The hotel arranged for us to be picked-up at the airport by Francis for a cost of $20 USD and we drove approx twenty minutes until we reached the hotel. The hotel is located in a lovely leafy suburb of Kigali and approx 15 minute walk to the main shopping district of the town. It is behind a wall and a secure gate which is closed at night. However, we quickly learned that Kigali is a very safe city and our concerns about theft/ personal safety unwarranted.
The rooms were as described. Very comfortable with funky African theme. Wi-fi and mosquito nets available in each room. Rooms were cleaned to a high standard every day but sometimes had to ask for glasses/ cups/ toilet roll or water that had been overlooked. The hotel is in a quiet location and beds comfortable so had a good night's sleep each night. Enjoyed breakfast which consisted of cereal, toast, fruit, juices and delicious omelettes on request.
The staff really made this hotel. Eric the manager was accessable to guests at all times and Patrick a very charming young man. They were all lovely but I'm ashamed to say that I can't remember the names of everyone. They were all very helpful though.
Inside Afrika organised a driver, Alphonse, to take us to Ntarama and Nyatama Churches. Alphonse was a great guide, perfect English and a great understanding of Rwanda now and then. He came into the churches with us to make sure we understood what was being explained by the curator and filled in any language gaps. When we got back to the City he took us on a tour around the City showing us landmarks and suburbs we might be interested in. We really enjoyed our day with Alphonse.
We stayed at Inside Afrika on three different occassions while in Rwanda. The lovely staff, comfortable rooms, and close proximity to restaurants such as Republika and Heaven made this the perfect place for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in one most charming neighbourhood of KIYOVU, Inside Afrika is rich in Rwandese and other African culture art. Relaxing and yet authentic, the Boutique Hotel offers 9 exclusive spacious rooms elegantly decorated in African decor. The Boutique Hotel is just 8 km from Kigali International Airport. FACILITIES: 9 Rooms, All with Flat screen and satellite TV, Free Wi-Fi, Swimming pool, Business centre. ... more less
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