Bursting with all the vibrancy of Kigali, The Retreat is the perfect reflection of this and the springboard into Rwanda. Luxurious to the touch but with an eco-conscious heart.
This 11-room boutique hotel stays true to its name amid this cosmopolitan African city. The Retreat is a serene, minimalist, high-end contemporary hotel-within-a-hotel. Here the rooms are split between ground-level Deluxe King rooms and the upper-level Superior King suites, the latter coming with double sinks, indoor and outdoor showers. Rooms 9, 10 and 11 have pool views.
The intimate Fusion Restaurant with clothed tables set around the pool and an Italian-leaning menu mixed with Mauritian and Moroccan influences forms part of The Retreat. This chic combination of stone and teak provides a tranquil refuge from one of Africa’s most exciting modern cities and a welcome sanctuary after a long-haul flight or an exhilarating gorilla trek.
Why we like it
The massage and wellness treatments that is available in the spa
Fine dining offered at Fusion Restaurant where meals are created with organic ingredients
Balance mind, body and spirit with a fantastic yoga session
The handwoven textiles in bright colors and patterns that bring that final touch to make each room a true retreat
Kigali city tour
Visit the Inema Arts Centre
A visit to the Kigali Genocide Museum will show you how far the country has come
Visit the Kimironko market
Visit the 1000 hills distillery