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Butare, Rwanda
Reviewed 15 March 2013

You get what you pay for: totally worth the budget price: very clean, spacious rooms, great staff, but badly in need of renovation. Food is average or below average, but cheap (you get what you pay for...a recurring theme!). Directly across from meeting site for all Volcanos hikes and gorilla tracking, so location is key. Grounds are beautiful. Common room...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Wanted somewhere basic and that is what I got! As soon as I was shown to the room by a member of staff I though - oh dear. He tried to open the curtain and it came off the rail, he tried to turn on the bathroom light and the bulb didn't work (said he would send someone to change...

Thank SJ88
Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 9 February 2013

This guesthouse is located within approximately five minutes walking distance from the gorilla tracking station. The staff are friendly and helpful, the restaurant serves good food and the view is fantastic. The rooms are however quite basic, so don't expect anything special. The bathroom is quite damp and surely mouldy. Considering the cost and the fact that most people stay...

1Thank tyhckerom
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2013

great location for the gorilla trekking. Food was good, open fire in the evening. Accomodation was poor though - damp, cold, water literally dripping in the ceiling, mattresses appeared dirty. We were expecting basic but was not up to that standard. We left after one night. It's a shame given the location, and those involved in the setup. To be...

Thank pf79
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Actually did gorilla trek in Uganda but stayed here prior to nearby Golden Monkey forest walk. Which was excellent, as was local dancing prior to walk. Disappointed that the dancers received minimal donations, please help them out if you watch. Couldn't keep flying bugs out of room because gap at door, so sleep was fitful, although mosquito net kept them...

Thank Mike W
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 December 2012

It's a pretty okay place to stay. It does have stunning views, but so does all of Rwanda it seems. It's location is AMAZING, considering it's right next to the trekking station (5 minute walk). Food was pretty average, and the staff are friendly. It's definitely basic, but basic will do in this part of Rwanda. But in the end,...

1Thank wajidhoda
Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 10 December 2012

The location of this guesthouse is really good, close to the meeting point for trekking gorillas and the views are nice. Food and breakfast was ok. Keeping in mind their room rates, this guesthouse is perfectly ok.

Thank Linda K
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Everyone knows in real estate that it's "location, location, location!" and there is no exception when describing this property. Situated just a stone's throw away from the ranger station/meeting point for trekking all of Rwanda's habituated gorillas, you couldn't ask for a better location. Situated just outside Parc National des Volcanes, this property had amazing views of the imposing volcano...

Thank boystownboys
Reviewed 4 November 2012

When we decided to extend our Uganda trip into Rwanda for another gorilla trek, we knew there were compromises to be made. One was obviously in lodging. By staying in lower budget places in both Bwindi and Ruhengri, we could fit in another trek. Made sense to us! And, really, Kinigi Guesthouse had everything we needed. The room was clean....

Thank K2TOG
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Pros: Super close to the park headquarters so you don't have to wake up too early to get there. Lovely views from the terrace. Room is a fair size. Nice looking from the outside. Breakfast was ok. Cons: Not nice looking on the inside. The bathroom is an abomination. It is barely lit. The walls look like no one has...

Thank vancity8

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Additional Information about Kinigi Guesthouse

Address: Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Northern Province > Ruhengeri
Price Range: $93 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Kinigi Guesthouse Hotel Ruhengeri
Kinigi Guesthouse Rwanda/Ruhengeri
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“Choose one with a charcoal burner.”
 of 5 bubbles SharonH168, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“VIP suite has 2 bedrooms and 1 living room with a fireplace”
 of 5 bubbles discovertheworld_13, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There weren't many rooms by the looks so any would be fine. If you are travelling in a group or family the VIP room might be ok with 2 bathrooms (1 with shower, 1 with tub), a "lounge" area, however, only 1 double bed.”
 of 5 bubbles meghnag2014, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Corner room is big enough for 3 persons. The staff added us there one bed, so we could share one room and it was also for better price than take 2 rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles kacucha, 24 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles BarbaraG797, 11 Jul 2014 | Read review
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