Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Reviews of Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Excellent(97%) From 14 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 14 of our travellers who have visited Nyungwe Forest Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Rob from Watford
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Would not be out of placed in Knightsbridge !

This is a top drawer lodge although the architecture has been designed to fit in very well with the environment.

Everything is quality. The furniture and fittings, the decor, highly trained and attentive staff. Individual lodges are lovely. The food is outstanding. A gym, swimming pool and spa is available but I never had enough time to use them ! Wonderful views of the Nyungwe Forest from the lounge and restaurant.

For the chimpanzee trek a member of the staff was up to greet me at 4 am to provide coffee and a takeaway breakfast before I left early.

A very enjoyable stay.

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M & L from Vancouver, BC
Arrived on: 11-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A beautiful lodge in a tea plantation

A beautifully designed lodge set in a tea plantation. The rooms are large & luxurious with a private balcony looking into the forest. Other guests had seen colobus monkeys from their balcony but unfortunately we didn't. We did see them later in a nearby forest.

The food & service were excellent. We wish we could have stayed another couple of days.

A trip to the nearby tea factory was worthwhile. Too bad they didn't sell any tea!

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Ms J. from Dublin
Arrived on: 2-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely location. In need of better lighting in the bedrooms as it was hard to see when unpacking and packing. They have an ambience of rest and minimalism.

Practically it would have been good to have a rack for suitcases (instead of the floor) as one does not want to unpack for a one or two night stay. We loved it. they had really thought of almost everything.

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Mr & Mrs H - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Beautiful public spaces at this hotel and very friendly, attentive staff.

The bedrooms are very comfortable if a bit dark as they are positioned so close to the forest. Chimp tracking was very exciting!

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Ms H, Mr B & Ms B from Norway
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Excellent place, I just wished that the wine quality was inline with the price - 70$ for a wine where not even the grapes are defined and 165$ for an ordinary Sancerre is way too much

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Mr R. from Rickmansworth
Arrived on: 26-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Nyungwe Forest Lodge is lovely, beautifully located on the edge of the rainforest. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Chimp trekking takes up a large part of the day, so allow extra time to simply appreciate the surroundings and go on some excellent-sounding walks directly from the lodge.

Without appearing to be trivial, there are a couple of points to mention. The rooms are clustered together in threes and our neighbour's bathroom extractor fan discharged directly - and noisily - onto our balcony, drowning out the beautiful natural sounds of the rainforest. It stayed on as long as they had their light on. The main reception and restaurant building has awful, unnecessary piped music.

On two consecutive days, we were the only people at Nyungwe getting up at 4am to go and trek to the chimps, yet on both days we returned at lunchtime to find our rooms were being cleaned, so we were unable to enter, use the loo, get out of muddy clothes etc. This could be better organised.

For a 5* hotel, there is a very limited menu and there is a strange set-up where you have to order all courses at the same time, whether you know you want dessert or not.

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Miss F & Mr H from York
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Very modern hotel, slight out of place in the tea planation.

No bar - probably due to low season which was disappointing as a good place to share experiences with other travellers.

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Mr & Mrs M from Herts
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Initially had planned to use the time we had here to relax after Gorilla treks, but having seen this beautiful location decided to explore more of it, ended up going out every day (went home very tired!), had a fantastic time here. Would recommend.

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Mr & Mrs L - Cambridge
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Fabulous location and staff. Most meals were really good, except one where the meat was very chewy and the cheesecake desert extremely heavy (not 5*). Staff very attentive.

Cleaning of boots after treks would be welcomed.

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Mrs M and Miss H from Bucks
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge review

Beautiful resort and fabulous rooms.

Service was first class but food, although beautifully, presented was very average

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