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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elila is overall a nice and comfortable place. I have been to Elila mainly to have lunch on weekends either alone or with colleagues. Did not stay at the hotel overnight. The area by the pool is definitely worth to visit and chill out. They have fast internet and the food was really good. Tried the hamburger with fries. It... More 

Thank ScroSergio
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are not very comfortable and they're quite expensive. However, quite well located, nice garden, intimate, nice cooking (especially the liboke), a very good reception (staff is really really nice) and a climbing wall.

Thank Nolwenn G
Kampala, Uganda
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Location is good with nice view on the lake from the terrace. Rooms quite small but cleaner than most alternatives and functional without loads of chinese design decorations (that's a pro). Staff is very friendly and helpful. Internet was up and down, overall not great. There's a swimming pool

Thank Anne R
Detroit, Michigan
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428 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

If you can, request the upper floors in the front of the building for spectacular views of the lake. I was mesmerized by the sunrise and sunset from the vantage point of my window. On one hand, the negatives include less than desirable mosquito nets and cramped washrooms, but on the other the other hand the food was quite nice.... More 

Thank waverider681
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

good food although although no smiles from the workers. nothing special about the rooms but bed is comfortable. nice place for business person but for holiday, its too quite and a little bit boring. affordable with rooms rates starting from $ 60

Thank Stephen M
Paris, France
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73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The service is average it can really depend on who is serving you. Food is ok but a little bit slow. The hostel is very well located and safe. There is a swimming pool which is very rare in Bukavu the water is clean but the floor around it can be very slippy. A climbing wall is available, unique in... More 

Thank Duncan T
Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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172 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I haven't stayed here as I am currently working in Bukavu so we have a house, but we use this hotel for our field staff coming in for R&R. The food is not bad. I had fish, which was really good. A few NGOs got together and built a climbing wall so that is fun. I don't know the cost... More 

Thank Africache
Buffalo, New York
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42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Hotels here are generally over-priced and poor quality. Elilah is usually not all that different. It can be hit or miss on the room you get so you need to be demanding and not accept the box room if they are "full." However, they have introduced 2 new additions as of late - a climbing wall with equipment and a... More 

Thank FinnmaccoolHanoi
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

As tourists we had difficulty finding an affordable place to stay. Elila was secure, in a good location near other hotels and their restaurants with nice views from the upper levels. The staff were friendly and helpful, soaking french and English. They helped arrange taxis and have good advice for exploring Bukavu. There breakfast was included and very good.

Thank timwamos
Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Unless you're ready to splurge at the over-priced Orchid or the slightly less expensive Coco Lodge, the Elila Hotel is a solid choice, reasonably priced, in Bukavu. And no one here will grossly inflate the cost of the room, like the Orchid does, just because a second person, such as a husband/wife shares the bed. A quiet neighbourhood, nice views... More 

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Address: 21 Av Kabare, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo > South Kivu Province > Bukavu
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