- 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
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.
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.
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.