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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Good: - Spacious rooms - View on various types of monkeys around the rooms - Gorgeous view from the swimming pool - Setup inside a tea plantage - Very good bed - Good wifi - Service attitude of the staff The Bad: - The food is average for the price, no matter what the staff thinks of it -...

Thank bymy141
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was great - little bungalows with fireplaces lined up along the grounds, complete with a huge window overlooking the volcanoes. The staff were incredibly nice, especially watching our son while we went gorilla trekking. The food was okay - not a lot of great options if you are trying to stick with paleo, but pretty good. Do NOT...

Thank Evie F
Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Making a review of a place, in a country where terrible things happened 1994 is difficult. There is always a risk of "overshoot", but the combination of a nature experience, unique possibility to study animals in their habitat, beeing surrounded by the wild, at the same time accept that he hotel you stay at gives you friendly service, music, food...

Thank PKB142
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were booked into Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge but found it cold, dark and damp. So we moved here and were so much happier, the grounds are beautiful, the rooms have a nice big lounge area and we lit a fire at night and sat there enjoying a bottle of red wine. It's a great base for when you trek...

Thank alison2002au
Siesta Key, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told this was the go to place for its comfort and proximity to the ranger station jump off point for the gorilla treks. Unfortunately, they overbooked and sent us elsewhere without prior notice. We've since been informed that this is not unusual and many tour operators are booking elsewhere. It's too bad, as this is a nice place...

1Thank ronzam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am really conflicted by this place. We turned up for or booking, to find there was 'some confusion' and they had us booked for the following day (of our three night booking). There was no room for us that first night, so we stayed elsewhere, coming back the following day and staying for just two nights instead of the...

1Thank gemma l
3BHOTELS, Public Relations Manager at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greetings from the land of thousand hills. Thanks a lot for staying with us and taking your time to share your valued feedback on this forum. Kindly accept our heartfelt apologies for the disappointment and inconvenience caused during your stay. We are happy to know you had a lovely stay with us despite the hiccups on the...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was concerned because some reviews said it wasn't worth the money. I absolutely loved this place. The setting was beautiful and dramatic, the location was perfect for getting to the gorillas. I loved the room. Staff was excellent and the food was fantastic. The lodge offers an opportunity to talk to other guests about their gorilla experience. They'll wash...

1Thank radiogirlpuppy
3BHOTELS, Public Relations Manager at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a testimony!! Thank you very much for staying with us and taking your time to share your feedback. It is our pleasure to have met your expectation and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. 3B Hotels team are eager to host you again soon. Murakoze Cyane! Kind Regards, Ann Njoroge, Public Relations/Marketing Manager.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a fairly basic lodge with very friendly staff and good food(buffet for breakfast/lunch/dinner) and drinks! Ideal for a few nights while trekking in the area. The rooms get pretty cold at night but they lit a fire every night in our room and also gave us hot water bottles, lovely! Also a huge bonus, they cleaned the very...

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3BHOTELS, Public Relations Manager at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm greetings from 3 B Hotels team. Thank you very much for giving us a chance to serve you and further appreciate that you took time to post your feedback on this forum. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and promise to meet more of your expectations next time you visit. Kind Regards, Ann Njoroge, Public...

Warren, Ohio
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Maybe we were spoiled by our wonderful previous accommodations (8 nights at Asilia camps and Machweo Wellness Retreat) but Gorilla Mountain View Lodge needs some help. Views/setting were great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was good with a wide variety available (buffet style). Now for the downside. At welcome little information provided about the lodge and services available related...

1Thank jgroner4
3BHOTELS, Public Relations Manager at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a million for staying with us and sharing your feedback on this forum. Kindly accept our sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations in some areas. I would like to assure you that we highly value guest feedback in efforts to ensure that we always deliver the best which is our ultimate goal. Our management...

Reviewed 4 March 2017

The lodge is an ideal place to stay in Volcanoes National Park. We had a large comfortable traditionally built villa with gorgeous views over Mount Sabyno. The lodge was simple but very comfortable and the log fire lit in the villa every evening was a treat. The days are warm but the nights very chilly. The two hot water bottles...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mountain Gorilla View Lodge stands amidst real wilderness with panoramic views of Rwanda’s volcano mountains and located just 1km away from the Volcano National Park, making it the desired location for Gorilla Trekking enthusiastic guests. Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is surrounded by an exciting and rich biodiversity of shrubs, trees and various bird species among them the Grey Crowned Cranes or Balearica regulorum. The Hotel has an eco-tourist approach whereas Natural Conservation is a priority and the local community is empowered. The Intore (local Cultural dancers) will spice your stay and your days at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge will always be memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Address: Volcanoes National Park, Kinigi, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Northern Province > Musanze District > Kinigi
Price Range: ₹ 21,959 - ₹ 22,671 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mountain Gorilla View Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“It's a long way to walk from some rooms to the restaurant”
412greena, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one with a fireplace, it gets chilly at night.”
radiogirlpuppy, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Weaver Cottage 3 looks directly at the mountain”
981vickif, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the newer section. I did and was very happy with "Eagle 12"”
NIFZ, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room closer to the main building.”
lorettaz560, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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