Forest Cottages emerged winner of the Traveller’s Choice Award during the Jumia Travel Awards held recently in Kampala.
Lousi Badea, the country manager of Jumia Travel Uganda said the winner of Travellers Choice Award was chosen basing on the number of good review on their website and the quality of services offered.
Jumia Travel is Africa’s number one online hotel booking website, allowing travellers to secure accommodation for travellers across the continent. Jumia has about 25, 000 hotels in Africa listed on their website and mobile Applications. Another 200, 000 hotels are spread across the world.
An elated Dhaval Macchar, the General Manager of Forest Cottages, which is part of the Ruparelia Group of Companies, said winning the award ‘is a testimony that we are the choice of domestic and international travellers’ adding that it gives them honour.
“The award means a lot to us because we are the traveller’s choice when it comes to hotel business and service provision. We are honored to have this award. It is a testimony that we are the choice of domestic and international travellers.” Macchar told reporters.
Forest Cottages are brilliantly designed luxury cottages situated on Naguru Hill in the Bukoto area of Kampala.
The facility is surrounded by indigenous trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers. According to online reviewers, Forest Cottages is a friendly place with professional workers.
One reviewer on Tripadvisor on 2 October 2016 said: “The location of the hotel is great in spite of the road constructions around Kampala; it is still accessible with relative ease. The staff members are quite friendly and helpful.” Another reviewer described the Cottages as ‘a great place with a natural look’.
Jumia Travel which was also celebrating one year ever since they came to Uganda as Jovago also awarded The Kipling Lodge who went home with the Rising Star Award; The Acacia City took Best Booking Award while Hotel Kampala Serena and Mbale Resort both took Best Business Partner Award and Best Hotel Partner Award, respectively.