The Ishema Hotel is a large(ish) hotel dominating a corner plot next to the cathederal. In fact the hotel is owned by the Anglican Diocese of Ruhengeri.
The staff are very friendly, the rooms comfortable and spotlessly clean. The food is good and the hotel has a tucked away swimming pool. I am also impressed that the hotel is totally non smoking.
I use it when in Musanze overnight with work.
The only reason it doesn't get a 5 star rating when compared against the other hotels in Musanze is that there is no hotel bar. You cannot buy any alcohol in the hotel but they don't mind you buying it outside and bringing it in. I was even told that you can send the staff out to buy it for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ishema Hotel, located in stunning Musanze, Rwanda, is a full service facility offering a wide range of accommodations, delightful dining, and impressive conference capacity. Only a two hour drive from Kigali and twenty minutes from Volcanoes National Park, Ishema is a perfect options for those wishing to trek gorillas or simply come relax in the serenity and beauty of mountainous northern Rwanda. Ishema, meaning pride in excellence, goes to great lengths to ensure our guests are greeted with quality service and exceptional facilities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ishema Hotel Rwanda/Ruhengeri