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The Retreat, Kigali, Rwanda

The Retreat, Kigali, Rwanda

The Retreat

A luxury oasis in Kigali

Welcome to The Retreat, an 11-room luxury boutique hotel created by the American owners of Heaven, designed by Italian architects, brought to life by an extraordinary team of Rwandan builders and technicians.

Stay

Heaven Boutique Hotel is our popular 22 room 4 Star hotel with rooms located on 3 separate properties along the same road. Heaven Boutique Hotel rooms all have similar amenities (TV, mini fridge, coffee/tea/purified water, free Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning in all rooms except the Villa Queen Economy Room) and all rooms are located on KN 29 Street, the same street as Heaven Restaurant. The room categories include:

Villa Queen Rooms

The Villa is 2 doors downhill from Heaven Restaurant in a contemporary “villa” style house – these rooms all have private terraces. Queen Rooms are our smallest, coziest and most economical rooms for travelers on a budget. We have 8 Queen Rooms.

Villa Deluxe King Rooms

The Villa is 2 doors downhill from Heaven Restaurant in a contemporary “villa” style house – these rooms all have private terraces. The King rooms are quite spacious. We have 4 Villa Deluxe King Rooms.

Onsite Deluxe King Room

Onsite rooms are steps from Heaven Restaurant and are newly renovated and in addition to the amenities listed above, these rooms have A/C units as well as modern, wooden ceiling fans. A total of 2 rooms.

Onsite Family Deluxe King Rooms

Onsite rooms are steps from Heaven Restaurant and are newly renovated and in addition to the amenities listed above, these rooms have A/C units as well as modern, wooden ceiling fans. We have two onsite rooms Family deluxe King rooms ” with King + Queen ideal for families or traveling colleagues and steps from our onsite playground.

Garden Chalet King Rooms

The Garden Chalet is our newest property 2 doors uphill from Heaven Restaurant with salt water solar powered swimming pool and onsite open-air gym. These are our most recent rooms with all new tiling, bathroom fixtures, furniture, ceiling fans, and peaceful gardens. We have 5 garden chalet king rooms.

Garden Chalet Superior King Suites

The Garden Chalet is our newest property 2 doors uphill from Heaven Restaurant with salt water solar powered swimming pool and onsite open-air gym. These are our most recent rooms with all new tiling, bathroom fixtures, furniture, ceiling fans, and peaceful gardens. We have 2 garden chalet superior king suites.

The Retreat Wellness

At The Retreat, we are here to take care of you from the moment you arrive until we say au revoir: massage & spa treatments, meditation, yoga, fresh organic meals, private fitness classes may all be incorporated into your daily program during your stay with us.

Heaven Boutique Hotel Wellness

Schedule a private yoga or meditation session or join in one of our weekly community group yoga or Zumba classes. Energize in our state-of-the-art fitness centre on your own or schedule a private personal training session! Nurture yourself post workout with a skincare treatment or massage and rejuvenate in our saltwater pool.

Bespoke Experiences

Every guest enjoys having a personal butler take care of every need or request while staying with us. Take advantage of our bespoke experiences. Go horseback riding on top of Mount Kigali. Take a bike ride with a professional Team Rwanda biker. Weave peace baskets with the women of Nyamirambo Women’s Center. Spend the day on a farm, learning how to hoe and harvest, and eat a home-cooked meal with a rural Rwandan family. Take an art lesson from the artists of Niyo Arts Gallery.

Restaurants

Bespoke Experiences

Fusion Restaurant

For ten years, the founders of Kigali’s top restaurant, Heaven, have dreamed of opening a fine dining restaurant which merges culinary traditions from around the world with Rwandan ingredients. Fusion – the new restaurant at The Retreat – takes culinary traditions from Italy, Mauritius, Morocco and elsewhere and blends them into a single harmonious offer. Perched beside The Retreat’s glorious saltwater pool, rock gardens and native plantings, Fusion is the most elegant spot in Kigali to explore new flavours and experience first-class hospitality.

