In Butare we stayed in a nice hotel called Hotel Barthos. The hotel is set near the University campus. The Sotra-bus for Kigali / Nyungwe stops even at the hotel. The outside from the hotel could have been designed by Gaudi (Art Deco). The rooms are big but quite simple (all have hot shower and TV). Many items from the furniture are hand woodcrafts. There is very friendly staff . We paid 20.000 Rfr for a double room and think it is a very good value / price. We liked it very much.
Joost & Arina