The Retreat by Heaven

Town & Country and The New York Times call The Retreat in Rwanda one of the top new hotels in the world in 2018.  The American owners of Heaven Restaurant created The Retreat, a 12-room luxury boutique hotel located on a tree-lined street steps from Kigali City Center and 20 minutes from the airport.  Due to great success in our first 2 years, we are expanding! 8 new luxury pool villas and a new wine lounge are under construction and will be open by October 2020. 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 Restaurant and its Swahili-inspired bar, located at The Retreat, offer delicious farm-to-table international cuisine, while Heaven Restaurant (reached through the Retreat’s “Stairway to Heaven”) offers an innovative modern African menu. The Retreat is the perfect choice to host guests for 1 night or several days as it offers innovative, curated cultural experiences and exciting activities in and around Kigali. Josh Ruxin is the author of the book “A Thousand Hills to Heaven: Love, Hope & a Restaurant in Rwanda” which shares the whole of the Ruxin family story.

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Rooms

Deluxe King Room

Room size 40 m²This room features:1 King bedFurnished patio Internet – Free WiFi Entertainment – Plasma TV with premium channelsFood & Drink – Refrigerator, minibar, coffee/tea maker, complimentary unlimited purified water and 24-hour room serviceSleep – Pillowtop bed, Organic UK Naturalmat mattress, British linens, a duvet, a pillow menu, and turndown service Bathroom – Private bathroom, rainfall showerhead, organic amenities (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion), single Duravit sink, teak wood vanityPractical – Safe, desk, and phone, wheelchair accessibleComfort – Air conditioning and daily housekeepingAccessibility – Wheelchair accessibleAdjoining – 2 rooms adjoining (beds cannot be setup as Twin)Non-Smoking

Superior King Suite

Room size 60 m²This room features:1 King Bed (Emperor King size – 2 meter x 2 meter)(4 rooms can be configured as Twin)Furnished front balcony & private back deckLayout – Separate sitting areaInternet – Free WiFi Entertainment – Plasma TV with premium channelsFood & Drink – Refrigerator, minibar, coffee/tea maker, complimentary unlimited purified water and 24-hour room serviceSleep – Pillowtop bed, Organic UK Naturalmat mattresses, British linens, a duvet, a pillow menu, and turndown service Bathroom – Private bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain showers, organic amenities (shampoos, conditioner, body lotion), double Duravit sink, teak wood vanity(2 rooms have a bathtub and showers)Practical – Safe, desk, and phoneComfort – Air conditioning and daily housekeepingNon-Smoking

Luxury Pool Villa

In summer of 2020, we will open 8 brand new luxurious villas at The Retreat, each featuring a private saltwater heated plunge pool, and bedrooms with full living areas and a total of nearly 120 square meters of indoor and outdoor private living space.

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