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Good News Guest House
Ranked #2 of 120 Kigali B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Beautiful place, great value for money for a nice mid-range place to stay ($60 double, $50 single), great gardens, great shower, great breakfast (french toast and fruit salad), good internet, clean, quiet, no complaints!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

After 2 weeks travelling around Uganda and Rwanda in accommodation of variable quality, it was such a relief to walk into this guesthouse! Welcomed by Ben, I was shown to room 6 which has a lovely view over the gardens and over Kigali. Spotlessly clean and the best shower I had during my trip - potentially the best shower I've ever had full stop! The food was also wonderful - delicious, well-cooked, plentiful. I'm so pleased that this guesthouse is getting great reviews here because it deserves to be one of the top places to stay in Kigali.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

I only spent two nights at the Good News Guesthouse before joining an overland tour but after 2 months in the hecticness of Arusha it was like an oasis. The staff were extremely attentive and professional and from the moment the wonderful owner Ben picked me up from the airport I felt very welcomed. The facilities are better then many of the other midrange guesthouses and the prices both for the food and the accommodation were very reasonable, breakfast is included in your room rate. It's a beautiful spot to relax overlooking many of the 1000 hills of Kigali with excellent free wifi. Very highly recommended for a great stay in Kigali, which supports some very positive work being undertaken by the Good News Mission.

Room Tip: Room 6 overlooks a beautiful garden and has a great early morning view of Kigali.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Cyangugu, Rwanda
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

The Good News Guest House is a quiet, beautiful, hospitable oasis and represents not only the best value but also the most pleasant place to stay while in Kigali. The staff is amazingly friendly - they remember your name and greet you with hugs the first time you return - and proprietor Ben is an engaging, knowledgable host. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and well appointed, the food is great, there's free internet access - what else could you possible want?

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

I have travelled quite a bit, yet this is the first time I have been compelled to write a review. I stayed at the Good News Guesthouse for 4 nights and had an excellent experience. The staff are extremely friendly and professional and go out of their way to make you comfortable. The free breakfast is delicious, fresh fruit, pancakes or french toast or omlette and toast. Nice coffee too:) Dinner and lunch are also excellent, Anastase and Harriette, know how to cook!
There are 11 bedrooms all very clean and spacious. Free internet is an added bonus and Clement the IT tech fixed my computer so I could pick up the signal. All of this is provided at extremely reasonable prices-especially considering how expensive Kigali is and the cost of most hotels. Plus you know that your money is going to support the work of the charity that Ben, the owner runs. I can't praise the hotel enough, it's definitely a home away from home and I look forward to returning.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Auchinloch
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5 reviews
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is a lovely, peaceful guest house in Kigali. The staff are well mannered, friendly and helpful. The food is excellent and well served. The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable. There is a lovely walled garden with a fountain.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We where passing through Kigali for 1 night - so had little time to spare! Ben assisted us on everything we needed - including answering calls from friends. A warm welcoming guesthouse with every staff member being extremely warm and pleasant. The rooms are clean, bright and comfortable with a comfortbale bed and great hot showers. the food was simply superb! I was sorry to have to go out in the evening as the food here is really home from home. Ben assisted us with a taxi to the airport - which is about 15 minutes away! A lovely stay! Thank-you

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Good News Guest House
Address: Gikondo Road, Kigali, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
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Ranked #2 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Kigali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Good News Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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