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Hotel Credo

B.P 310, Butare, Rwanda
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Edmonton, Canada
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236 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I stayed here 4 years ago and was not that impressed however my recent stay was a little better. Basically this is the best place to stay in Butare. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The lower floors can be a little noisy as they sometimes use pool area as a party place. There is reasonable Wifi coverage. There is... More 

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Arusha T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We looked at the rooms to stay and decided against it. Whilst the girl on reception was helpful and showed all all the rooms of their different price ranges, it was a weekend and the bar at the pool was playing music at distortion levels. The rooms were clean and basic we were just turned off by the weekend noise... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The hotel is adequate. A bit dingy, but definitely plenty nice enough. The big problem with this place is the noise. They have a bar behind the hotel (at the pool) that plays loud music well into the night. If the music is off you hear the patrons yelling and drinking--which is fine, just not when it interferes with guests'... More 

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Montreal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed one night at the Credo and were disappointed. Service was friendly, but it is slightly more expensive then Hotel Ibis in town and a fair bit dingier. I've heard from other expats that they liked it, so perhaps our room was particularly neglected. Musty smell, no mosquito net, shower had barely any pressure and got water everywhere (if... More 

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NYC
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I think there are four, or maybe even five, room categories here. We opted for one of the next-to-highest one, which was still not terribly pricey--clean and tidy, with a balcony. (Highest option: crazy-huge but slightly beat-up suite.) Our friends opted for the lowest option, and if there had been more available rooms, we would've taken this too. They were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is the only hotel in town that has a swimming pool which after a day in the heat can be a relief. We had not planned to stay in Butare / Huye and checked out the hotel in passing. The place lacks any atmosphere with a maze of corridors and fluorescent lights everywhere. However it is clean and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We had thought we would stop at the Hotel Ibis but the main part of it was under construction and the units available in the back were a little worn looking. We then looked at the Hotel Credo and it seemed a bit better. It was clean and when I said we wanted 2 beds they gave me a little... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

In June 2012, I visited the National University of Rwanda in Butare. I landed in Kigali at night and the drive to Butare was three hours long. The drive wasn't terrifying but it was a bit scary mainly because of horribly bright headlights, which though in a way made up for the absolute darkness around. At Hotel Credo, a well-built... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

This place seems very nice - rooms are roomy, price is OK, staff are very friendly. Unfortunately, so are the rats. I woke up to find one in my room rifling through my bag to get to a banana. Unimpressed.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We were put up there by the University during our visit on two occasions. It was okay except for the staff trying to shake us down for extra money (about $70.00) because I brought my wife. Breakfast is supposed to be included in the room although my wife had to pay. This is served on an outdoor patio where you... More 

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