially Rugby that is normally accompanied by a BBQ there is plenty of greenery and a nice relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. The Camp has many rooms with safari interior design, all with air conditioning, with hot water and there is broadband wireless internet. Nile River Cruise available. The Camp has 3 main office blocks that are available for rent. Located near the small bridge after the cattle market along the river road

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

Nile Beach Hotel


At the entrance is a modern block which has a dining room for guests and three conference rooms. The whole compound is dotted with mango trees giving a cool shaded look and feel. The hotel is on the river with a row of banana trees planted along the river as well as a vegetable garden. There is a small bamboo walled open bar and a tree shaded seating area near the river. There is a car wash in the river just to the left. Meals are buffet at 30 pounds. Their breakfast is the best value in town at 10 pounds for a full buffet including sweet potato, arrowroots, sausage, eggs, fruit, baked beans, fruit juice, milk, cereals, coffee, tea, chocolate, and more. There are double storey rooms in blocks which go for $150, prefabs for around $120 b/b and tents for around $70. Located behind the football stadium.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

White Nile Lodge

At the entrance are very clean VIP rooms, further on are prefabs, and finally you get to the tents. The hotel is at the fork of the Nile and its tributary and thus has a very good view of the river at its widest point. There is a very small bar and sitting area beside the river. Next is a large canvas tent with a TV and chairs for watching football. There are VIP rooms at $200, prefabs at $140 and tents for two at $100. The prefabs are self contained and air conditioned but no wireless. The VIP rooms have a fridge and satellite TV. Located behind the football stadium.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

Nile Comfort Inn

'Comfort" has self contained cottages with air conditioning, satellite TV and fridge for only $75 b/b. Being government owned the prices are lower than all the neighboring places. The hotel has the best grass lawns stretching way out in front of the cottages. The cottages are well spaced and facing the lawn, so your car can be parked immediately in front of the room if it is raining. There is an open sided bar overlooking a paved terrace on the tributary of the Nile. The hotel is where the tributary starts so the main Nile river is clearly visible over the island in front. This is the only hotel with a view of both the tributary and the Nile. There is a small indoor restaurant serving buffet meals at specified times for guests only making the hotel quiet. There is a conference hall as well as a salon and barber shop. 'Precious' salon is operated by a very friendly and beautiful Rwandese lady. Wireless has not yet been installed. There is a large band platform and garden bar that has now been put up. A resident band plays there from Wednesday to Saturday from seven p.m. There is a wall of containers that separates the band area from the main hotel to block the sound. Located behind the football stadium.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

Sarah Guest House

This is a budget extension of Yunice Cafeteria run by Catholic sisters. Located opposite the river hotels, it is $50 full board with no air-conditioning, suitable for religious retreats.

Call any of the following numbers for more inquiries and reservations: (+211) 977-114235, 977-109079, 977-110882, 955-028720,  955-155534;  927-314177

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