Hotel des Mille Collines


Kigali, Rwanda

Accommodation Type

City Hotel

Accommodation Level


Price Guide

Hotel des Mille Collines

One of the reasons people opt to stay at Hotel des Mille Collines is its history.  This is the hotel depicted in the film, Hotel Rwanda, where over a thousand Tutsis sought refuge from the Hutu militia.  Today it’s a friendly city hotel with lovely gardens in a prime location.  A great spot to spend some down-time in Kigali.

Whilst Hotel des Mille Collines is a typical city centre hotel in many ways, its history and the role it played in the genocide sets it apart from the others.  The hotel sits in beautiful landscaped gardens. These surround the swimming pool, bright bougainvilleas add colour. This is also where you find the vibey Pool Bar and La Terrasse Restaurant. La Terrasse serves informal buffet dinners, breakfast and lunch. If you are looking for a more formal venue, Le Panorama, on the 4th floor, offers dining with a breath-taking view out over Kigali, at night twinkling lights of the city take over the skyline. Weekends often see live entertainment out by the pool bar, so do bear this in mind if you want an early night, you may prefer a room on the other side of the hotel.  Whilst the view might not be as pretty, you will get a better night’s sleep.  Certain areas of the hotel are in need of refurbishment and we are told that an extensive refurb schedule is underway, we will keep you posted.

We think that Mille Collines is a good mid-priced option if you have to stay overnight in Kigali, which sometimes flight times will dictate.

Hotel des Mille Collines highlights

  • Large famous hotel
  • Central Kigali location
  • Stunning views over the city
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Choice of dining venues

Hotel des Mille Collines location

Hotel des Mille Collines


  • 112 rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • Swimming pool
  • WIFI
  • Tennis court
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Jazz lounge
  • Gym
  • Business centre
  • Massage gazebo
  • Laundry (extra cost)


  • (All activities are optional)
  • Genocide museum
  • Local art and curio markets
  • Kigali city night tour

Hotel des Mille Collines rooms

There are 112 rooms at Hotel des Mille Collines.  These are made up of Classic Rooms and Suites.

Classic rooms

The Classic rooms come in three types; City View, Garden View and Panorama View.  You guessed it, the fundamental difference between them is the view, rather than the layout or amenities.  Each one has air conditioning, WiFi (not the strongest), balcony, room service a desk and an en-suite bathroom.  Whilst everything is spotlessly clean the bathrooms are somewhat dated in style.  A hairdryer and kettle are available on request.

Junior Suites

These suites have a separate bedroom and lounge space, private balcony, in room hot drinks station, minibar and a Nespresso machine. The en-suite bathroom has modern and stylish fittings in keeping with a modern city hotel.

Superior Suites

These suites offer the pinnacle of comfort and elegance at the Hotel des Mille Collines. The breath-taking view is outstanding.  As well as the same features as the junior suite you also have a private dining area.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.