Located in the heart of Rwanda’s capital city, the Kigali Marriott Hotel is a smart international hotel with comfortable rooms and plenty of facilities. The hotel is part of the Marriott chain of hotels and provides the same comparably high standards of accommodation, food and service as can be found at their other properties.
Kigali Marriott Hotel is certainly one of the better accommodation options in Kigali. With 254 rooms it is a large hotel with a somewhat impersonal feel. However, its contemporary design, range of restaurants, lovely views and good central location make it a great choice for a short stay in Kigali.
Outside you will find a large swimming pool surrounded by shaded loungers and flowerbeds planted with small palms. Up a set of stone steps is a raised terrace with further seating and low tables in a colour scheme of black and red. There is a small bar here, and friendly staff on hand to serve you a refreshing drink.
Kigali Marriott Hotel has 254 rooms and suites spread across eight floors. Whilst these vary in terms of their size and facilities, they all share floor to ceiling windows with views over Kigali. All the rooms come with either a king-sized bed or two double beds, and a writing desk and chair. Amenities include air-conditioning, a digital safe, tea and coffee facilities, a minibar, and a satellite TV. Each room has a well-appointed en-suite marble bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower. All the rooms have been designed in a neutral colour scheme, and are finished to a high standard, although there is very little to suggest you are in Rwanda.
The 25 suites are much more spacious than the standard rooms. The junior suites come with their own adjoining lounge, whereas the executive and presidential suites are vast, featuring their own private dining area and small kitchenette. The presidential suite also has a beautiful rooftop terrace.
There are a range of dining options at the Kigali Marriott:
- Soko is a vibrant restaurant located in the central atrium, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Cucina is an Italian restaurant serving a range of tasty pizzas and pastas, and provides a more formal atmosphere than Soko.
- Iriba Bar and Terrace has the feeling of a trendy bar, serving specialty coffee by day and cocktails by night. Come here for a light lunch or an after-dinner drink.
- Sarabi Grill opens for lunch and serves a range of drinks and light lunches; we understand that the burgers are excellent.
Being a large international hotel, the Kigali Marriott has a number of facilities for guests to use. The Saray Spa offers a range of beauty treatments including scrubs, body wraps and massages. Guests can also choose to work out in the on-site gym.