If you're looking for the Ritz Carlton, this likely isn't your cup of tea (and good luck finding it in Buja). But this place was an oasis considering the first night I stayed at the Hotel Beausejour Iramya (where one star is too much).
Burundi is going through a tough time these days, and it appeared as though I was the only guest for a prolonged period. The staff here were wonderfully accommodating, kind, and resourceful - the speak very good English (rare in Buja), they repaired a pair of shoes I had lost the sole on for less than a dollar, and mended a shirt I managed to put a hole in at the aforementioned awful hotel, making sure the repair was symmetrical on the other side. Amazing. Another reviewer commented on sunbathing - unsure why you'd come here to tan - go to the Club du Lac if you want that. I never used the pool but it looked clean and well kept, especially given surrounding foliage. The surrounding greenery is beautiful, internet was fast enough, AC gloriously cold, mosqui nets high-end top notch wall connected versions, and housekeeping well managed. Safes in all rooms for the security conscious, and decent nightly rates. The food was really excellent - I saw their kitchen and what they can do in there is nothing short of a miracle. Real coffee and croissants in the morning - lovely. It is almost adjacent to the US embassy, but hires only one unarmed guard if that is a concern.
In short - a lovely stay, would stay again, would recommend to anyone.
Traveller from Toronto, Canada
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Hotel is really nice, located 15 mins by taxi from downtown. Restaurnt was pretty good with affordable prices, bed was a very firm super king with mozzie net. Water was always available in the taps, power avail off generator but not the air con unless mains power is on, a bad point as its not on very often and no fans are provided either so for most of the time you have no fan or air con. Staff were really nice.
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