Illegal migrants airlifted to Rwanda will be accommodated in a hotel with swimming pool, tennis court and golf course

ILLEGAL migrants flown to Rwanda will be accommodated in a fancy hotel with swimming pool.

Rouge by Desir also has free Wi-Fi, a tennis court, gym and access to a golf course.

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In addition to the swimming pool, above, Rouge by Desir also has free Wi-Fi, a tennis court, a gym and access to a golf course.Credit: Reuters
A comfortable double bed for asylum seekers who end up at the resort

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A comfortable double bed for asylum seekers who end up at the resortCredit: Reuters
The plush lounge where migrants can relax

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The plush lounge where migrants can relaxCredit: Reuters

Others crossing the Channel to reach Great Britain will be accommodated at the Hallmark residence in Kigali, the Rwandan capital.

The hotel, with three- and four-bed bungalows with their own gardens, has reserved 102 rooms for illegal migrants.

Others will be staying at the more basic Hope Hostel, currently under renovation.

Photos of hotels in the central African country contradict claims that asylum seekers face human rights abuses.

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Last month Home Secretary Priti Patel revealed that those trying to sneak into Britain on small boats will be sent to Rwanda for treatment.

She insisted the deal, left, costing £120m, will prevent thousands from coming.

Rouge manager Jackie Uwamungu said: “We have VIP, silver, double and twin rooms, a swimming pool and a conference room.” Speaking about the UK migrant deal, she added: “It will boost our business.”

Guest reviews for the hotel on Tripadvisor are mixed, but an American tourist who stayed in 2018 gave it a five out of five, writing, “Great location with great views of Kigali.

“Rooms are spacious and clean, with comfortable beds.”

“It’s in a nice quiet area – very little outside noise.

Negative reviews focus on minor issues such as low water pressure.

Under the agreement, Rwanda will process migrants’ asylum claims and “settle or deport” them in accordance with Rwandan and international law and the Refugee Convention.

The campaign group Human Rights Watch called the program cruel.

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Rwanda has totally transformed over the last few decades, it’s a very different country from what it used to be.”

Israel deported around 4,000 migrants to Rwanda between 2014 and 2017 and Denmark is in talks on a similar deal.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Rwanda is “generally safe and crime levels are relatively low”. However, homosexuality is “frowned upon”.

Travel advice states: “LGBT people may face discrimination and abuse, including from local authorities.

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel with Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta at a signing ceremony to endorse the deal

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UK Home Secretary Priti Patel with Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta at a signing ceremony to endorse the dealCredit: EPA
Guests can stay in their own bungalow at Hallmark Residence

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Guests can stay in their own bungalow at Hallmark ResidenceCredit: Reuters

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