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Maryland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wasn’t sure what to expect for this part of our journey through Rwanda – it is a long drive to get there and away from the usual tourist “traffic.” Turns out this lodge is a gem located on a working tea plantation and I could easily have spent three nights there instead of two. The room was very comfortable... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were celebrating our 10th Anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better way to spend it. The views of the forest lull you into a relaxation that you just don't want to snap out of. While eating lunch on our first day we saw Colobus monkeys foraging from tree to tree, what a treat. The next morning we went... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the Nyungwe Forest Lodge after a few days in other areas of Rwanda. The lodge is amazingly gorgeous. The beds were very comfortable, the food was good and the staff was friendly. The only thing I think they could improve is the service. It was a bit slow at meals.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a very long drive from Gisenyi, we arrived when it was already dark. The main lodge has beautiful architecture and local art. The restaurant and the service was excellent: the buffet breakfast had many choices; and our lunches and dinners here were memorable. The room has a beautiful window on the forest which starts as a wall of nature... More 

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Washington DC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a marvellous place, set in the middle of a tea plantation, with a backdrop of hills and forests. Service is outstanding, the architecture of the main lodge and bungalows perfect, so is the decoration. The food is good.

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Anguilla
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start, photos don't do this place justice. Someone below described the property as an 'oasis' and I echo those sentiments completely! Nyungwe Forest Lodge is an absolute example of a 5* property in Rwanda, from service to rooms to overall experience. The setting, amidst a tea plantation, is absolutely jaw-dropping; super green and lush and very peaceful. There are... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a fabulous time at this lodge. We stayed just overnight but luxuriated in the huge bathtubs, excellent water pressure, went swimming in the infinity pool overlooking rainforest while a gorgeous primate sat eating leaves on a bush just off the patio. The meals were delicious, the chandelier made from tea strainers was elegant and unique. When we arrived... More 

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Germantown, TN
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This amazing lodge is located in the middle of a tea plantation with jungle views. The lodge itself is lovely and the service was outstanding. Our room was clean, comfortable and modern. The bedding alone was worth the stay - we slept so well here! There is a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the hills and forest, bikes are available and... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a modern lodge on a tea plantation in the middle of Nyungwe forest so it naturally have some fantastic views and each of the public rooms (bar, restaurant and lounge) are positioned so you can make the most of them. The rooms are spacious with excellent facilities including your own balcony and very comfortable beds. The food was... More 

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The good: - Free reasonable performant Wifi trough out the room and central facilities - Excellent bed, bath, room, bathroom, etc - Nice modern looking facilities - The beautiful tea plantation surrounding and integrated into the lodge - We did see more primates out of our room -> forest view than in 2 long day walks! - Spacious facilities everywhere... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The lodge is the only five star establishment within the Nyungwe National Park area. It lies in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest and comprises of 20 luxurious rooms and two Presidential Suites – with 2bedrooms – luxurious suites, one with a Jacuzzi, each equipped with private decks with views overlooking the vast forest terrain. Lodge facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a boma for outdoor dining and sundowners, a restaurant with private terrace, a tea lounge and bar, a relaxation retreat with two treatment rooms, plus a fitness centre with treadmill, cycle and weights. The lodge also offers the latest in Wi-Fi technology with exclusive conferences facilities accommodating up to 18 delegates. Furthermore, the main lodge is wheelchair friendly with relevant facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Address: Nyungwe Forest, Gafunzo 00250, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Western Province > Gafunzo
Price Range: €462 - €814 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nyungwe Forest Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“I think all rooms look out towards the forest - end rooms may be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles mjabdy, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are gorgeous but those nearer to the lobby may be more successful with wifi”
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  • Gorgeous rooms - perfectly appointed!
 of 5 bubbles lavidashannon, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are separate from others and look out on to the forest”
 of 5 bubbles 636clairey, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Take any, lower numbers take less walking”
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“Relax and enjoy!”
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