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Charleroi, Belgium
Reviewed 26 March 2014

I had there the worste night of my all trip around Rwanda. Extremely slow service (or no service). Mattress was so thin that I had the feeling to sleep on a wood bed. Bathroom (shower room) was like a bad dream. Really old, not working. This is really not a good place to stau, unless you want to experience Africa...

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Lakewood, Ohio
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Very basic here the best thing is it is just across from the meeting place for Gorilla tracking, the rooms are very simple with very hard beds and little sitting area, the bathrooms are not very nice open shower that gets water everywhere and not very clean, but it is a simple place and well priced and placed. The housekeepers...

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Planet Earth
Reviewed 29 January 2014

If Kinigi was not open, backpackers or budget travelers would have to find alternative accommodations in-town (25 mins from the Park). Its a decent lodge if your only staying a couple days. The mattress was hard for my taste. I didn't have my own transport to the park therefore I had to deal with taxi drivers to drive me to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Quite expensive fro what was offered , extremely slow service , many food items on menu not available including at one stage milk for tea and coffee! ( despite a dairy 200 m up the road ) . All costs were prepaid and despite having this in writing we had to discuss this with staff each meal as they insisted...

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Kathmandu
Reviewed 20 January 2014

this place is VERY cheap compared to other options in the area and it does not disappoint as long as you understand it is basic. Rooms are clean but spare. we had a TV in our room but our friends didn't. The food is fine again, keep expectations down. Grilled chicken and chips is way to go! Breakfast sustained us...

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Manchester U.K.
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Stayed here in November 2013 for a visit to Volcanoes National Park. The guesthouse is run by the charity AASOFERWA (a non-profit, women's association) for women who were widowed and/or left with HIV infection after the genocide. Rooms were comfortable and quiet. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good. Beautiful views of the volcanoes. Just a couple of...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Stayed here in July 2013 and I agree with a couple previous posts that it is a very cute place. And yes, "it is basic and you get what you pay for, people need to be realistic and not complain about this place!" I stayed in the VIP room which had 2 huge bathrooms. Yes, there is some mold -...

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Licola, Italy
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Kinigi guesthouse is just around the corner of the entrance to the Parc National des Volcans. The rooms are outdated and very basic. The food was ok, but our diner was due to the buffet without heaters a bit cold. So if you need to be at the gate at 7 AM and you want to stay close at an...

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Iver, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2013

A lovely very cute place yes it is basic and you get what you pay for, people need to be realistic and not complain about this place! We had a twin room with bathroom, average size room, fly nets were provided, bedroom was clean. Yes bathroom was damp, and it does look dated and needs a refurb, but i loved...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 March 2013

A decent budget option in best location for gorilla trekking. Very nice grounds with pleasant outdoor terrace and indoor lobby with fireplace. Agree with other reviewers that rooms are in need of renovation. Very ordinary budget rooms, and yes damp and a little moldy. Bathroom not stellar but not as bad as other reviews suggest, had hot water with good...

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Address: Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Northern Province > Ruhengeri
Price Range: €65 - €74 (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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