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Navigation Tip - Go Directly To Prices, Reviews, Map, Photos, Video & Room Rate Guide For Golf Hills ResidenceGolf Hills Residence is a tranquil, affordable suburban stayover located within beautiful landscaped gardens in an upscale section of the city of Kigali, Nyarutarama. Spend time in the two houses that make up the unpretentious hotel, and you will feel like you have stepped back into the colonial country home era. The wrought iron furniture and open, airy spaces of the lounge cum bar add to the comfortable, homely feel while African art adds a touch of Rwandan culture. You can stay in rooms in either the Mimosas or the Magnolia houses while enjoying the superb vistas of the green hills of Kigali and the Nyarutarama Golf Club. Holidaying guests staying at the accommodation can make use of the swimming pool and fitness center of the Nyarutarama Tennis Club at discounted prices. The club also has a sauna and spa, aerobics rooms, and tennis court. The Golf Hills Residence offers travelers 17 non-smoking rooms in four different specifications such as Single, Double, Twin and Executive Suite. In addition to wrought iron beds with mosquito netting that you can draw around, the rooms are equipped with bedside tables, small rugs, minibar, tea and coffee making equipment, writing desk, and TV with satellite connection. Big windows let in the sunshine and balconies on the upper floor allow for pleasant evenings with expansive views. The ensuite bathrooms are spacious, and while most of them have shower stalls, few come with a bathtub. Children vacationing with their families can share the suite room with their parents.
The Isimbi Restaurant serves you meals with a selection of Indian, French and Rwandan dishes. Breakfast is spread out buffet-style while lunch and dinner can be ordered from the menu. If you have any specific dietary requirements, you can advise AfricanMecca Safaris consultant at the time of your booking. The hotel also offers self-catering, and guests are welcome to put together any particular dishes they want. Also, opt to have your meals served al fresco on the balcony of your room while you enjoy the gentle Rwandan breezes, a land of thousands hills. Step out from the Golf Hills Residence to tour the surrounding attractions venues close by, but Kigali has a lot more to offer. The ancient culture of the three primary tribes of the country, Batutsi, Batwa, and Bahutu, are showcased at the distinct art galleries. The Ivuka Art Center displays local art while the Inema Arts Center is a great place for viewing crafts, dances and other art forms. Also, include an excursion out to Niyo Art Gallery to admire the upcoming talent of young artists, especially the rehabilitation through the employment of the street children. To shop for keepsakes of your trip, you must visit the Caplaki Handicrafts Cooperation where you can buy intricately created items like pottery and ceramics, exotic tribal masks, drums, baskets and much more. For a peek into the volatile past of Rwanda, you must visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, Nyanza, Nyamata Church and Ntarama Church, all of which are poignant reminders of the innocents that fell prey to the state instigated, misdirected violence of 1994. Explore the Kandt House, home of the famous Dr. Richard Kandt, discoverer of the source of the Nile River. His home now houses the National History Museum of Rwanda.
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What We Like About Golf Hills Residence
- You will have easy access to the MTN shopping center that is known for its medical stores, restaurants and other avenues of entertainment.
- Guests visiting Kigali for business meetings and diplomatic purposes will find the proximity to international embassies very convenient.
- Guests traveling with kids can make use of the self-catering services of the hotel kitchens to put together special meals for them. The chef is also open to taking requests for particular dietary requirements.
- The staff are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. They take good care of the guests; however, don’t set high expectations being a value accommodation.
- The hotel is located in a quiet, suburban neighborhood.
Things To Note When Staying At Golf Hills Residence
- To enjoy the panoramic vistas of the green hills of the city and the golf course, you will have to take rooms on the upper floors.
- This hotel has just one restaurant, and you might find that the food selection is somewhat limited.
- Although vacationing guests at the Golf Hills Residence can make use of the recreational facilities of the neighboring Nyarutarama Tennis Club at discounted prices, the hotel does not have any such in-house facilities. The pool is built on our last check, but there was no water in it.
- The hotel is sited in the suburbs in a quiet location, but if you are in Kigali for business in the city’s hub, you will have to take costly transfers.
- Hotel accessibility is limited as there is no elevator. Stairs will need to be taken to get to the second floor of the main building.
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