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Laico Umubano Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda

The Laico Umubano (formerly the Novotel) is a large hotel set on top of a hill in the administration quarter of Kigali. The situation is peaceful and hotel is located adjacent to a pretty botanical garden.

The hotel has 97 rooms including 13 suites, over five stories. Each room is comfortable and designed to international resort standards, and each includes a television, air conditioning, digital safe and shower and separate bath. There are good facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts and even a small shop and bank. Five kilometres from the town centre the hotel provides lots of shuttle buses for guests of the hotel. The restaurant serves buffet style food, rather than a la carte, but the choice is excellent and it's a popular place for lunch as a result! There is also the option of room service if you prefer.

Overall this is a good place to stay in Kigali for an overnight at the start or end of your trip.

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