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Gites de Kribi: Kribi

This hotel was very nice. It was bungalows in the rainforest and I liked it very much there. We got bungalow overlooking the rainforest just as we used to sit there on the balcony in the evening and enjoyed literally the different sounds that came from the most unlikely of frogs, but they were funny sounds.
There was a small pool so it was nice to cool off after a day trip. In the sea, unfortunately, they recommended not to swim because there were strong currents. We stayed there for 5 nights and I would consider myself to stay there much longer, but we did get to go home eventually anyway.

It was just in rainforest!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Jungle and Rain Forest
  • Written December 23, 2014
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Talotel hotel: Bafoussam

It was big and expensive hotel, the room was really big, clean and nice, however. Breakfast buffet was pretty good there. Parking was there too. However, we would love to stay in a small hotel but when we arrived when it was almost dark so we had no desire to go and look for something else.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Jungle and Rain Forest, Road Trip
  • Written December 23, 2014
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Moista hotel: Bamenda

It was a small hotel as we were happy about because the hotel we saw was not so nice, plus it was full everywhere or they had dirty linens etc. This hotel was quite clean and it had a nice view from the window. Breakfast was good too so there was no major problem with being there. If I were to Bamenda again I would stay there anyway, thought it was the nicest from all we went and watch.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Jungle and Rain Forest
  • Written December 23, 2014
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Somatel hotel: Douala

We stayed on this hotel a couple of days after our arrival to Douala and even before we had left Cameroon. It is good hotel, rooms are not so big but comfortable anyway. The staff were very nice and helpful as in reception so even in the restaurant and bar. Food was good but nothing special of Cameroon food.
It was free internet at room and it worked quite good, a little slowly only.
There is even swimming pool, but needs to renovate it.
Disadvantage was that it was a little off center so we had to take a taxi every time we were there.
The price was a little higher, but it seems that most things for the tourist are higher than we are used.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Jungle and Rain Forest, Road Trip
  • Written December 23, 2014
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Hotel Seme Beach: Limbe

I was staying here for 3 nights and was not so much satisfied. We had problem with to get the room even if I booked and paid the hotel in advance. They could not find our booking and one man in the reception was not so nice actually. First when manager of the hotel came, our problem had been solved. He found all, both our booking and even payment.
The room was quite clean but a little worn. Advantage was that it was further down near the restaurant and it was nicer area than upstairs in the main building.
But, the breakfast room was something I never experienced. Disorder and confusion, rude waiter, not much to choose, just bread and butter, coffee and tea.
But, the restaurant was nice and they had good food and staff very nice.
We were there on New Year's Eve and it was a little disappointing because we have not understood French, and moreover, we were hungry then the food we got first at 11:00 PM. Champagne was served a little after middnatt so it was disappointing that too. But we got nice companion to the table so it went and was good anyway.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Jungle and Rain Forest
  • Written December 23, 2014
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Park Hotel Miramar: Limbe

We have been at this hotel one night and we were satisfied with everything, even if the bungalow was a little worn but it was a little funny anyway. The staff really nice and helpful and even in the restaurant they cooked for us what we wished to eat, not only what they had on the menu so it was very nice.
There was also where the swimming pool so you could swim if you wanted to.
Up on the small hill was the bar and from there one wonderful view over the ocean, but also over the oil platform which was not so funny, but ...
It was much nice stay here in any case and even wireless worked good, actually best of all the places I was staying in Cameroon.

Good place.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Jungle and Rain Forest, Road Trip
  • Written December 23, 2014
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WWF bungalows in Camp Kombo: Bungalows



This bungalow you will find deep in the Southeastern corner of Cameroon in the town called Mambélé. There probably are several other places around Cameroon where you’ll find these wooden constructions. Most of the time they are very basis, with facilities for 2 persons. Toilet, beds, douche and don’t forget the balcony to enjoy the scenery or a sundown.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Jungle and Rain Forest, Eco-Tourism, Budget Travel
  • Written October 31, 2011
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Campement de Flamboyant: Where everybody seems to stay in Mokolo

Just a short moto ride from the Grand Marche, the Campement de Flamboyant is the main and probably only (once?) mid range accommodation option in Mokolo. The whole complex, with Boukarous on green and spacious grounds, look awesome from the outside, the rooms themselves however appeared to be disappointing.

Run down, as if it opened 10 years ago and nothing was ever replaced or repaired, not even the basics like the fan and the mosquito net. You wonder why they would leave the ruined and broken down elements in the room instead of just removing them.

Now, that could be acceptable considering the fact that the price has halved over the years; but the layers of dirt and dust on the floor are a paradise for various types of insects and reptiles but that’s not an environment in which African people normally receive their guests, even if they are tourists. And you might want to consider to bring your own set of sheets because the sheets provided were not free of stains and moreover too small to cover the filthy mattress. Or better pitch your own tent inside.

Maybe the problem was that - as far as I could see -, there were no women working. It was harvesting time and all the women may have been sent to the fields. And the Campement may badly suffer from the drop in (overland-) tourist arrivals for several years now due to the security problems in Nigeria and Chad.

To conclude with a few positive points: restaurant has nice terrace, food is OK, staff friendly enough and the garden is beautiful. Price CFA 12000/7000 (ca.EUR 11) with/without AC. AC not really needed.
As so often with lower midrange accommodation in Cameroon: only recommended for one night during transit.

note: In this and in all my reviews, my satisfaction rate partially depends on value for money. During my past travels in Africa, I have been using mostly budget options which often were extremely simple, but more rewarding and clean than many of the so called mid-range option, tourist class, two star whatever they advertise it like the Campement de Flamboyant

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written November 15, 2010
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Ngaoundéré - Hotel Mentong Palace: Doable option, if you need a decent place to sleep

After a long, tough day of travelling from Mokolo to Ngaoundéré (9 hours on the road + several hours waiting time), arriving in the dark at a bus depot out of town, I was happy that the moto taxi driver drove me to a nearby hotel he knew.

