13 Wonderful Hotels in Rwanda/Kigali



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Did you come to this post looking for good Rwanda hotels? If so, you are in the right place. As a regular traveler to Rwanda, I can tell you quite a bit about hotels there. I won’t keep you waiting. Let’s get right to it!

Êtes-vous tombés sur ce bilan après avoir cherché ‘hôtel Kigali‘ sur Google? Si oui, vous êtes bien au bon endroit. Voici 12 bons hôtels où rester quand vous êtes prochainement à Kigali.

Rwanda Hotels Recommendation #1: Hotel Le Garni du Centre Kigali

Hotels in Kigali: Hotel le Garni Kigali

If you are looking for a place with a calm quiet atmosphere that is within a few minutes’ walk of Kigali’s city center, then Hotel Le Garni might be just the place for you.

It’s situated in beautiful gardens with an outdoor swimming pool. It’s very well priced relative to other accommodation around this area.

Let me not say much more. Instead, take a look for yourself in the video below.

For more information about prices, availability, or simply to book your stay at Hotel Le Garni, click here.

Rwanda Hotels Recommendation #2: Cari Hotel Kigali

Cari Hotel is a budget+ hotel in Kimihururu, located an 8-minute walk from the Rwanda Development Board and a 15-minute walk/5-minute drive from the Kigali Convention Centre.

Cari Hotel features 22 rooms, which open to balconies or patios. The hotel is a smoke-free hotel.

Other features at Cari Hotel include free Wi-Fi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness facility.

To find out more about Cari Hotel in Kigali, click here.

Rwanda Hotels Recommendation #3: Kigali Serena Hotel

Bedroom at Kigali Serena Hotel
A room at the Kigali Serena Hotel

The Kigali Serena Hotel, one of the best hotels in Rwanda, is a centrally located luxury business hotel. It’s beautiful both inside and out, with airy locally-inspired décor and noteworthy lush grounds.

The service at the Kigali Serena Hotel is particularly friendly and responsive.

The rooms are cozy, comfortable, and warm.

The building that houses the Kigali Serena Hotel has for many years been home to one of the best hotels in Rwanda.Book Kigali Hotels: Kigali Serena Hotel

Rwanda Hotels Recommendation #4: Radisson Blu Hotel & Kigali Convention Centre (Hôtel Kigali Centre de Convetion)

Kigali Hotels: A room at the Radisson Hotel in Kigali

If you have seen a recent photo of Kigali’s skyline at night, then I am almost certain you have seen the iconic lit-up dome—a nod to the shape of traditional Rwandan huts—of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Kigali Convention Centre.

The Radisson Blu Hotel is a self-proclaimed conference hotel, and you definitely feel that when you are there.

Everything is sparkly clean and the spaces are big, big, big.

With 291 rooms, the Radisson Blu Hotel is the place to stay if you are attending an event at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali’s premier event venue.

The service is great and friendly…typical of Rwandan hospitality.
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Kigali Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel & Kigali Convention Centre
Radisson Blu Hotel & Kigali Convention Centre

Rwanda Hotels Recommendation #5: Ubumwe Grande Hotel

Kigali Hotels: Sunset on the rooftop of Ubumwe Grande

Ubumwe Grande Hotel is an ultra-modern, ultra-swanky relatively new Kigali hotel.

It has an amazing rooftop bar & grill with a pool that offers dazzling views of the city.

The rooms are beautifully decorated with spacious balconies and luxurious bathrooms.

There is very little not to like, though the ultra-modern design can feel a bit sterile at times.

Ubumwe Grande is located in downtown Kigali.Book Kigali Hotels: Ubumwe Grande

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Rwanda Hotels Recommendation #6: Chez Lando Hotel Kigali

Kigali Hotels: The grounds of Hotel Chez Lando

If I had to choose one word to describe Hotel Chez Lando, it would have to be the French word ‘sympa’ (sorry, no English word describes it as succinctly—understand: nice & easy).

From its beautiful lush gardens to its spacious rooms (with great bathrooms, by the way!), delicious food, and its Chez Lando Grill (which is a great place to hang out, whether or not you are staying at the hotel), Hotel Chez Lando very quickly begins to feel like home-away-from-home.

It’s very well priced relative to the establishments further up this list and is a good option if you need to be close to the airport.

Hotel Chez Lando, located in the business district of Remera, is a 5-minute drive from Kigali International Airport and offers both 24-hour check-in and complimentary airport transfers. Book Kigali Hotels: Chez Lando

Kigali Hotels: La Fringale Restaurant, Hotel Chez Lando
La Fringale Restaurant, Hotel Chez Lando

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Rwanda Hotels Recommendation #7: Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel

Kigali Hotels: The outdoor deck at Heaven Restaurant

If you are looking for a place to stay that is not just a hotel but also an entire social enterprise that serves AMAZING food and has great, warm service, then Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel is the place for you.

