The Retreat

Voted one of the top new hotels in the world in 2018 by Town & Country and The New York Times, The Retreat is an 11-room luxury boutique hotel created by the American owners of Heaven Restaurant. Located on a tree-lined street you are steps away from the attractions of downtown Kigali including markets, malls and restaurants. Taxis are available, and the streets around the hotel are pedestrian-friendly.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

A first for Kigali, The Retreat is the city's first eco-friendly resort featuring solar electricity, organic toiletries and locally-crafted furniture from a Tanzanian sustainable teak farm. There are two room types, a 400-square-foot deluxe king and a 645-square-foot superior king suite. The hotel features outdoor showers and private terraces in the rooms as well as a yoga and meditation room, spa, large heated saltwater swimming pool with jacuzzi and open-air fitness centre.

Delicious farm-to-table international cuisine is served at Fusion Restaurant and its Swahili-inspired bar, while Heaven Restaurant offers an innovative modern African menu. The Retreat is a base from which to explore Kigali and offers innovative, curated cultural experiences and exciting activities in and around the city.

Getting There

20 minute drive from Kigali Airport and walking distance from the city centre.


Kigali half day city tour, Rwandan Art and Culture Tour and hikes up Mount Kigali.

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