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Gisakura Guest House

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gisakura guest house is as close as you can get to the points of departure for many of the treks, unless you are camping. It is affordable and good value, but very basic with shared washrooms. The staff is very nice and serves dinner/breakfast--which they will pack up for you should you need to leave before dawn to join a...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly and welcoming, the facilities are basic but all you need for a 1 night stay. The food was very good but didn't have options. It's very close to the National Park and the canopy walk starting point. The guest house has shared bathrooms with 1 other room.

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Leuv
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a normal guesthouse, but as in most places in Rwanda, it is overrated. Too expensive for the given service. Poor breakfast is served. Of course, we should take into account that we're in Rwanda, but 55usd for a simple bed is just too much. The location, at the border of Nyungwe Forest, is very convinient. Most of the...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for one night. The room was basic and the staff were really helpful. But the next night I moved into the Anglican guest house. It was way cheaper, spacious rooms but be prepared for cold showers. It is quiet and a good place to rest and escape from the chaos of the city. The place is just...

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ottawa Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Myself, my dgt & 2 friends had 2 rooms booked for 2 nights ( confirmed by email a month earlier ). We arrived to be told there was no room for us; no explanation or apology. There is very few options in Nyungwe Park so we ended up in the village where our driver was staying( so he didn't have...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The accommodation is fairly basic but the rooms are OK and the showers are hot. The evening buffet is plentiful but I'm not sure how they would cope in the small restaurant if it was busy (we were there in low season). The staff are friendly and helpful

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Bern
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I didn't stay at Gisakura Guest House, but at the Anglican Guesthouse, which is also overpriced, and so is the third option in town, the Keza Lodge. If you want to hike at Nyungwe National Park and don't mind an early wake-up, you can stay at the cheaper and way better Golden Monkey Hotel in Nyamagabe/Gikongoro east of the Nyungwe...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed two times in the Guesthouse and both times were great. The rooms are not luxurious but have everything you need. The staff is really welcoming and helpful, the dinner was fantastic and the location is great to start explorations of the nearby tea plantations or the Nyungwe National Park.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very basic accommodation. For travellers on a budget like us this met all needs. Private rooms with simple beds, and a shared bathroom with there travellers. Do not come expecting any luxury and you will be happy. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

For what you get you better look for cheaper place in the village. Basic room, shower outside, poor but quite expensive menu at the restaurant the rdb office moved anyway so there is no more any advantage in staying there.

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Address: Gisakura Tea Estate | Nyungwe Forest, Gisakura, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Western Province > Gisakura
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
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“Don't expect en-suite”
 of 5 bubbles Wilco-holiday, 17 May 2015 | Read review
“Avoid Gisakura Guest House completely.”
 of 5 bubbles pietervrey, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“They're all pretty much the same, no advantages to them. Apologies to all for no photos, traveling with an iPad Air, no USB to allow me to download from my Olympus. Sorry!”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaH39, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Come prepared to pay cash for everything in this part of Rwanda.”
 of 5 bubbles wildliferescue, 19 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room in the building Eric's desk faces. You enter the rooms from the inside, so it isn't as chilly.”
 of 5 bubbles illini2000_LA, 29 Aug 2014 | Read review
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