Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

Reviews of Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

Good(88%) From 72 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 72 of our travellers who have visited Gorilla Mountain View Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Maggie
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gorilla Mountain View Lodge review

a rustic hotel but overall a good experience. showers were a bit dodgy but good quality food and service.

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Mr BG from Newport Coast
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Gorilla Mtn View Lodge

As Ellie mentioned, Rwanda overall is lagging in serving tourists, this lodge is a good choice for facilities, food and location but they are inefficient in some of the basics of service.

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Mr D. from Oxted
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

Excellent location giving relatively short drive to the gorilla trekking rendevous point.

The ambiance in the hotel is very good and the service is excellent. Food is pretty good with a wide choice and wi-fi in the central location is good. The rooms are very good and well serviced though some have a moderate walk from the centre.

The shower is just ok - hot water but no real power but other than that the room is good and the staff prepare a wood fire each evening,

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Mrs W - Ontario
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gorilla Mountain View Lodge review

We were impressed with Gorilla Mountain Lodge. The staff was so friendly and accommodating.

I can not fault them.

While in Rwanda this traveller did a gorilla trek, here's what she said about it:
What an amazing experience! The trek up the mountain is not the easiest but well worth it.

A tip to those who are going to do this trek - hire a porter. The lads were well worth the money.

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Ms M - Ontario
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gorilla Mountain View Lodge

Service was great.

Staff put hot water bottles in our beds and started a new fire in our fireplace every night.

Whilst at Gorilla Mountain View Lodge this traveller joined two gorilla treks. Here's what she said about it:
The guides and trackers were very informative and helpful. They really knew how to protect the gorillas from too much stimulation, while giving us maximum access. An amazing experience!

My only confusion was around tipping. We were informed in advance of what an appropriate tip would be for trackers, guides etc. But when we got up on the mountain, there were more trackers than we anticipated. it was hard to figure out who everyone was and what their role was. This led to some awkwardness around tipping. I would have preferred to have Expert Africa handle the tipping on our behalf.

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Mrs P - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Gorilla Mountain View Lodge review

This location of this lodge is fantastic. The rooms are huge, very comfortable and have everything one would need. Love the fireplace and the warming fire and hot water bottle in the evening. Toiletries are provided in the bathroom. If you want anything, the staff are always willing to help if requested.
The surroundings are brilliant. You can hear wonderful sound of birds in the morning and evening. It is so peaceful.
The food is good and served as a buffet. The buffets have a huge variety so there is always something that you will like.
The warmth and hospitality of the staff is commendable. The staff will always go out of their way to help you and cater to your needs.
It is amazing how quickly your shoes are cleaned and returned to your room after the gorilla trek. They looked new! Just like when I bought them.
The traditional dancers in the evening are also brilliant! Loved them! I looked forward to their performance every evening. They make you so happy with their dancing and their big smiles!
Well done! Keep up the good work!

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Mr J. from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Gorilla Mountain View Lodge review

Good, medium standard of accommodation.

The staff absolutely could not be more friendly or keen to help. No issues really with how infrastructure worked (power and water), food quite acceptable (way better than I've had in a lodge targeting roughly the same market in India). Certainly no problems or issues seen with cleanliness or hygiene etc

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Mr and Mrs W Kent
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lodge with log fires, close to the Nat Park

Spent 3 nights here. Huge cottage room with open wood fire, and we had a short walk through lawned gardens to main building and restaurant. Food was quite good but varied very little from day to day so became rather repetitive.

They were quite flexible with rooming arrangements to cater for the variability in trek lengths (we still had our room available on the last day when we returned from trekking at 1pm, and didn't actually check out until 2:30pm). Nice lounge area in main building, with open fires and local musicians in the evenings.

After trekking your shoes/boots are taken from you and returned to you clean and dry by the same evening - a very nice touch.

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Mr A. from Great Falls
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Gorilla Mountain View Lodge review

Very nice experience at Gorilla Mountain View. The lodge is quite a bit larger than the other places I stayed. The service was very friendly, and they certainly do an amazing job of cleaning boots. The area is rather chilly at night, but they always lit a fire in the cottage.

The gorilla and golden monkey treks were amazing, with outstanding guides. Truly an unforgettable experience. Food was simple but well prepared.

I really enjoyed taking a tour of the village of Gasura, which I would not have done without my guide, Bernard Munyankindi, who did a great job and was a terrific person to spend the week with. The village tour was enlightening and not the least bit touristy. I would highly recommend that to anyone.

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Rob from Watford
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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My sort of place !

Difficult to know where to start ! I enjoyed my time here from the very first greeting on arrival.

My cabin / lodge had an outstanding view of one of the volcanoes. Beautiful gardens which I used in my "downtime" to photograph the exquisite birdlife.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner was presented on a buffet style basis and the quality and quantity of the food was excellent. There was always a member of the staff available to help. Really attentive people.

Great location to get to the golden monkeys / mountain gorillas etc.

Small details like taking your muddy boots / gaiters from you at the entrance after returning from the mountains and returning them thoroughly cleaned in the evening ready for the next day and wrapping some wooden carvings I had purchased locally without being asked was just the cream on the top.

I stayed her longer than most people usually do as I had arranged additional gorilla tracks. Even so I was sorry to leave. I have really good memories of all the staff.

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