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Motel du Mont Huye

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Butare, Rwanda
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Motel du Mont Huye
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Butare
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, MN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The real advantages to Motel du Mont Huye are: 1) it's off the main drag and very quiet, 2) there is a restaurant on site, and 3) the patios; they are lovely. The disadvantages are: 1) the rooms are really not maintained very well, 2) there is - apparently - no daily housekeeping service - which I'm fine with if... More

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Drammen, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Excellent choice travelling through Butare. The rooms are basic and a bit "tired", but there was hot water in the shower, mosquito net and a place to charge your mobile. This is not the place to run around and take photos of the interior decorations, but its got everything you need for a comfortable stay for a limited time.

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Totally loved my stay there. The staff were so very helpful, very limited english so be mindful of translating. Price was right, room was nice and I had a shower with reliable hot water. Will definitely stay again if I travel to Butare!

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Huye, Rwanda
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed here while waiting to move into our house. The rooms are basic, but clean. The "free" breakfast includes three pieces of toast and some jam, coffee or African tea. Omelets can be ordered for extra cost. The staff is extremely friendly. The restaurant is also simple, but serves very good local food.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Simple, clean and safe accommodation that is centrally located - internet cafe is a 2 minute walk from the Motel. The staff are exceptionally friendly and the showers are always hot because of solar heating. The free breakfast included with the room fee is very basic (bread, jam and tea/coffee) and you might want to buy breakfast if you're looking... More

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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Everyone was so nice here, the food was good--the bread and jam at breakfast are homemade!--and the rooms, beds, and bathrooms were clean. Our room (#13) had reliable hot water, though the other people in our group noted that they weren't able to get hot water in their rooms. The beds were pretty comfortable. The bed nets could use a... More

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Westlake Village, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

I've stayed at the hotel several times during my relationship with the local primary school rehabilitation, and it keeps getting better. During the rainy season, the landscaping is lush and inviting even if the roads are muddy and full of puddles. There are mosquito nets in every room, and water is solar heated and is in adequate supply if everyone... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

This is easily as good, if not better than, other accommodation in Rwanda that costs twice as much or more. I stayed here on two separate nights without booking either, just turned up and asked for a room. Everything is simple but clean and tidy, there is hot water (not always the case in Rwanda) and a generator to keep... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

A great place to stay in Butare. A bit of a hike to the University (30 minute walk) but very convenient to in-town stores, restaurants, and cybercafe. Wonderful, wonderful wait staff and housecleaning staff. Rooms are spacious, clean, and secure. Two caveats: Reception only speaks French (and not well) and so there can be confusion about the reservations you've called... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

This is THE place to stay in Butare. Very relaxed atmosphere (what else is new in Rwanda?) with extremely friendly staff. Very clean, beautiful gardens, good food, cheap beer, probably wouldn't have left if I could have helped it. The impromptu kinyarwanda lessons in the courtyard were an added bonus but reflected the enthusiasm our hosts had for their guests.

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Address: Butare, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Southern Province > Butare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 41

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