The Retreat by Heaven

The Retreat by Heaven


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The Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel located on a tree-lined street just steps from Kigali City Center and 20 minutes from the airport. 

The Retreat is Kigali’s first eco-friendly resort and features solar electricity, organic toiletries, locally-crafted furniture from a Tanzanian sustainable teak farm, outdoor showers, private terraces, a yoga and meditation room, spa, large heated saltwater swimming pool with jacuzzi and diving rocks, and an open-air fitness center. 

Fusion - the restaurant at The Retreat - takes culinary traditions from Italy, Mauritius, Morocco and Rwanda and blends them into a single harmonious offer. Perched beside The Retreat's glorious saltwater pool, rock gardens and native plantings, Fusion is the most elegant spot in Kigali to explore new flavours and experience first-class hospitality.

Heaven Restaurant, next to The Retreat, is known as a hospitality training facility and cultural venue serving a unique modern African menu and has trained over 1,000 Rwandans in culinary and customer service skills and continues to train interns and others with a passion to build a career in hospitality. It is known for their famous guacamole and signature Cassava Leaf Beef Filet and also for their incredible homemade cocktails.

For guests staying longer, the hotel can arrange a Kigali City Tour which is designed to give you an intimate view of Kigali on an entertaining packed day. These curated tours are customised according the the specific interests of each client and the day is planned around a blend of Rwandan arts, history, food and culture. A sample day might include a drive through the old neighborhood of Nyamirambo, tour a local market, stop by a milk bar, taste of Rwandan coffee, and a visit to an art gallery or fashion designer. The tour costs includes a local Rwandan traditional lunch and banana wine making demonstration at Heaven Restaurant, and often each tour ends with a visit to the Genocide Memorial.

The 3 Deluxe Rooms are each 40 square metres and have a furnished patio.  The 6 Superior Suites are larger at 60 square metres and have a separate sitting area, a balcony and private deck. The 3 Master Suites are 80 square metres and also have a separate living area, balcony and deck.

The 8 incredibly spacious Luxury Pool Villas are 120 square metres and feature a large living area, front and back gardens as well as a private heated saltwater swimming pool.

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Rates Include

Breakfast is included.

Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome.

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General Information For Guests

The Retreat by Heaven is s Kigali's first entirely eco-friendly solar-powered resort.

Nestled within the heart of The Retreat, the Luxury Pool Villas are 125 square meters and have a furnished living room, private plunge pool and complimentary mini bar. Two of the villas can be adjoined through a garden gate if a group of friends are travelling together.

The Superior King Suites are 60 square meters and feature a front or rear patio, a bathtub and an outdoor and indoor shower.

The Deluxe King Rooms feature private patios, teak vanities, peaked ceilings and indoor rain showers. They are 35 square meters.

The Fusion Restaurant merges diverse flavours from around the world with ingredients sourced from local farmers.

There is a main guest swimming pool and bar area.

Adorining the walls of The Retreat is a collection of contemporary artwork for sale, created by self-taught Rwandan artists.

Guests can also join in a hands-on workshop at sister property Heaven and learn how to make banana beer. Other tours and classes can also be arranged - please enquire at the main Reception Desk for details and costs.

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