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Set in Kibuye, in a building dating from 1970, 1,300 feet from Genocide Memorial / Kibuye, Home Saint Jean features a private beach area and guestrooms with free WiFi. Featuring a restaurant, the property also features a garden. The offers a shared lounge.

Guest rooms at the guest house are fitted with a seating area. Each room includes a private bathroom and a hot tub, while some rooms come with a terrace. All guest rooms feature a desk.

Guests at Home Saint Jean can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

The accommodations offers a terrace. A range of activities are offered in the area, such as cycling and hiking.

Staff at Home Saint Jean are available to provide advice at the 24-hour front desk.

Big Church is a 5-minute walk from the guest house.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Home Saint Jean has been welcoming guests since Aug 8, 2016

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

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Free Parking Available On Site


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HOME SAINT JEAN is located in Western Province, Karongi District. It has been built from 1970 to 1972 by Mr Father JEAN PIERRE KIRSCH; it is where the name HOME SAINT JEAN come from and renewed in 2007 and 2015. It overlooks Lake Kivu and it provides the following services: • Accommodation • Restaurant and bar • Conference hall • Laundry service • Free parking • Free Wi-Fi The building is pretty striking, set on a hill looking down into the lake. So it is wonderful view and excellent location and Home St. Jean is all about the view.
I like to see people enjoying and happy and i like hiking.
Here is how you can enjoy your wonderful stay at Home Saint Jean (Our excellent Place): Boat ride: it is the cheapest way for visiting different Islands and there are different things that you can do from there like: swimming; Hiking on Napoleon Islands and walking. Kayaking: it is interesting and the only way to explore the kivu lake Swimming: swimming in Kivu Lake is safe and it is free of dangerous animals Walking: walk alongside the lake up to the power plant of Methane Gas In additional to these, you can visit different areas: • Environmental Museum • Peace, Mpembe and Napoleon Islands • Genocide memorial sites • Gisovu tea plantation • Source of Nile • Nyungwe National Park
Languages spoken: English,French
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Restaurants & cafes
    0 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Environmental Museum
    0.6 miles
  • Mountain JOSI Mountain
    1.9 miles
  • Mountain Napoleon, Peace Island
    3.1 miles
  • River KIGEZI
    3.1 miles
  • Lake KIVU Lake
    0 miles
Closest Airports
  • Goma
    28.6 miles
  • Kavumu
    41.3 miles
  • Kigali International Airport
    54.2 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: French

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, High tea

Amenities of Home Saint Jean
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
  • Foot bath
  • Beachfront
  • Private beach area
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Fishing Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito net
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Home Saint Jean takes special requests – add in the next step!


12:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Home Saint Jean of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Home Saint Jean

  • Check-in at Home Saint Jean is from 12:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Room options at Home Saint Jean include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Home Saint Jean on this page.

  • Guests staying at Home Saint Jean can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • The prices at Home Saint Jean may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Home Saint Jean is 0.9 miles from the center of Kibuye.

  • Home Saint Jean offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Beach
    • Foot bath
    • Private beach area

  • Home Saint Jean has 1 restaurant: