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Nyungwe Forest Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Nyungwe Forest, Gafunzo 00250, Rwanda
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Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful hotel nestled in a tea plantation boardering the forest. Each group of 4 bungalows are beautifully appointed with all the 5 star amenities you could ask for. Sitting on the balcony provides stunning views of wild life, especially birds. The main reception dining room is stunning with open fire and very helpful staff. We did two... More

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Oslo, Norway
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location just at the boarder of the rain forest. Really a 5-star experience, including all the amenities that you would like. Apart from doing the chimpanzees and colobus monkey trekking, visit the local tee factory. If you do the canopy walk, bring the bikes so you can ride back down to the lodge.

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything perfect. Except for expensive wine. Compared to the wine quality and the overall standard of the Lodge. Can especially recommend the Spa. And all the guided activities, including the guided tour at the local Tea Factory......

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great place to stay while primate trekking. The main building and guest rooms have a great design sense. The staff was awesome -- very helpful and engaging. Food was very good. I love the way the grounds are all part of the tea plantation providing great ambience.

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Juneau, Alaska
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This truly is a first class property. Set on tea plantation the vistas are magnificent. The staff is very accommodating, both at reception and in restaurant, and interior decorating and architecture is very interesting. From small things like hot hand towels at arrival to heated towel racks to big things like location and feeling like you are in a special... More

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Escondido, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is without a doubt, a five star lodge. The location is unbelievable. You are in the middle of a vineyard that is surrounded by Nyungwe Forest. The nice thing is you are close to the canopy walk and the Colobus monkey trek. This was all arranged by Gorilla Trek Africa, after my gorilla experience in Volcanoes N.P. This lodge... More

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San Francisco, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

World class amenities await at this fabulous forest lodge! This place is a delight. Wonderful rooms, great service, excellent food. No expense was spared in the construction -- all the details are so well done. The architecture and setting are amazing. We greatly enjoyed our stay here. Highly recommended.

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Utica, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay. When I arrived, the receptionist came out to greet me, from then on, she knew my name and accommodated all my requests and questions. Same for the rest of the staff. They knew me by name, my preferences, and showed 100% interest in helping me have the best possible stay. The accommodations are... More

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Jamshedpur, India
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Definitely the most beautiful hotel I have visited ! The design, quietness and service are stunning ! The hotel is situated in the middle of Tea fields and the forest. The view is amazing ! I strongly recommend anyone visiting Rwanda to visit the forest as well as the hotel.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
56 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We loved our stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge - the staff was well trained and so accommodating, the rooms were pretty nice though ours was not put back together before they checked us in. Maybe it was the monkeys outside on our balcony that might have rearranged everything? I doubt it but yes, there were monkeys on our balcony one... More

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Address: Nyungwe Forest, Gafunzo 00250, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Western Province > Gafunzo
Hotel Class:5 star — Nyungwe Forest Lodge 5*
Also Known As:
Nyungwe Forest Hotel Kigali

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The lodge is the only five star establishment within the Nyungwe National Park area. It lies in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest and comprises of 20 luxurious rooms and two Presidential Suites – with 2bedrooms – luxurious suites, one with a Jacuzzi, each equipped with private decks with views overlooking the vast forest terrain. Lodge facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a boma for outdoor dining and sundowners, a restaurant with private terrace, a tea lounge and bar, a relaxation retreat with two treatment rooms, plus a fitness centre with treadmill, cycle and weights. The lodge also offers the latest in Wi-Fi technology with exclusive conferences facilities accommodating up to 18 delegates. Furthermore, the main lodge is wheelchair friendly with relevant facilities. ... more   less 
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