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Hotel Botanika

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Boulevard de l'Uprona no 11, Bujumbura, Burundi
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Hotel Botanika
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Bujumbura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night after 2 nights at Club du Lac. The place has a great central location but feels secure, tucked in a courtyard behind guarded gates. The receptionist was very welcoming and we were shown our room quickly. The room was clean and comfortable, though a bit pokey; the bedroom felt quite cramped as the large... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I decided to stay here after a really nice meal at the restaurant on my last Bujumbura trip. When I arrived (with a reservation), the first room I was shown was already occupied, and the second had no windows. I took the third room but the wifi was unpredictable. It was impossible to walk around the room if the bathroom... More 

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Manchester, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were staying in Bujumbura on our way to visit a project in DRCongo and were planning to meet up with a number of people while we were there. Botanika was ideal. Central, with a semi outdoor restaurant, shady under the trees and with birds flitting round. All our meetings fitted in really well and it was easy to offer... More 

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Arlington, VA
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed at the Botanika for five nights recently while in Bujumbura for work. The hotel is in a very convenient central location and easy to get to and from. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and the food at the restaurant was good. The ambience of the place is very nice. As per some of the other reviews... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stayed at the Hotel Botanika for 3 nights in May 2014. Rooms are clean but small, as others have said, with a very strange layout. Excellent restaurant downstairs, very nice breakfasts (croissants and french bread to die for) and dinner. Would go back. Helpful and friendly staff, speak English, nice music.

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Kigali, Rwanda
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

After reading pervious reviews, I was very excited to stay at Botanika and even though it was slightly more expensive than I'd hoped to spend, I decided to treat myself. Unfortunately, it wasn't what I'd hoped. In terms of the food - this place was excellent. I had one of the best meals I've ever eaten in Africa and highly... More 

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Rooms were small but pretty cool. Great shower! Really great restaurant and delicious breakfast! The restaurant is BYOW and the breakfast serves food from cafe gourmand. Downside, only have wifi in the restaurant. Staff were very helpful and went out of their way to fix our tv on Easter Sunday.

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
196 hotel reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

About as good as it gets if you want to be in the center of this town. Botanika one of those rare places found in Africa only in the Francophone (and Belgique) lands. Hotel is small, rooms on second floor -- 5 or so on side corridor (all the same), two rooms in front adjacent to office and facing street... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Botanika is what you want from an hotel when visiting Bujumbura for work or holidays: it is affordable, very clean, with very very good food and friendly & helpful staff. There are only a few rooms and a lovely garden/restaurant area. The only downside is the night club on the other side of the road that may keep you awake... More 

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san jose
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Hotel Botanika has everything a traveler in Africa needs or desires: comfortable spacious room, free WI-FI, good selection of news and movie channels on nice flat screen TV, in room fridge, laundry service, cappuccino or espresso, and croissants for breakfast, good shower, A/C, plenty of closet space, mosquito net, friendly and accommodating staff, sensational restaurant in an attractive setting, good... More 

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Address: Boulevard de l'Uprona no 11, Bujumbura, Burundi
Location: Burundi > Bujumbura Mairie Province > Bujumbura
Number of rooms: 34
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Bujumbura

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