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Hotel Malahide Paradis

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B.P 535, Rubona, Gisenyi, Rwanda
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Hotel Malahide Paradis
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Gisenyi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here twice and both times very impressed. We expected to pay a lot more for what we got. The overall ambiance, food, and rooms were all what we would have expected from some of the more expensive hotels down the road. It doesn't seek to be the Serena, so if you're looking for a desert island style getaway... More

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Louisville, KY
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel seemed to be well recommended so decided to spend a weekend in Gisenyi at Hotel Malahide. Situated lakefront and about three and a half to four hours from Kigali, Gisenyi also has a border crossing into the Congo. Lake is pretty and worth a visit if you are spending a month or longer in Rwanda; this particular hotel is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place and Beach are very nice. Unfortunately we had to meet the first cockroaches of the trip here. Food was average, but breakfast is very little and we got told several times that we have to pay for the tea i ordered... The cutlery is made out of wood and therefor it is not possible to be cleaned properly. I... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We arrived by private boat from a town 2 hours south down the lake. It was really convenient that the boat could just pull up to the beach and unload us. We'd already wired the full amount of money, so we just gave them a copy of the confirmation and we were set. The friendly staff allowed us to wait... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Coming back after 2 years to find the place very different. Don't bother to put an alarm, music from the new church down the road coupled with the beach bar next door will wake you up. The loud music will go on until sunset. Rooms - especially shower (room 9) - in need of a touch up. More light will... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

well hidden, with a lot of plants! My kind of place. staff was very welcoming right from the gate felt like we were coming home from a long trip. few guests which was an added bonus for us as it meant limited noise and less movement scrumptious dinner, beautiful warm campfire, relaxing night noise from the insects, beautiful star filled... More

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed here in July 2014 after good recommendations from friends. What a disaster. When we arrived we found a very dirty toilet (poop floating inside with the toilet brush sticking to it). Got severe food poisoning from their tilapia fish and was sick with fever for three days, had to visit the hospital, this really ruined the holiday. The bathroom... More

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San Diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Was recommended this place by expats in Kigali. Decided to stop by for lunch and, luckily, they had a single free for a few nights. Despite being a little out of my budget, I splurged and glad I did! The location is perfect. Nice, relaxing, an escape from the road! Perfect to have a few beers and watch the lake... More

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Escondido, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The location is on Lake Kivu. Beautiful property and a lot of character. The boat excursion and seeing the villages surrounding the lake is outstanding. The lodge and itinerary was arranged by Gorilla Trek Africa, and it placed me close to Nyungwe Forest. The staff and food was outstanding to us. Big smiles and very helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

4 of us stayed here on the recommendation of some expats in Rwandan. The staff are incredibly attentive, always a smile on their face and a sense of fun. Breakfast was delicious, the rest of the food quite good by Rwandan standards (if as slow as usual). Only hiccup was with the rooms. We had reserved a triple and a... More

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Address: B.P 535, Rubona, Gisenyi, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Western Province > Gisenyi
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Malahide Paradis Hotel

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