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Karisimbi Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5

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Reviews

4.0 / 5Very Good
10 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Union Trade Center
    18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Ntarama Church
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mambas Club
    8 min drive
  • Airport
    Kigali (KGL-Kigali Intl.)
    19 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
  • Executive Suite

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Deluxe Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Single Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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About this area

Kigali

Karisimbi Hotel is located in Kigali. Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and Inema Art Center are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Union Trade Center and Kigali Heights.

Visit our Kigali travel guide

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Union Trade Center - 18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Ntarama Church - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kigali Convention Centre - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mambas Club - 8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Inema Art Center - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Kigali (KGL-Kigali Intl.) - 19 min drive

Restaurants

  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

About this property

Karisimbi Hotel

Belle Époque hotel with 2 restaurants and free breakfast
Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Self-serve breakfast is free. Additionally, a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli are onsite. All 20 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free wired Internet and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find furnished balconies, WiFi, and minibars.
Karisimbi Hotel offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
This Kigali hotel provides complimentary wired Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Karisimbi Hotel features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception.
This Belle Époque hotel also offers a library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.
Karisimbi Hotel has designated areas for smoking.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in available 24 hours
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:30 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per day.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

Diners Club
Discover
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 5 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per stay (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • Karisimbi Hotel Kigali
  • Karisimbi Hotel
  • Karisimbi Kigali
  • Karisimbi Hotel Hotel
  • Karisimbi Hotel Kigali
  • Karisimbi Hotel Hotel Kigali

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 5 per stay), Free wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: USD 10 per stay
  • Carport

Food and drink

  • Free self-serve breakfast available daily 5:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Turkish

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Braille signage

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
4.0

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4.4
Cleanliness
4.8
Service and Staff
4.2
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Good...with some areas for improvement

This hotel is a basic 3 star property, ideally located just a stone’s throw from the downtown core. It is within walking distance of several restaurants. Wifi was reasonable and the rooms are well appointed with antique furnishings. The breakfast needs improvement - I was disappointed that they did not offer a buffet. The CityBlue hotel just a block away has one of the best buffets in the city with rooftop views, and it is CHEAPER than this hotel. So, the hotel should rethink their breakfast. The rooms are quite hot and stuffy, so make sure you get a room with air conditioning. That said, the A/C is only moderately effective, because the rooms have permanently open screened windows (I could not close them). Service, however, is wonderful. The staff do try to go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and at home!

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Had an amazing time at Karisimbi! Had a some slight confusion at check in and the front desk manager, Roger, was incredibly kind and gave us an upgrade. The rooms were very luxurious and big and an interesting mix of old styles and modern technology. The breakfast was very tasty and the waitress who served us every morning was so friendly and helpful. I would stay here again no doubt.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Loved Hotel Karasimbi!

The chef is fantastic, the staff is very sweet and solicitous, everything was wonderful!

Stayed 21 nights in Jun 2017

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

East Africa Tour

Really nice stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. Hotel not "downtown" but not a problem for us. It's a nice area with a few bars and restaurants (e.g. The Bistro and Sky Lounge).

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2017

3/5

Cost Effective Bed for a Night

Generally had no issues although the A/C didn't really cool the room. The room had direct vents to the outside that could not be closed, and it was facing a somewhat busy street, making the room a bit noisy and also limiting the effect of the A/C. The room did not have a desk to work at.

Pros: Staff were friend and the room was clean.

Cons: Covering of the exterior vents, a better A/C unit, and perhaps another layer of heavy curtains to help block out sound.

Location: Reasonably close to city hall, the Serena, etc.

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