Whoever told you Rwanda was a backwater country was greatly mistaken. Just because you’re travelling to Rwanda doesn’t mean you have to give up life’s best pleasures. With the list of choice accommodations below, you can explore the wilds of Rwanda to your heart’s delight, knowing that you’ll be going home to a luxurious bedroom and where world-class service and amenities await you.
The Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
All sixty-six rooms of the hotel – which are a combination of standard and family rooms as well as executive suites – are air-conditioned and equipped with WiFi, satellite TV, and even voice mail. The hotel offers its own private pool and beach, sprawling tropical gardens, a selection of exquisite restaurants (Kiyaga Restaurant, Ziwani Beach Cafe & Bar, and the Lake View Bar & Terrace), and a range of outdoor activities as well as spa and beauty treatments that guests can enjoy at the Maisha Health Centre. The hotel also offers a gift shop, a business and conference centre, and limousine, taxi, and tour services.
The Manor Hotel
Located in the heart of Rwanda, this five-star hotel offers complimentary WiFi access to its guests as well as 6 types of beautifully appointed rooms to choose from: single, poolside or standard double, deluxe and deluxe double superior, and executive double. At the Sal’s Fitness Center, hotel guests may enjoy a fully equipped aerobics studio and gymnasium that are staffed with expert and qualified fitness trainers. At the Sal’s Spa, guests may enjoy anything from a simple haircut to a relaxing massage. Also available at the Manor Hotel is a private pool, which is a perfect place to lounge around after a tiring tour of any of Rwanda’s parks.
The Hotel Chez Lando
If you’re looking for something more quaint and rustic but no less luxurious, then this is the hotel for you. It currently has eighty-two rooms to offer – with plans for expansion – that comes with its own patio. The rooms are either housed in the hotel’s main building or offered in a bungalow villa setting. Either way, you’ll be treated with panoramic views of the hotel’s lush gardens as well as the cityscape and verdant hills of Rwanda’s capital city Kigali. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV and telephone, hot and cold running water, your own refrigerator, and housekeeping service is available every day.
One major plus of staying at the Hotel Chez Lando is its free shuttle service for airport transfers anytime between six in the morning and midnight. The hotel also offers Internet access at its business center, two restaurants, a children’s playground, and its own dance club.