airport_transferbarbathtubbusiness_facilitieschild_activitieschildcareconnecting_roomcribsfree_wifigymhot_tubinternetkitchennon_smokingpetpoolresturantski_in_outski_shuttleski_storagesmoking_areaspastar
Sign In
Sections
Follow Us
Ruzizi Tented Lodge | © Courtesy of Leah Feiger
Ruzizi Tented Lodge | © Courtesy of Leah Feiger
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.

10 Top Boutique Hotels in Rwanda

Picture of Leah Feiger
Updated: 11 October 2017
As Rwanda ranks higher and higher on the tourist maps, large hotel and travel companies are flocking to the country. The Marriott, Raddison, Volcanoes Safari, Wilderness, and more have been opening up beautiful hotels across Rwanda over the past several years. However, in spite of this foreign investment, there are still many wonderful and unique boutique hotels across the country. Read on for a selection of Rwanda’s ten top boutique hotels.

Cormoran Lodge

Boutique Hotel
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.
Cormoran Lodge
Cormoran Lodge | Courtesy of Leah Feiger

With a perfect view of a lakeside sunset and wooden bungalows perched on stilts, Cormoran Lodge is the place to go to get away from it all. Kayak trips, boat rides, tea tasting, and general relaxation is all available from this small boutique hotel, and the expansive hotel porch is perfect for sundowner drinks and evening card games.

More Info

About this place:

Beach, Casual

Heaven Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.
Heaven Boutique Hotel
Heaven Boutique Hotel | Courtesy of Heaven Boutique Hotel

Heaven Boutique Hotel, situated in the same complex as the famed Heaven Restaurant, is one of Kigali’s most reasonable and relaxing places to the stay. Step inside the lobby, and enjoy the tasteful Rwandan decorations, and marvel at properties stunning view. Their newly opened gym and pool facilities, coupled with their excellent weekend brunch, provides some of the best service this city has to offer.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Gym
Hot tub
Airport transfers
Crib
More Info

About this place:

Arty, Boutique
Book with our partner Hotels.com

Paradis Malahide

Boutique Hotel
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.
Courtesy of Leah Feiger

Situated on the calm shores of Lake Kivu in Gisenyi, Paradis Malahide is a paradise unto itself. Spend time lounging on their beachfront property with a book in hand, or hit the water with boat rides and kayak trips. The hotel interior decorations are decidedly lakeside rustic, but with certain amenities (like an included gourmet breakfast offering). The hotel is one of the best Lake Kivu has to offer.

More Info

About this place:

Beach, Casual, Boutique

La Locanda

Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouse
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.
La Locanda
La Locanda | Courtesy of La Locanda

La Locanda is situated just outside of the center of Musanze, and a well located quiet hideaway. The Italian owner is as kind as can be, and very willing to help guests plan volcano hikes, gorilla visits, canoe trips, and general activities. The guesthouse’s restaurant serves Musanze’s best pizza, and their included breakfast is filling and colorful. With comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, and a cute garden, this guesthouse is the perfect budget boutique stay in Musanze.

More Info

Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel | Courtesy of Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Conveniently located just minutes away from the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters in Kinigi, Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to stay after a long and rewarding day of mountain gorilla tracking. The hotel is very comfortable, and guaranteed hot showers, included meals, and even hiking boot-washing services (those hikes get muddy!) all add to the lodge’s cozy ambiance. After gorilla tracking, take a dip in their sparkling pool or relax with a massage before hanging out by the communal fireplace in the evening.

More Info

About this place:

Adventure, Boutique

Ubumwe Grande Hotel

Boutique Hotel
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.
Roof bar at Ubumwe Grande Hotel
Roof bar at Ubumwe Grande Hotel | Courtesy of Ubumwe Grande Hotel

This stylish hotel has a view that can’t be beat. Journey up to Ubumwe Grande’s bar and pool to enjoy a true view of the land of a thousand hills. Their food, cocktails, and amenities are enjoyable, and their location in the middle of the city makes it easy to get around and explore Kigali. With cozy bedrooms, glimmering bathrooms, and excellent service, this boutique hotel shouldn’t be missed.

Hotel Amenities
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Gym
More Info

About this place:

Boutique, Business, City, Stylish
Book with our partner Hotels.com

Hotel Chez Lando

Boutique Hotel
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.
Hotel Chez Lando
Hotel Chez Lando | Courtesy of Hotel Chez Lando

Hotel Chez Lando is a Kigali institution. Known for their location in bustling Remera as well as their excellent onsite restaurant, Chez Lando has been in operation since the 1980s. Hang out on their porch for some brochettes (meat or fish grilled on a stick) and chips while people watching all the important Rwandans that have meetings at the hotel. The hotel rooms, while in need of a bit of an upgrade, are perfect for a quick visit to Rwanda’s capital.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Airport transfers
Business facilities
Crib
Non smoking
More Info

About this place:

Casual, City
Book with our partner Hotels.com

Rwiza Village

Boutique Hotel
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.
Rwiza Village
Rwiza Village | Courtesy of Rwiza Village

Rwiza Village is a romantic and lakeside property in Kibuye. Thatched roof self-contained rooms are held up on raised platforms, with porches that look out onto Lake Kivu. The rooms are connected by lush garden paths, and the hotel restaurant and bar area cooks convenient and well-priced offerings.

More Info

About this place:

Beach, Casual

Gisakura Guesthouse

Boutique Hotel
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.
Gisakura Guesthouse
Gisakura Guesthouse | Courtesy of Gisakura Guesthouse

Gisakura Guesthouse is the place to stay for midrange travelers looking to visit Nyungwe National Forest. The forest, one of Rwanda’s most beautiful places, is home to many chimpanzee families that tourists can track and see in the wild. Gisakura Guesthouse, with their excellent customer service and cozy offerings, are very helpful at procuring chimpanzee permits and directing visitors towards everything else the park has to offer.

More Info

About this place:

Adventure, Cosy

Ruzizi Tented Lodge

Boutique Hotel
add to wishlistsCreated with Sketch.
Ruzizi Tented Lodge
Ruzizi Tented Lodge | © Courtesy of Leah Feiger

Ruzizi Tented Lodge is a family friendly and all-inclusive lodge is located in the southern corner of Akagera National Park on Lake Ihema. Offering small glamping tents that are eco-friendly and comfortable, Ruzizi is the perfect place from which to see many of the animals Akagera is famous for. Head to their beautiful wooden porch for delicious meals, star gazing, and hippopotamus watching.

More Info

About this place:

Adventure, All-inclusive, Cosy, Eco friendly