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Maison Rouge Cotonou

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Boulevard de la Marina | Residence Censad, Cotonou 08BP0847, Benin
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I travelled to Cotonou on business in July 2014 and was apprehensive about my stay at another hotel. I changed the booking last minute on the strength of the reviews on her and I am SO glad I did! The hotel is built in a secure complex and right on the beach (not a tourist beach though) so the breeze... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there two nights and that was the best thing (and only thing actually) in Benin. Nice welcome from the staff and quality rooms. They have Nespresso coffee and a nice breakfast. The price are a bit expensive but if you are looking for quality, it is worth the spending.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our room was very large and comfortably accommodated our family of four. The room faced the sea and was very relaxing to sit out the evenings taking the sea air. The garden in the backyard of the hotel facing the sea was well taken care and the swimming pool was a rectangular one, very convenient for a swim at the... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a memorable stay during our honeymoon at Maison Rouge. Our room decor was bright and welcoming and wowed us at first sight. The bathroom was equally roomy and nice. When the staff discovered we were on our honeymoon, a bottle of champagne in an ice bucket was sent up to our room which was really... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed here for one day and a half, before moving out of Cotonou where we had lived for one year. I know how maintaining a certain level of service and comfort in a hotel in Cotonou is difficult, and Maison Rouge succeeds very well in this respect. Stylish decor, modern furniture, modern convenience, good artwork, and well-trained staff. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

As close as you get to perfect. One of the best hotel I have stayed in in the world. Every need is anticipated: Great room, great bed, great breakfast, friendly staff, great owners/managers. I really could not find any fault. If in Cotonou and you can afford it, stay here!!!

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I can only recommend the Maison Rouge in Cotonou the best Boutique hotel in West Africa. We had our last week in Cotonou before living the country after 2 Years as expat there. The owner F/G are real professionals in hosting clients. The design and the place are the best in Cotonou! The food is also good. The surrounding is... More 

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69 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This place is such an oasis in West Africa. According to people I met at the hotel and have traveled throughout Benin, it's the best hotel in the country. It's located right on the beach in a VERY secure compound built by the Libyans. The rooms are modern and West African art can be found throughout the hotel. The place... More 

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13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Maison Rouge is a boutique hotel located in an out-of-the-way corner of a compound built by Gaddafi a few years ago. It is fairly new, so not many drivers will know where it is, but it is midway between the Erevan Hypermarche and the Marina hotel. The space is extremely inviting, with lots of warm wood around the pool... More 

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29 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is probably the best hotel that I have stayed in West Africa. By far, the best choice in Cotonou. Very clean hotel with very nice comfortable and bright rooms. Nice bathrooms with shower and toiletries. Friendly staff and owners(French). Breakfast is superb and so are all the other meals that you can order at the restaurant. The hotel location... More 

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