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Hotel Merina Yaounde centre

Av. El Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde 14304, Cameroon (Formerly Mercure Yaounde Centre)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice team and lot of smiles at the reception (but discreet request of a tip ...) Bar with nice staff and a nice mini terrace and restaurant at the back opening on the pool. The ground floor is nice. You also have a small shop for souvenirs (at tourist price, test your ability to bargain) During check in and check... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

For the prices of the other hotels around, isn't bad. The plus is the central location, the cleaning and the sympathy of the staff. The minus is the very bad breakfast and restaurant choice and the very old state of the hotel. The internet isn't bad for a hotel in Africa.

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Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A number of reviewers were critical of staff behaviour and I was expecting to contradict them but unfortunately this is not the case. The hotel is fine and has in my everything you need from a three star hotel in sub-Saharan Africa. Shower was fine, bed was ok and cleanliness was adequate. Restaurant choices are limited but the food was... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Three stars is too much for this hotel, even more when the price is for 4 stars. It's a old hotel where the rooms and the wifi are the worst. Nevertheless the people are very kind, the breakfast is limited, but the Restaurant is coles to the pool with a pretty ambient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Well located in the city center and just next to the main market. Not the loveliest neighbourhood but perfect for a few days. Lots of international workers. Clean and friendly staff. Very good for Yaounde. WIFI in your room

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

i reviewed all hotels in Yaounde, and lots said this is where to stay, if you don't want to pay the ridiculous prices for the hiton. Well i am sorry their pictures show one room , and by the receptionist confirmed that the pic on website and what you do get is not the same. the rooms were minute, dirty... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have stayed at the Merina dozens of times over the past 2 years for business and as others have said, unless you want to shell out stupid money for the Hilton, then this is where you will likely be staying. It is a basic clean normal hotel. Service is friendly and most understand English to some degree. The rooms... More 

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UK
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I booked and confirmed my stay and asked for airport pickup, and I got from them all confirmations. When I arrived nearly at midnight, none was waiting for me at NSI airport (a bit far from town), so luckly another nearby hotel navette took me there. At the arrival my room was not available for some reason they did not... More 

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Cotonou, Benin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I stayed for 6 nights in this hotel and I am satisified, especially after reading the horrible reviews of other hotels in Yaounde. The hotel is fine, clean, service is friendly and breakfast is good though not cheap. There were problems though with the water. One day it was not working and the other day first a lot of brown... More 

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Yaounde, Cameroon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stay in Yaounde quite a lot on business and unless you want to spend stupid amounts on accommodation (Hilton) in the centre of town the merina is your best option. The rooms are clean, reasonable sized and have aircon also the staff are nice even if their english generally not good. The food inst great but there's always restaurants... More 

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