Barthos Hotel is out of town, bordering the University of Rwanda Butare campus; so there are plenty of students hanging around, and the hotel is a regular stop on all of the bus lines, but the hotel does front the highway to Burundi; so traffic is heavy and noisy if your room is at the front.
I chose to go one floor higher up to be on the back side of the hotel, and the room was very quiet.
Rooms are large, bed was OK, pillows were OK, but the power went out sometime during the night (it was raining!), and there was no power the following morning; so I can't report on whether the water pressure or temperature were any good.
The rate was a very
reasonable 15,000 RWF including breakfast, and breakfast for my driver was
The building is constructed of concrete blocks.
Service at breakfast was the most efficient I've seen in a while in Rwanda, food was good, tea was good, and most of the staff understood enough English to get by.