Before you ask, no, I didn’t stay here. I just happen to come across it when I was walking around the Ganhi Market area. I realised that it was a tall hotel that might give me a good overall view of the area. I didn’t realise they had a rooftop swimming pool and bar until I reached the top. That was cool. Very cool, so I stayed for a beer and took photos. This is a very nice looking hotel offering suites and apartments in an excellent location. Throw in the nice looking restaurant, pool and spa – and you have a very good accommodation option for families, business people or large parties.
The hotel was built in 2010 and has 39 fully furnished studios and apartments. Each one comes with:
• Ensuite bathroom with a bathtub
• Fully equipped kitchen
• TV’s with CANAL +, CANAL Satellite and CNN
• Breakfast served poolside
They also have:
• Rooftop pool and bar overlooking Cotonou and the ocean
• The first Spa in Cotonou, called Jouvence
• Le Huit gourmet restaurant specialising in Mediterranean & French cuisine
• Modern conference room for 60 people
• Underground parking (30 spaces)
• Cyber Café
This has been my home away from home for 2 years now. Situated in the heart of Cotonou, Haiv Vive, it not only offers you a pleasant and tranquil stay in Cotonou: it opens you up to where the real activity it.
They have single, double and duplex rooms (this comes with a sitting area and a kitchenette); very clean rooms and pleasant staff. There is also a lovely vegetable and fruit market next to the hotel; also the famous Coco cocktail night club is just a stone troll away, like wise Living Stone and many other wonderful and diverse supermarkets, bars and restaurants with menus ranging from local, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Lebanese are all close neighbours to this lovely hotel.
If you really want to Experience Cotonou day & night life in a very lovely and safe environment for you and your family, then this is the place for you. They have all lovely beaches just minutes away.
Good wifi, Not tried the hotels food, but there are wonderful Restaurants, bars and market close to the Hotel, so i usually cook my meals and have dinner around the vicinity.
Everything works excellently well.
This is actually a well known restaurant with a swimming pool and 6 nice rooms behind it. It has no website and I had the wrong email address. I was lucky to get in, but am glad I did! This place is literally surrounded by the American Embassy and its guards. You have to pass through them to get to either side of this small lane. That means no loud music, traffic or trouble. I had the best stay here. My room was great, my air-conditioning and fan were awesome, my bathroom huge and I had the pool to myself. For the price it was paradise. I paid 27,000 CFA (41€, $54) for this oasis of serenity. I was fortunate enough to be able to check in early and go out and explore Cotonou. Using motorcycle taxis, everything is around 50 US cents away. You can walk to the port easily.
For the price, comfort, security and quiet - this is one of the best hotels in Africa.
They only have 6 rooms so I suggest you telephone and make the reservation.
They has a highly rated restaurant at the entrance to the complex. I am afraid I didn't eat here, but it looked very nice.
* Best security in Africa
* Great rooms and beds
* Swimming pool
* Highly rated restaurant
* A good nights sleep
* Locking closets
* Massive tiled bathrooms
I stayed in this hotel for 3 weeks. I had a two rooms appartment with a bathroom, a huge bed, tv set, aircondition. I would recommend this hotel to people who like small hotels at the beach, the staff was kind and friendly...
Great view, direct on the beach, clean, friendly
This is a really nice beach hotel with 13 appartements. I liked staying here...
great place directly at the beach and still close to town. clean and friendly appartments.
Hotel de la Plage was recommended in the 2007 Lonely Planet guide, and I went there to ask for a room. But it was a wasted trip since the old colonial building have been replaced with a new building. The place was a construction site (see pictures).
Peace and Love Hotel is recommended some places on Internet, and the staff is said to be overwhelmingly friendly and helpful. I was driving past the hotel, but it was too far away from the city centre and night spots. The visitor will immediately notice the lack of restaurants.
Price is 25000 CFA for a dbl. room.
