Guest reviews Cormoran Lodge, Lake Kivu
What to expect
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Last 5 reviews
Incredible views & spacious room
We absolutely loved our stay here. It’s a private retreat surrounded by nature, but with excellent WiFi ;) The owner and manager both checked on us throughout our stay. Customer service was excellent- we brought the wrong electric converters and they were able to find some for us that would work for our plugs. Views are UNBEATABLE and you have your own private balcony with lounge chairs to enjoy them. Our room and bathroom were huge and clean. Little beach and dock with boats that will take you to nearby islands for hiking and wildlife, along with kayaks and paddle boards. Food was pretty good (I loved the selection of samosas).
I spent few hours in Cormoran Lodge in Kibuye before doing my boat tour in Kivu lake, view was stunning with great woody design, lunch was great also, staff very helpfu and welcoming, it's an ideal place to relax in the beauty of Rwandan side of Kivu lake.
Privacy and calm
Love this small and well located resort Nestled on the lake Kivu shore There is 7 rooms all facing the horizon The garden is nice There is a kind of beach It s really private and really peaceful Nice staff
Beautiful setting, service needs improvement
You can’t beat the Cormoran for location and set up. It’s stunning. The rooms are nestled into the hill sloping down into Lake Kivu. Every way you look has a beautiful view of the lake. The service, however, doesn’t always match the excellence of the scenery, unfortunately. Despite confirming our room a week in advance, it was occupied when we arrived and we were given a different room that didn’t meet our needs. We also found the staff to be fairly unresponsive in the restaurant. The toilet in the bathroom in our room also had challenged and would run for hours unless we intervened. At one point the water in our room stopped working and we had to chase someone down to fix it. The lodge is also quite difficult to find and there are no signs on the roads at the important turns. Overall, it’s a beautiful place but the service could be improved.
Cormoran deserved easily 5 stars if there wasn’t the really bad food in the restaurant. The views from the spacious and very comfortable balconies of the wooden huts are amazing. The lodge is perfectly embedded in a little bay with direct access to the lake. If it got a bit more care (furniture in restaurant a bit run down) and had a good chef it could be a favorite place at Lake Kivu.
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