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Seeds of Peace Centre: Lake Muhazi @ GAHINI

On the bank of calm Lake Muhazi in eastern rwanda this lodging is a welcome stop if you have made a northern circuit of Akagera Park and are headed back to Kigali. Here you can safely reach before dusk if the latter was your route earlier in the day.
The location and views are stunning. Lots of water activities including boating, swimming and birdwatching are on offer. The lake is disease and croc free. Just across the water is the Presidents Holiday Home so the company is grand.
The place along with the Gahini guest House is run by the episcopal church.
Accomodation is by camping or in 2-bedroom well equipped rondavels....definitely worth a stop after ANP

view and location

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written June 28, 2005
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St. Jean Hotel - Kibuye

As you are approaching Kibuye, just before entering the city you can see this impressive building standing proudly at the very top of a hill. It promises amazing views and a relaxing stay just by its location. And indeed ….It offers stunning views of the verdant hilly coast of the wonderful lake Kivu and the surrounding countryside. I chose the room with the best views and payed only 10 euros .Breakfast on the small balcony in front of the restaurant is an unforgettable experience. The room was very clean with mosquito net, bathroom and hot water. There are also rooms sharing common bathrooms at half the price. The restaurant has acceptable food and helpful, polite stuff.
Tel 252 568526 / mob 0784725107
email: homesaintjean@ymail.com

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Road Trip
  • Written May 1, 2012
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Glory Guest House - Kigali

Not far from the city center this hotel is relaxing and comfortable. There is a buffet restaurant during the morning and breakfast is included in the price of the room. The staff is efficient and very polite. You can also relax in the balcony with nice views of the hills in front or in the small garden. The rooms with private bathroom and hot water cost about 25-30 euros but prices are negotiable.
The city center is only a 15 minute walk from the hotel.

Tel : +250 (0)788867863 / 250 (0) 788735341.
It is located near Serena Hotel, on Avenue de l'Hopital (CHUK)
email: mbetty982000@yahoo.ca

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 1, 2012
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New Motel Gratia - Butare

This pleasant hotel is suitable for low-budget travelers. The rooms are set around a small but colorful garden, they are spacious and have bathrooms. Cold and hot water are available in buckets. They charge 6 euros per person.
There is a local restaurant attached offering a buffet until 3.00 pm with quite tasty local dishes, costing about 2 euros. You can order your food after that. Dishes served with salad and rice cost about 1.5 euros or less.
The staff is friendly and efficient.

Tel: 0784692454 / 0724692454

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written May 1, 2012
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Hotel Ibis - Butare

Ibis is one of the best hotels in Butare. There are different kinds of rooms at different prices. They cost from 35-38 for singles and 19 - 21 euros for each person in a double room. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious…..
There is a restaurant and a bar. Breakfast is included in the price.

tel 252 530335 / 0788985562
email: campionibis@hotmail.com

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 1, 2012
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Hotel Faucon-Butare

Rooms are spacious and comfortable and come at a good price including breakfast, which makes it a good option. They cost from 19 to 35 euro for singles and almost half for two people in a double room. There is a restaurant.

tel: 0788301227

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 1, 2012
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Isimbi hotel - Kigali center

Located in the center of Kigali this hotel is very convenient and also logically priced for the standard of the city. Double rooms cost about 30 US$ including breakfast from a tasty buffet. You can also have lunch between 12.00 and 14.00 paying only 3US$.
The rooms are comfortable and very clean with bathroom and hot water, and the stuff are nice and efficient.

It is on Kalisimbi street
tel & fax 250-252572578 / 252572581 / 252572793 fax 250 252575109

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 1, 2012
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Hotel IBIS, Butare: Main street pizzaz!

Located on the main street in Butare's centre this hotel is quite luxurious for tis location. belgian owned since colonial times standards are high.
the rooms are double bed apartments very homely rather than hotel style. Large double beds, bathrooms with showers (hot water!) and a seperate sitting day bed area back to a private enclosed patio makes this place good value for money. Its all in african colonial style with heavy wood and color motifs

Location ,location and the terrace restaurant open to main street provides a fantastic theatre of the street. However it initially is restricting as street kids approach the edges and beg but are not allowed to enter the compound so you are safe, but they are not intimidating or pushy. Then once that passes you become the theatre for them! the ambience is nice and locals as well as expats fill the terrrace for dinner and lunch....get there early if you want a table outside

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, School Holidays
  • Written June 28, 2005
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La Corniche Hotel - Ginseyi

In Ginseyi I stayed in a nice hotel , “La Corniche”, which is not far from the beach. The price is just right for the town standards and offers a beautiful garden , an open bar which the locals frequent for a drink. It has spacious rooms and a rich buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is included in the price. A double room costs about 30$. But there is also a cheaper wing where the rooms cost about 20$ but they are not good value for that money.
It is located at the western part of the town about 200 meters from the coast line.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 1, 2012
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Hotel Regina: Budget alternative in Gisenyi

Situated in the lower part of Gisenyi at the corniche next to all colonial villas one can find this building dating from the belgian period. Constructed and appearing like a hospital at first impression it has obviously seen better times because some parts are in need of reparation. Rooms are quite reasonably priced at about 8-15 EUR. The furniture dates back from the same time as the building , so don't let yourself fall on your bed...A complete travel back in time.

Food is quite good, the attached garden has nice pavillons where to sit and just let time float....

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 10, 2004
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ASOFERWA Guesthouse,: Smile and basic

This is located in a lovely, very green rural location right next to the Volcanoes National Park HQ at Kinigi, The rooms are VERY SIMLE AND BASIC, but clean - hot & cold water, flush loo, electricity etc.. ASOFERWA is the Rwandan Women's Association dedicated to assisting the widows and orphans of the 1992-94 Civil War & Genocide, and all proceeds from visitors staying at the guesthouse go to these good causes. The buildings were formerly the ORTPN Guesthouse in Kinigi that was donated to the women by the National Parks after the civil war.

Hot water is only available after 6 pm

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  • Related to: Safari, Adventure Travel
  • Written July 19, 2007

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Novotel umumbano: First class hotel

Novotel Umubano, Kigali, is a firstclass hotel of international standard comparable to any Novotel anywhere in the world. There is good food, a few other tourists, and lot's of diplomats, NGO's etc. The hotel has a lovely pool and tennis courts.

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  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Safari
  • Written July 19, 2007

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Hotel Okapi: Nice Hotel

A quite nice hotel in central Kigali with two buildings and about 40 rooms. Rooms in the main building are somewhat more expensive the higher the floors get than the smaller rooms in the other house. Price Range: 10-25 EUR.

Pleasant terrace with nice view over the city to sit and have breakfast.
Good value for money.
They have their own internet lounge and transport to the airport.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written June 15, 2004
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Bethanie Guest House: Even nicer Hotel...

This lodge is situated next to lake Kivu outside of Kibuye. It is a good budget alternative to the overpriced and (as bonobo stated it...) posh Kibuye Guest House. The Rooms are very big and clean.
Only draw-back is that no alcohol is served because it is church-run. But this neglectable....
Prices are around 10 EUR/Room.

Location is almost perfect with the lake nearby.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written June 15, 2004
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Hotel Ubumwe: Option in Gisenyi

Very nice and inexpensive Hotel in the lower part of Gisenyi, about 200m from the waterfront.

Beautiful terrace to have breakfast, decent rooms, nice and helpful staff

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written June 24, 2004
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Hotel Ubumwe


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