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A luxurious 4-star property, with simple but elegant rooms, great location and swimming pool, the Hotel des Mille Collines is one of Kigali’s most popular hotels.
Not only are the facilities excellent, but the hotel has a history and it’s possibly Rwanda’s most famous hotel. The Hotel des Mille Collines was Rwanda's first grand’ hotel to enter the country back in 1973 and the inspiration for the Hollywood Blockbuster ‘Hotel Rwanda’.
The film is based on a true story when back in 1994 the European staff were evacuated and manager Paul Rusesabagina opened the hotel as a refuge from the fighting outside.
Thanks to the efforts of Rusesabagina, 700 people were saved from the genocide that swept through the country and many of the initial pleas for international help came through the fax line that militia had failed to cut.
Today, Hotel des Mille Collines remains a draw to people seeing refuge and offers excellent views over the city and nearby hills of Kigali. With 112 rooms and suites, you can choose to have views of the bustling city or manicured garden.
The hotel offers a long outdoor swimming pool to relax by after trekking, three restaurants to sample some of the local Rwandan cuisine and easy walking access to most of Kigali’s important sights. Thanks to its history the Hotel des Mille Collines is one of Rwanda’s most revered and desired hotels.
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