The Bishop's House Rwanda

The Bishop's House Rwanda

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Bishops House provided all my meals. When I had an early morning hike, they provided a to-go breakfast as well as lunch.  Then they offered a hot lunch upon my return.
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
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204 St Nm, Ruhengeri Rwanda
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Somewhat walkable
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Puddleglum wrote a review Jul 2021
Marshfield, Wisconsin27 contributions15 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel serves Volcanoes National Park, where the important activity is trekking to visit mountain gorillas ("Gorillas in the mist"). Hikes can range from mildly difficult to very strenuous. It was wonderful to have a great base at this boutique hotel, where the service and amenities were perfect. Dining was outstanding, and the rooms are comfortable withe a great bath to wash off the bush. The staff removes your boots and gaiters on returning and cleans them for you, which does keep the mud out of their carpets. The garden is peaceful and the pool is wonderful.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Amy S wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bishop's House Rwanda was an absolutely luxury, amazing place to stay in Rwanda. The staff introduced themselves to my friends and me upon arrival, asked questions, and remembered our preferences and then treated us like VIPs every single day. We were always greeted with hot towels to wipe our faces, fresh smoothies or tea, and a smile. There is nothing not to like... the service, the pool, the breakfast/lunch/dinner menus, the house wine, the massages, the rooms, the balconies, the multiple living rooms, the views... each feature was better than the last! I absolutely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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parrneal wrote a review Oct 2021
Morrow, Ohio51 contributions7 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I stayed at the Bishop house during our trip to Rwanda. We did two days of mountain gorilla treks and one day with the golden monkeys. Our driver Jasin with Jambo Jambo tours did an excellent job educating us about the country in the local culture. We were well taken care of by Carine, Eric, and Eric! Our room was kept immaculate and our meals were fantastic. And every day at the end of our treks our boots would be taken away and returned perfectly clean and dry. While we were there we met Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney, a local minister of the government. He was very generous and offered us a meal but unfortunately we were heading out the next day. I would definitely recommend the bishops house. And do walk around the town - we quite enjoyed seeing the local sites.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Now is the time to go! The hotel was not very busy.
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Leosvacations wrote a review Aug 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom19 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bishop’s House is a delightful place to stay. The staff are kind, attentive and immensely hospitable. The food is delicious and varied.

We stayed in two rooms for three nights in August 2023.

The property is on a large, secure and gated plot in a very quiet part of town with elegant and well maintained gardens. It’s only a short trip by car to the park for Gorillas/ Monkeys and the hotel ensures you have a full breakfast (should you want it) before the early start. They also provide snacks for the trek and gaiters should you need them.

The bedrooms are large,beautifully furnished
and in great condition. The reception rooms and restaurant are spacious and comfortable.

The staff are helpful, friendly, efficient and welcoming. The food and drinks are great. The laundry service is excellent.

Thanks to Steve and everyone at Bishops House for making our Rwanda trip so special.

Bishop’s House isn’t cheap
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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plimoth59 wrote a review Feb 2024
Austin, Texas63 contributions10 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Until staying here, I thought nothing could top luxurious experiences in hotel stays. Wrong! This venue was perfect in every way. From arrival and registration in the regal and restorative entrance and side salon, to the most endearing and hospitable manager, Stephen, and the best suite I’ve ever stayed in. This stop is a must, especially if you are en route to gorilla trekking in the volcanoes National Park. We were led to a suite of rooms with a brand new mid-sized euro kitchen (fully outfitted with drinks and utensils) and living room area on the right with sofa and two roomy soft easy chairs. On the left, the sleeping suite: king-sized bed, love seat two easy chairs, bedside tables, desk and armoire. Doors opened to a large terrace with tables and chairs, sheltered by huge leaves of a palm or banana tree. The bath included a tub, double sink and immense two (three?) person shower. All beautifully designed with palettes of cream, taupe, brown and splashes of color. There was also a powder on off the other living room area, that I confiscated as my own bathroom.

Best night of sleep ever. The next day, the hotel outfitted us with backpacks and gaiters for our trek to the mountain gorillas, also providing a breakfast bag. On return after a marvelous day, staff greeted us outside and asked us to sit, where they removed our (really muddy) boots and socks and then proceeded to give us individual foot massages! Succulent. They took the boots and gaiters and had them perfectly cleaned and lined up in the lobby for our next day of trekking.

