I`ve stayed here for several times over the last 18 months, and a next visit is planned for February. Clean and informal international hotel, 5 floors, small elevator and located in Bastos. Rooms are nice and clean (25m2), seperate bathroom, big working table in the room, airco, tv, good mattress, internet connection (most times), room service, laundry, telephone (international through the operator). Nice and simple restaurant, bar and covered terrace. Well prepared food, (!) the menu card most times lists more than available (!). Several restaurants and supermarkets within walking distance. Friendly and hospital people. Rooms with garden view are realy quiet, the opposite rooms a little less.
NOTE: When I revisited Yaoundé in the summer of 2010, this hotel was closed. I have no idea whether it will reopen.
I stayed at this hotel for two nights in 2007. It is located near the city hall and government buildings in one of Yaounde's more modern areas. My room was acceptable, but no more. Plumbing was adequate and functional, but the bath had been left closed, and the oder of mildew was strong. There was an ancient and functioning air conditioner, which did cool the room adequately , despite the fact that doors that opened to the balcony were louvered . The doors were screened, but there were large gaps between them and the floor, and they could not really be secured well. The staff spoke broken but adequate English and were friendly; however, I encountered the "no change problem" here again (see my tip in the section on Cameroon). The lobby is simple but not unattracive.
The major advantage of the hotel is its location. There are several nice parks nearby, a wonderful bakery right around the corner, and an excellent, albeit expensive, restaurant next door. The Hilton, with its abundance of traveller amenities, is within walking distance, and major banks and several ATMs are nearby.
I spent almost two weeks in the summer of 2010 in this hotel. Overall, I was very satisfied with the experience. The hotel is well maintained and clean, and the rooms and service are approximately equivalent to a one or two star European hotel. My room had a nice view of the city, comfortable bed and good furniture, and a very clean bath. Hot water was always available in good quantity, although the toilet, unaccountably, had no seat. The restaurant is open long hours and served up very good food, both Cameroonian and European, including excellent omelets and even ice cream (!). There is also a small bar with a breezy patio. There are a number of other good restaurants, including Chinese, pizza, and rotisserie chicken in the area, as well as a bakery where I was able to get pastries, rolls, and juice for breakfast at a good price and a couple of copy shops. There is a well stocked grocery next door. The hotel is located in Bastos, the diplomatic district, and the area seemed quite secure to me. A couple of drivers with cars hang around outside. Their prices are higher than a shared taxi, of course, but the one I used knew the city well, and the fares are very inexpensive by US or European standards. The only drawback I encountered was the computer service. There were several ancient vintage computers available but most did not work at all, and those that did were pretty slow and connected to the Internet only intermittently. The hourly price was rather high for the low level of service provided,
Very pleasant accommodations with good amenities without the Hilton's prices
I spent one night here in June, 2010. Although the price was favorable, I really cannot recommend this hotel. My room was cramped and dirty, and the bath was dirty and the commode was missing parts. The room, on the front side of the hotel, was extremely noisy into the wee hours, and the door leading out to the second floor balcony was missing pieces and could not be locked. The restaurant opened almost an hour late for the promised free breakfast, which was of low quality.
A relaxing place in a chaotic area.
- Airport service
- Great Restaurant with almost perfect NDOLE
- Internet cafe infront of the hotel
Very good rooms, noiseless and cool; bathroom also very good. Thier dining room is large and well-equipped and they serve very good food. The best part is their location, near all the Embassies and offices of the foreign delegations and NGOs. While the Hilton and Le Mercure are in the middle of the governmental section, they are surrounded by hookers and merchants. The Leumi Palace is in a much better neighborhood.
An excellent hotel close to most destinations and away from the noise. Good, prompt, efficient and curteous service.
This hotel is a real gem: friendly staff, clean rooms, a central location and a rooftop terrace with a great view.
When we came back from a restaurant after midnight, the watchman was already asleep. As we were still in a good mood and rather thirsty, the man went out to get us a beer! We got our drink and had a great night on the rooftop with a view on the city and he got a good tip. Well deserved!
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