Located in the tranquil upscale neighborhood of Kiyovu, Heaven Boutique Hotel is a 22-room 4-star establishment stretched out over 3 properties on the same street.

The decor is very colorful and charming, though a bit expensive for what it is.

Heaven Restaurant is consistently rated among Kigali’s top restaurants with an ambiance and culinary creativity that is hard to beat! Book Kigali Hotels: Heaven Boutique Hotel

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Kigali Hotels Recommendation #8: Lemigo Hotel

Lemigo Hotel

Kigali’s largest 4-star hotel, Lemigo Hotel is a walking distance from the Kigali Convention Centre. It has a beautiful outdoor area, with a big swimming pool (complete with a swim-up bar).

The service at Lemigo Hotel is particularly friendly and attentive to detail.

The hotel has good spa facilities, and there are notable Kigali beauty salons located in adjoining buildings. Blue Book Now Button

Kigali Hotels Recommendation #9: Villa Asimba

Kigali Hotels: Breakfast at Villa Asimba Kigali

If you want something a little more homey and charming than a standard hotel, you might want to consider staying at the delightful Villa Asimba.

Located in the residential area of Kicukiro, Villa Asimba is known for its great personalized service and culinary delights such as breakfast that includes fresh bread and delicious croissants.

Villa Asimba has an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. Each of the rooms at this property has its own private bathroom.

To find out more about, or book your stay at Villa Asimba, click here.

Kigali Hotels Recommendation #10: Onomo Hotel Kigali (Hôtel Kigali Contemporain)

The view of Kigali from Onomo Hotel

One of Kigali’s newest hotel offerings, Onomo Hotel Kigali, is part of an African chain of hotels with a presence in 12 other countries across the continent including Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa.

Onomo’s mission is to combine contemporary comfort with the African art of living. This they’ve done at their Kigali hotel too.

Onomo Hotel Kigali is a modern, functional hotel located in Nyarugenge, near the American embassy, and not far from the city center.

Onomo Hotel Kigali prides itself on the priority it places on security, as well as its complimentary high-speed internet and power backup resources that will ensure that its guests can always stay connected to the world.

For more information about Onomo Hotel Kigali, or to book your stay there, click here.

Kigali Hotels Recommendation #11: Kigali Marriott Hotel

Kigali Hotels: A room at the Kigali Marriott Hotel

The Kigali Marriott Hotel is a luxury hotel located in downtown Kigali.

It is close both to the Nyarugenge financial district and the Kigali Convention Center.

The décor of the hotel is particularly stylish and rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing impressive views of the city.

Guests at the Kigali Marriott Hotel particularly like the friendly and attentive service of its staff.

The health conscious would be pleased to know that the Kigali Marriot Hotel is a smoke-free property.

To find out more about, or book your stay at the Kigali Marriott Hotel, click here.

Kigali Hotels Recommendation #12: 2000 Hotel Downtown Kigali

Rwanda hotels: a room at 2000 Hotel Downtown Kigali

2000 Hotel Downtown Kigali is located at the heart of Kigali’s city center.

Commonly referred to as the highest hotel in Kigali, it offers great mountain and city views.

The rates at 2000 Hotel Downtown Kigali are quite pocket-friendly. The hotel also has great nearby amenities, like a shopping center and supermarket on its ground floor.

2000 Hotel Downtown Kigali is only a 2-minute walk from Kigali City Tower and the city’s financial district. It is also only a 5-minute walk from the Rwanda Development Board Tourist Information Centre.

To find out more about 2000 Hotel Downtown Kigali, or to book your stay there, click here.

Kigali Hotels Recommendation #13: Five to Five Hotel Kigali

Kigali Hotels: Five to Five Hotel Kigali

Five to Five Hotel Kigali is a value-for-money hotel option located in the lively neighborhood of Remera, which is less than a 10-minute drive from Kigali International Airport.

Rooms range from standard single rooms, to triple rooms that can sleep up to six people, and family rooms that include both a living room and a dining room area.

The service at Five to Five Hotel Kigali is known to be particularly friendly and accommodating of their guests’ needs. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to and from Kigali International Airport.

To find out more, or book your stay at Five to Five Hotel Kigali, click here.

Rwanda Hotel Deals

If you are being particularly budget conscious as you choose where to stay in Kigali, then take a look at the deals below currently available at some hotels in Kigali. You just might find something that’s perfect for you.



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I’ve stayed at the Radisson Blu & it is in one of my top three hotels that I remember staying at – those pillows were so soft I was tempted to pack one up in my suitcase and leave with it! 😀

(The other two being at the Mercure Budapest City Center Hotel & the Motel One near the Central Train Station in Berlin – all three my favourite for slightly different reasons!)

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