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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
adjacet to Parc National des Volcans, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fabulous experience!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Alisa, Thor and all the staff. This is the best property for viewing the mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and scenery of the area. You are delivered to the bottom of a hill and your luggage is whisked away to the lobby. Many comment on the fact that the hotel and... More 

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SBF2, Wow, thank you so very much for this wonderful review of the lodge & staff. We are all truly touched to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Thor and I loved getting to know you all over the five nights, and your humour always provided us with a laugh, 6am through to 10pm! Thank you... More 

Frankfort, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband & I truly enjoyed our recent 3 night stay at this lodge. Everything was top notch - from the rooms to the food to the amazingly friendly and efficient staff. Our butler Fidel made sure a fire was going in our fireplace each time we returned to our room- very thoughtful and very much appreciated! There were choices... More 

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear gayle8519, Thank you very much for your lovely review of the lodge. We are delighted that your enjoyed your stay with us, and to hear that Fidele looked after you both so well. We hope that we will have the pleasure of hosting you both again soon, Kind regards, Alisa More 

Benalla, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed two nights at this wonderfully located lodge. Management and staff where excellent and certainly made our stay very enjoyable. All our needs were taken into account and nothing was too much trouble. Cosy fires in the rooms at night added to the ambiance. Perfectly located for the most amazing gorilla trekking. Wonderful

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne G, Thank you very much for your review of Sabyinyo. We are delighted to hear that you loved your stay with us! It was great having you here, and we hope that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Alisa More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge. The rooms were large and very comfortable. Fireplaces were a plus. Each room had its own wifi and small fridge which was stocked with our requested favorites. Staff is wonderful and very helpful. Views from the lodge are great. You will have a bit of a hike (6 min)up to the lodge... More 

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 814lizp, Thank you for your review of the lodge. It is helpful to other readers that you have mentioned the in room wifi and fridge, something that does not often get noted in other reviews but that is most certainly appreciated by our guests staying here. The room stewards are always on hand to bring refreshments up to the... More 

Portola Valley, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything about Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was outstanding. The food, the service, the rooms, the staff. Everybody was always so, so helpful. If there were a rating available better than "excellent", that's how I would rate this Lodge. Thank you for an outstanding time for my family and me.

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kathy F, Thank you for taking the time to review Sabyinyo. It's fantastic to hear that you would rate us higher than excellent! In regards to your ''room tip'' I would just like to mention that any staff gratuities are highly appreciated by our team who all work so hard to ensure a memorable stay for our guests, however... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely property with great management, thank you Thor and Alissa! Would highly recommend the lodge to anyone who is seeking the best in Rwanda near Volcanos Park. I have read negative reviews about this lodge and can't help but get annoyed at the idiotic things that are written... Steps, cold floors, too cold.. Yes it is very expensive but you... More 

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jef-0120, Thank you very much for your review of Sabyinyo- It is very informative and touches on so many points that I am sure other readers will find very helpful. We would also highly recommend guests to go on two gorilla treks if finances allow, as we have found that people always comment on how totally different the scenery,... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous lodge. We stayed in S-1, a beautiful individual cottage. Large bedroom/living room; beautiful view. great bathroom. The main lodge is great. Food is wonderful, well prepared and served. The staff is tremendously helpful. Attitude is wonderful

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wasserman_mike, Thank you very much for your review of our lodge. We are most appreciative that you took the time to rate us, and are delighted that you enjoyed the stay! We hope to be able to welcome you back again one day. All the best, Alisa More 

Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place! Thor and Alisa welcomed us with open arms and made us instantly feel welcome and at home! They made us feel like we'd come back to see old friends and this continued throughout the entire stay with drinks around the fire each night! The property is beautiful with amazing views and wonderful rooms. The in room fireplaces... More 

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brent & Jennifer, Thank you so much for this really lovely review of the lodge. It's put a smile on our faces reading it, and we are delighted that this was a great start to your honeymoon, congratulations again! I am sure your little girl is pleased to have you back home with her now! The room that you... More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sabinyo was amazing- the place, the people. My daughter and I truly enjoyed our stay at Silverback Lodge. Gorilla trekking was the most astonishing and memorable experience and the people at the lodge and the guides were so friendly and accommodating. It truly felt as though we had private butlers throughout our entire stay and our wish was their command.... More 

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear HellenB, Thank you for taking to time to review Sabyinyo. We are most appreciative, and are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Its great for other reviewers to be aware of the high altitude here and that a certain level of fitness is required for the gorilla treks, as it is certainly something that... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional, excellent and in our opinion the best lodge in Volcanoes National Park. The team led by Alisha and Thor are gracious and courteous. We were there for three nights and each day we were waited on hand and foot. Our laundry was cleaned rapidly, our boots spruced up after the trek and Clement was on hand to look after... More 

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Musiara, Manager at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, responded to this review

Dear rlondon2015, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Sabyinyo, we are most appreciative. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and will pass this review on to Clement and the other staff who all work so hard to ensure that guests enjoy their stay with us. All the best, Alisa More 

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