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Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Kinigi Guesthouse
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Hotel is located conveniently close to the park where Gorilla and other Treks begin. The property is lush and beautiful. However, I had these main issues: 1. The bathroom was so dirty (specifically moldy) it was downright unsanitary. I'm a pretty flexible person and adjust to the local environment/expectations. I just came for volunteer quarters in Ghana where I was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

The rooms are basic but a reasonable size. The garden is lovely and the staff helpful with a nice open fire sitting area. It is good value for money, normally places like this close to a major tourist attraction hike up the prices but not so at Kinigi. Our only gripe was with the driver they arranged for us. As... More

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Regina, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

I have to agree with the review below me....it's not extravagant but you can't beat the location for gorilla trekking. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating and I was happy to support survivors of the genocide by staying there. We stayed for two nights before our golden monkey trekking and gorilla trekking. We did the golden monkey trekking... More

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Brisbane, Queensland
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133 hotel reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

Everyone should take heed of the general flavour of the reviews of the Kinigi Guesthouse – even the good reviews – this place is not the Ritz. If you go there with fairly mediocre expectations, and concentrate on the reason you are there (to see the gorillas, and that in itself is not a walk in the park), you’ll survive... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

This place was not clean. The bathroom looked like it had been bombed, the water was not much more than a trickle, the staff was not very friendly, there was no internet even though they advertised that there was, & dinner arrived a couple hours after it was ordered.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2010

It is very basic but you have to remember it is cheap and close to the gorilla head office. The rooms are big and clean enough. Bathrooms are average but the people who work there are nice. There is hot water in each room as each has its separate hot water tank. DO NOT USE THEIR DRIVER! He is evil...... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

I recently took my family and visiting in-laws to Volcanoes National Park. The plan was for my wife and I to go gorilla trekking on Saturday morning while my in-laws watched our 2 young children (1 and 4). We chose to stay at Kinigi Guest House due to its proximity to the Park's HQ. We arrived in the late afternoon... More

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

We stayed at the Kingi Guesthouse for three nights when we trekked to see gorillas through Amahoro Tours. We loved the communal nature of the place, eating delicious meals in the common area and sitting by the fire with other guests at night. From our understanding, many of the women who work there survived the genocide and the guesthouse is... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

We had some other American friends who were planning to stay here, but canceled their trip, so the hotel canceled ALL American reservations. It took several phone calls to clear this up. When we arrived, it was raining, and the hotel staff greeted us with umbrellas. The check in process went smoothly. The rooms have painted cement floors with en-suite... More

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New York, NY
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61 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2009

3 of us shared a room at Kinigi-- it was more than fine-- we had a t.v. and a hot shower, and mosquito nets. It was clean. The grounds are beautiful. The service was attentive. It was raining: we were met by staff with umbrellas. The food was decent and plentiful, if unexceptional. Best of all, it was reasonably priced.... More

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Additional Information about Kinigi Guesthouse

Address: Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Northern Province > Ruhengeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Kinigi Guesthouse Hotel Ruhengeri
Kinigi Guesthouse Rwanda/Ruhengeri

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