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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Elila is overall a nice and comfortable place. I have been to Elila mainly to have lunch on weekends either alone or with colleagues. Did not stay at the hotel overnight. The area by the pool is definitely worth to visit and chill out. They have fast internet and the food was really good. Tried the hamburger with fries. It...

Thank ScroSergio
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Rooms are not very comfortable and they're quite expensive. However, quite well located, nice garden, intimate, nice cooking (especially the liboke), a very good reception (staff is really really nice) and a climbing wall.

Thank Nolwenn G
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Location is good with nice view on the lake from the terrace. Rooms quite small but cleaner than most alternatives and functional without loads of chinese design decorations (that's a pro). Staff is very friendly and helpful. Internet was up and down, overall not great. There's a swimming pool

Thank Anne R
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you can, request the upper floors in the front of the building for spectacular views of the lake. I was mesmerized by the sunrise and sunset from the vantage point of my window. On one hand, the negatives include less than desirable mosquito nets and cramped washrooms, but on the other the other hand the food was quite nice....

Thank waverider681
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 22 April 2016

good food although although no smiles from the workers. nothing special about the rooms but bed is comfortable. nice place for business person but for holiday, its too quite and a little bit boring. affordable with rooms rates starting from $ 60

Thank Stephen M
Paris, France
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

The service is average it can really depend on who is serving you. Food is ok but a little bit slow. The hostel is very well located and safe. There is a swimming pool which is very rare in Bukavu the water is clean but the floor around it can be very slippy. A climbing wall is available, unique in...

Thank Duncan T
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I haven't stayed here as I am currently working in Bukavu so we have a house, but we use this hotel for our field staff coming in for R&R. The food is not bad. I had fish, which was really good. A few NGOs got together and built a climbing wall so that is fun. I don't know the cost...

Thank Africache
Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Hotels here are generally over-priced and poor quality. Elilah is usually not all that different. It can be hit or miss on the room you get so you need to be demanding and not accept the box room if they are "full." However, they have introduced 2 new additions as of late - a climbing wall with equipment and a...

Thank FinnmaccoolHanoi
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

As tourists we had difficulty finding an affordable place to stay. Elila was secure, in a good location near other hotels and their restaurants with nice views from the upper levels. The staff were friendly and helpful, soaking french and English. They helped arrange taxis and have good advice for exploring Bukavu. There breakfast was included and very good.

Thank timwamos
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Unless you're ready to splurge at the over-priced Orchid or the slightly less expensive Coco Lodge, the Elila Hotel is a solid choice, reasonably priced, in Bukavu. And no one here will grossly inflate the cost of the room, like the Orchid does, just because a second person, such as a husband/wife shares the bed. A quiet neighbourhood, nice views...

Thank ritajeff

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Additional Information about Hotel Elila

Address: 21 Av Kabare, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region: Democratic Republic of the Congo > South Kivu Province > Bukavu
Also Known As:
Hotel Elila Bukavu
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Check for the size of the room first”
 of 5 bubbles nolwenng966, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“some rooms have more space than others, check before choosing”
 of 5 bubbles FasFasManagement, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“lower rooms have better internet connections, upper rooms in the front have the best views of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles waverider681, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeB812, 13 May 2014 | Read review
“I was happy to have a room in the side building. Can't judge on the other rooms”
  • Smallest and cheapest room
  • My room was the smallest in the hotel. it was basic but fine
  • Elila's view on lake kivu
  • Elila's view on Lake Kivu
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 of 5 bubbles 821TomG, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
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