The Mentong Palace is one in a cluster of a few fairly similar 2 stars hotels along a wide dirt road that connects Garoua Road, just 500 meters north of the train station, with the Commercial Centre near the big Cathedral. It’s the typical lower mid range option, with functioning standard facilities like electricity, a small TV with some local channels, fan – AC is not really needed - , hot water in a spacious bathroom, but otherwise offering a rather depressing environment. Gloomy, poorly painted, worn out furniture, mattresses and pillows. Not much's been done to make it look nice.

Otherwise, it could be better recommendable with its pleasantly shaded outdoor seating areas at the premises. In fact, the complex is huge, and you could suspect from the outside that the owners may have had plans to build the best and largest hotel in town, but it seems to be on hold for long now, while only the small old wing is utilized. By the way, there’s a slightly cheaper and more basic annex across the street.

There’s an OK and very reasonably priced restaurant, with a choice of (the) two standard dishes: rice, spaghetti or potato chips with “Capitaine’ fish or chicken for around cfa 3500.

Reception appeared to be friendly and helpful, permitting me to check out 4 hours late for an extra cfa 2000 (EUR 3), very handy since I took the night train and could store my luggage safely and take a shower just before getting on the train, seriously needed after exploring Ngaoundéré coping with close to 40 degrees Celsius during daytime. By the way, later it appeared that I was the only fresh smelling person on the train so in hindsight I think I might have preferred to smell myself rather than everybody else!

Location wise it has pros and cons as well. Although it’s only 10 minutes to the Grand Marche or 5 minutes to the train station area (by moto taxi, 200cfa), in the evening it’s quite isolated, although there are a couple of nightclubs further along the unlit and potholed road. These look a bit sleazy though and you may need some strong motivation as a tourist to visit them.

Let’s say it’s doable and decent option if you won't stay long (2,5/5).

Price cfa 12000 (EUR 18) per night.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written November 10, 2010
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Capitol Residence: Good hotel in Buea (for Mt. Cameroon)

I stayed here before and after my trek on Mount Cameroon, recommended by the Buea Ecotourism Office.

Staff of the Capitol Residence was heartwarmingly friendly and polite.
The rooms, starting at CFA 17k (EUR 26) per night, are decent value. They still look newish (rare in Cameroon!) and clean and have good working AC, satellite TV, and a balcony. Bathrooms have hot water.
Although I shouldn’t suggest this, the rooms offer excellent possibilities to wash your clothes, and quickly dry them with the AC (dry blower option) in case of humid weather outside. Very useful after trekking Mount Cameroon!! That said, surprisingly for such a wet region, running water was not always available during my 2 stays of 1 night each. They explained to have some problem with their supplier, which I guess should be temporary. By the way, I received a small discount on request.

Useful is a computer for guests with free internet near the reception.

The restaurant is in a wing behind the main bar with a noisy TV, as usual mostly entertaining the bored staff. Food is good and service excellent, as you would hope for while spending EUR 10 or so on meals that could be obtained from the stalls and bars just outside the premises for a tenth of the price. Most tourists like me come to Buea to trek to the Mountain summit, and so I was happy to pay more for (I trust) better standards of food preparation.

The location is good as well, near a (night-) market, several local drinking places and simple stores. Moreover its proximity to a main roundabout ensures good transport options.
It’s definitely not the most atmospheric place I ever stayed, but it currently has the best hotel facilities in town, and is perfect for a night or 1-2.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written November 9, 2010
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Ibis Douala: cameroon douala best accomodation

Offering all the amenities of a higher class of establishment thehotel has 160 air-conditioned rooms and a meeting room for organising seminars and conferences. You will also find a restaurant a bar open 24/24 a terrace with a swimming pool and closed parking free and guarded.

Bar

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel
  • Written August 30, 2008

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The Tournebroche: Hotel Akwa Palace

it was so fun there! i was there as if i was in a safe place ! it was very wonderful with nice people and openminded services!

• Fitness Centre (Energy club)

• Day spa (Fitness Clinic)

• Semi olympic swimming Pool

• Le Tennis club

• Tiko's Golf

• Tours in the western part of Cameroon

• Day tour in Douala

• Jaunts to Kribi's seaside resort

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Theme Park Trips, Aquarium, Jungle and Rain Forest
  • Written March 28, 2008
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Auberge .........: Cheap sleeping facilities

This is one of the cheapest sleeping facilities you can find.
Most of th time, no electricity, no running water, no privacy, etc...
PRICE: 1500 à 3500cfa

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written February 13, 2008
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Camping in Cameroon

There are so many places to put your tent. When you camp in the wild always ask the local chief his permission and pay a 1000cfa.
There are also hotels with a backyard where you can place your tent, never pay more than 3000cfa.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written February 13, 2008
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Hotel Feuguiff **: Simple but OK!!!

It is a noisy area, but a nice place for a short term stay.
Free Airport service!!!!!!!

A great Cameroonian Kitchen, here are some examples:
CFA /EURO
Ndolè a la viande de bœuf 2500 /3.85
Ndolè au poisson fumé 2500 /3.85
Ndolè aux crevettes 4000 /6.17
Folong sauté à la viande de bœuf 2500 /3.85
Folong sauté au poisson fumé 2500 /3.85
Folong sauté aux crevettes 4000 /6.17
Ndomba de porc 3000 /4.62
Ndomba gibier 3500 /5.39
Mbongo de porc 3000 /4.62
Mbongo de gibier 3500 /5.39
Mbongo de poisson 3000 /4.62
Poulet DG 6000 /9.24

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written February 6, 2008
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