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Town & Country and The New York Times call The Retreat in Rwanda one of the top new hotels in the world in 2019. The American owners of Heaven Restaurant created The Retreat, a 12-room luxury boutique hotel located on a tree-lined street steps from Kigali City Center and 20 minutes from the airport. 8 new luxury pool villas are under construction and will be open by October 2020. The Retreat is Kigali’s first eco-friendly resort and features solar electricity, organic toiletries, locally-crafted furniture from a Tanzanian sustainable teak farm, outdoor showers, private terraces, a yoga and meditation room, spa, large heated saltwater swimming pool with jacuzzi and diving rocks, and an open-air fitness center. Fusion Restaurant and its Swahili-inspired bar, located at The Retreat, offer delicious farm-to-table international cuisine, while Heaven Restaurant (reached through the Retreat’s “Stairway to Heaven”) offers an innovative modern African menu. The Retreat is the perfect choice to host guests for 1 night or several days as it offers innovative, curated cultural experiences and exciting activities in and around Kigali. From public health to hospitality, co-owners Alissa & Josh Ruxin created Heaven Restaurant in 2008 to provide jobs and vocational training in hospitality, to date, Heaven and The Retreat have trained over 1000 Rwandans in hospitality skills.

RATING:
5 star 5 star 5 star 5 star 5 star
LANGUAGES:
English, French
TYPE:
Accommodation
NO. ROOMS:
ROOM TYPES
Deluxe King Room (3 rooms)
Superior King Suite (9 rooms)
Luxury Pool Villa (8 rooms)
12
SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Adventure
Big 5
Birding
Cycling
Flora
Gourmet
Hiking
History & Culture
Indigenous Culture / Art
Leisure
Nature
Relaxation
Shopping
Sports
Star Gazing
Wildlife
Wine
PROPERTY FACILITIES:
24-hour Security
Activity Desk
Bar
Battery Charging Facilities
Conference Centre
Disability Services
Eco Friendly
Gym
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Laundry Service (Available)
Meal on Request
Pool
Private Vehicle Available
Restaurant
Secure Parking
Spa
TV Room
ROOM FACILITIES:
Air Conditioning
Balcony / Deck
Bath
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Detached Private Bathroom
Disabled Rooms
Dressing Gowns
Electrical Outlets
En-Suite
Fan
Fridge
Hair Dryer
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Iron / Ironing Board
Laundry Facilities
Laundry Service (Available)
Lounge Area
Mini Bar
Mini Bar (Complimentary)
Mosquito Nets
Outside Shower
Pure Cotton Linen
Safe
Satellite / Cable Television
Shower
Tea / Coffee
Television
Verandah
Wheelchair Friendly
AVAILABLE SERVICES:
Airport Shuttle (Available)
Babysitting Service
Chauffer Service
Credit Card
Foreign Exchange
Room Service
Travel Desk
ACTIVITIES ON SITE:
Bird Watching
Cooking Courses
Fine Dining
Garden Tours
Gourmet Picnic
Massages
Natural History Tours
Walks (Guided)
Walks (Self Guided)
ACTIVITIES OFF SITE:
Animal Encounters
Art Galleries
Beach
Big 5
Bird Watching
Canoeing
Child Friendly Activities
Cooking Courses
Cultural Tours
Cycling
Fine Dining
Fishing
Game Drives
Game Viewing
Garden Tours
General Sightseeing
Golf
Gorilla Tracking
Health and Fitness Centre
Helicopter Rides
Helicopter Scenic Flights
Hiking
Historical Tours
Horse Riding
Horse-back Safaris
Kayaking / Paddling
Massages
Mountain Biking
Museums
Natural History Tours
Quad Biking
Rhino Tracking
Safaris
Scenic Flights
Squash Court
Tennis Court
Tree-top Canopy Tours
Walks (Guided)
Walks (Self Guided)
Wildlife Tours
FRIENDLY:
Business
Children
Disability
Honeymoon
Leisure
Luxury
Romance
Vegetarian
Weddings
GUIDANCE:
Disabled Access
Elderly Friendly
Game Drive (Max 4 pax with window seats)
Game Drive (Max 6 pax with window seats)
Honeymoon Suite Available
Interleading Rooms Available
Private Game Drive Vehicle Available
Private Restaurant Dining
Sole Use Available
Triple for Adult Available
Triple for Children Available