The hotel is conveniently close to the airport. I had prebooked a double room which was no problem via their homepage; the page also advertizes a restaurant within the same building belonging to the hotel.
When we arrived at the appointed time, the reception was deserted; we found someone in the close supermarket who could call someone responsible (the receptionist?). I was handed the phone and someone told me he remembered by booking. Wow... A security guard finally showed us to a huge room. It was old and right next to a big, noisy street.
The mattress was hard and uncomfortable but the shower was heaven: There was plenty of superhot water. Unfortunately the spray really soaked the bathroom and a good part of the bedroom.
We found somebody to open the restaurant but it was bleak, and chicken and fries were about 13 Euros per person (converted). Considering that a couple of doors down the road food is not even 2 Euros that's pretty hefty.
The next morning the woman at the supermarket was able to make a call to the receptionist (?) again, and we could pay for the room by giving the exact amount of money to the security guard. The room key was given to the cleaning woman...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rediscover the elegance of simplicity within the DV APPART Hotel. Set apart from the crowded collection of central Kigali hotels, only minutes away from Kigali City Centre offers an intimate and elegant hideaway in the fashionable heart of Kibagabaga. • Located in the heart of Kibagabaga. • Overlooking the stunning hills of Kigali • Just minutes from Kigali city Centre. • Only a short drive from Kigali International airport. ... more less