 

Culinary

Heaven Restaurant is known for our International cuisine with local Rwandan & African flavors. We work closely with local farmers, focus on quality ingredients and cultivate an onsite organic garden where we hand pick fresh herbs and lettuce daily. We have recruited Executive Chefs from around the world since our opening to invest in training our Rwandan cooks and take great pride in the quality of our food and the innovative menu we have created. From our cocktails to our guacamole to our mango panna cotta, every client enjoys the variety, freshness and creativity of our recipes. Heaven has been the top rated restaurant in Rwanda for years due to our ambiance, extraordinary food, expansive views of Kigali from our outdoor terrace, and warm, attentive service.

We have a breakfast menu, all day dining menu and rotating specials. Weekend brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm. We have regular cultural events on weekends to provide entertainment and fun for our guests.

 

Activities

Our concierge team is excited to plan a unique and memorable stay for you in Rwanda. From horseback riding on Mount Kigali to visiting Question Coffee with a “crop to cup” experience, from local cooperatives and art galleries to taking a walking tour of the Muslim Quarter, we know Kigali best and look forward to sharing the highlights with you.

Explore the flavors of Rwanda in Heaven’s organic garden, visit local farmers’ markets, and cook up new recipes in our Rwandan kitchen! Engage in volunteer work or immerse yourself in the culture of Rwanda by taking a day trip to the village, learning basket weaving, drumming or how to prepare the “urwagwa” local banana beer.

Let our concierge plan a journey outside of Kigali to Akagera safari park, the Virunga mountains for gorilla trekking, Nyungwe Forest for chimpanzees and canopy walk or a peaceful stay on Lake Kivu.

Featuring water sports facilities, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and free WiFi, The Retreat is set in Kigali, 1.9 km from Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial and 6 km from Kigali Centenary Park. The property is around 7 km from MTN Centre Kigali and 1.3 km from Kigali City Tower. The hotel has a hot tub, children’s playground and terrace, and guests can grab a bite to eat in the restaurant.

The units has air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a hot tub and a desk. Every room comes with a private bathroom, and selected rooms have a balcony. At the hotel rooms are fitted with a seating area.

A continental breakfast is served each morning at the property.

Guests can make use of the sauna. Guests can take part in various activities in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking.

Around-the-clock assistance is available at the reception.

Kandt House Natural History Museum is a 16-minute walk from The Retreat.

Facilities of The Retreat

Most popular facilities

 Swimming pool
 Airport shuttle
 Fitness centre
 Non-smoking rooms
 Spa and wellness centre
 Free WiFi
 Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
 Bar
 Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Bath or Shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres)
View
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Pool and wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Massage chair
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa Facilities
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool cover
  • Pool bar
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Salt-water pool
  • Heated pool
  • Pool with view
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Massage (Additional charge)
  • Spa and wellness centre(Additional charge)
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Pets
  • Pets are not allowed.
Activities
  • Aerobics (Additional charge)
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance Off-site
  • Cooking class (Additional charge)
  • Tour or class about local culture(Additional charge)
  • Happy hour (Additional charge)
  • Bike tours (Additional charge)
  • Walking tours (Additional charge)
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Horse riding Off-site(Additional charge)
  • Bowling Off-site(Additional charge)
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Children’s playground
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course (within 3 km)(Additional charge)
  • Tennis court Off-site(Additional charge)
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable Channels
  • Satellite Channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/champagne(Additional charge)
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals (Additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
Internet
  • Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
  • Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
Transport
  • Airport drop off
  • Airport pick up
Reception services
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Children television networks
  • Kids’ outdoor play equipment
  • Babysitting/child services(Additional charge)
Cleaning services
  • Daily maid service
  • Ironing service (Additional charge)
  • Laundry (Additional charge)
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying(Additional charge)
  • Meeting/banquet facilities(Additional charge)
General
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarm
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Shops (on site)
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood/Parquet floors
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Car hire
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • French
  • English

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