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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Nice lodge. The grounds and view are beautiful. The rooms are adequate but definitely in need of updating, especially the bathrooms. No heat, the rooms are heated via the fire and a small space heater, so make sure to bring warm clothes. Tip: put the space heater in the bathroom then showering. The staff was very nice and accommodating. The... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and taking your time to share your feedback. We are please to read your compliments and suggestions, this helps us improve our services and the property so we can make our guest's stay more comfortable. We apologise for the down sides during your stay and promise to improve... More 

London
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We stayed at the lodge as it was one of nearest for the gorilla trek. Although the staff are helpful, I think service needs to improve, especially at reception. The rooms are outdated and require upgrading. For the rates paid, this was not good value. Only positive is its location and the helpful head chef.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for having stayed with us and much appreciation for taking your time to give your feedback. We truly apologise for not meeting your expectation on your last stay.3B Hotels team and management will continue to work tirelessly to improve our services. Hope you will stay with us next time you visit Rwanda. Kind Regards,... More 

northbrook
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Our family of 4 just came back from a trip to Tanzania and Rwanda. We added Rwanda to see the mountain Gorillas - and they did NOT disappoint! We decided to stay to MGVL since the other option was very expensive and we would rather spend the money on one additional day to see the gorillas. The staff at MGVL... More 

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VICTOR648, Manager at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mary, On behalf of 3bhotels Mountain Gorilla View lodge, We kindly apologise for that incidence, as this was un usual to our lodge, and we further thank you for raising this Issue and we shall make sure your next stay is once in a life time experience and once again thank you for staying with us. All the best,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The Mountain View Gorilla Lodge is, like the name suggests, all about the experience of trekking to the gorillas. It is the reason for this lodge's existence, and it does not disappoint. With several private 'cabins' complete with fireplace and large bathrooms, this is a comfortable place to spend a few nights between the dirty (but amazing) gorilla trekking adventures... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

The lodge was beautiful, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, the food was amazing and the views were spectacular. I stayed here for two nights while I did gorilla and monkey trekking. They have Internet but only in the lobby. I liked that because it forces you to meet other guests.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2015

I stayed at this lodge for two nights. It has everything needed plus some. The views are amazing. The rooms are comfortable and nice. Fireplace and sitting area. They have a lovely main lodge with tea, coffee and fireplaces. The staff is fantastic too! The people of this area are wonderful and welcoming to tourists. If you have time between... More 

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Plano, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

The staff is just wonderful and very helpful. The lodge is close to the park which cuts down on the amount of prep time you need in the morning. We stayed in cottage 32, it was cozy and very comfortable.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Stayed in cottage 6 the night before doing the gorilla trek. It was a fabulous cottage with a sitting area and a big fireplace. Whilst at supper the fire was lit and it was so cosy to go to bed with a fire burning listening to the big thunder and rain. The grounds are pretty and the views of the... More 

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VICTOR648, Manager at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nikki, We really appreciate for your time taken reviewing Mountain Gorilla View Lodge and this will help other many travellers to have a choice as many are planning for their trips in Rwanda. Come a gain for your once in a life time experience, we shall be glad to host you once again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

After a morning trek up steep ravines in the forest, and finding gorillas nothing better than a rest here - stunning rooms and great food. The cottages are HUGE with wood fires built to keep you snug at night - along with a hot water bottle - a great night sleep in the cool night before great sun rise and... More 

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VICTOR648, Manager at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you very much for your review, we shall be glad to host you again. Our goal is to make every body happy and feel that your home away from home. Thanks. More 

Corona del Mar, California
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36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Great location close to National Park where you begin your Gorilla trek, this is pretty important as this could be a Long day. The Lodge is not fancy but is good enough for a 2 day adventure. The food is quite marginal but the rooms are big and have a fabulous fireplace that the staff keeps stoked for your comfort... More 

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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, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Northern Province > Ruhengeri
Price Range: $448 - $555 (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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“cottages are on a path around property. #2 is 2 bdrm 2 bath across a little bridge. 5 minute walk to main lodge with WIFI and dining.”
 of 5 bubbles Donna_Lucky-Now, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“request mountain/sunrise view”
 of 5 bubbles hkillary, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the right of the main building away from the grassy area would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles DivingK, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“choose a room close to the main entrance if you don't want a long walk to your room”
 of 5 bubbles BambiLaFawn, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room without mushrooms growing in the bathroom. Ask for a room near the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Harriet58, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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