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Hotel Des Mille Collines

2 KN 6 Ave, Kigali 1322 Rwanda
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Certificate of Excellence


#14 of 102 hotels in Kigali
Certificate of Excellence
Welcome to Hotel des Mille Collines The legacy of hospitality in Rwanda for more than 40 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)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
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
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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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
Emily K wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada99 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
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
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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Eva T wrote a review Feb 2020
16 contributions4 helpful votes
Recently refurbished pool is very nice but the Sunday brunch - which is advertised as RWF 18,000 on the website is RWF 30,000 (yes EUR 30 pp) pp which - is grossly overpriced and nothing compared to the choice at the Marriott. We got charged for waters on top of this price since an alcohol welcome drink couldn’t be replaced by water. We’ll be back for the pool but definitely not for the brunch.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Marketing M, Manager at Hotel Des Mille Collines
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the refurbished pool. We have noted the feedback on the Brunch pricing and regret the inconvenience caused. We value your feedback as a way to improve the service we deliver. Looking forward to hosting you again. Best Regards,
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Matvl wrote a review Jan 2020
3,548 contributions345 helpful votes
Mille Collines is certainly a famous city landmark. But the hotel is holding on to 4 stars by luck alone. Mostly very dated with ok facilities. Food was at best average and as the pool was being renovated we couldn’t use that area. Party noise from Friday night not great either. It’s a pity really...
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Marketing M, General Manager at Hotel Des Mille Collines
Responded Feb 2, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is true that we are renovating our swimming pool and pool bar. This is a way to continue offering our guests the best of our services. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you but we hope that you can enjoy a swim in our refurbished pool the next time you will be staying with us. We value your feedback as a way to improve our services and look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards,
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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 Khana Khazana, Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, and Fusion Restaurant.
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.