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Golf Hills Residence
Ranked #17 of 49 Hotels in Kigali
Reviewed 8 May 2014

This is a great option providing spotless rooms, a good breakfast, and really helpful staff. Everything worked well (hot water, wifi, fans etc - often luxuries in East Africa). No complaints and would happily return.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This was the first hotel we stayed in on a recent trip to Rwanda (April, 2014). We found the hotel to have a very good view of Embassy row, along with some view of the city center of Kigali. Overall, the room was clean and spacious.

We were greeted with a somewhat brusque manner by the resident manager. In the span of about five minutes, we heard two things repeatedly from her: 1) I sleep here if you need me; 2) You have to pay for your drinks.

If you are in need of a decent place in Kigali, you should consider this location. If you are after something that will blow you away - you need to keep looking.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

My mother and I stayed at the Golf Hills Residence in April 2014. As two Canadian females travelling to a new country, we wanted to stay at a place that made us feel safe and that's exactly how we felt at Golf Hills. Antoinette was a wonderful host who made us feel right at home. She was extremely receptive to any and all of our questions. She was always available to help out.

Upon arrival at Kigali airport, we were picked up by a lovely driver who we also used many other times. We stayed for 8 nights and really got to know many of the hard working, kind and devoted staff at Golf Hills. The food was delicious, the wifi really worked well and the view from the balcony was fantastic.

I would highly recommend this place. Thank you Antoinette and to the entire staff at Golf Hills. MERCI! Claire & Erin

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Erin Ashley S
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We spent fantastic days at the Golf Hills Residence! The Hotel is beautiful and has a nice view. The stuff is very friendly and it was very interesting to talk to them about Kigali, places to visit and other Ruanda-topics. They also had answers to our questions about organizing our trip and found solutions for all our wishes. The breakfast und dinner is really good and the service is perfect. You will not find any insects in your room because they do a lot to keep them outside. We will definitely stay in this hotel again when we come back to Kigali!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

My wife and I were in Kigali in April 2014 for work, and stayed at this hotel for six nights. The hotel far exceeded our expectations. The two main buildings are quite lovely and have beautiful gardens and plants. We stayed in room 17 - a spacious room with a king size bed, incredible views of the city, and a balcony. The suite was clean, well decorated, and modern. This is more of a boutique hotel with large suites rather than a large hotel with numerous rooms.

The hotel food was quite good as well (surprisingly, this was some of the better coffee we had in Kigali, and the fresh fruit for breakfast was fantastic). Most important, however, was the service: the staff were helpful, friendly and quite professional. They assisted us with getting taxis, exchanging money and generally providing guidance on basic questions about getting around town. Indeed, we arrived around 1am from a late flight and the owner/manager, madame Antoinette, sent a driver to pick us up and she welcomed us at the hotel. The service was impeccable. My wife and I plan to stay here when we return to Kigali and would recommend this place without reservation.

Room Tip: Room 17 has lovely views of the city. Ask for a room that overlooks the city. Quite lovely.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

My colleagues and I stayed there for 3 nights during our business visit to Kigali and we got the 3x3 discount which was remarkable! We chose Golf Hill based on the reviews here on Trip Advisor, and for a hotel that was not even on our list initially, I must say we made a good decision to pick it. We stayed in the single rooms which were pretty decent and clean! I stayed in a room in the 'basement' that I thought would be uncomfortable initially which wasn't the case! It was spacious with a desk and chair which I needed to work on, the bathroom was lovely with a shower and mirrors (pretty important for a lady) and was fitted with a heater. Their food was good, and service was lovely- people were very hospitable and worked very hard to make our stay pleasant. The manager, Ms Antoinette was amazingly humble and hospitable- from the first night she ensured that our rooms were very comfortable and that it was what we expected. She would make certain the taxi was on time whenever we requested for one (pick up from the airport was prompt!) When having dinner at the hotel, she would insist that it be brought on time.
The view of Kigali from the balcony was amazing as well! However, need to add more tables and chairs at the balcony (currently has one table which is restrictive). Looking forward to staying there again and again!

Room Tip: Request for rooms upstairs- near then balcony where the view of Kigali is lovely!!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Golf Hills Residence was our first hotel while on a 3 week trip to Africa. It was very clean, the service was excellent and our room large and airy. The breakfasts were very good. It was very quiet which I appreciated being a light sleeper. We were in a building away from the dining room and patio area so that helped with the noise aspect I am sure. Everyone there was so obliging and helpful I cannot stress enough how much we enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed sitting in the spacious common area with the breezes blowing through just relaxing and reading. It is not near to other restaurants or anything so we ate most of our meals in the hotel. Waiters were very friendly and hospitable but if you are starving you will find the food service very slow. Food was always good, once we got it, but we learned quickly to go in to eat before we were really hungry!!! This is a great hotel and I would recommend it to anyone as a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Golf Hills Residence

Address: KG 415 plot no 4 Gacuriro, Kigali B.P. 7177, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kigali
Price Range: £64 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golf Hills Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Golf Hills Residence A place you feel at home away from your home with a mixture of Western-African interior designing and a warmth welcome from our highly trained staff and outstanding services. We are always overwhelmed each time we receive new guests because it is another occasion to show how much we care about them. It is a legacy we have built over the years among our guests across the world since Golf Hills Residence started, where we are also honored to have received a traveler’s choice award from TripAdvisor. ... more   less 
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