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The Best Boutique Hotels in Kigali

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Updated: 17 October 2017
Rwanda is quickly becoming a country not only on the tourist map, but the business map as well. The capital Kigali has played host to several major conferences this year, and hotels around the city host large business and government meetings daily. Though large chain hotels like the Marriott, Park Inn, Radisson, and Serena are great options for both businesspeople and tourists alike, small and independent hotels around town also provide some of the best food, service, and atmosphere the city has to offer. Get ready to travel, and read our guide to Kigali’s best boutique hotels.

Hotel Chez Lando

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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
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Casual, City
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The Manor

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The Manor
The Manor | Courtesy of The Manor

The Manor, located in the upmarket Nyarutarama neighborhood, boasts one of the most gorgeous pools and views in the city. The hotel is also known for its delicious in-house Indian restaurant, Shere Sardar, as well as Silk Restaurant, Marco’s, and Bar O’Connells. The spa, sauna, and gym are well-equipped, and the opulent interiors are stylish.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Gym
Bathtub in
Airport transfers
Business facilities
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About this place:

Boutique, City, Stylish
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Golf Hills Residence

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Golf Hills Residence
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Service at the Golf Hills Residence is known for going the extra mile. Staff are very attuned to the needs of guests, and from packed lunches on the way to gorilla trekking and complimentary airport pickups, Golf Hills goes out of their way to make visitors feel comfortable. Conveniently located near an ATM and 24-hour supermarket, the hotel is also close to some of Kigali’s best restaurants and bars. With a cozy and Rwandan-inspired interior, Golf Hills is a lovely place to spend a few nights.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Non smoking
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About this place:

Boutique, Business, Family Friendly
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Ubumwe Grande Hotel

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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
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Boutique, Business, City, Stylish
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Heaven Boutique Hotel

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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 the property’s 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
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About this place:

Arty, Boutique
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Hotel Villa Portofino

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Hotel Villa Portofino
Hotel Villa Portofino | Courtesy of Hotel Villa Portofino

Hotel Villa Portofino is nestled in the hills of Kigali’s Nyarutarama neighborhood. With excellent views, decent food, and unlimited internet access, Hotel Villa Portofino has distinguished itself from the many hotels in the area. Their comfortable rooms and all day dining are enjoyed by tourists and businesspeople alike, and the hotel’s large swimming pool and fitness facilities are contemporary and well maintained.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Bathtub in
Airport transfers
Business facilities
Child activities
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About this place:

Arty, Business, Cosy
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5 Swiss Hotel

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5 Swiss Hotel
5 Swiss Hotel | Courtesy of 5 Swiss Hotel

A true urban oasis, 5 Swiss Hotel is on the edge of the Kiyovu neighborhood in Kigali. With comfortable beds, stellar service, and attention to detail, 5 Swiss Hotel has managed to distinguish itself as a Kigali staple in the few short years it has been open. Located within walking distance of some of Kigali’s best restaurants and across from the national bank, a stay at 5 Swiss hotel is pleasant, convenient, and easy.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Pet Friendly
Airport transfers
Non smoking
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About this place:

Cosy, Boutique, City
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