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Hotel Merina Yaounde centre

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. El Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde 14304, Cameroon (Formerly Mercure Yaounde Centre)
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Ranked #3 of 16 hotels in Yaounde
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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38 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Gurgaon, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Nice,comfortrable and calm hotel in the heart of Yaounde.Very humble and courteous staff both at the reception as well as in the restaurants.I was on a business trip and really enjoyed my stay at the Merina.I have absolutely no complaints for this hotel since everything went smooth and there were no problems.Quality of food and service was again excellent -I... More

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This hotel is centrally located on an active street, but is surprisingly quiet. I found the bed quite comfortable and was happy with the abundant hot water and strong water pressure in the shower. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is convenient (the food is acceptable but not great) and they have room service. Cars and drivers were... More

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Address: Av. El Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde 14304, Cameroon (Formerly Mercure Yaounde Centre)
Location: Cameroon > Centre Region > Yaounde
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Merina Yaounde centre 4*
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