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Iris Guesthouse

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Avenue Kamuzinzi No. 8, Kigali Rwanda
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#20 of 117 hotels in Kigali
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Hotel With Some Apartments Available, Includes Breakfast, Operated By Presbyterian Church
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
Wifi
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Gary L wrote a review Apr 2019
Paihia, New Zealand8 contributions17 helpful votes
This was booked via our safari company, we researched it and it looked fine on the internet. However we were disappointed with the room we were offered, it was just big enough for the bed and tight manoeuvring around our luggage. One the whole it was clean except we didn’t want to use the shower at all as it was covered in black mould. Wifi was available but I recommend you join at reception before going to the room, we couldn’t join the network in the room but once connected it was fine. Breakfast is a continental only, it was fresh and serviceable- but we wouldv’e liked some eggs . On balance we were pleased it was only a 1 night stay, and wish we’d selected somewhere a bit nicer to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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jaredkidder wrote a review Aug 2018
Thornton, Colorado75 contributions21 helpful votes
I WAS a repeat customer of the Iris Guesthouse and previously gave a very positive review. Sadly this time was much different. I booked the 3 bedroom apartment 6 months in advance. I confirmed the reservation with the hotel manager two weeks before our scheduled stay and was told that everything was still in place and that they looked forward to our visit. When we arrived late in the evening for our stay, I was told (unapologetically) that our reservation was not held and that they no longer had space for our team. Thankfully we were able to find a very nice nearby hotel for my team to stay. I will NEVER bring a team here again.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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oriman wrote a review Jan 2018
Freising, Germany145 contributions57 helpful votes
This is my second stay here and the impression is still good. The hotel is located in the heart of Kigali but in a quiet residential area (not far from the President House). I was surprised to wake up in middle of Kigali to the sound of birds rather than cars. Though it's not far from town center – mind the steep hills of Kigali. The place has a restaurant but we had only breakfast there. The breakfast buffet was good (toast, fruits, egg). The garden is nice and can be viewed from the balcony. The only downside is that the room and bath are tiny. Just across the street is the "Dolce" - a nice Pizza and Bar.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Viv H wrote a review Sep 2017
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We stayed here for two nights and it proved an ideal base during our visit to Kigali. The staff were friendly, the place was clean and food was generally good. It's in a very nice part of town albeit not quite within reasonable walking distance to the city centre. We stayed in the apartment which, though outdated in style, was huge and had a nice balcony.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Deborah M wrote a review Jul 2017
Athens, Ohio71 contributions33 helpful votes
The rooms are small, but clean and comfortable with a small sitting area outside the room. For the price, this is an excellent choice. The breakfast was good and the staff friendly and helpful. Locations is close to town.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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$75 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
RwandaKigali ProvinceKigali
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Iris Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Iris Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Go Kigali Boutique (0.5 miles), Mt. Kigali (0.7 miles), and Kandt House Museum (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Iris Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Iris Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Iris Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Iris Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Iris Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fusion Restaurant, Khana Khazana, and Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel.
Does Iris Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Iris Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Iris Guesthouse located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Kigali.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Iris Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.