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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Savona, Italy
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67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is a good location were to stay. In the downtown of Yaounde it is perfect for a visit of the capital. The pool is nice but very small good to cool down but not big enough to swim. In general all not included services are expensive.

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Fagaras, Romania
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is well situated, fairly cheap price, needs improvements, the staff are warm, they speak mostly french and a little english. Small rooms, good location, close to ministeries and other political places.

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Varese
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Yes, the staff are very friendly and this counts for a lot, but otherwise this hotel is average at best. A lift that worked twice whilst I was there, grim lighting and decor on the upper floors, an incredibly poor value breakfast at XAF6000 and a shabby bathroom in my tiny room. Internet was challenging. I did sleep well so... More 

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New York NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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