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Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach

Gisenyi beach hotel with 2 bars/lounges and restaurant

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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  • The property was not as advertised. The place appears a bit run-down and the rooms we…

    Dec 25, 2019

  • The property has potential but it was dirty and some of it is unkept. The garden are very…

    May 24, 2019

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  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Beach towels
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • Gisenyi Beach - 2 min walk
  • Rwanda Tourism University College - 18 min walk
  • Kigali Independent University - 28 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Shared Dormitory (6 )
  • Shared Dormitory ( 8 )


  • Gisenyi Beach - 2 min walk
  • Rwanda Tourism University College - 18 min walk
  • Kigali Independent University - 28 min walk

What’s around


  • Gisenyi Beach - 2 min walk
  • Rwanda Tourism University College - 18 min walk
  • Kigali Independent University - 28 min walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 108
  • Conference space size (meters) - 10
  • One meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1955
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

In the room

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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).

Small print

Also known as

  • Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach Hotel
  • Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach Hotel Gisenyi
  • Discover Rwanda Hotel
  • Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach
  • Discover Rwanda
  • Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach Hotel
  • Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach Gisenyi

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of RWF 20 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for RWF 20000 per night

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • 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).
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining, African cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Bistro Restaurant & Wine Garage (6-min walk), Sun.n.Sand (11-min walk), and Calafia (13-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is RWF 90000 per person one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and kayaking. Enjoy amenities like 2 bars, a picnic area, and a garden.
  • 8.0.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, May 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.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, Mar 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Enjoyed my stay at Discover Gisenyi.

    My stay was fantastic.

    Victor, 1 night trip, Dec 5, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The hostel was well-located, right next to Lake Kivu. I had one of their private cabin rooms and it was very comfortable. The water went out in my room for a couple of hours, but came back again. The staff was helpful. Some of the bar/kitchen staff didn't speak English that well which made ordering difficult sometimes. Overall, I had a pleasant experience. I would suggest that the staff give foreign guests recommendations for where to swim on Lake Kivu. I was surrounded by groups of people who were staring at me, and it wasn't that comfortable. Since people normally come to Gisenyi to visit the lake, I think they could do a better job of helping guests navigate what the lake has to offer.

    Amelia, 1 night trip, Nov 6, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Toilets were dirty and broken

    Toilets were dirty and broken

    YOAV, 1 night trip, Oct 6, 2019

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  • 4.0.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, Aug 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.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, May 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Dirk, 2 night romance trip, Apr 5, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    2 night trip, Feb 4, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    2 night trip, Nov 19, 2018

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