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Grand Hotel Kinshasa

Avenue Batetela Kinshasa Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Ranked #8 of 20 hotels in Kinshasa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to be a great intercontinental hotel, has tremendously deteriorating, although some erratic renovation are under way, some for the rooms for example are welcomed, still below the expected quality for such range of hotel and price.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This hotel may once of bee a 5* hotel but that was a very long time ago! I know this is Africa but you don't expect cockroaches in your room on the 14th floor in a supposed 5* hotel. The furniture in the room was very old and tied and there was a musty smell everywhere. No tea or coffee... More

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Giza, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed for two nights. It's expensive just like anything else in Kinshasa, but you can negotiate the price with the reception (This is Africa). The breakfast was fine, the room was excellent. I didn't have any real problems except for two lizards who fell just in front of me when I was looking for a taxi at the entrance.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was my first stay in Kinshasa so I cannot compare this property with others in the city. The rooms are dated but comfortable and they are kept spotlessly clean.Pillows are very hard. Pressure in shower was good but I was only on fifth floor. There is an decent sized gym but only two of the treadmills are of the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The rooms are quite big, beds very soft but pillows quite hard. Reasonably clean rooms (only one small cockroach encountered) but no hot water in the mornings. Very noisy air-conditioning in the rooms but wireless Internet connection was pretty good for Kinshasa as was the food -breakfasts and dinners in the main dining room and great wood-oven pizza from the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Friendly staff, acceptable food and clean. Very dated - looks as though nothing has been updated since the 70's. That includes the a/c, which does not work well. They are building a new annex, so it may improve.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I've been going to the gym here for a few months and I love it. The monthly membership gets you access to all the amenities and the staff begins to treat you like family over time. The coaches are always willing to help you out and the ambiance is good. Getting into the sauna often is also a great thing.... More

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Since I am based in Kinshasa and rent an apartment in town, I use the gym at the hotel several times pr. week. They gym is well equipped with plenty of free weights, cardio-vascular machines, bikes, rowing machine, pool & pool beds, tennis and squash court. It can get very busy certain times of the day, the room is a... More

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This hotel shows that it was once a very nice place in the 70's. Unfortunately it has not seen that level since then. The facilities (both common areas and the rooms) are in a state of deterioration. There seems to be no effort to reverse this trend, from what I could see. The food at the breakfast buffet and what... More

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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Grand in Kinshasa a couple of times in the late 90es - not much changed since then, although the rooms where in need of refurbishement already at that time. However, at that time there was not much competition as compared to now... Much overpriced for the condition of the rooms. Restaurants also not really recommended. Only... More

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Address: Avenue Batetela Kinshasa Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo > Kinshasa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Overlooking the Congo River in the downtown residential area, the grand hotel Kinshasa is the largest hotel complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Located near embassies and the United Nations Residences, our hotel perfectly combines tradition, comfort, and modernity and... African hospitality.We look forward to welcoming you in our 231 spacious and comfortable rooms.The hotel offers a unique service.Discover our gourmet menus and our distinguished function rooms, perfect for your events and conferences.Keep fit in our European standards fitness center! Take advantage of our sport fields, our swimming pool and terrace... and stroll in our mall.With us you will have an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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