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Hotel Franco

BP 3336, Yaounde, Cameroon
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Addis Ababa
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in executive double room. The others were not only too small, but the TV was off to one side at a weird angle. Restaurant has good food but is pricy, there's also no option to eat out nearby, Staff are excellent, taxis abundant just outside. A great place to stay in Cameroon. (honestly speaking, reached this conclusion after having... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1. The Central Air-conditioning is NOT functional. It blows fan and keeps your room at about 30 degrees Celsius. I cannot sleep at all in the room and it is a night vigil for me tonight. 2. The Guest relations woman cannot lift a finger to help you. 3. The hotel manager will never respond to calls to his phone.... More 

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Barneveld, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Hotel Franco seems to be at the beginning stages of recovery after years of mismanagement. Tired, dingy and lacking any charm, the staff seems worn out and uncaring. Was recently part of a conference at the Franco and was overcharged for food, the conference room, the projector rental, etc. Although I was part of the group hosting the conference, we... More 

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Biot, France
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

not much to say. Not good but no alternative as it was next to my job. I have seen worse, but that's about how positive I could be. Nice view though. and not too far from the center. Lifts often out of order. no safe in the room.

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Pat K, Directeur général at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

New management since july 2015 ! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

In the room, the shower head was broken with the pieces left on the tub. The AC hardly blew any air at all. The inside door lock was broken. The curtains were filthy. The furniture was sparse. A big old tv sat on the table as though the room was used for the storage of old broken equipment. The mattress... More 

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Pat K, Directeur général at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

New management since july 2015 ! More 

Bujumbura, Burundi
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

My room was clean and comfortable on the pool side. Hotel staff were serviceable and generally pleasant to deal with. Nice pool and bar. The only dark spot is the restaurant. The food is ok if overpriced, particularly the breakfast buffet, which is a particularly sad sight. Time between ordering and being served is well over 1 hour at diner... More 

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Pat K, Directeur général at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

New management since july 2015 ! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Staff unprofessional and indifferent, stealing change in the bar, not even having anything but 2 bottles of whiskey there - adsk for a fruit juice and pray to get something in 1 hour, and even that you can only imagine where it came from, probably street vendor. cockroaches all over the place. carpets in the corridors smell like rotten since... More 

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Pat K, Directeur général at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

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world
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Expensive, not clean, not even a complimentary bottle of water to drink, tv out of order, water leak on the 70's a/c, room service very very long, bad and pricy.... there are still not a lot of options in Yaounde, but this one is not cheap, avoid...

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Pat K, Directeur général at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

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UK
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Please do not waste your money as I did - the price was hefty and standards were wanting right from check-in. Staff are just indifferent, you cannot find any manager(if any) and I had to curse myself for booking here. As a Guinness Record, the check-in was about an hour in the late night as the reception person said there... More 

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Pat K, Directeur général at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

New management since july 2015 ! More 

Ebene, Mauritius
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I found some of the hotel staff a bit rude and discourteous. There wasn't wifi in my room which was itself generally clean and the sheets were just ok (not the bright white am used to). Breakfast was good. For short business stays, I'd say this is just ok.

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