Reviews of The Retreat
Wildlife sightings and reviews
2 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited The Retreat and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
The Retreat is situated in the Kiyovu district of Kigali, a pretty part of the city on one its countless hills. Our room (a superior king suite) was modern, clean and roomy with a balcony out front and a courtyard in the back. There are lots of trees around the property so it has the feel of being in a forest with a lot of birds.
There is ample outdoor dining surrounding the pool and lots of indoor dining as well. The Fusion Restaurant serves delicious, artistically presented dishes. The bar has a nice wine list and makes many delicious specialty drinks. There is a second restaurant, with a beautiful view of Kigali, called Heaven. It is the original part of the property and the food is delicious here too.
We stayed on a bed & breakfast basis and breakfast every morning at the Fusion Restaurant was delicious with plenty of fresh fruit and yogurt along with an interesting variety of hot breakfasts. The staff are all very friendly and efficient.
We took several walks through the neighborhood and up toward the busy business district. The city is very clean, but we avoided crowded areas due to Covid concerns.
We loved our relaxing stay at The Retreat and won’t hesitate to stay there again when in Rwanda. It was the perfect place to get on Rwanda time after long flights from the West Coast of the U.S." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 10n in Rwanda; 8n in Kenya
"Beautiful hotel in Kigali"
The outside shower was a particular highlight. The area next to the pool was under construction during our stay in November 2019 in order to build more rooms, but this was not a problem.
Perfect place to relax at the end of our trip." See all these reviews: 9n in Rwanda
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