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Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach

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Shared Dormitory (   8  ) | Pool
Family Room | Desk, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Room | Desk, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe Double Room | Desk, rollaway beds, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach

Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach

2.5 star property
Gisenyi beach hotel with 2 bars/lounges and restaurant

7,2/10 Good

47 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
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Rue de la Cooperation, Gisenyi

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Kigali (KGL-Kigali Intl.) - 152 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Bikini Tam Tam - 10 min walk
  • Sun.n.Sand - 11 min walk
  • One Degree South - 12 min walk
  • Calafia - 13 min walk
  • Lakeside Restaurant & Beach Bar - 14 min walk

About this property

Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach

Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for RWF 90000 per person one-way. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the restaurant, and the 2 bars/lounges are nice spots to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other highlights at this Colonial hotel include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.

Languages

English, French

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (108 square feet)

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1955
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

Languages

  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of RWF 90000 per person (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of RWF 20 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for RWF 20000 per night

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach Hotel
Discover Rwanda Hotel
Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach
Discover Rwanda
Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach Hotel
Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach Gisenyi
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Frequently asked questions

Does Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is RWF 90000 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of RWF 20 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and kayaking. Enjoy amenities like 2 bars, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining, African cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Bikini Tam Tam (10-min walk), Sun.n.Sand (11-min walk), and One Degree South (12-min walk).
What's the area around Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach like?
Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach is located near Gisenyi Beach, just a short 18-minute walk from Rwanda Tourism University College and 10 minutes' walk from Bikini Tam Tam. Travelers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings

7,2

Good

7,5/10

Cleanliness

8,0/10

Staff & service

6,0/10

Amenities

7,2/10

Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

The property was not as advertised. The place appears a bit run-down and the rooms we stayed in had stained and partially broken toilet seats. We had to urgently make arrangements to secure alternative accommodation for our elderly mothers, which was extremely inconvenient. The hotel employee who was on duty was however very helpful and understanding, which we appreciated very well. He also contacted the hotel manager who was equally understanding and promised to process a refund for the room which we had to cancel at the last minute due to the fact that it was not meeting our expectation as advertised. He indicated the refund will be processed at the end of the month so we are looking forward to it.
Leon, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Toilets were dirty and broken
Toilets were dirty and broken
YOAV, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Fantastic location, a shame the state of the place
The location is fantastic, right in front of the beach and the property has a huge potential. The rooms are very spacious and the gardens are really nice. Food is also good, although it takes forever to prepare (1.5 hrs for a chicken wrap) The staff were great, super friendly and accommodating. However... I would not consider it a hotel as the state of the rooms is very poor, very old and not as clean as you would expect, even for the local standard. We were there for a week and nobody came to clean our room, change the linen, or replenish the toilet paper. Think of a backpackers hostel, only suitable for the more adventurous who do not mind finding suspicious stains on the sheets and towels or walking barefoot and their feet becoming dirty.
Barbara, 6-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

The property has potential but it was dirty and some of it is unkept. The garden are very lovely.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It was a very comfortable experience.
It was a comfortable experience, and the place was just across the lake.
George, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The property is really good. The staff is friendly and helpfull. There is good internet in the hostel. The location is beautiful, near by the beach. The staff help you with activities in the neighbourhood. The food was good (lunch and dinner). The breakfast was also good, but maybe it’s better to do a buffet with more fruits and maybe some chocopaste. Maybe it is also better to have some parking for the cars.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Dorm rooms need mosqueto nets on all beds, not just a couple. Food was ok, not great. Service was excellent though. Friendly and helpful. Great location, quiet and by the beach. The building and gardens were beautiful. Felt like i was at an old colonial home.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Enjoyed my stay at Discover Gisenyi.
My stay was fantastic.
Victor, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

2-night trip
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