Rubavu Accommodation

The wedding reception will be at Palm Beach Resort - located on Rubona peninsula, just outside the town. Please don't try to book to stay at the wedding venue itself - we have already fully booked it out! But don't worry, there are so many options close by, and we've negotiated discounts on most of our favourite places to stay in and around the wedding venue, catering to all budgets. See below our top recommendations - (note the prices below are for 2020 but most should still apply)


Inzu Lodge

- Inzu is definitely one of our favourite places. It’s an eco-lodge, with amazing views of the lake below. The lodge is located right across the street from the wedding reception venue.

- Accommodation is good value but quite basic – huts and safari tents. The food here is really good.

- We have block-booked this whole accommodation for Jul 10th & 11th, with discounted rates for our wedding guests. Please see rates here. Email to book your spot. Please mention that you are coming for our wedding, otherwise they may not accept the reservation! 


Palm Garden Lodge

- This is another good-value option. It’s a two minute walk over the street from the wedding venue. (Don’t’ confuse this place with the wedding venue itself - Palm Beach Resort!).

- We have also block-booked this accommodation, with discounted rates. A double room is $50 for our wedding guests, including breakfast. There is also a large hostel-style dormitory. A bed here is $25 per night, also including breakfast.

- To book, please email or call/whatsapp +250786163768/+250 788 306 830. Make sure you mention Elly & Patrick’s wedding.


Paradis Malahide

- Yes, you read correctly. This guest house is named after North Dublin’s famed riviera. True story.

- The lodge is a ten minute walk down the road from the wedding venue, with water front seating looking out over Akeza island. Staff are very friendly and accommodation is pleasant. Unfortunately the bar across the water from here can play loud music so light sleepers should bring ear-plugs!

- We negotiated a 5% discount here. If you plan to stay here, email
to reserve. Make sure you mention our wedding or you won’t get the discount. 

More options

These places also come recommended!


Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

- This is Rubavu’s most upmarket hotel. It’s located on the lake front in Gisenyi town. This is not walking distance to the wedding venue, but is a pleasant 10-min taxi drive around the lake.

- Serena has a nice swimming pool, as well as a beach looking onto the lake. 

- You can book on any of the major hotel booking websites, through their website or by emailing 


Inzozi Beach Hotel

- Inzozi is a large, newly-built hotel located right next to the wedding venue. There's no website yet. We have heard mixed reviews. 

- We tried to negotiate a discount here – a double room will be USD 120 if paying with cash or USD 130 if paying by card, including breakfast.

- If you would like to reserve a room here, please email or whatsapp +250 782 709 217. Don’t forget to mention our names. 


Gisenyi Beach House & Mpoza

- These self-service properites are listed on Airbnb. They are all located on the same beach-front site, right next to the wedding venue. According to the owner, together, they can hold 11+ people.

- This will be a good group option!  

If you want to reserve this, it’s best to first whatsapp Sergui, the owner on +250 788 682 956, mentioning our names.