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Hotel Isimbi

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Rue Kalisimbi, District Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda
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Hotel Isimbi
Ranked #13 of 33 hotels in Kigali
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isimbi is a good hotel. It's central, clean, cheap and welcoming. I don't have any qualms about recommending this place. The restaurant is pretty good and the brouchettes are pretty good. Next time I'm in Kigali, I know where to stay.

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Brussels
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Hotel Isimbi is a great hotel for location. It's an easy walk to everywhere in the centre, and the RDB Tourist Office to pick up gorilla permits is only 5 mins walk away. Close to Union Trade Centre and a number of cafes and restaurants. The downside is that the rooms facing the street are VERY noisy- it sounds like... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A simple hotel right in the middle of the city. The rooms were average with a small TV. The rooms are clean and mine had a balcony facing the street. They have free Wi-Fi in the rooms which surprisingly was fast. The cost of the room (it’s not a B&B) costs $40. Made my booking over the phone and was... More

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Rosenheim
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The hotel is close to the City Center and the natural history museum - just a 5-10 minutes walk. We arrived at 2 am, but the receptionist was very friendly. Just the street in front of the hotel is a problem, because it's quite loud during the night. Next to the hotel is an Exchange Office. The sandwiches in the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We've stayed 2 nights at Isimbi. A good central location and for the price of 35 dollars for a double per night not much to complain. The bed wasn't that good, a pretty hard mattress, but it didn't keep us from sleeping well. The room was clean and light and, even though we had a room at the frontside, not... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Woke with items stolen and welts on back from bedbugs. Paid upfront for a room and was told I could not be given the key. Ended up leaving early to stay in a different hotel and forfeiting money already paid. Additionally, for what it's worth there really isn't much to do in city center. Better to stay nearer to the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

An ideal, cheap base for a stay in Kigali. Clean, spacious rooms with hot water (sometimes intermittent) but free WiFi in all rooms. Road-facing rooms have balconies which at higher floors, have fabulous views of Kigali. Can be a little noisy first thing with road traffic but this is to be expected. A good restaurant with a wide range of... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

To give you perspective, my wife and I were used to staying at $10-15/night hotels so this place was like heaven. Free wifi in the room, hot water showers, and a TV with international channels. We picked it for wifi and the location. It's a short walk to Hotel Des Mille Collines which was one of our main sights. There... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Hotel Isimbi is a decent choice if staying in Kigali a few days. The rooms are fine and mine was cleaned each day. The staff is friendly and even was happy to give me tips on how much to pay for motos or taxis to certain destinations around Kigali. The restaurant has ok inexpensive food but the buffet lunch down... More

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Alberta
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

We just completed 12 days in Kigali and we (our traveling group) feel OK about this hotel. It all has to do with expectations! This is Africa. I have stayed in worse. Sometimes you can find worse in North America. We come to Africa understanding some things about the culture, so it is important not to be too negative about... More

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Address: Rue Kalisimbi, District Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Isimbi Hotel Kigali

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