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“Really good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Botanika

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Hotel Botanika
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Bujumbura
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Really good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

I ended up eating there five times in one week. Food excellent every time. And the prices are very reasonable -- 16000-18000BIF for mains. You can buy wine by the glass, which admittedly isn't cheap but not is it extortionate.
The one dud was the 'Tarte du jour'; avoid it, it is shockingly bad. An uninspiring pastry base with your choice of sliced fruit on top, smothered in whipped cream squirted from a can. All the more surprising a let-down given the local benchmark of the remarkable pastries you find in Cafe Gourmand.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Anglet, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Strategically placed small family-managed hotel in central Bujumbura. Excellent restaurant with a broad selection of quality dishes. Rooms on the small size but sufficient for a 2-3 week business stay (room comprises separate sleeping room, office/lobby and shower/wc. On the downside, no hot water (can cope with that with the ambient temperature) but the next-door nightclub can disturb early sleepers at weekends. With rooms at $90 or thereabouts, good value for money compared to elsewhere in town.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Waxahachie, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

You walk in through a tunnel like entrance and all the chaos and noise stops as you enter into a refreshing garden. I loved this place. The rooms were basic and standard - nothing to brag about - but the food was exquisite and the atmosphere enchanting. I was alone, but oh, how I wished my wife was there to experience it with me.
And oh, by the way, the proprietor and his wife are about as friendly and cool as it gets. They become personal with their customers and reflex that same personal feeling that you get from the rest of the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Dale G
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

The rooms were clean and inviting, with powerful AC and a 4 poster bed with mosquito net attached. Hot and powerful showers and beautiful gardens. The food was sublime, so much so that after eating at one other place, we decided to have all of our meals here!
This hotel is in the absolute center of town with free wifi. Great service and friendly staff.
Also, a security guard on the front door at all times which made us feel very safe, although I have to say that there was never a time in Bujumbura where I felt unsafe. Beautiful country from what I was able to see of it.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Excellent food and really friendly. Will recommend it to everyone who needs to go there. Was there also on a Friday night and did not notice the "noisy nightclubs". I was a bit tired though. What more can I say?

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Eve J
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Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

Rooms are clean, comfortable and practical and everything works.
The restaurant has to be one of the best in Bujumbura so even if you don't stay here, you should definitely visit the restaurant.
Rooms are all air conditioned and have hot water and a mini bar and very reasonably priced, breakfast is continental only so don't expect a full English but the freshly baked croissants and breads certainly make up for it.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

I loved the food, you can pick any item of the menu (except frog legs - thank God for the translation) and you will enjoy. Coming from Kenya when frogs are not eaten I did not have the guts to try that. I enjoyed the food so much that I took photos of each meal.

The rooms re nice and the stuff are friendly. They speak French, English and some spoke Swahili.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Roy G
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Property: Hotel Botanika
Address: Boulevard de l'Uprona no 11, Bujumbura, Burundi
Region: Burundi > Bujumbura Mairie Province > Bujumbura
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Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Bujumbura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
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