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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very basic accommodation. For travellers on a budget like us this met all needs. Private rooms with simple beds, and a shared bathroom with there travellers. Do not come expecting any luxury and you will be happy. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

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Thank Pascale D
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

For what you get you better look for cheaper place in the village. Basic room, shower outside, poor but quite expensive menu at the restaurant the rdb office moved anyway so there is no more any advantage in staying there.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We were booked into the guesthouse for four nights by our agent in October 2015. The day before our driver checked the booking and was told they would no longer accommodate us. It later transpired that they often overbook. We were transferred to the excellent Hill Top View hotel, nearby. We popped into Gisankura - our guide took us to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was the only place we stayed in Rwanda that asked for full payment up front, that didn't feel good. The room was tiny. The bathroom shared. The beer was warm. The water came out the taps smelling of rust (hands stank of it after washing). It was the only place we food poisoning in 2 weeks eating in local... More 

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Thank A P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here thinking it was the only cheap option for staying near Ngungwe Forest. Read the other reviews saying it was over priced, and when we got there we agreed. Bedrooms are clean and fine for a short stay, food isn't anything special. For 6,000 RWF (about £6) I got some rice, green beans and chips, which was a... More 

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Thank Anna D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Gisakura Guest House is really near Park Nyungwe. Its managet, Joseph, is nice and always ready to help if anything. However be careful with the price negotiated with his taxi friends as they tend to be higher than what was agreed. The rooms are basic for the price asked but they have all you need. Also they have hot water... More 

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Slovakia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We visited Nyungwe natl. park in mid December 2015 (rainy season), while staying two nights at Gisakura guest house. Getting there was not that comfy, but stil doable. We took bus from Kibuye to Cyangugu getting off at Bahinga crossing (junction) (though price had to be paid all the way to Cyangugu). From there we took motorbike ride directly to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We spent two nights at the Gisakura Guest house. So glad we did! The rooms are spacious but basic and the sheets were damp (which bothered us the most, but we knew it'd be the same thing no matter where we stayed in Nyungwe). But the showers are nice and hot. And the manager Joseph was really nice and helpful... More 

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Mentmore, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Could do with a refurb... beautiful surrounding gardens. Pretty basic. Our bed was small and the mattress made us sag into the middle so a very uncomfortable night's sleep - and we're not big people! The food put on in the evening was tasty, and beer available.

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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Very recommendable. Simple rooms with mosquito nets and towels. Always clean. Very good dinner, served as small buffé but breakfast and their packed lunch were a disappointment. All in all a very nice place with great and helpful staff with good English and French,

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Address: Gisakura Tea Estate | Nyungwe Forest, Gisakura, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Western Province > Gisakura
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Gisakura Guest House Hotel Rwanda
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“Don't expect en-suite”
 of 5 bubbles Wilco-holiday, 17 May 2015 | Read review
“Avoid Gisakura Guest House completely.”
 of 5 bubbles pietervrey, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“They're all pretty much the same, no advantages to them. Apologies to all for no photos, traveling with an iPad Air, no USB to allow me to download from my Olympus. Sorry!”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaH39, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Come prepared to pay cash for everything in this part of Rwanda.”
 of 5 bubbles wildliferescue, 19 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Try to get a room in the building Eric's desk faces. You enter the rooms from the inside, so it isn't as chilly.”
 of 5 bubbles illini2000_LA, 29 Aug 2014 | Read review
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