Hotel des Mille Collines

Reviews of Hotel des Mille Collines

Good(80%) From 26 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 26 of our travellers who have visited Hotel des Mille Collines, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs H - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Hotel des Mille Collines review

Good location and best breakfast ever!

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Mr S & Ms H - Dublin
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Good quality hotel with quality restaurant

High quality hotel - check in was very easy and efficient, room was comfortable and quiet. The main bar area was a little noisy and difficult to get a meal. Ate at the La Panorama restaurant - meal was excellent but service a little slow. View across Kigali is excellent.

SImba from Primate Safaris was excellent - really went the extra mile to ensure we had a wonderful trip. He made our trip very easy and informative. He was really interesting to talk to regarding the genocide and the subsequent reconciliation. So overall meeting him added significantly to what was intended primarily as a visit to the gorillas.

Simba also kept watch on other guests and ensured that they were looked after. The morning of our second visit to the gorillas two guests had some difficulty and Simba made sure they were looked after even though they were not his responsibility. He was known to many of the guests and very popular. He is customer focussed and has a lot to offer to tourism in Rwanda.

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Ms H, Mr B & Ms B from Norway
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
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Average
Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Hotel des Mille Collines review

A bit worn down and the service in the pool bar is really slow. However the service in the reception is good and they do serve nice big breakfeats

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Ms. C from Mississippi
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Hotel des Mille Collines review

Clean, comfortable. The hotel had key card problems. However, we could leave our room and they brought us our key card.

Beautiful dining room on the top of the hotel. Good food. The only drawback was that our room was just above the outdoor restaurant. There was very loud music (albeit, good American music) until 9:00. Thank goodness it ended early since we had to be up by 4.

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Ms C. from Vista
Arrived on: 16-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

same as previous

same as previous [ Ed: see this traveller's comments on the stay here a few days earlier, below. ]

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Ms C. from Vista
Arrived on: 13-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Nice hotel with beautiful grounds

Average to nice hotel with friendly people and the most beautiful grounds.

Hard to believe there was so much tragedy in that area. That horror is behind them but they do not forget.

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Mr and Mrs D from Cambridge
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Hotel des Mille Collines review

bear in mind there for only one night, arriving late at night.

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Mr G & Mrs T from Durham
Arrived on: 10-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Hotel des Mille Collines review

Please see our earlier review. [Ed: see below]

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Mr G & Mrs T from Durham
Arrived on: 29-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
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Good for an overnight in Kigali.

The Mille Collines was good for an overnight in Kigali (well located) - we used it at the beginning and end of our trip.

Having said that it is a little tired and the rooftop restuarant food didn't really justify the price (we ate better food at various, more modest, locations throughout Rwanda). The restaurant is now to be refurbished (Jan 13).

There is not a hint that this was "Hotel Rwanda". Has a good sized pool and internet access.

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Three from Manchester
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Average
Food:
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Nice hotel, restaurant service a bit ropey.

The hotel has lovely views, stylish public areas and nice rooms, all you could wish for an overnight stay. Unfortunately for us we stayed on a Thursday night which is party night by the pool which on anotheer type of trip would have been fun, but having just left the tranquility of the volcanoes, it did grate a little on the senses.

We retreated to the 4th floor restaurant which has beautiful open air views over Kigali. The food here is OK, but they couldn't cope with a vegetarian - although a strange mix of a plate of spaghetti, potatoes and veg turned up eventually. The service was incredibly slow and we waited an hour for our food, which was OK as we had nowhere to be, but for the country the prices are quite high in the restaurant so I was expecting better service.

Breakfast the next morning in the same restaurant was a well organised and extensive buffet. For the breakfast and view alone I'd recommend this hotel and if its not party night I'd suggest eating dinner at thee pool bar.

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