The Retreat

A luxury oasis in Kigali

Welcome to The Retreat, an 11-room luxury boutique hotel created by the American owners of Heaven, designed by Italian architects, brought to life by an extraordinary team of Rwandan builders and technicians.


With 8 Superior King Suites and 3 Deluxe King Rooms, The Retreat offers luxury amenities in the form of expansive custom-built rooms with peaked ceilings, front and rear private patio areas, bathrooms with indoor & outdoor showers, hot tub, sauna, spa and fully equipped gym.


Accommodation at The Retreat



Our restaurant & bar offer delicious, local farm-to-table cuisine, refreshing cocktails and wellness menus. Our team is dedicated to providing our guests with unique experiences that highlight the best of Rwanda, including exclusive experiences such as our urban bush dinners, intimate evenings with local music and traditional dance, wellness days, and the opportunity to take a local cooking class or engage in Rwandan drumming, dancing and crafts workshops.

The Retreat Wellness

At The Retreat, we are here to take care of you from the moment you arrive until we say au revoir: massage & spa treatments, meditation, yoga, fresh organic meals, private fitness classes may all be incorporated into your daily program during your stay with us.

Spa Services


Bespoke Experiences

Every guest enjoys having a personal butler take care of every need or request while staying with us. Take advantage of our bespoke experiences. Go horseback riding on top of Mount Kigali. Take a bike ride with a professional Team Rwanda biker. Weave peace baskets with the women of Nyamirambo Women's Center. Spend the day on a farm, learning how to hoe and harvest, and eat a home-cooked meal with a rural Rwandan family. Take an art lesson from the artists of Niyo Arts Gallery.