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Reviewed November 30, 2017

We stayed two nights in this gem of a guesthouse situated in a quiet residential area of Bujumbura.
The fantastic modern rooms are a delight and have terraces or balconies.
Our room upstairs No 5 has a large balcony with seating area and overlooks the city and Lake Tanganyika beyond.
Although a little out of Bujumbura centre it is easy and cheap to jump on a moto taxi into town.
You will be well looked after by the lovely Laura and her staff who will cater for everything you require.
A totally relaxing place in a city that is having its fair share of political problems at the moment.We felt perfectly safe as tourists walking around the city and Lake Tanganyika during the daytime.
We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Very highly recommended.

Room Tip: Go for room 5 with the large balcony
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank gary w
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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Friendly and beautiful small guesthouse perched on the hills above the university. Laura and her team work hard to help their guests with anything and everything. We arrived at the airport in the middle of the night, but she was there waiting for us with a taxi. The breakfasts were waiting for us at the right time every morning (not a given in Bujumbura).
The only reason that it's not a full 5 was the ongoing renovations, but noisy as they are, they'll be over soon.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
Thank Johan S
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

I have deeply enjoyed staying 3 weeks (with some breaks in-between) at Good LIfe Residence.
Pierre and his team is friendly, welcoming, available and helpful.
I have enjoyed the excellence of the smiling service, the breakfasts with lot of local fruits, the quietness of the place and the view on the lake near the city...
If you pay a litlle attention in the morning while havong your breakfast, you can enjoy some lovely colourful birds flying in the valley...
It is located on the hill at about 10min in taxi from the city center. Just excellent to profit from the calm and peace without being at the end of the world...
Definitely, I will return.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled on business
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1  Thank dago2017
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Reviewed March 19, 2016

pleasantly surprised by the beautiful location.

Pierre and Laura waited for me at the airport for about two hours when I ran into some visa problem. . very kind of them.

Excellent rooms. Homely feeling. Delicious food. They took special care of my vegetarian food requirement. .

Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled on business
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Thank Ramasubramanian V
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Goodlife_Residence, Propriétaire at Goodlife Residence, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2016

Many thanks Rams. It's always a pleasure for us to meet interesting people like you and to share about your live experience.

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Reviewed March 7, 2016

I stayed at Goodlife in April 2015, on a working trip. The location is breathtaking, quiet and yet somehow close to the center of Bujumbura (even ideal for a long Saturday walk to town). The staff and owners are thoughtful, caring and extremely professional. The rooms clean, well appointed and relaxing. Breakfast of fresh fruit and coffee and pain was something to look forward to. Its the best place to stay in Bujumbura.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled on business
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Thank PCRAngela
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