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Hotel Des Mille Collines

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2 KN 6 Ave, Kigali 1322 Rwanda
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Hotel Des Mille Collines
Updated 08/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#15 of 117 hotels in Kigali
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Welcome to Hotel des Mille Collines The legacy of hospitality in Rwanda for more than 45 years Inspired by Rwanda’s unforgettable geographical terrain, the hotel derives its name from its motherland known as the “land of a thousand hills.” Inaugurated in 1973 as the premier grand hotel of the country and becoming a shelter to, a light of hope in the darkness for a terrified crowd of up to 2,000 people who were saved by the hotel opening its doors in 1994 during the Genocide against the Tutsi; Hôtel des Mille Collines is surely the most famous hotel in Rwanda. Located in the central business district, the hotel allows you to enjoy the breathtaking views over the hills of Kigali while indulging in culinary delights from casual to fine dining, international cuisine to local signature dishes!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Nightclub / DJ
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Swahili
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davestly wrote a review Nov 2020
Ashford, United Kingdom373 contributions198 helpful votes
I ended up here because it was one of the approved hotels for people that needed to quarantine on arrival. The Rwandans are thoroughly well organised on this. From getting off the aircraft all the way though to arriving at the hotel, everything was right. I was lucky. Getting tested about 3am when I arrived, I had a negative result soon after I awoke and was moved from the quarantine floor. The hotel was nearly empty when I arrived. It got a bit more busy after a week. Food and service was generally excellent. Everything worked well, reasonable internet, reliable power etc. The only annoyance was being approached by a prostitute one evening in the bar. That is not what I expect in a hotel of this standard.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Claire Kangwage, General Manager at Hotel Des Mille Collines
Responded Nov 24, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share a review. It is a pleasure to know that you had a good stay albeit the incident at the bar. We are glad that you appreciated Rwanda's organization right from the airport to the hotel; the COVID-19 tests, results, the accommodation and culinary at the hotel, the internet and power. Your concern regarding the incident at the bar has been raised with our security team and will be looked into. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused. We truly appreciate your objective feedback. Looking forward to hosting you again. Stay Safe. Best Regards,
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jpeters-pa wrote a review Nov 2020
Youngsville, Pennsylvania11 contributions5 helpful votes
I had the opportunity to stay three nights at the Hotel des Mille Collines between touring Volcanoes NP and Akagera NP. The rooms were very clean and organized , the staff was super helpful and friendly, I cannot stress that enough. I didn't eat the buffets, but their outside menu kept me full, and afternoon cappuccino was something to look forward too. I had a nice time, would definitely stay again, and would recommend you go to Rwanda now while the crowds are still sparse!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Claire Kangwage, General Manager at Hotel Des Mille Collines
Responded Nov 12, 2020
Dear JPeters, Thank you for sharing a review of your stay with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and would stay again with us. We are glad that you found the rooms to be clean and organized, staff super helpful and friendly, appreciated our culinary and looked forward to the afternoon cappuccino. It is always a pleasure to know that our guests had an great service experience! Thank you for your recommendation to Visit Rwanda. We value your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again. Stay Safe. Best Regards,
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Jennifer C wrote a review Mar 2020
29 contributions4 helpful votes
Full security check when entering. Nice bar for drinks, dinner outside by pool, very pleasant. Staff all very nice, food very good service good if a tad slow, no worries wasn't in rush, which is true throughout Rwanda. Really enjoyed time spent here.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Claire Kangwage, General Manager at Hotel Des Mille Collines
Responded Aug 10, 2020
Dear Jennifer, Hope you are keeping safe. Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking time to share your review. We are grateful that you appreciated the security at the hotel, the bar, dinner at the Pool Bar, our staff and the service in general. We value your feedback and look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Rwanda. Stay Safe. Best Regards,
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Emily K wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada98 contributions60 helpful votes
As a lover of history, I couldn’t deny myself a stay at the Milles Collines. In a prime location, with wonderful, friendly staff, and comfortable rooms, this hotel has it all. I originally had one night booked, but ended up staying for four, as the insanity of being abroad during the Coronavirus pandemic had me changing travel plans last minute. I couldn’t have asked for a better safe haven. I’m sure most people know the story of this hotel, especially if you’ve read Romeo Dallaire’s book, “Shake Hands with the Devil” or seen the film “Hotel Rwanda” starring Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo. It has an absolutely unbelievable history and you can really feel it in the atmosphere. I highly, highly recommend booking a stay at Milles Collines if you find yourself in Kigali. You won’t regret it.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Marketing M, General Manager at Hotel Des Mille Collines
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking time to share your review. It is such a delight especially during these globally challenging times of fighting COVID-19 to know that you found a safe haven in Mille Collines! We are grateful that you appreciated the history, the hotel's prime location, friendly staff and comfortable rooms. We value your feedback and thank you for the recommendation to other travelers. Looking forward to hosting you again once we get through these tough times. Stay Safe and be well. Best Regards,
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Jochen P wrote a review Mar 2020
Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge, Germany44 contributions12 helpful votes
Choose Mille Collines in December on a business-trip. Very friendly staff at check-in. Waitresses at the bar and in the restaurant were equally courteous and quick. The food was excellent. Very extensive breakfast, a buffet that left nothing to be desired. Late check-out free of charge. That was great. Shall be there again , when I visit Rwanda next time! JPD from MAN Truck&Bus Germany
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Marketing M, Manager at Hotel Des Mille Collines
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Dear Jochen, Thank you for choosing to stay with us with us and taking the time to share your review. We are delighted to learn that you were given a top notch quality service and especially appreciated our staff, enjoyed the food, extensive choice at breakfast and the complimentary late check-out. We appreciate the positive feedback and look forward to hosting you when you'll be in Rwanda next. Best Regards,
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PRICE RANGE
$135 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kempinski
LOCATION
RwandaKigali ProvinceKigali
NUMBER OF ROOMS
112
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Des Mille Collines
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Des Mille Collines?
Nearby attractions include Kandt House Museum (0.2 miles), Saint-Famille Church (0.2 miles), and Azizi Life Boutique (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Des Mille Collines?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Des Mille Collines?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Des Mille Collines?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Des Mille Collines?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Des Mille Collines?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fusion Restaurant, Khana Khazana, and Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Des Mille Collines?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Des Mille Collines have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Des Mille Collines offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Des Mille Collines located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Kigali.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Des Mille Collines?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Des Mille Collines offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.