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Centre d'Acceuil Mater Boni Consilii

Huye District, Butare, Rwanda
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I was lucky to spend a couple of weeks in Butare (Huye) as part of a research project. My wife selected this place as it seemed more tranquil and peaceful, compared with the other option(s) right in the middle of town. She could not have been more right. Mater Boni is a fantastic place. It is 10 minutes walk to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped in to check out their rooms, conference facilities and restaurant and were really impressed. I would rate this as the best option available in Huye. 50+ single rooms that are decked out with roman style bedspread, curtains and furnishings. They are currently building more rooms in the plot next door. There was good security in the compound but... More 

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Kericho, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It became apparent that there was no chance of finding a place to stay untill you stumble on the little gem known as Mater Boni Consilli. The rooms are clean & the restaurant / bar serves good meals. The language barrier when ordering meal is a big challenge though but finally eat anyway.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have stayed at three different places in Butare but this is by far my favorite. The rooms are clean, the meals are good and the staff is very pleasant. In addition, when you drive there they will see that your car is washed and there is no charge for that. The one area that could be improved are the... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I'm sorry for the nuns who are managing the Hotel, but the service that I saw when I visited it on 24th December 2014 it was so poor. I have waited for more than 20 minutes to be received by a waiter, and after giving my order, the waiter told me that food that I ordered will be ready in... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Good hotel, on a walking distance from the centre of Butare. Very quite area, a good night sleep is guaranteed. Friendly and very capable staff, clean rooms with a complete bathroom. Restaurant is OK. Nice garden.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed here twice, once with my parents and once with our one-year-old son, and we enjoyed the quiet environment and the very friendly staff. The rooms are new, spacious and all have a sofa, desk and private bathroom. An extra matress was provided for our son at no additional cost. Breakfast is fine and the restaurant has a large... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We were traveling to Rwanda for a mission outreach so I was not expecting 5 star hotel. This acommodation was very clean, and ample for our needs. The rooms are cleaned exceptionally well every day. There is wi-fi, but it's best in the lobby. The guests are treated well and I found this place to be perfect for our needs.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The hotel's neighborhood is lovely and well worth a morning or evening walk. Also worth a short stroll is the well manicured garden behind the hotel. It's a little spot of serenity. My gigantic suite was, well, gigantic but otherwise humdrum. I've stayed in cleaner rooms in other Rwandan hotels. The restaurant staff was notably friendly. I'd already adjusted to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Go to the Hotels web site and see the real pictures. The property is a very new, well run hotel with a restaurant and bar favored by the locals. Property is run by nuns. It is located in an exclusive residential area, Taba, a 20 minute walk from the center of Butari. $3. cab ride.

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