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The Retreat by Heaven

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The Retreat by Heaven

The Retreat by Heaven


The Retreat by Heaven is a luxury boutique hotel located on a tree-lined street steps from Kigali’s city centre in Rwanda, and just 20 minutes from the airport. 

Using locally crafted furniture from a Tanzanian sustainable teak farm, the hotel features solar electricity, 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 centre. The 12 rooms are stylish, airy and boutiquey in feel, with a clean palette and pops of colour for a relaxing experience.

The Retreat by Heaven’s superb fusion restaurant and Swahili-inspired bar offer delicious farm-to-table international cuisine, while Heaven Restaurant (reached through the Retreat’s “Stairway to Heaven”) offers an innovative modern African menu.
A stay at The Retreat by Heaven will introduce you to Kigali’s rich local culture and community, as well as the local wildlife and beautiful surroundings. Don’t miss the opportunity to go gorilla tracking, and take a hike up on of the Thousand Hills of Kigali through lush forested hills, enjoy tropical birdlife, flora, spectacular views and a picnic.


The Retreat by Heaven Information

Location & Getting There

The Retreat by Heaven is located in a residential area from Kigali’s city centre in Rwanda, and just 20 minutes from the airport. 


The Retreat by Heaven features 12 rooms (nine Superior King suites and three deluxe king suite) and is Kigali’s first entirely eco-friendly solar powered resort featuring locally crafted sustainable teak wood furniture, expansive custom-built rooms with peaked ceilings, front and rear private patios.


There’s so much to do in Rwanda, from beach to safari to community. Try bird watching, cycling, kayaking, horse riding, fishing, cultural and historical tours, cooking courses and the on-site health and fitness centre, to name but a few.


Children are most welcome at The Retreat by Heaven.

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Why we recommend The Retreat by Heaven

As a collaboration between Italian architects and top Rwandan craftsmen, The Retreat by Heaven is one of a few boutique hotels in Kigali. Small, charming and stylish, the property lies in a residential part of Kigali and offers a friendly and warm feel. Powered by sunshine to lighten its environmental impact, The Retreat is not only concerned with the planet’s wellbeing but also that of guests. There’s a saltwater swimming pool for refreshing dips while yoga, meditation, fitness classes and two upscale on-site restaurants also keep health at the forefront.

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