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Kigali Marriott Hotel

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“This international-style hotel makes for a good albeit rather unexciting place to stay in Kigali. If you know Marriott’s, this is no different.”


Kigali Marriott Hotel is owned and run by Marriott Hotels. This company specialises in high-quality accommodation worldwide, presently operating over 6,900 properties across 130 countries and territories. We recommend the Kigali hotel for stopovers before and/or after your Rwanda safari. The accommodation is booked on a B&B basis, including Wi-Fi.


The hotel is accessed via approximately 15 minutes’ road transfer from Kigali’s international airport. It’s situated in the city centre, close to the Nyarugenge financial district and within easy reach of many attractions.


Guest accommodation consists of 254 rooms and suites. All are furnished in a contemporary style, and each has a neutral palette. We tend to recommend the entry-level Guest Room to our clients, as the more expensive options feature access to the hotel’s executive lounge – usually this isn’t necessary for one-night stays. Every room in the Guest Room category offers king-size bed or two double beds, bedside stands and lighting, a writing desk and chair, and a separate seating area. Amenities include air conditioning, a satellite television, a tea-and-coffee station, a mini-bar, and a digital safe. The en-suite marble bathroom contains flush toilet, washbasin, shower, and bathtub. Back in the bedroom, floor-to-ceiling windows provide amazing views over Kigali! If you’re interested in any of the pricier options, by all means contact a member of our team.

Communal facilities at Kigali Marriott Hotel include a selection of restaurants and bars. Italian eatery Cucina offers a wide range of delicious dishes and fine wines in a laidback modern setting. It’s open for lunch and dinner, and only casual dress is required. International venues Iriba Bar & Terrace and Soko provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and both have a terrace for al fresco relaxing and tucking in to buffet or à la carte meals. And Sarabi Grill serves up Kigali’s best burgers and BBQ, adjacent to the hotel’s inviting swimming pool. Also on site is a fitness centre, which has cardiovascular equipment and free weights. There’s the luxurious Saray Spa too, where you can enjoy massages, facials, wraps, and more!


Kigali Marriott Hotel is well placed for travellers hoping to explore the city during their stay. Here are a few examples of attractions in and around Kigali:

  • City Market

    - Big and bustling, the city’s market has fresh food, textiles, arts-and-crafts, and much more besides! It’s also very well organised.
  • Genocide Memorial

    - Just 10 minutes’ drive from town, the memorial contains the remains of 250,000 people who lost their lives during the 1994 Tutsi genocide. The site includes a visitors’ centre.
  • City Tower

    - This high-rise building is the tallest in Rwanda. It houses shops, offices, and a four-screen cinema.
  • Cathedral

    - Headquarters of the Catholic Church in Rwanda, this modest building is situated on a quiet road and has a nice little gift shop next door.
  • Niyo Arts Gallery

    - The work of seven artists at a time is exhibited in this interesting space, which features drumming and dance too.
  • Inema Arts Center

    - With an exhilarating mix of paintings, sculptures, mixed media expressions, and hands-on classes, this is a must-visit for art enthusiasts.
  • Centenary Park

    - This is Kigali’s first public recreation spot, launched in 2007. The gardeners can be rather strict, often requesting that visitors don’t walk on the grass, but you can stroll along the paved path around the well-kept grounds.
  • Kandt House Museum of Natural History

    - This museum is dedicated to Richard Kandt, a German physician and keen explorer of Africa. It showcases the flora and fauna of Rwanda’s national parks, and there’s an exhibition of live reptiles too.
  • Caplaki Craft Village

    - Situated in Rugunga, a short drive from Kigali, the crafts items here are a bit more expensive than they are in the main market, but the sheer variety of products is very impressive.
  • Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial

    - A mere 3km outside Kigali, this memorial comprises a round area with ten stone columns, a structure riddled with bullets, and a small museum. Each column marks the spot where a member of the Belgian peacekeeping force was murdered in 1994.


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