Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach

Average rating by guests Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach: 4.5/5.0
Reviews 25

Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. All rooms come with a private bathroom.

Offering a barbecue and views of the lake, Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach is located in Gisenyi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

The area is popular for windsurfing and cycling. The hostel also offers bike hire. Clinique medical de 'l Arche is 100 m from Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach, while Western Union is 200 m from the property.

There is a shared lounge at the property.

Phone: +250 781 586 272

Address: Rue De La Cooperation, Gisenyi, Rwanda

Website: http://www.discoverrwanda.org/

Number of rooms: 7

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Reviews of Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach

Emmanuel O

09/10/2018

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5/5.0

As public beaches go, very nice. Clean, chilled, relaxed, scenic sitting points.

Proteapermaculture F. R.

08/24/2018

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5/5.0

Beautiful position with lake views in a grand house. Found it difficult to leave! Bernard and Antoine were wonderful hosts and the food excellent!

Jens B.

07/26/2018

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4/5.0

Nice backpackers place with a rustical atmosphere which is also an NGO and supports social projects. Food is good. It's not far from the beach. Popular starting point for safaris.

Raymond O.

07/03/2018

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3/5.0

Serene environment but could do better with more knowledgeable staff.

Andres B.

06/29/2018

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4/5.0

Relaxed atmosphere. Slow service, right on the beach for an evening stroll.

Baudouin L. C. D. S. M.

06/13/2018

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5/5.0
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A charming colonial House rediscovered after 50 years, on the shores of Lake Kivu in Gisenyi.

Ruslan M.

05/18/2018

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5/5.0

Perfect place to relax. Great staff, good food, comfortable rooms. Close to a beach, not far from hot springs. If you want some extra activities, ask them to call Moses, he is a great guide.

Justin B.

04/23/2018

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5/5.0

Very nice place to relax. Chilled atmosphere and cool staff. Very close to the beach and supermarket. Hot showers are great for post-volcano hikes!

Martin R.

01/20/2018

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4/5.0

Nicely located, friendly staff, I enjoy it here. Having seen quite a few places in Eastafrica I cannot understand what others are complaining about

Ali V.

01/08/2018

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4/5.0

Excellent location with free public beach white sand just few steps ahead. It is few meters before Serena Hotel. Food is very good, staff very friendly and courteous. The premises and washrooms are very old, that deserve face lifting. Order completion time is usual Rwandes 1 hour.

Małgorzata O.

01/01/2018

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2/5.0

We went to discover's restaurant at Rwanda's day off. There were no other guests beside us, though we had to wait for a while until waitress even appear. Half of the things from the menu weren't available. When we'd ordered, it took an hour to get our meal (cut avocado). Waitress was avoiding us specially when it came to give the balance from the bill. Food was good but definitely not worth waiting for so long, especially when you have so many possibilities to get food around with much friendlier staff.

Charlesjoe K.

12/03/2017

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5/5.0

A very cosy guest house with awesome staff. Totally enjoyed my stay there

Rosie C

11/25/2017

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4/5.0

Beautiful spacious rooms in the main building. Could use some comfortable seating in the garden area.

Bizimana J.

09/29/2017

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3/5.0

This hostel is awesome but they do not have high speed internet and slipper shoes in the bathroom

Olivier S.

09/05/2017

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5/5.0

Breakfast here was very Delicious, served with nice smile.

Joshua O.

08/18/2017

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4/5.0

Great service. Lovely breakfast

Tim F.

07/26/2017

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4/5.0

Clean facility, well-kept landscape, good food, free breakfast, zippy Wi-Fi and friendly staff. The chef even came out to talk with us and confirm our orders before preparing dinner. The morning breeze off Lake Kivu is a plus, with over 100 locals exercising on the beach. Our group of 4 men stayed in one of their "dorm-styled rooms" (2 bunk beds and an adjoining bathroom). For $15/person/night, I can't complain. If your needs are simple, Discover Hotel will certainly fit the bill. If I need a hotel next time I'm in Gisenyi, Discover will be the first place I check.

Silvan S.

06/09/2017

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2/5.0

The prices are way too high for Rwanda, the rooms are in a bad condition, especially the washroom. The staff is unfriendly. The breakfast is of poor quality and quantity. I would definitely not recommend this hostel.

Bill K.

04/15/2017

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4/5.0

Large private room, great location next to lake, good bar at the hotel, good breakfast. Bathroom was outdated but functional.

Jm C.

04/04/2017

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1/5.0

I've been Gisenyi 3 times. Maybe Discovery hostel will be worst service hostel title. Inzu lodge, Serena (only restaurant) and this hostel. Room is not bad. But service makes me upset. We orderd beverage and food. Lemon ginger tea is too bitter. Next beef menu, first beef piece. I chew small plastic pieces in beef. It's bearable. And when eat almost, Last beef piece has many plastic pieces inside. I split out. I said restaurant staff. He said "why did you eat all? You endure first piece and eat almost. You should pay all. " I want to listen apologize us about that situation. But he said "How can we check inside all beef. " I thought this hostel have big service problems in that sentence. Hey staff. If you have service mind. You should worry about me, already eat that plastic beef almost. Plz Don't expect breakfast and restaurant food.

Ben H.

02/12/2017

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4/5.0

Wonderful hostel with friendly staff and nice accommodations. Price wasn't too bad either. Breakfast was included and very enjoyable. Close to the beach if you want to go. Would stay here again.

Sam B.

01/01/2016

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5/5.0

Great stay just on the beach

Mike N.

04/11/2015

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5/5.0

Great looking place with a decent restaurant/bar and an awesome staff. They helped me out with a lot, from getting info on church services to printing visas and permits. A nice walk (1. 7 km) to the Grande Barrier border crossing to DRC. Very easy to get a moto (motorcycle taxi). Wi-Fi worked well in the common areas (not in the annexes where my room was). Very nice old building and grounds. I felt completely safe the whole time I was there.

Facilities

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bridal suite
  • Shuttle service
  • VIP room facilities
  • BBQ facilities
  • Designated smoking area
  • Laundry
  • Daily maid service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Mosquito net
  • Sun terrace
  • Bar
  • Packed lunches
  • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Restaurant
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden

Internet

  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge

Room Amenities

  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • View
  • Lake view
  • Garden view
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Bath or Shower
  • Bathroom
  • Clothes rack
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
  • Cleaning products
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels/Sheets
  • Slippers
  • Mosquito net
  • Sofa
  • View
  • Balcony
  • Bath

Activities

  • Library
  • Canoeing
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Windsurfing
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beachfront

Parking

  • Free private parking is possible on site

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Policies of Discover Rwanda Gisenyi Beach

  • Check-In:

    14:00 - 22:00 hours

  • Check-Out:

    08:00 - 11:00 hours

  • Accepted Credit Card Payments:

    American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro

  • Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
    Extra beds are not available.
    There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

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