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Inside Afrika

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   46 Rue de Lac Mpanga, Kigali 1933, Rwanda
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Ranked #14 of 60 Kigali B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start? The description of this place given to us by the women who planned our trip was a simple, clean, cozy boutique hotel with African inspiration, and good service. We saw nothing of the sort. The manager was awkward and unhelpful from the moment we arrived, making us and our guide take our bags to our room.... More

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Manchester U.K.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Good location. Near to city centre and craft market. Fantastic setting overlooking the city. Lovely gardens and a great swimming pool. Rooms were clean and large. Breakfast was good. However there is no bar or restaurant. They were meant to meet me at the airport but didn't.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a cosy little hotel with a view if you are lucky to get a room in front of the swimming pool. The comfort is a bit basic but very acceptable. The place respects your privacy and you do not hear your neighbours. The hotel serves no meals beside breakfast, but several hotels in the vicinity do this. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at this hotel following two days of trekking The Virunga volcanoe mountains for gorilla and as this was an overnight stop before our morning flight to Kenya, we didn't require whistles and bells. This is a small boutique hotel of only 9 rooms chosen for simplicity and to meet an essential rather than luxurious need. What we found... More

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Kathmandu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We found this here and booked as it is half the price of the standard hotels we know in Kigali - so we were a BIT worried. however, we loved it! as with most places in Rwanda, nothing was done in a hurry so you have to leave your impatience behind but this spot is so lovely, peaceful, clean and... More

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The staff was fairly friendly, the breakfast was decent, no shampoo or conditioner in rooms, one towel to be shared between the two of us, the bed was decent, only two pillows but I can deal with that. Easy to find location within close proximity to town. The worst part though.... there is a club nearby that plays really loud... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is a really nice hotel with friendly staff and a generally calm and pleasant mood, It has a nice pool and yard perched over the city. At first, it seems like a great, intimate, small-scale hotel until....the night gets going. There is a disco nearby of some type, And, the music - and at times cheers - go on... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

First of all, to look on the bright side, the rooms were clean. And that's about it. On the darker side-well where to start? The staff were most unhelpful, and didn't seem to be bothered with the guests at all. The room locks almost required a locksmith to open them but there was no explanation given by the staff as... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My husband stayed at Inside Afrika for three weeks in November 2013 while on a work trip to Kigali. He was very comfortable there and enjoyed his stay. It was my husband's birthday while he was there and I contacted the hotel via email to ask them to arrange a cake or some flowers as a surprise for him. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Clean rooms. Simple setup but good value. Breakfast is also basic but good. Great variety of home made bread...rare in Africa. Only downsides: we had to keep telling them to do something at the back of the property to get the water pressure going for a shower. Loud music from a nearby venue (we think it was hotel urban) into... More

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Additional Information about Inside Afrika

Address: 46 Rue de Lac Mpanga, Kigali 1933, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Kigali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inside Afrika 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in one most charming neighbourhood of KIYOVU, Inside Afrika is rich in Rwandese and other African culture art. Relaxing and yet authentic, the Boutique Hotel offers 9 exclusive spacious rooms elegantly decorated in African decor. The Boutique Hotel is just 8 km from Kigali International Airport. FACILITIES: 9 Rooms, All with Flat screen and satellite TV, Free Wi-Fi, Swimming pool, Business centre. ... more   less 
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