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Good News Guest House

Gikongo Road, Kigali, Rwanda
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Good News Guest House
Ranked #1 of 67 Kigali B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot in Kigali. Ben, the owner, is extremely helpful and personable. I was meeting family at the airport in the afternoon and used the Guesthouse transfer service. I met Ben at the guesthouse and we ended up waiting nearly two hours at the airport as the flight was delayed. I was a tad worried that that... More

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Good News Guesthouse on three separate occasions during our time in Rwanda. It felt like coming back home every time. The staff is very welcoming and friendly. As a couple travelling alone, it gets a little busy and more difficult to find staff when large groups are staying at the guesthouse and mornings get quite loud. The... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Staff were very helpful and friendly. The terrace was landscaped beautifully and was nice to eat and relax there. There is a wonderful view of the city. Beds and mosquito netting was fine. Bathroom was adequate except the curtain over the window was not long enough to cover window completely (room 2 ??). Met two different people who said they... More

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San Antonio, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The entire staff at Good News Guest House are most gracious and hospitable, doing everything possible to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. They provided transportation to and from the airport, took us to exchange money, and drove us to various sites. The rooms were comfortable, and the food was delicious. We enjoyed leisurely breakfasts and evenings in the beautifully... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were overwhelmed by the kindness and welcome provided by all of the staff at the aptly named Good News Guest House in Kigali. Ben, the manager of the hotel met us at the airport in the early hours of the morning and transported us the short distance to the hotel. We were quickly checked in and shown our room,... More

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Dendermonde, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My wife, myself and a couple of friends came over to visit daughter and sun, who complete a 3-month internship at the hospital. We stayed the first night and the last night of our one-week trip in Ruanda at the Good News Guest House in Kigali. As Ruanda and Kigali were unfamiliar to us, it was pleasant to have Ben,... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The welcome, food and accommodation of Good News Guest House will make you want to return again and again. In a quiet and central location Good News Guest House is a very pleasant place to stay. The meals are made and served to a high standard and the staff are always pleasant, friendly and welcoming. There is also the option... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is more like a family-run B&B than a backpackers, per se. The “Good News” in its name is same, same as the Bible and it’s a Christian-owned guest house I believe. That should give you a “feel” for the place, but shouldn’t deter those of secular persuasion. Ben and his family, who run the Guest House, are Rwandan Tutsi... More

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Simien Lodge Europe office
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We wanted a good place to start our trip in Rwanda. We visited the gorillas in Volcanos national park, lake Kivu, tea plantations, etc. Good News guesthouse provided the perfect place to get started. Ben the owner gave us loads of useful advice. There was good internet. The big surprise was the food. We expected to eat out but the... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed at the Good News Guest House for two nights during a missions trip to Rwanda this October. Ben and his staff were wonderful. They were so accommodating to ensure all of our needs were met. The rooms were clean, the food was excellent. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. If we needed anything, Ben and his staff... More

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Address: Gikongo Road, Kigali, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali

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