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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place and probably best in town. Good value for money as you will find nice and clean rooms, helpful staff, great food and nice drinks. Belgian quality stands. It comes with a price but hey, everything works! Power, water hot and cold, even internet is available and very decent once connected. Would not swim in lake Kivu though..

Thank Stijn D
Washington DC
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68 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have visited the Orchid many times in the past, and the place is one of my favourites in Africa. It is well designed, comfortable, offers outstanding service, and, a great plus, employees remain the same for years and recognise their former customers. The only snag is that their Visa connection does not always work (this is DRC), so clients... More 

Thank French_US_13
Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I haven't stayed at the hotel rooms. However, I have often visited Orchid for the restaurant, weekend strolls in its gardens and the little secluded beach. It is a wonderful place. Beautiful and manicured gardens, stunning views over lake Kivu and the restaurant has a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. The food at the restaurant is overall good! Good service by... More 

Thank ScroSergio
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

If you're going to Bukavu, hopefully you already know generally what to expect - so within that context Orchids is truly an oasis. Wonderful to come back at the end of the day and have a drink overlooking the lake. They also have good meeting space that my group used and found very helpful. By DRC standards the electricity and... More 

Thank MelWashington_DC
Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Orchids has long been the best of Bukavu's hotels; it managed to stay open through the wars and all the chaos of the post-war period. The setting is the most peaceful you will find in Bukavu; it's quiet, the gardens are lovely, and the staff are pretty responsive to needs. At Bukavu's other high-end hotels, you run the risk of... More 

Thank sixthgentexan
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The hotel is clean, well decorated and its restaurant provides a good variety of fine cuisine. The location provides a great view of the lake and beautifull gardens. It is a little hard to book as the telephone calls and emails were not returned promptly. You can also enjoy the low garden by the lake for sunbathing and canooing. We... More 

Thank Philippe D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Hotel is great! Very clean and nice rooms! Beautifull views and very nice restaurant with excelent food! Really recomend! It's oasis in city! Only reason don't give top classification was lack of air con!

Thank Luis A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

I'll start positive: this place is beautiful, absolutely stunning. The rooms are nice and clean too. However, my tv didn't work, the Internet was down in my room, and although I'm not here for those things, I'm paying for it. Also, it shouldn't take 40 minutes to get soup. Nice staff but maybe not too attentive.

Thank Larry K
Bujumbura, Burundi
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

it is my second time in Bukavu, the first time i was in Panorama, this second time in Orchids, i can say Orchids is better! the inside rooms are really nicely built, the toilets, the rooms, the floor, the deco...the finishing in general is very good. the view is amazing, really amazing, sunset was very good with a cup of... More 

Thank Nader B
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Most comfortable and relaxing way to stay in bukawu good clean room the garudan is osaommmm the view of lake kowu nice food and drinks are good in kiwu lake you swim, too life gurd always there for your help

Thank prafful r

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Orchids Safari Club

Address: Lake Kivu | Bukavu, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region: Democratic Republic of the Congo > South Kivu Province > Bukavu
Price Range: $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“Do not take the room next to the reception as it has no view and you will be waken early in the morning by cars and loud staff.”
 of 5 bubbles W4454CRphilipped, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is very slow and unreliable. Use Vodacom 3G for a better connection in reasonable price.”
  • View of lake Kivu from the front of my room
 of 5 bubbles adeelzafar, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I haven't explored anything but my room, number 16 if I'm correct, in an annex close to the reception...don't take that one!”
 of 5 bubbles ulpio, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Take the rooms at the waterfront and not those below the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles Martijnt_12, 14 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the lake are easily the best choice.”
 of 5 bubbles 237DavidT, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
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