Hotel du Port is a weird, midrange hotel. It is located right in the middle of a shipcontainer harbour in a scary back yard neighbourhood. Walking in the streets at night is said to be dangerous, and the nearest restaurant or nightspot is far away. However, the hotel itself is very nice with a clean outdoor swimmingpool. The reception service was terrible when I was there in the beginning of October-10.
Phone: +229 21314444, faks: +229 21314326
Price for standard single room 40600 CFA, Double 46200 CFA. Familyroom is 76000 CFA. For bungalow add extra 5000 CFA.
Hotel Concorde in Boulevard Steinmetz is a good budget hotel with large and clean rooms. This hotel is recommended in the Lonely Planet West-Africa guidebook. Friendly reception staff and security guard.
The hotel is located in a very noisy street, and aircondition rooms are often sold out.
Dbl. room with fan: 10000 CFA.
Note: taxi drivers often mistakes the hotel name and drive to the Concorde area on the other side of the river. Make sure to tell them the location is in Boulevard Steinmetz, and not in the Concorde area of Cotonou.
Dynamic Hotel is a 2 star hotel situated in the Minnontin area, 15 minutes drive from the airport and 100 meter walk from Super marche Benin. Some of the rooms in the hotel are very luxorious. But the building has no elevator.
Luxorious bedrooms and a discoteque in the first floor.
We chose Le Chant D'Oiseau because it was recommended in Lonely Planet and seemed like a good budget option for a couple of days in Cotonou, Benin. Big mistake! We've spent the eight last months staying at 54 budget hotels in 24 countries across Africa —and none have been worse value than Le Chant D'Oiseau. For starters, the 50 dollar per night (for a double room, two people) rate is a really poor deal in a city where you can pay the same price and stay in the three star Hotel Benin Vickenfel. Nothing in our room (or in the rooms they tried to move us to) worked —not the advertised hot water, not the 8 dollar per day internet, and not the air conditioner we paid extra for. To boot, the toilet seat in the first room was not only broken it was split in half, ripped apart in a way that might hurt someone. Also, the staff does absolutely nothing to accommodate their guests. No hospitality at this Catholic community owned hotel. Instead, they were the only hotel we've stayed at in Africa, that I would use the term "unfriendly," downright hostile even. The staff at Le Chant D'Oiseau would rather argue with the guest about the non-working water or internet than try to help fix the problem. Also, don't expect any help here —not in finding a taxi, not in carrying your bags, not in getting directions, let alone a warm greeting or smile. In fact, your more like to be mocked, made fun of, yelled at, or laughed at than helped. It's the only place we've had to check out early anywhere in West Africa and if you look at our other recommendations on borderjumpers.org, it is also one of the only bad reviews we've had to write anywhere on the continent. We strongly urge people NOT to stay here. The only positive thing is the location: across the street from a supermarket, near a tasty Chinese restaurant.
The problem with the Hotel du Port is that it is literally right next to the port of Cotonou. The view from the hotel pool and terrace at the back is of cranes and stacks of containers. The dual carriageway at the front of the hotel is one of the busiest in Cotonou.
Needless to say, if you want to get some sleep don’t stay here! My room, which was a very spacious bungalow with big bathroom, was at the back on the port side and every few minutes I could hear the thump of containers being stacked all night. One night of this was enough torture.
Having said that, the pool is nice and large, although quite busy, and open to non-residents and my evening meal was very good indeed.
Staff do not rush to help you though and I wouldn’t stay here again. It is not a good location.
This is some kind of conference center with a hostel attached
run by the Archeveche de Cotonou
Clean rooms with basic private european bathrooms
No AC, but overhead fans were sufficient in March
frequent power outages in Cotonou mean no water or overhead fan sometimes
unusual accommodations convenient to airport and restaurants
Good quality rooms and service and food!
Awale Plage is like an oasis where you hear nothing but the ocean tide and the gentle rastling of palm tree leaves...
I stayed two times at the Auberge de Grand Popo which offers good quality rooms and service.
The hotel is located in an outstanding beautiful colonial building right by the sea... If you see it from the outside you feel immediately like staying there!
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