Voted one of the top new hotels in the world in 2018 by Town & Country and The New York Times, The Retreat is a 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.
- 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
"The Heaven Unique City Tour is a full-day tour. In addition to the market and Imigongo art painting, you'll stop for coffee and meet the collective making a difference in one of Rwanda's most well-known products."
Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.
Take a journey through The Retreat to get a flavour of its unique style and character, designed to enchant every guest.
TRIPS TO INSPIRE
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HOW TO BOOK
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