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Hotel Botanika

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Boulevard de l'Uprona no 11, Bujumbura, Burundi
Hotel Botanika
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Rating summary
  • 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have stayed at Hotel Botanika on numerous occasion while in Bujumbura for work and keep coming back. I love the atmosphere of the place and the semi-outdoors restaurant is very relaxing, especially in the morning. The dinner menu is good and fairly priced (do ask for the “jus maison”), breakfast is great (hello croissant form Café Gourmand) and the... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I stayed here for a week on a business trip, as mentioned in the other reviews the rooms are small. I did underestimate this fact. However, the beds are comfortable, and once you've moved the bed to one side, you can get to the wardrobe. I will stay here again because the location is great, and the food is very... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
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21 helpful votes 21 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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Gaborone
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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
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15 reviews 15 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
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199 hotel reviews
516 helpful votes 516 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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