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Novotel Orisha Cotonou

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Boulevard de la Marina | 08 BP 0929, Cotonou 0, Benin
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lagos, Nigeria
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a nice, clean property in a very prominent location. A family friendly hotel with nice spacious rooms with extra sofa beds. We were very happy with the value we got for the weekend family package of two nights and three days. Hotel also provides free shuttle to the nearby airport though airport is just 10 minutes away due to... More 

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Richard R, Manager at Novotel Orisha Cotonou, responded to this review

Dear Mr Kapil, We thank you for your comments. We hope to see you again in our property to show you our new beddings and surroundings. Best regards More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am writing this post as I just checked in at this hotel two days ago. Rooms are clean and at European standards (same your would have at any Novotel around the world). the staff are helpful, attentive and always smiling; they are also very helpful shall you require any advice on the city . Backyard of the hotel, there... More 

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Richard R, Directeur général at Novotel Orisha Cotonou, responded to this review

Dear Adil, Thanks a lot for your comment. We would be happy to meet up with you when next in Cotonou. Best regards More 

Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been told this is a pretty good hotel for Africa. It was OK. The room has a bed that sits on slats, so it was not real comfortable. There was also a couch that wasn't real comfortable either. The room has a small refrigerator and a hot water pot for making coffee which was nice. The air conditioning... More 

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Richard R, Directeur général at Novotel Orisha Cotonou, responded to this review

Dear Virginia, We thank you for your comment. We are in process to change all our beds in the hotel. Novotel Worldwide has changed all their beds into "Live and dream" concept. Those should be delivered within the next two months. We hope to see you again at Novotel Cotonou. Best regards More 

Denmark
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was my first stay here. By the approach, and entrance you would expect more. Love that it is 5 minutes from the airport. Arrival didn't go down well. He tried checking in two at a time. So what should have been a service (I think) ended up being a joke. No attention, slow, rude... First room was a smoking... More 

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Richard R, Directeur général at Novotel Orisha Cotonou, responded to this review

Dear Mr Stofert, We thank you for taking the time to give us your comments. We are sorry for the "rough" experience you faced while at our hotel. We constantly give training to our staff to improve our performances and when next in Cotonou it iwill be a pleasure to meet up with you. Best regards More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed at the hotel during Christmas. The best part is the pool but they have a timing so make you ask for it beforehand. The breakfast is decent Continental Breakfast with few Vegetarian option like Curd, Milk, Bread, Juices, Dry fruits, Fruits, etc. They have taxi stand. There is big mall nearby about 5-7 min drive. There are good... More 

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Richard R, Directeur général at Novotel Orisha Cotonou, responded to this review

Dear Jay, We thank you for your comment. We are sensitive about those and your remarks to umprove our services are well taken care of. Best regards More 

Tripoli, Lebanon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

- Secure & clean ( not super clean but god). - low quality food... but not sure if you can find better outside. yet, you can find cheaper for sure - located in the same 'compound' as IBIS Hotel. Yet, my local contact proposed Novotel as a better place ( it is more expensive too) If you set your expectations... More 

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Richard R, Directeur général at Novotel Orisha Cotonou, responded to this review

Dear Farrouk, We thank you for your comments. We have well taken note of those. Best regards More 

Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I along with a group of friends went to Cotonou to escape the hustle and bustle of Lagos for a long weekend. At arrival we were checked in immediately and we were given a wifi username and password that were good for up to three devices! The hotel lobby along with the rooms and the swimming pool area were spotless.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Located in the heart of the city, this hotel is a good place for business or families with children alike. Its rooms are relatively clean and comfortable, with access to a good Wi-Fi connection. Friendly staff and warm environnement. The restaurant offers a variety of food prepared by a French Chef. Highly recommended.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

I had a business visit, and stayed at this hotel for the first time. I found it very comfortable, and as the location is less than 10 minutes from the airport it is easy to get to after a long journey. The rooms were spacious, the Internet connection was good and the breakfast sufficient. I will be staying again the... More 

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Richard R, Manager at Novotel Orisha Cotonou, responded to this review
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Cher Monsieur Gary, Nous vous remercions de vos commentaires. Nous sommes heureux d'avoir pu répondre à vos attentes. Nous procédons... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a fine fine hotel and the best part without doubt is the fantastic swimming pool and the area around it. The wifi works more than fine in the room and near the pool and its faster than most other hotels. Only flipside is that the service might be sub standard if you dont speak or understand French. Expected... More 

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Richard R, Manager at Novotel Orisha Cotonou, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We thank you for your comments; We are happy to have made you satisfied with us. We have taken note of your remarks and have sent outr staff on English classes to be more receptive with our international clientele. Best regards More 

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