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The Retreat

Discover 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 20-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.

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 4 room types: a luxury pool villa, a superior king suite with pool view, a super king suite and a deluxe king room. 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 center. 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.

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Expert View

  • A luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Kigali
  • Combines leafy tranquility, Rwandan flair and contemporary buzz
  • Dining at Heaven Restaurant and fine dining restaurant Fusion
  • A wellness retreat after a long flight or gorilla tracking expedition

At a glance

  • 20 Rooms
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • B&B

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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"The Heaven Unique City Tour is a full-day tour. In addition to the market and Imigongo art painting, youll stop for coffee and meet the collective making a difference in one of Rwandas most well-known products."

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ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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