Reviews of Cormoran Lodge
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Beauriful location and private bungalows on a hillside overlooking Lake Kivuu. They have a boat trip to take you around the lake, etc, but it is expensive. You are better off having your guide arrange a boat trip from and independent company. Bring along your own beverages as the trip is about 2hours. Wear walking shoes as you will be taken to Napoleon Island to hike to the trees where the bats live. The boat drive throws rocks into the trees that makes the bats fly out of the trees. There are thousands of them and large ones. These are not small fruit bats. A sunset cruise is the best time to go. Leave about 4-4:30pm. As the way back you will get amazing sunset pictures and the local sardine fishermen are coming out at that time and love to have there pictures taken in there dugout outriggers.Read more about the whole beach holiday
Beautiful Lakeside location.
Idyllic location and the views from my cabin were outstanding.
The idea in some ways I guess was to have some R & R after the Verungas and it is certainly well placed to do that. However I got my guide Sam to arrange for a local fisherman to take me to an island on Lake Kivu to see a huge colony of fruit bats which included climbing to the top to see views all the way to the Congo !
Whilst the food was good and the staff friendly they were perhaps more "reserved" than those at all the other places I stayed at in Rwanda.
Good location on Lake Kivu
Well designed cabins with great views of Lake Kivu. Very comfortable beds and nice bathrooms.
Breakfast was ok - more fruit and healthy cereal would have been nice. The cooked eggs were tasteless, not sure why. Pizzas at lunch were great!
A boat trip on the lake around the islands is worthwhile.
The new Environmental Museum in Kibuye was very informative, and had an interesting herb garden on the roof, with details on how the herbs were used for medicinal purposes.
Comfortable Lodge in a beautiful setting
Set on a steep hillside on the shore of Lake Kivu, the chalets are mostly built on stilts as is the main building and restaurant, overlooking an attractive very hilly garden and wonderful views of the lake.
There is a lot of choice on the menu and excellent food. The room we had was large and well appointed.
Wi Fi is available close to the main building.
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Wonderful location and very comfortable rooms, but the food choice was very limited and not particularly interesting. Everywhere else we stayed there was buffet-style food although I appreciated that this is a much smaller establishment which might make a buffet impractical. Nonetheless, we would recommend changes to the existing menu.Read more about the whole beach holiday
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Painfully slow service - it took us over an hour to get appertizers. The cabins were spacesious but a bit outdated and you could hear what your upstairs neighbour was talking about.Read more about the whole beach holiday
Peaceful retreat by the lake
This is a great place to stay if you intend to unwind: the rooms are all separate chalets perched on the hill with terrific views out over Lake Kivu. The rooms are very well appointed and tastefully decorated - there is even wifi across the whole lodge.
The lodge restaurant served tasty food and there were plenty of activities in and around the lake. A few minor problems let the side down - for instance, having to pay extra for eggs/omelette in the morning on a full-board package (a bizarre thing to do given the luxury aspirations) and a faulty shower pump which made some showers very frustrating!
Overall, though, this is a very good option in the area and ideal for a rest and relaxation stop.
Great location to relax.
This place is well located if it is just to relax (in a secluded cove). It is not near (in walking terms) the town or other facilities but is a great place to relax or break up a journey.
Some of the staff were very helpful but some of the others a little cold, especially on arrival. It really helps if you can deploy a little French - it not only helped with their comprehension but also seemed to change their attitude to us.
We've marked the food as "average" because it ranged from excellent (particularly local dishes) to poor.
There are boats/water sports available.
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Quirky and different (in a positive way) hotel, food very good.Read more about the whole beach holiday
Cormoran Lodge stop over
Liked the location, on reflection should have had another day to relax in this lovely location.Read more about the whole beach holiday