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Hotel Belle Vie

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Avenue Tombalbaye, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo
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#23 of 41 hotels in Kinshasa
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Hotel Belle Vie is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Kinshasa, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Hotel Belle Vie offer a refrigerator, air conditioning, and a desk providing exceptional comfort and convenience.

For those interested in checking out Cathédrale Notre-Dame Du Congo (1.9 mi) while visiting Kinshasa, Hotel Belle Vie is a short distance away.

Kinshasa has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Le roi du Cossa and Restaurant La Villa Tricana, which are serving up some great dishes.

Should time allow, Paroisse Sainte Anne is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Kinshasa!

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John Kisimir wrote a review Oct 2019
Nairobi, Kenya3 contributions
This hotel's service doesn't cut. On arrival I was quickly checked into a room whose bed was not made. Horrible. Then I was moved to another one and I had to wait for at least hour to get a towel. Through out my stay it was once mess after another. On top of that it is not in a safe neighbourhood. I will not recommend this hotel for anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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John C wrote a review Nov 2016
Mauritius139 contributions45 helpful votes
Sadly, this hotel simply does not cut it AT ALL! Rooms are reasonable and the shower has great pressure and is hot. Outside of that, nothing. Breakfast is about a 1 out of 10. The 'open plan' gym alongside the reception is a complete joke. Who is honestly going to use that, sweating away with guests checking in right next to you? We checked out at 5am to find the duty manager passed out on the sofa in the reception. Credit card transactions cost an extra 3%. We definitely won't be back.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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NannyMcNadles wrote a review Jun 2016
Cardiff, United Kingdom10 contributions15 helpful votes
Firstly I should point out that there are 2 hotels within the same complex (sharing a restaurant) which may account for some of the varying reviews here. I stayed in BelleVie 3, which is the newer block, for 2 weeks in May/June 2016. I found it to be perfectly fine with very friendly, welcoming and bi-lingual staff and always felt at ease as a single female traveller. The rooms are clean and well equipped with a comfortable bed, air conditioning, television showing news, entertainment and sports channels in English and French, mini fridge and a safe. The food was probably the biggest let down. Breakfast is definitely unusual by European standards; every day was a variation of beans and rice or beans and pasta thankfully bolstered by a small selection of fruit and made to order eggs with bread. The main menu for lunch/dinner looks ok initially but the quality of ingredients used wasn’t great (considering what can be purchased in Kinshasa) and did not reflect the prices.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Room Tip: Rooms facing the garden are slightly quieter.
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Brijesh M wrote a review Apr 2016
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I came to kinshasa for business purpose and I find this hotel nice for staying in Kinshasa. Staff is good and cooperative. Breakfast is really nice to have and quality of food is good. Not expected to get such a nice breakfast like what we get in India. Also, you can find Indian staff here so its easy to convey the message. Rooms are nice. Other facilities are also manageable.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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AdamusLondon wrote a review Dec 2015
London94 contributions67 helpful votes
I can understand why people would be disappointed with this place, especially if you're used to the hotels of international standards that exist in other African cities. Belle Vie is pretty basic, but fine for a few nights. There are two parts to the hotel: Belle Vie 2, which is older, and the newer Belle Vie 3. The restaurant serves both. Neither part is particularly well maintained: I was in the new and but the soap dish was hanging off my bathroom wall and the shower doors didn't shut properly, but the air conditioners work and are quiet and there is running water which is sometimes hot (2 out of 5 mornings in my case). There was just one towel in the bathroom, which was washed every day, but was turning grey with age. The sheets were similarly clean but very old. No small hand towel, bathmat or shampoo. I did get a bar of soap, though. The corridors are tiled and cleaned thoroughly every day. I never saw a mosquito and only twice came across cockroaches, one dead, in the corridor, and one alive in my room. The fact that the corridors are tiled means the rooms can be noisy if people are in the corridors. There is a pleasant garden which again was mosquito-free during my stay. The Indian vegetarian food is excellent, including some ingredients such as curry leaves that are rare in Africa. The meat dishes are less good and the breakfast underwhelming: beans with either rice or noodles, optional omelette, sliced white bread, instant coffee and tea, very limited fruit (banana or papaya) washed down with sugary fruit flavoured drink. Not much for western tastes. The family who ran the place seemed indifferent to the needs or desires of guests, but the other staff were mostly friendly, some wonderfully so.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Room Tip: The rooms are newer in Belle Vie 3 than in Belle Vie 2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Belle Vie
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Belle Vie?
Nearby attractions include Marché Nouveau DAIPN (0.7 km), Forescom Building (1.0 km), and Statue Albert 1er (0.4 km).
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Belle Vie?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Belle Vie?
Conveniently located restaurants include Limoncello, Eric Kayser - Centre Ville, and Patisserie Nouvelle.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Belle Vie?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Belle Vie?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Forescom Building (1.0 km) and Place De La Gare Centrale (0.4 km).