Had three spa treatments: two massages and a pedicure. The massages were fantastic; the pedicure did not wear well. Wish we’d had more time to lounge by the pool, but we were tightly scheduled to see the animals. The pool is gorgeous. Big. Great comfy furniture. Beautiful umbrellas.

The food was exquisite. Nothing too far afield for the mostly Brit, Aussie and American guests. Grilled meats and fish, potatoes, fresh fresh green salads. desserts alternated between very chocolaty decadence to fruit tarts. Wine selection is mostly South African; I don’t drink alcohol but my wife seemed very pleased with the suggestions offered by the staff.

Lovely gift shop with authentic handwork by the Maasai, including beautiful walking sticks that can be taken down to three parts for easy transport. Even if you don’t go gorilla trekking, you should do yourself a favor and experience this Five star + paradise.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Charlie wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at The Bishop's House was amazing. The entire facility was very well laid out and all of the staff went above and beyond to make our honeymoon memorable. The pool / bar was a great place to unwind as well! Our guide from Primate Safaris was also in-step with the resort, which made the gorilla trekking seamless!
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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wimmyjeil wrote a review Jul 2023
Birmingham, Alabama45 contributions34 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We made reservations for two couples for three nights about 10 months ahead of time. On the day before we were supposed to check in, the Bishop's House informed our travel agent that they could not honor our reservation for the first night. Fortunately, our travel agent was able to get us into another place (which ended up being nicer). While the Bishop's House offered to let us stay there the second two nights, we decided to stay put in the alternative hotel. I'm guessing it's a nice place to stay, as long as they don't overbook and leave you hung out to dry the day before you arrive.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Seku wrote a review May 2021
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo136 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at bishop during our evacuation from the volcano eruption and it was a lovely experience - just what the team needed. From the friendly staff to great food (prepared by a 5-star chef from Kenya), the place is very quaint, with exquisite furniture- you really feel like you are at home. The staff were more than accommodating in every way (our personal favorite addition was that they bring you a hot water bottle to put in your bed for extra warmth at night). The place is large enough for all of us to be able to work and have different meetings simultaneously but also for kids to play (for those who brought their families). Highly recommend stay and worth the extra cost as it it was a nice blend of luxury but still with the homey feel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for the hot water bottle before going to bed
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Christine B wrote a review Feb 2020
Ramsey, New Jersey4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bishop House is a beautiful spot to stay near Volcanos National Park. It is walking distance to the town. The staff is very welcoming, accommodations are luxurious and atmosphere is top notched. After our visit to see the gorillas our shoes and clothing were covered with mud. The staff was waiting for our return, had chairs set up for us to take off our shoes, slippers for our tired feet. They quickly took our muddy clothes and hiking boots which were returned later that night cleaned and dried. Wonderful place to stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Mom2Koby wrote a review Oct 2022
Vancouver16 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My cousin and I just returned from a wonderful stay at the Bishop House. We were impressed from the initial greeting upon arrival until the final goodbye. Really didn't want to leave! The house is beautifully decorated from the common areas to our individual room. The staff is second to none. We were there for the gorilla trekking and upon our return from a very muddy walk in the National Park, our shoes, gaiters, pants and even my jacket were cleaned. Food is exquisite and beautifully presented. Thanks are in order to: Eric, our waiter for his professional service. To Devine, who took care of our wine needs and also changed her shift to see us in the morning before we went on our trek. Then of course, Kevin, who took such great care of us during our short but very sweet stay. He was always around to ensure all went well, which it did. Highly recommend the Bishop House if you are visiting the beautiful country of Rwanda.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bishop's House Rwanda
Which popular attractions are close to The Bishop's House Rwanda?
Nearby attractions include Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp (0.6 km), Mount Sabyinyo (0.3 km), and Mount Gahinga (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bishop's House Rwanda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Bishop's House Rwanda?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bishop's House Rwanda?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bishop's House Rwanda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Migano Cafe, Volcana Lounge, and Maya's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bishop's House Rwanda?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Bishop's House Rwanda located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Ruhengeri.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bishop's House Rwanda?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iby'iwacu Cultural Village (13.2 km).
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