We stayed 3 nights at the Ishema hotel purely to go Gorilla trecking. The Goriall trecking was amazing, but the hotel was a little disapointing after our experiences in Uganda. On the plus side it is close to the Volcanoes National Park and has a great swiming pool. The water was consistently hot and the bedroom was ok. On the negative side, the food was terrible. The food on the buffet was so overcooked as to be almost inedible. On the last night we went a la carte. Having ordered our meals for 7.30 we went downstairs for a drink with our group before dinner at 7sih. We were told that our food was ready, so duly ran around making sure everyone was there. The staff then waited another 30 minutes and served the food cold and brought every course at the same time!
The location is great for the Gorillas but it is quite noisy outside.
Overall, however, we got to see two families of gorillas and that's all that realy mattered!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ishema Hotel, located in stunning Musanze, Rwanda, is a full service facility offering a wide range of accommodations, delightful dining, and impressive conference capacity. Only a two hour drive from Kigali and twenty minutes from Volcanoes National Park, Ishema is a perfect options for those wishing to trek gorillas or simply come relax in the serenity and beauty of mountainous northern Rwanda. Ishema, meaning pride in excellence, goes to great lengths to ensure our guests are greeted with quality service and exceptional facilities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ishema Hotel Rwanda/Ruhengeri