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The Retreat by Heaven

Kigali, Rwanda


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Luxury Holidays At The Retreat by Heaven

The Retreat by Heaven is the first entirely eco-friendly, solar-powered resort in the Rwandan capital city of Kigali. The luxury boutique hotel’s eleven rooms feature locally-crafted and sustainable wood furniture, private patios and local accents, built around a central swimming pool. A charming organic restaurant, well-equipped gym, yoga and meditation sessions, and spa treatments are also yours to enjoy, allowing you to rejuvenate and relax before or after your Rwandan adventure. Ensuring you get the very most of your time in Kigali, bespoke experiences – from arts and crafts and cycling, to volunteering at local projects - can be arranged from The Retreat.

  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: An eco-friendly boutique hotel in Rwanda's capital city
  • Feature: An activity programme showcases the vibrancy of Kigali
  • Rooms: Eleven rooms
  • Nearest airport: Kigali International Airport
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Location and transfer

The Retreat by Heaven is approximately 20 minutes by private car transfer from Kigali International Airport.


Eleven air-conditioned rooms across two categories feature sustainable furniture, artisan crafts and accents that are distinctly Rwandan. Peaked ceilings and private patios provide plenty of space, while bathrooms feature indoor and outdoor rain showers. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs with premium channels, purified water, mini bars and tea/coffee set ups.

The charming wooden Fusion Restaurant serves exciting and innovative menus of farm-to-table cuisine, inspired by Italy, Mauritius and Morocco, as well as dedicated wellness menus and refreshing cocktails.

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Hotel Experiences

Showcasing the vibrancy and culture of Kigali, The Retreat offers its own carefully curated programme of activities that focus on art, food, the great outdoors and the local community. Activities include cycling with a professional, weaving baskets at a local women’s art centre, enjoying lunch with a local Rwandan family, and tours of the city’s highlights – including the harrowing Genocide Memorial. There is also plenty to choose from at the hotel itself - including cookery classes, local dance lessons and banana wine making.

Spa & Wellness

Perfect for after a long flight or time spent trekking in Rwanda’s National Parks, the spa offers skincare, beauty and massage treatments, as well as a whirlpool and sauna. Private or group yoga sessions can be arranged in the gardens, while a spacious gym features state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and free weights, while flaunting lovely garden views.



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Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award in 2021 for achieving Gold Trusted Service for three consecutive years. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more – a testament to our seamless, personalised service, no matter what the world throws at us.

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