A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Rwanda’s vibrant Kigali

Settled along a leafy street in the heart of Rwanda’s vibrant and modern capital, Kigali, The Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel that is the perfect base from which to explore the city. Just 20 minutes from the airport, this conveniently placed hotel offers a range of activities — including a banana beer-making workshop, and various culture and nature tours. The Retreat is committed to sustainability, uses solar power, sources organic toiletries, and makes use of sustainably sourced teak furniture. The Retreat has a farm-to-table ethos, providing fusion cuisine at their restaurant.

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Best time to go to Kigali

Kigali has a tropical wet and dry climate with 2 rainy seasons and 2 dry seasons. The rainy seasons occur from February to May and from October to December, with the wettest months being April and November. The dry seasons occur from June to September and from December to January. The best time to visit Kigali is during the dry season between June to September when the temperatures are mild and there is little to no rainfall. During this time, temperatures are milder and the city is lush and green from the rain.


Luxury Pool Villa

The Luxury Pool Villas are a luxury sanctuary, each featuring an emperor king-size bed that can be converted into 2 twin beds, and an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain showers. The Villas also include a sleeper couch that can be converted into a child’s bed and a private heated plunge pool.

Deluxe King Room

The Deluxe King Rooms are decorated in a tasteful blend of wooden accents and contemporary Rwandan flair. Each room features a fitted king-size bed, an en-suite bathroom, and a patio with outdoor seating.

Superior King Suite

The Superior King Suites are a luxury haven in a vibrant city. The suites are adorned with wooden accents and feature private outdoor decks. Each suite also features a fitted king-size bed (with 4 rooms offering a conversion to 2 twin beds) and an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.