Rwanda

The Retreat, Kigali

Bursting with all the vibrancy of Kigali, The Retreat is the perfect springboard into Rwanda. Luxurious to the touch but with an eco-conscious heart, the 11-room boutique hotel stays true to its name amid this cosmopolitan African city. Amid the bright patterns of its fashion scene, the bold prints of the arts and the riot of colours that swarm the market, The Retreat is exactly that; a place you come back to and breathe.

Location

A city not to be underestimated, Kigali is bursting with colour, passion and history. At just a twenty minute drive from the International Airport, The Retreat is the place to see it from. Our advice? Spend a day or two getting to know the city with a visit to the poignant Memorial Centre to see how far the country has come.

Your Room

Each of the 11 rooms at The Retreat is assuredly Rwandan in their design, but with slick undertones of luxurious Italian design. Private patios open up from bedrooms that boast king-size beds whilst ensuite bathrooms reveal both indoor and outdoor showers. Handwoven textiles in bright colours and patterns bring that final touch to make each room a true retreat.

Why we like it

There is no doubt about it; The Retreat is a hotel that does things differently. Kigali’s first entirely eco-friendly hotel, it is both solar-powered and sustainable. The cuisine too is unquestionably fresh and organic, with Fusion Restaurant bringing together culinary traditions from around the world with farm to table Rwandan ingredients to create meals that both nourish and indulge you.

Other Hotels in Rwanda

Magashi Camp, Akagera National Park

Perched on the banks of Lake Rwanyakazinga in Akagera National Park, Magashi Camp is poised to open your eyes onto another dimension of Rwanda's rich…
View hotel

One&Only Nyungwe House, Nyungwe Forest National Park

Shrouded in mist, One&Only Nyungwe House emerges as a blissful sanctuary in the Rwandan hillsides. Surrounded by ancient forest on one side and a working…
View hotel

One&Only Gorilla's Nest, Volcanoes National Park

Whilst the name One&Only Gorilla's Nest will leave you in no doubt as to the draw of this luxurious mountain lodge, stepping inside to the…
View hotel

Singita Kwitonda Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

A unique feat of contemporary architecture, nestled amid the lush landscapes of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, Singita Kwitonda Lodge is redefining the gorilla tracking experience.…
View hotel

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

Lured in by mighty gorillas and captivated by the majestic landscapes, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is one of a kind. A blanket of vibrant green foliage…
View hotel

“Many companies brag about offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But with Black Tomato it’s not hyperbole”

“Black Tomato are one of the coolest things in the world. Don’t even try and live without them”

“Black Tomato is a super innovative company where the sky is the limit for their clients”

“Black Tomato prides itself on meeting customers every minor need or desires”

“Black Tomato is the choice provider of mind-expanding holidays”

“Black Tomato has made it a mission to keep the world of travel fresh, responsible, and exciting”

“Tailor-made travel experiences that truly get under the skin of a country and its people”

“Black Tomato is a leading luxury travel company that provides innovative and inspiring experiences”