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Orchids Safari Club

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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Orchids is a funny place. At first glance, it's excellent - nice rooms, nice restaurant, nice views. But the food, although tasty (and it was tasty), was ridiculously expensive and took an unbelievably long time - between 1,5 and 2 hours on the two nights we were there, despite there not being more than 20 or so guests in the...

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LOS ANGELES
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I was in Bukavu for Business. A Documentary Project. Spending time at the Orchids was a great way to unwind at the end of the day. I loved my room and when I return, I will be going back to the Orchids.

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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed 3 January 2017

A visible drop on quality and service since the departure of the managers. The meals portions have been divided by two and the price of all meals increased by almost 20 % No more EC / VISA credit card facility Now all in cash ... All in the pocket ! Previoulsy this was probably the best in town but we...

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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place and probably best in town. Good value for money as you will find nice and clean rooms, helpful staff, great food and nice drinks. Belgian quality stands. It comes with a price but hey, everything works! Power, water hot and cold, even internet is available and very decent once connected. Would not swim in lake Kivu though..

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Washington DC
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have visited the Orchid many times in the past, and the place is one of my favourites in Africa. It is well designed, comfortable, offers outstanding service, and, a great plus, employees remain the same for years and recognise their former customers. The only snag is that their Visa connection does not always work (this is DRC), so clients...

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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I haven't stayed at the hotel rooms. However, I have often visited Orchid for the restaurant, weekend strolls in its gardens and the little secluded beach. It is a wonderful place. Beautiful and manicured gardens, stunning views over lake Kivu and the restaurant has a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. The food at the restaurant is overall good! Good service by...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you're going to Bukavu, hopefully you already know generally what to expect - so within that context Orchids is truly an oasis. Wonderful to come back at the end of the day and have a drink overlooking the lake. They also have good meeting space that my group used and found very helpful. By DRC standards the electricity and...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Orchids has long been the best of Bukavu's hotels; it managed to stay open through the wars and all the chaos of the post-war period. The setting is the most peaceful you will find in Bukavu; it's quiet, the gardens are lovely, and the staff are pretty responsive to needs. At Bukavu's other high-end hotels, you run the risk of...

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The hotel is clean, well decorated and its restaurant provides a good variety of fine cuisine. The location provides a great view of the lake and beautifull gardens. It is a little hard to book as the telephone calls and emails were not returned promptly. You can also enjoy the low garden by the lake for sunbathing and canooing. We...

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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Hotel is great! Very clean and nice rooms! Beautifull views and very nice restaurant with excelent food! Really recomend! It's oasis in city! Only reason don't give top classification was lack of air con!

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning

Additional Information about Orchids Safari Club

Address: Lake Kivu | Bukavu, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region: Democratic Republic of the Congo > South Kivu Province > Bukavu
Price Range: $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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“Sorry this remains the more acceptable hotel in Bukavu but poor quality of service and management...”
unclejoe2017, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not take the room next to the reception as it has no view and you will be waken early in the morning by cars and loud staff.”
W4454CRphilipped, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is very slow and unreliable. Use Vodacom 3G for a better connection in reasonable price.”
  • View of lake Kivu from the front of my room
adeelzafar, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I haven't explored anything but my room, number 16 if I'm correct, in an annex close to the reception...don't take that one!”
ulpio, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Take the rooms at the waterfront and not those below the restaurant”
Martijnt_12, 14 Feb 2015 | Read review
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