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1. Kigali Serena Hotel - Tier 1 Premier Experience

Discerning guests seeking the finest accommodations and services may opt for the Kigali Serena Hotel. Conveniently located in the central business hub of Kigali, it has sensational Rwandan art highlighting the plush lounge, where you can relax or hold a meeting. Visit the in-house Maisha Health Spa for expert wellness advice, or stop by the Maisha Health Club to get in a workout. Offering a range of facilities and amenities, this hotel boasts 148 rooms, including some accessible ones for physically challenged travelers. Guests requiring a smoking room should advise the hotel prior to arrival. Dine in the hotel’s two restaurants, which serve a range of traditional Rwandan and international cuisine.

2. Kigali Marriott Hotel - Tier 1 Premier Experience

Sited in downtown Kigali with easy access to the town’s main commercial center is The Marriott Kigali from the international Marriott chain that spells complete luxury and exceptional service, facilities, and amenities for discerning travelers. They offer a selection of 254 air-conditioned rooms and suites that include floor to ceiling glass panels offering you breathtaking vistas of the city spread below you. Choose from 229 rooms and 25 suites such as the Deluxe Rooms, Club Floor Rooms, and Junior Suites for up to 3 guests. Larger families and groups of 4 members or more can opt for the Executive Suites and Presidential Suites.

3. Radisson Blu Kigali Hotel - Tier 1 Premier Experience

The Radisson Blu Kigali combines all the luxuries and amenities that you might expect from the global hospitality chain. Located 5 km away from Kigali International Airport, the hotel has a selection of 292 rooms and suites well suited for premier tourists and business travelers. Choose from 209 Standard Rooms and 4 Accessible Rooms for special guests. The hotel also has 68 Business Rooms in addition to 5 Junior Suites, 5 Presidential Suites, and 1 exceptional Diplomat Suite. Each of the air-conditioned rooms and suites come with a private balcony that offers you stunning panoramic views of the green hills of Kigali.

4. The Manor Hotel - Tier 2 Deluxe Experience

With well-landscaped gardens, a colonial-style facade, and a lounge with a winding staircase, Kigali’s Manor Hotel is a subtly chic getaway spot in the city. A mid-range holiday hotel, the Manor offers a swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, a spa, and a beauty salon. Guests can stay in one 23 rooms, available in specifications including Single, Poolside Double, Standard Double, Deluxe Double, Executive Double, and Deluxe Double Superior. With three restaurants to choose from, guests may enjoy a range of cuisines: Indian at Shere Sardar, Italian at Marco’s Restaurant & Lounge, and Chinese at Silks Restaurant. O’Connell’s Bar and Bar is a worthy place to order drinks and engage in delightful conversation.

5. Grand Legacy Hotel - Tier 2 Deluxe Experience

The suburb of Remera is an up-and-coming area of Kigali and home to the Grand Legacy Hotel. This deluxe quality hotel boasts fashionable decor with elegant Rwandan art gracing the walls. The accommodation offers guests access to an outdoor pool, fitness center, spa for massages, and steam and sauna rooms. Guests can choose from 48 rooms in categories including Superior, Superior Twin, and Executive Suite, and families can request interconnecting Superior Twin Rooms. Vacationers will enjoy dining in the hotel’s two restaurants, which serve a selection of global and traditional cuisines.

6. Hotel Des Milles Collines - Tier 2 Deluxe Experience

The first hotel to open in Rwanda in 1973, Hotel Des Milles Collines is situated in the heart of Kigali. The location was the setting for the movie Hotel Rwanda, so guests can experience a slice of history while staying here. The hotel offers 112 guest rooms, each designed with the comfort of the mid-range holidaymaker in mind. Enjoy expert massages in the makuti-thatched spa, or perhaps enjoy a pleasurable evening with fusion music and drinks in the Lounge Bar. Venture into one of the two in-house restaurants for sumptuous meals that encompass both local and international cuisine.

7. Hotel Villa Portofino - Tier 2 Deluxe Experience

Built in 2014, Hotel Villa Portofino is ideally located in Nyarutarama, one of the serene suburbs of Kigali. It boasts superb views of the rolling hills around the city and offers 51 rooms for guests visiting for pleasure or on a business trip. In addition to easy access to the golf course next door, the hotel also offers a range of facilities for active guests, including a swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness center. For those who require accessibility, this mid-sized hotel also has an elevator. In addition to a breakfast room, the property has an on-site restaurant that serves scrumptious meals.

8. Golf Hills Residence - Tier 3 Value Experience

With beautiful views of the surrounding hills of Nyarutarama in Kigali, Golf Hills Residence is perfect for guests looking for a colonial-flavored hotel at economical prices while touring Rwanda. The hotel comprises two houses, named Mimosas and Magnolia. The 17 rooms have wrought-iron furniture, area rugs, and large windows that provide stunning views while letting in the warm sunshine and cool zephyrs. Families on vacation in Rwanda will appreciate the suite, which provides plenty of room for parents and children. While you can enjoy meals in the on-site restaurant, the hotel also allows for self-catering, a convenience especially for those with specific dietary requirements.

9. Gorillas Golf Hotel - Tier 3 Value Experience

Conveniently located close to the Kigali cultural centers of Ivuka Arts Studio and Inema Art Center, Gorillas Golf Hotel is an affordable accommodation in the upscale neighborhood of Nyarutarama. The hotel offers 83 rooms in specifications including Standard Single, Standard Double, Deluxe Single, Deluxe Double or Twin, Executive Suite, and Presidential Suite. Family guests traveling with children may request an extra bed or crib. Relax in the hotel’s spacious lobby or beside the swimming pool in between cooling dips. The lodging also has a basic gym, so you need not miss your morning workout.

10. Lemigo Hotel - Tier 3 Value Experience

Guests looking for economical accommodations close to the Kigali airport (3 miles away) can opt for the Lemigo Hotel, which has a spacious lounge perfect for having short meetings or relaxing while awaiting airport transfers. Guests are welcome to visit the Marn-Dah Lemigo Spa for Asian-Thai massages, or the steam and sauna room for a wellness boost. Those looking for more activity may wish to visit the fitness center for a workout session. The hotel offers 176 rooms, each with balconies so guests can enjoy sweeping views of the city or gardens below. Guests touring Kigali can have their meals in one of the two in-house restaurants: Ikaze Restaurant or Asian Fusion, which has live music performances on Friday and Saturday.

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During your sightseeing of Kigali, you will encounter distinct tourist attractions and places of interest to visit, from museum like Kandt House, art and craft galleries, memorials of the genocide etc.

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Kigali has a temperate climate with a good amount of rainfall, thanks to its high elevation. You are likely to experience warmer, drier weather from June to September thus the best time to visit the city.

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