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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Lodge is in such a beautiful location with views of the Mountains (I was in no. 1) and close to the National Park for seeing the Mountain Gorillas. I had an amazing tour, via Imagine Africa (Magic Safaris) with my guide Emmanuel, who looked after me really well. I did two days trekking the gorillas and one day with...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I recently had the privilege to go visit the gorillas in Rwanda. It was absolutely the most fabulous trip I have ever had and the most soul satisfying experience. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is a lovely place, surrounded by beautiful landscapes in the country of a thousand hills. The food was very satisfactory and the beds clean and comfortable. We...

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Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We trekked with the gorillas and yes - it's expensive. So is this hotel. But for the two nights we were there, it was absolutely fantastic - great food, wonderful staff, and absolutely gorgeous surroundings. Local dancers and musicians were fantastic. If you can afford it, it's a great once in a lifetime experience.

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Vancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's face it, you're here for the gorillas, and not the lodge! This lodge is old and very basic, but the staff were fabulous, and food was very good! We were a group of 6, stayed here for 2 nights. It's in a perfection location for gorilla tracking - the staff even clean your shoes upon your return. To stay...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at this 'cosy' mountain retreat after visiting the Gorillas nearby. The rooms are clean and comfortable as are the main hotel areas, with lovely open fires. And the buffet food is delicious. However the rooms (especially bathrooms) could use an update to bring the hotel up another notch, especially for international guests. But overall an enjoyable...

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Düsseldorf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived here after a whole day ride from Uganda only to find that the hotel, although booking was confirmed and voucher in my hand, to be overbooked. The personnel did not even apologize, neither di they help us to find another hotel. I did noz enter a room, but the hotel seems to have attract people although it looks...

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LONDON-UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights. The lodge is in a ideal position to start gorilla trek. The staff was very good - friendly and helpful. They do a lot of little things that improve your stay such as lighting a fire in your room if you are there for any length of time, cleaning your boots when you come back, putting...

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singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall service from reception , restaurant and Housekeeping were delightful Bed Room and bathroom was very big but looking very old The buffets was good. Fireplace at night was nice touch. However we found some newer places 1/3 the price , smaller and nice which we prefer if we had searched more throughly.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the lodge expecting to stay in a cabin as advertised and as paid for. On arrival we were taken to a room attached to the side of an old shack out the back of the property. We had to quickly head off on a tour with our guide, and we gave him the feedback (all booked thru same...

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singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms and bathrooms are extremely huge and spacious and clean.. There even a living room area. But room are toilets are outdated. Staff are very friendly and service oriented, was asking you if you need anything. The food for breakfast,lunch and dinner has a pretty good variety. For breakfast and dinner they have a cooking station. Staff will come to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge stands amidst real wilderness with panoramic views of Rwanda’s volcano mountains and located just 1km away from the Volcano National Park, making it the desired location for Gorilla Trekking enthusiastic guests. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is surrounded by an exciting and rich biodiversity of shrubs, trees and various bird species among them the Grey Crowned Cranes or Balearica regulorum. The Hotel has an eco-tourist approach whereas Natural Conservation is a priority and the local community is empowered. The Intore (local Cultural dancers) will spice your stay and your days at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge will always be memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Address: Volcanoes National Park | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Northern Province > Ruhengeri
Price Range: €318 - €366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mountain Gorilla View Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Mountain Gorilla View Hotel Ruhengeri
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge Rwanda/Ruhengeri
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“room 1 close to reception and great views of the mountains”
 of 5 bubbles jog35, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“cottages are on a path around property. #2 is 2 bdrm 2 bath across a little bridge. 5 minute walk to main lodge with WIFI and dining.”
 of 5 bubbles Donna_Lucky-Now, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“request mountain/sunrise view”
 of 5 bubbles hkillary, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the right of the main building away from the grassy area would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles DivingK, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“choose a room close to the main entrance if you don't want a long walk to your room”
 of 5 bubbles BambiLaFawn, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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