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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Nyungwe Forest, Gafunzo 00250, Rwanda   |  
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Oslo, Norway
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“5 Star Luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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......

Stayed July 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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 place the Forest Lege cannot be beat. Five stars and wish there were more!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Escondido, California
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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 had bikes ( free of charge ), and a great swimming pool.
You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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San Francisco, California
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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.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Utica, New York
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6 hotel reviews
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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 clustered in a series of small out buildings, short walks from the lodge itself. The entire property is surrounded by a tea plantation and one morning when i left my suite the fields were full of workers picking tea.

Just a beautiful, beautiful spot; quiet, great views, wonderful staff, and very attractive accommodations. Couldn't ask for better, in any country.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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
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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.

Room Tip: No tip needed, everything's just perfect. Let them take care of you and relax !
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Additional Information about Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Address: Nyungwe Forest, Gafunzo 00250, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Western Province > Gafunzo
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Gafunzo
Hotel Class:5 star — Nyungwe Forest Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
Also Known As:
Nyungwe Forest Hotel Kigali

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