Eatingout: Hotel Novotel Restaurant: the place for fast travellers

If you are looking for comfort in a natural setting with easy access, Novotel hotel is the place for you. The hotel has a tavern known for its spacious gardens, health meals available 24 hours a day in a pleasurable environment.
Part of Novotel gardens.
Part of Novotel gardens.

If you are looking for comfort in a natural setting with easy access, Novotel hotel is the place for you. The hotel has a tavern known for its spacious gardens, health meals available 24 hours a day in a pleasurable environment.

It’s located in the middle of a beautifully designed flower garden with furniture from Rwanda’s forests. The hotel is 15 minutes drive from the city centre along the road to Kigali International air port.

The restaurant offers the best taste of all the cuisines with a balance in diet.

People: The majority of the clients that hang out in this place are whites and average Rwandans. Common talk amongst the whites is about the beauty of the country and the rate at which the Rwanda is rebuilding itself.

A good number of guests are spotted enjoying the cool waters at the side swimming pool with a cup of coffee or glass of juice in the tents surrounding the pool.

Waiters and waitresses offer a soothing smile that will naturally raise one’s appetite. Customers are served in the quickest time possible depending on one’s taste.

Prices: They are pocket friendly and affordable though slightly above the ordinary. The buffet is divided into two; on daily basis and weekend which includes salad buffet and soup, hot dishes buffet, soup dishes buffet dessert.

Other meals served include; mixed grill for chicken, pork or fish. Their cocktails are Gin Fizz (gin soda jus de citron) Bronx (Martin blanc and rouge, gin jus d’ orange) President (rhumblanc, jus d’ananas) Dry Martini (gin, cointreau, citron presser) Red lion (cointreau, gin jus dourine, jus de citron) and many others.

Wines served vary from white, red, and rose wine. White wines include Chadonnay-Domaine bergon vin de, Sauvignon-domaine bergon vin de pays doc France. Red wines are Merlot-Domaine bergon vin de pays doc France, carbernet sauvignon-dom bergon vin de pays doc.

Chateau la France-cotes du rhone. Rose wine is mateus-portugal. Open wines are pichetcarafe-25 cland pichet carafe-50cl.

Fruit juices and syrups include citron presse, annanas, presse, nectar de maracuja, sirop de grenadine, menthe maracuja orange.

Gentile (jus d’dorange, sirop de menthey and grenadine), smile juice (jus d’dorage, maracuja, ananas sirop-de grenadine).

Local beers are all served with elegance from the staff that will provoke one to surrender even the least of the dimes. These include mutzig, primus amstel larger bell-Uganda and Heineken imported.

The hotel offers family rooms for smaller families. These are ideal for people who wish to spend some quality time with their loved ones.

Other activities:

The 98 roomed hotel with 14 communication lines offers international direct dialling, satellite TV and individual safe boxes with maximum security. The hotel also offers 4 conference rooms which can accommodate 30 to 200 guests.

At the swimming pool, volley ball court, 4 tennis courts, mini-golf and fitness centre (open2004), guests are entertained without limit depending on the strength of one’s wallet.

In the hotel’s shopping arcade, you will find a well stocked business centre, an internet café, shops, a bank, a beauty parlour and a pastry shop.

Comments from guests I encountered at the hotel, indicate that the venue is very convenient for fast travellers who wish to register each and every moment they spend.

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