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“great place to rest and relax in kigali and a great hub for exploring the city!” 5 of 5 stars
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No. 7, KN 29 | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda (Formerly Inn Heaven)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 90 Kigali B&B and Inns
Mill Creek, Washington
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“great place to rest and relax in kigali and a great hub for exploring the city!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Heaven Inn! Our room was really spacious, clean, comfortable and charming too. The staff was awesome and provided great service/hospitality. The location is convenient and the food at the restaurant is fantastic.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sun Valley, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

If you've never visited Rwanda before, you couldn't place yourself in better hands than with the staff of Heaven. Between the American ex-pat owner, who is committed to the country and is raising her family there, and the international/Rwandan staff, you can find out everything about everything, plus a stay at (in?) Heaven contributes to the development of the country. The exquisite restaurant has long worked to train highly qualified personnel, and with the addition of guest rooms, the training has extended into lodging. In addition, Heaven works with local dairies and other agricultural interests to not only provide Zagat/Michelin worthy cuisine, but to also develop new businesses. It's win-win, including for guests: freshly baked scones and French-pressed Rwandan coffee in the morning on the restaurant terrace, overlooking the city; wild mushroom soup, local field green salad, and extensive entrees at dinner - steps from your room - and a 5 minute easy walk from the center of town. I have been drawn to Kigali every year for the past 9 years: Heaven, now that it accommodates guests, will become my heaven in heaven.

Room Tip: There are only 3 and they are all with private bath and spacious. None of the rooms are on the stre...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Heaven restaurant twice. A couple of nights when we arrive to Rwanda and before leaving.
It is a great place to stay, a very good option in Kigali. Clean, spacious, nice rooms friendly staff, good location and a really good price for Kigali! And on top is right next to the restaurant whih has delicious food.
Definitely worth staying here.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

In a city with very few mid-priced lodging options, Heaven is an excellent choice. Large, clean, comfortable rooms, conveniently located in Kiyovu near some great restaurants/bars. Wonderful and friendly staff -- especially Charles!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Stayed there a couple of months ago and had a lovely time. My office in the mornings was the restaurant which does not open till the evening. It is one of the most beautiful places to sit and work from. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home. Finally, the price is about as good as it gets in Kigali!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I was in Kigali for 3 weeks on business and felt very comfortable and welcomed at Heaven's small guest house. We were able to use the restaurant to work (internet service best in the early morning) while having our very tasty continental breakfast before heading to the office. Location is great, easy walk to downtown. Menu and food at Heaven restaurant varied, interesting and satisfying. Staff friendly, helpful and competent. Room was large and comfortable - only criticism on decor were the old fashioned curtains secured by hooks which hung sloppily.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Heaven was a terrific place to spend a few days and serve as a home base in Kigali. The staff were exceptional - we arrived late and our rooms were all ready and waiting. The rooms are not luxury but they are very comfortable - lots of space, clean, new bednets, clean (huge!) bathrooms, good water pressure. Shane and Provi were exceptional hosts and tour guides. Their "tour of kigali" is absolutely worth it - lots of local color, trying local food, and great anecdotes about the city and culture.

And then there's the restaurant - you get a discount if you're a guest (which is nice since it is expat prices). The food is exceptional, and the passion margaritas are to die for. Live music and art are bonuses, and the view is unsurpassed.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No. 7, KN 29 | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda (Formerly Inn Heaven)
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Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 90 B&Bs / Inns in Kigali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel is an American-owned, private, serene property, located in Kigali's most beautiful neighborhood, Kiyovu. Heaven is a short walk to the City Center, shopping, banks and entertainment. In addition to Kigali's top-rated restaurant, Heaven hosts the onsite INEMA Arts' Gallery and AZIZI Life fair-trade crafts boutique. Perfect for business travelers and tourists alike, enjoy our gourmet international cuisine, top notch service, comfortable workspaces, and ambiance. Relax and have meetings under the shade of our grand umuvumu trees and enjoy expansive views of Kigali from the Adirondack chairs on our terrace. We have three rooms available - Inzozi (Dream), Ijuru (Sky) and Izuba (Sun), available for nightly, weekly or monthly stays. Each room has a private bathroom, a mini-fridge and coffee, tea & filtered water service. All guests enjoy free wi-fi, breakfast and a 10% discount on any meal at Heaven Restaurant. ... more   less 

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