We spent 2 weeks at Golf Hills Residence in Kigali. Perched on a hillside, we enjoyed the daily breezes and cooler nights.
The food: Breakfast of fresh fruit, breads, eggs-to-order, samosas, porridge and beverages filled us for much of ours day's activity. Dinners are made-from-scratch and filling (beef, chicken or fish with choice of starch and mixed vegetables), and cost less than comparable quality/quantity at other Kigali restaurants. There is a Rwandan tendency to cook everything "well-done", but that is a food safety measure in a developing country.
The rooms: large with king-size bed, clothes wardrobe, desk, table, nightstands; baths have showers. The rooms were kept clean and sprayed to discourage any insect invasion. Two complimentary bottles of water provided daily (shouldn't drink tap water in Rwanda), and more can be purchased at reception, or a short walk down the street to the local supermarket.
Reception will arrange taxi service for guests, both from the hotel and from any location in the area. They can also arrange for a private driver if you'd like to take tours into the countryside.
Two beautiful crested cranes hang out on the front lawn- beautiful to see these elegant birds every morning.
The pool was not in working order at the time of our visit, but we didn't go to Rwanda to swim. No gym facilities, but a walk or run around anywhere in hilly Kigali will keep you in shape.
My husband was working with a school accreditation team of 7; everyone had a private room and the upstairs "common area" of our building was dedicated as their working area. Only his team's members were given rooms on that floor to ensure the privacy of the working team. Some team members chose to work on the balcony at times, enjoying the warm Rwandan days. Golf Hills accommodated their odd working hours, serving their pre-ordered dinner in the restaurant at the time team requested. The management and staff are friendly, helpful and accommodating.
Free wi-fi throughout, too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Golf Hills Residence A place you feel at home away from your home with a mixture of Western-African interior designing and a warmth welcome from our highly trained staff and outstanding services. We are always overwhelmed each time we receive new guests because it is another occasion to show how much we care about them. It is a legacy we have built over the years among our guests across the world since Golf Hills Residence started, where we are also honored to have received a traveler’s choice award from TripAdvisor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golf Hills Residence Hotel Kigali