Mubwiza is a simple, comfortable guest house quite near the main business areas of Kigali. The long front porch, on which you can enjoy your generous complimentary breakfast, has a fantastic view across one of Kigali's many valleys. And Rose, it's manager, is just wonderful. She's friendly and warm, and works incredibly hard to ensure guests have everything they need. Be sure to ask Rose to help you connect with a local taxi driver (as many don't have English or French) who will be prompt and give you a good rate! Other perks include that the internet is fast, and shower water pressure is strong. Oh, and the chapatis that came with our breakfast are, bar none, the best I've ever eaten. (Having worked around East Africa for years you can trust that I've eaten a LOT of chapatis in my day!) Mubwiza's are fluffy, not too greasy, and delicious.
The place is not trying to be fancy, and does have the feel of a B&B. It's just a clean, quiet, and comfortable house. The private room-with-bathroom that I occupied for three nights was plenty big enough for two if I'd been with my partner. My colleague's equivalent room had a VERY soft (saggy) mattress that he found not conducive to good sleep, but mine was fine. For the price, it was very satisfactory for me, someone who wants to be able to sleep OK, access emails without horrible frustration, and wash my long hair under a hot shower that's more than a dribble.
Overall, Mubwiza was quite comfortable and will be my home-away-from-home in Kigali from now on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mubwiza Courts offers affordable and superbly comfy accommodation to tourists, business executives, and vacationers. It is situated in the beautiful Kigali suburb Kacyiru and is a perfect location as it is in close proximity to the most desired and visited locations in Rwanda. Family owned and operated, Mubwiza Courts provides an affordable place to stay within a few miles of downtown Kigali. Mubwiza Courts contains 8 double/single rooms and one elegant 8 sleeper dorm room with four poster beds draped with tulle for privacy. All rooms come with fresh linens and breakfast; the double/single rooms have a private bathroom. The guesthouse has a barbecue area for guests to use. On-site parking is available. Guests can arrange airport transfers with the hotel. The guest house can host upto 18 - 28 guests. ... more less