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Nyungwe Forest Lodge
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place...very relaxing”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

It was a great place to stay while primate trekking. The main building and guest rooms have a great design sense. The staff was awesome -- very helpful and engaging. Food was very good. I love the way the grounds are all part of the tea plantation providing great ambience.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

This truly is a first class property. Set on tea plantation the vistas are magnificent. The staff is very accommodating, both at reception and in restaurant, and interior decorating and architecture is very interesting. From small things like hot hand towels at arrival to heated towel racks to big things like location and feeling like you are in a special place the Forest Lege cannot be beat. Five stars and wish there were more!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Escondido, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is without a doubt, a five star lodge. The location is unbelievable. You are in the middle of
a vineyard that is surrounded by Nyungwe Forest. The nice thing is you are close to the canopy walk and the Colobus monkey trek. This was all arranged by Gorilla Trek Africa, after my gorilla experience in Volcanoes N.P. This lodge had bikes ( free of charge ), and a great swimming pool.
You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

World class amenities await at this fabulous forest lodge! This place is a delight. Wonderful rooms, great service, excellent food. No expense was spared in the construction -- all the details are so well done. The architecture and setting are amazing. We greatly enjoyed our stay here. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Utica, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay.

When I arrived, the receptionist came out to greet me, from then on, she knew my name and accommodated all my requests and questions. Same for the rest of the staff. They knew me by name, my preferences, and showed 100% interest in helping me have the best possible stay.

The accommodations are clustered in a series of small out buildings, short walks from the lodge itself. The entire property is surrounded by a tea plantation and one morning when i left my suite the fields were full of workers picking tea.

Just a beautiful, beautiful spot; quiet, great views, wonderful staff, and very attractive accommodations. Couldn't ask for better, in any country.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Jamshedpur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Definitely the most beautiful hotel I have visited ! The design, quietness and service are stunning ! The hotel is situated in the middle of Tea fields and the forest. The view is amazing ! I strongly recommend anyone visiting Rwanda to visit the forest as well as the hotel.

Room Tip: No tip needed, everything's just perfect. Let them take care of you and relax !
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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New Braunfels, Texas
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We loved our stay at Nyungwe Forest Lodge - the staff was well trained and so accommodating, the rooms were pretty nice though ours was not put back together before they checked us in. Maybe it was the monkeys outside on our balcony that might have rearranged everything? I doubt it but yes, there were monkeys on our balcony one afternoon. We watched them as they moved from #3 down towards the pool area. We did enjoy the pool one afternoon after hiking to see the chimps, which sort of was a disappointment. They were really far away, luckily for us we had a good trek in Uganda to see them.

The food and service was really good - we all really enjoyed the flavorful soups they served and they were very accommodating to one member of our party who had to change everything about her meal. My husband though did get sick on the last day - we don't know if it was food related or just a stomach bug, but they were very concerned about his health.

They do offer tours around the plantation to see the colubus monkeys and offer bicycles for those who want to ride a bit. The pool area was perched over the forest and was so relaxing though the water was chilly.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Nyungwe Forest Lodge
Address: Nyungwe Forest, Gafunzo 00250, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Western Province > Gafunzo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Gafunzo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nyungwe Forest Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The lodge is the only five star establishment within the Nyungwe National Park area. It lies in a tea plantation on the edge of the Nyungwe closed canopy rain forest and comprises of 20 luxurious rooms and two Presidential Suites – with 2bedrooms – luxurious suites, one with a Jacuzzi, each equipped with private decks with views overlooking the vast forest terrain. Lodge facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a boma for outdoor dining and sundowners, a restaurant with private terrace, a tea lounge and bar, a relaxation retreat with two treatment rooms, plus a fitness centre with treadmill, cycle and weights. The lodge also offers the latest in Wi-Fi technology with exclusive conferences facilities accommodating up to 18 delegates. Furthermore, the main lodge is wheelchair friendly with relevant facilities. ... more   less 
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