About this listing
This place is absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of room and incredible amenities. The location is right by kimihurura's main road could not be beat, walking distance to restaurants, grocery and night life. Terrace has an amazing city & mountain view, all rooms furnished, high speed Internet & daily serviced apartments.
This unit itself is very nice and cosy. There is a security guard in the building day and night. it also includes like pool, gym, garden with the seating terrace. On top of that you will never get bored in kimihurura located in the neighbourhood walking distance to papyrus restaurant/ night club, Mamba Club which is a restaurant, bar, bowling alley, swimming pool, volleyball court all rolled up into one.
Guests have free access to gym, swimming pool, high speed Internet and daily room services
Interaction with guests
you can contact me any time by phone, airbnb or email, I will be pleased to help you with any thing you need.
Also Front desk is available 8am to 10pm
Kimihurura is a very popular area of town for expats. Maybe it’s the central location or the multiple restaurants to choose from. It’s probably the geographical centre of Kigali, so you’re well-positioned to travel to other parts of town.
There are a bunch of corner stores scattered around the neighbourhood, though, so getting a Fanta and a quick snack is usually no problem.
One of the best spots in the city for recreation is Mamba Club which is a restaurant, bar, bowling alley, swimming pool, volleyball court all rolled up into one. They also have table tennis, pool, and I think I even saw a dart board there once. The roundabout near parliament is a popular place with runners. It’s 1 km around so it makes an easy place to keep track of the distance. There’s also a park in the middle which I’m told is open to everyone.
If art is more your thing then check out the Uburanga Art gallery which is located down in the side streets of Kimihurura and is a great place to visit to see what’s happening in the Kigali visual arts scene.
RESTAURANTS & CAFES
Places to eat and drink are in abundance in Kimihurura with loads of different food options on offer as well as plenty of places to get a simple African buffet. It’s one of the best areas of town for eating.
This new restaurant has replaced Papyrus and is pretty much a copy of it. Virtually the same Italian-inspired menu. Wine is cheap here (Rwf 2,000 for a generous glass) and the food is good. The ravioli and lasagna are my favourites. You’re probably sure to bump into people you know here, any night of the week.
Delicious Ethiopian food at a good price. If you share a meat or veggie platter between three people, you’ll all have plenty to eat and not spend much at all.
3. Africa Bite
Nice garden with a good buffet for Rwf 3,000. Both times I’ve been there, though, they’ve run out of items and were pretty slow to replace them which meant missing out on certain things.
My favourite place to come for nyama choma (roasted goat) with kachambari (Rwandan salsa) and a delicious sauce. So good and always a lot cheaper than I expect it to be.
5. Cloud Nine
A local bar with a good lunch buffet.
6. Mamba Club
While more a place to come to play, they also have a small menu with good brochettes and burgers. They even do a Mexican night on Mondays.
7. Hellenique – Greek food.
8. Mickey Mouse
Not sure what kind of food this is but I hear it’s expensive.
9. Papyrus Cafe
While the bar/restaurant version of Papyrus has closed, the cafe/bakery lives on. The chairs are huge so if you’re morbidly obese, it’s a good place to plant your ass and enjoy really good coffee. Both times I’ve been there they haven’t had ice. They do cheap ham and cheese sandwiches but otherwise don’t have much of a menu. The banana bread is very good.
10. Executive Car Wash
This might not be in Kimihurura but it’s close enough, located at the bottom of the hill heading towards the town side. This is a popular place to get nyama choma, though I’ve never tried it. The pork dishes are good and it’s a popular place to watch football. The open air seating is nice.
Since Papyrus (the legendary and debaucherous party spot where you were always guaranteed to bump into friends) closed in 2011, Kimihurura is a bit quieter but not totally devoid of nightlife options. As I mentioned, there are also a lot of house parties in this area so it pays to familiarise yourself with the area’s landmarks in order to be able to find them.
This place has always been more of a restaurant type place but when Paypyrus closed, it took on more of a late night party venue feel and stays open very late on the weeks, usually playing 90s dance hits. Which is awesome. Bond 7 whiskey here is cheap at Rwf 3,000 for a small bottle which has lead to some very crazy nights. At least for me.
While not as crazy as it’s Papyrus days, this is still a great place to come for some drinks if you want to bump into some familiar faces. I don’t think it stays open until all hours but they do stay open late enough to have a few drinks. There’s no dance floor anymore but with the right crowd, mini dance parties will start up.
This place is located down the hill from Sundowner at the start of a street on the left. Look for a Heineken sign. I think it used to just be a guy’s house who organised parties but has since grown into an actually bar.
There are many places that are easy to walk to, or if you are more adventurous you can step onto the main road and flag a moto. You have the main buses lines passing by this location. So getting around the city will be very easy. You will also see that they are many trusted taxi available in this area.
Please no smoking inside of the suite. I am looking for respectful guests that will take care of this place just as they were at home.