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Galaxy Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   KN 25 Street 7, Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda (Formerly Golden Hills Hotel)
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Ranked #35 of 79 Kigali B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are good, comfortable although some equipment doesn't work too well such as water pressure to fill the jacuzzi. The staff were somewhat reluctant to provide effective service and needed some extra prodding to answer questions regarding services. The conference services were not up to standard. Constant struggle to get the PA system to work, lack of sufficient power... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would rate this as a distinctively average hotel if it wasn't for the price. I paid USD250 for a "Deluxe" room. A tired looking room, with a fridge that made the sound of an idling car in your room until I unplugged it, with a mosquito net that, instead of the usual four point ceiling holders in good hotels... More 

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Butare, Rwanda
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

PROS: food, rooms, pool, staff CONS: hot water, wifi If you have the money, you should definitely stay at the Galaxy. I slept in an enormous room with a huge, comfortable bed and tons of pillows. My third floor room was much larger than my friends’ first floor rooms though. If you’re traveling as a couple or just like having... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent central location, close to UTC (Bourbon Café for free wifi and Nakumatt 24/7 groceries). Staff is outstanding, very friendly and quick to respond to requests. Pool bar is great spot to finish up your work day and with music on weekend evenings is very nice. Cute gift shop on your way up to pool bar is nice touch. Rooms... More 

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Denmark
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I hate to give this hotel a poor rating, cause its really not bad. They are just not living up to their own potential. The staff are all very friendly and very helpful. The rooms are huge, but outdated and not very clean. Furniture is a trip back to the seventies. The facilities are adequate, but the hotel could do... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Galaxy hotel is in a leafy suburb of Kigali. It seems the owners had good ideas but there were some shortcuts in execution. I liked the bed as it was firm and cushy..I also liked they have changed the bulbs to warm daylight which makes the rooms cozy. They do not provide shower caps and tv channels are limited. They... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Was my first time in Rwanda and I must say it was an enjoyable experience and staying at this hotel made it worthwhile. Friendly and helpful staff, comfortable suites, good conference facilities. I will definitely be staying here whenever I come to Rwanda.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Golden Hills is a wonderful little hotel in the upper price range for Kigali. It has been redone by new ownership within the last year or so and got a lot nicer as a result. The service is excellent and the staff and location were also both great.

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Herndon, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed at the Galaxy Hotel (until December, 2013 known as The Golden Hills Hotel) the first 2 weeks of February, 2014. This is my 10th stay at the hotel in the past 4 years. A few changes have occurred since the new owner took over, but the hotel has not changed significantly for the better. New furniture has been... More 

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Riverside, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This pricey hotel is located in a great location within walking distance of a local shopping center and just around the corner from the Mille Collines hotel. The room I stayed in was large and met American standards. One of the few hotels that have air conditioning. The room also had a safe and mini fridge. The bed is the... More 

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Address: KN 25 Street 7, Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda (Formerly Golden Hills Hotel)
Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Galaxy Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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