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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This place has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The staff and host made us (group of 15) have an amazing vacation... we made memories for life @LaBellaLodge. Definitely be back!

Thank mariejoedvl
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Stunning gardens and location right by the lake. Peaceful and relaxed with great food and lots of places to swim and lounge in the sun. Jamila was super friendly, helpful, interesting and great to talk to. Would definitely go again.

Thank Andy A
Rosh Pina, Israel
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My partner and I stayed at the La bella for 2 days. we had a great time! It is located in a very quiet, chilled area just outside of giseny (but easy to get to with a moto). The hotel it self is stunning! very green, with a lovely big garden, with a privet beach. the restaurant is very nice,...

Thank ronnieparpar
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We just came to have dinner there... and the place is simple a place to take a deep breath with a look over Lake Kivu within a wonderful tropical garden... food good, and the manager Jamila is a outstanding personallity. Powerful and with a great life experience! Its a treasury to meet her!

Thank Ralf S
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I selected this hotel based on the very high ratings on TripAdvisor but when we got there I did not understand why it ranks number 1 in the area. It is expensive for the standard of the rooms (extremely old and basic furniture which is falling apart and with very basic facilities). The location was indeed great - just on...

Thank dangusman
Nathan T, Manager at LaBella Lodge, responded to this review

We are ever so sorry that you found your stay with us less than satisfactory. We are more that happy for guests to view the room before committing to staying with us and we are very transparent with our pricing which is very competitive for the local area. The slippery path is something that or facilities team works hard to...

Washington, DC
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Our second time around at LaBella, we arrived last minute, and yet we were lucky and still got the last room. Jamila is a wonderful manager and very accommodating. This is our favorite place to stay in Gisenyi. We appreciate the privacy and sense of calm, and the attention and care to the grounds. It is a place to unwind....

Thank cajmere
Bielefeld, Germany
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We stayed five nights in La Bella, tucked into sleep every night by the relaxing sound of the Lake Kivu waves, awakened in the mornings by birdsong. Then a delicious breakfast on the terrace, surrounded by the beautiful tropical garden. Fresh air, peace and quiet, very attentive staff and excellent food. The owner Djamila was extremely friendly and helpful, she...

Thank milz72
Stony Brook, NY
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I stayed at La Bella with two friends for an extremely relaxing weekend on Lake Kivu. Although located a bit far from downtown Gisenyi, the views and service make up for it, and we didn't feel the need to leave the property at all after checking in. The staff are extremely attentive and brought us lounge chairs every day to...

Thank Ginny M
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Jamila and her staff made me feel like family as soon as I arrived - catering to my every need - and you've never seen such a big breakfast the next morning. I was setting off to ride the Congo Nile Trail on my bike, and they made sure I was both well fed and watered before personally walking me...

Thank TerraIncognita
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2013

LaBella Lodge is set in a very peaceful setting with nice views. The staff are very attentive! Food was tasty, especially the sweet potatoes! Clean rooms.. A nice getaway, if you want some peace and quiet!!

Thank Angela M

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Address: Rubona, Gisenyi, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Western Province > Gisenyi
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“Some rooms are more nicely decorated than others. Room 6 was less nice than the other room we stayed at before.”
 of 5 bubbles cajmere, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Room 3 is where I stayed and it was perfect.”
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 of 5 bubbles TerraIncognita, 22 Jun 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are on the water's edge - you can't go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles CiaraL559, 24 Jun 2013 | Read review
“All Rooms are Good, All over looking the Lake Side”
 of 5 bubbles 617PaulW, 23 May 2013 | Read review
“The rooms with wide open windows really allow you to hear all the natural surroundings..”
 of 5 bubbles AmandaK357, 12 Oct 2012 | Read review
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