The Retreat

The Retreat by Heaven literally seems to have fallen from the sky. For those who want naturalness and luxury combined, this is a wonderful place to be pampered. The East African boutique hotel comes from the designs of Italian architects in collaboration with the hotel owners, and was finally brought to life by a special team of Rwandan builders and technicians. Complementing the beauty of the hotel is the immense hospitality of the staff - for a feeling very much like home.


The rooms shine in different wood tones and types, combined with typical African decor. A certain elegance runs through both rooms and bathrooms, providing an appropriate touch of luxury. The furniture, mostly made on a sustainable teak farm in Tanzania, adds to the unique character of the lovingly designed interior. Dark stone tiles in the bathroom enhance the wood elements combined with them. A stone-lined outdoor shower adorned with natural bamboo and evergreen plants completes the private bathing experience. For those who like a little more luxury, there are eight luxury villas with their own saltwater pool.
Innenansicht eines Doppelzimmers im Retreat Kigali


Culinary chefs from around the world enchant guests' taste buds. The international dishes combine African flavours and come partly from local farmers and partly from the in-house organic garden. The restaurant terrace extends around the pool, with twinkling lights creating a soothing atmosphere, especially in the evening. The surrounding rock garden underlines the naturalness of the hotel with its dense planting. Delicious cocktails and an evening entertainment program add to the vacation atmosphere.
Ein Mitarbeiter serviert Abendessen


A tree-lined road leads straight to the hotel. A few minutes separate it from the centre of the city of Kigali, which is a great destination for a trip to the largest city in Rwanda. Here you will get a glimpse of the country's culture and way of life. Exploration tours to the Kigali Genocide Memorial - a memorial to the genocide of the Tutsi in the 1990s - as well as horseback rides and bike tours on Mount Kigali, provide informative and exciting diversions.
Beleuchteter Essbereich des Retreats in Kigali


The Retreat impresses, especially with its cultural offers. Thus, you have the opportunity to spend a day with a Rwandan family and experience their everyday life together. This event, organized by the hotel team, will provide you with precious memories. You can get active during a dance lesson of the Intore dance art: Here, you will learn the traditional Rwandan dance directly from the locals. In the Niyo Art Gallery, you can try your hand and paint together with other artists. After this multi-faceted program, the hotel awaits you with its wellness area, where you can take advantage of various spa treatments, yoga classes and fitness equipment. The icing on the cake consists of the two saltwater pools that make nature feel complete.
Ein Koch zeigt zwei Frauen Zutaten fuer ein Gericht

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Anja Sterker

Anja Sterker

Travel Designer