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Garr Hotel
Ranked #7 of 128 Kigali B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a nice hotel with friendly staff - desk clerks, restaurant, even gate keeper. Rooms are a little small but adequate. Price is reasonable. On request (if available) room can be provided with a hot water maker and a small refrigerator, which, for long stays, makes for an even more comfortable situation. Electrical connections are sometimes problematic but there is hot water always on tap. The restaurant, a little slow on service, nevertheless serves meals worth waiting for. This hotel, overall, is very good!

Room Tip: Ground floor has limited view. Upstairs may be better in this regard. Backside is more quiet (or so...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I had stayed at the Garr hotel for 2 week and enjoyed my time there. Great service and very friendly employees. I recommend this hotel to anyone. The hotel is located near several restaurants within a short walking distance. My next trip to Rwanda I will definitely stay at the Garr..

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Cris D
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Garr Hotel is a very nice, reasonably priced hotel in a nice part of Kigali. Service is attentive, breakfast is adequate and laundry is quick. That said, breakfast could use some healthier alternatives to the daily sausage and fried potatoes -- oatmeal would be great -- and there is no air conditioning, which would be a problem in the summer. My only serious gripe is the lack of some kind of fitness facility, even a room with a couple of pieces of cardio equipment to work off the excellent food available at the numerous restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank JAFCO
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Garr Hotel is located in Nayutarama, Kigali. It's the part of town with lots of embassies and NGOs and is a very nice area for sure. It's a bit far from dowtown, but it's quiet and has some great restaurants quite close. The MTN Center is a 5 minute walk too - you can take care of most of your essential dealings there.
The hotel itself is pretty small and personal. They treat you very nice and it's always clean.
The breakfast buffet is small, but really good. And the laundry service is very fast too, usually they have it back to you by the end of the day.
They have a few TV channels and WiFi is really fast!!
They are working on a pool area. That will be really nice since they only have a small bungalow outside for a relaxing common area. But like I said, the neighborhood is great to take a stroll and hang out in.
There is no A/C here, but the rooms have a floor fan. Kigali is cool anyways, so this isn't a big deal at all. I slept under a blanket every night with the window open. The fresh air was nice and cool and beats a loud air conditioner for sure.
It's really a good price too. I really recommend it.

Room Tip: There are no views here, so just ask for a quiet room and relax.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Sean E
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

This was my second stay and I will be back again in two weeks. The staff is friendly and accommodating.

Laundry service is a one day turnaround -- give it to them in the AM and you'll have it back by approx. 5 PM. The restaurant is decent. The breakfast buffet is more than adequate.

I have two suggestions -- please get more TV Channels ... Right now you have about ten channels -- it would be nice if you had more esp. Some American sports vs. the soccer (football) and cricket that predominate. HINT HINT -- American National Football, Baseball, Basketball and Hockey and possibly American NCAA College Football..

I left on Sunday, the 11th of Nov. about 5 PM. It was raining lightly. The front steps (that marble or granite area -- whatever it is) becomes very SLICK -- like an ice skating rink. You have those green mats partially covering the UPPER STEPS .... I would get mats to completely cover that area to stop someone from slipping and really hurting themselves.

I will be staying at the Garr again, as I said, and would recommend it. Also there are a number of decent restaurants nearby with very reasonably priced menus as well. The hotel maintains a very secure environment as well.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank John G
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is my second stay at the Garr. Both visits have seen me arrive in a very tired state. The staff ,led by the charming Vincent ,just look after allmy needs.Nothing is too much trouble. I ask for a taxi.I get a taxi to take me all over Kigali. I look for food and it arrives. Sim card,Airtime. Internet. Everything arrives.
I travel a lotand stay in all kinds of places. I look for two things: Is this hotel,or BB or room safe? Is this place clean? The Garr is safe and secure and it is spotless. Above it cares.

Room Tip: Ask Vincent.
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Thank patrick S
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

I spent 21 night at the Garr Hotel and I had a goo time there. Staff at the desk and others personnel are nice and dedicated to help and satisfy our needs. Rooms are simple but comfortable and clean. I'll come back!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank RICKLePecq_78230
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Additional Information about Garr Hotel

Address: Nyarutarama | P.O.Box : 3454 Kigali, Kigali 250, Rwanda
Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Kigali
Price Range: $109 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer a wide range of accommodation and services with all rooms elegantly furnished. We are located in the most environmentally friendly settlement of Kigali, 10 minutes distance from the Kigali International Airport. We are next the Grand MTN Center which has several convenient shops among them the Famous Bourbon Coffee and restaurants.For sport personalities, the hotel is located at a 3 min walking distance to the Kigali Golf Course and Tennis Club. ... more   less 
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