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Hotel Merina Yaounde centre

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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  • 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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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Chicoutimi, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We've stayed at the Merina for about a week while in Yaoundé. The hotel provided a safe, calm and clean environment. The members of the staff were friendly and helpful. Although the restaurant is expensive, the food is good. The only downfall in my opinion is the AC system in the room that are very hard to control leaving you... More

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Milan, Italy
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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Acceptably clean and quiet, it can offer you a comfortable accommodation not far from the centre of Yaoundé. Friendly staff, can arrange all your request. Small but pleasant pool. Shuttle service from/to airport on demand. I suggest this hotel for your business (short) trips as well, if you look for a cost-effective and good quality price solution, and you are... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Our party had an otherwise very nice stay up through the end of a week-long stay. Sadly, a notebook computer was removed from our room in our absence. When we reported it, the front desk and manager showed little concern. After our departure, we put lots of pressure on the hotel to find the notebook (our company is a large... More

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South Africa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

I was staying at the Merina for 4 days at the end of May 2011, after we returned from a 8 day trip traveling in Cameroon on a mining scoping trip. The Merina was a very nice welcome after a tough trip, and some very bad hotels.

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Address: Av. El Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde 14304, Cameroon (Formerly Mercure Yaounde Centre)
Location: Cameroon > Centre Region > Yaounde
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 16 hotels in Yaounde
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