In 2012, to promote the tourism industry in Rwanda and provide tourists and visitors with luxury accommodation, Ruhengeri Diocese started the construction of Fatima Hotel in Mubuga village, Cyuve cell, Rwebeye sector, Musanze district.
The hotel is located on the main road to Rubavu in the center of Musanze a few blocks away from the district’s office. Construction started in 2013 and was completed in 2017. It was inaugurated on August 19th, 2017.
Apart from being strategically located along the main road to Rubavu, Fatima Hotel is also in close proximity to Musanze airport and a few miles away from the Volcanoes National Park.
Fatima Hotel also provides a great range of facilities including a gymnasium and a chapel that pilgrims can access at will.
Father Nizeyimana Celestin, Fatima Hotel General Manager told IGIHE that Fatima Hotel was thought of as a landmark in Musanze city which would attract countless visitors.
Fatima Hotel is a bastion of modern luxury as it provides rooms ranked from ‘Presidential Suite’ to ‘Presidential Menu Suite’ equipped with a living room, bedrooms, and ample kitchens.
It blends sophisticated rooms, personalized service and home equipment including a television set, a refrigerator, cooking stoves and a modern bathroom that can add a touch of luxury to your stay. Visitors also have access to a sumptuous massage center.
The hotel boasts a re-creation of a family setting with sets that have the capacity of accommodating an entire family and emulate the cozy feeling of a home.
Fatima Hotel is much more than a place to shower and sleep. It is a home away from home and, whether, on business or vacation, you have to feel comfortable and relaxed.
Father Nizeyimana says visitors have rated Fatima Hotel as the best hotel in Rwanda.
Fatima Hotel offers conference rooms with modern equipment for meetings including free high speed WIFI, projectors, white boards, and a sound system to mention a few.
Restaurant and high-quality food
Fatima Hotel offers the best cuisines and plenty of food choices visitors can expect when visiting a luxury hotel. Meals are prepared by the most competent chefs who use fresh local ingredients.
Fatima Hotel offers an onslaught of deliciousness from morning to night. The hotel has a particularity of owning a bakery and an in-house barista to launch you into a unique, authentic and artisan coffee experience.
The hotel employs chefs from across the world to fulfill visitors’ boldest gastronomic fantasies. For a daring supper, the hotel offers fish specialties rich in calories and fiber and invites live music bands to entertain visitors for the evening.
For visitors who like to keep fit and active during their holidays, Fatima Hotel offers fabulous sports and leisure equipment to keep them on the move including a swimming pool, gym, massage, and sauna.
Father Nizeyimana says Fatima Hotel is the ultimate rejuvenation and relaxation destination.
Besides plush bathrobes, fresh bed linens, and spotless floors, Fatima Hotel prides itself in quality customer care service. The hotel meets visitors with an airport shuttle service and affordable transport to tourist destinations including the Volcanoes National Park as well as a professional security team to keep visitors safe.
Despite the hotel being catholic-owned, visitors from other religions are the most welcome as well and free to exercise their beliefs.
Last but not least, visitors can enjoy their stay at the hotel bars which offer a panoramic view of the volcanoes. “Visitors can enjoy their stay at the counter with breathtaking scenery to the volcanoes.”
Revenues from the hotel are used to help the needy as that was the original idea when the diocese started building it.