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Hotel Le Sahel: Best Accomodation in Maroua
I spent a week here in the summer of 2010. The hotel was recommended by knowledgeable colleagues as the best in the city, and it is not bad. The older part is built around an attractive courtyard with faithfully watered and carefully manicured grass (a rarity in this Sahel climate) and a pleasant outdoor restaurant. There is also a swimming pool. A newer section with conference center was under construction. My room was air conditioned, everything worked in the bathroom, and there was reliable hot water. Drawbacks included intermittent power outages (evidently the hotel does not have a generator), flies that made daytime meals in the outdoor restaurant unpleasant (they disappear at night), a room that desperately needed repainting and re-carpeting (it was well below the standard of the public areas), and a wait staff in the restaurant that botched a lot of orders. This last drawback was due, in part, my limited French and the limited English of the wait staff. There is an Internet Cafe, evidently a separate business, in the courtyard. The connection speed was not bad, considering Maroua's remoteness, but the AC was unable to keep up during the heat of the day.
Very attractive courtyard
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