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Novotel Orisha Cotonou

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Boulevard de la Marina | 08 BP 0929, Cotonou 0, Benin
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Ranked #6 of 15 hotels in Cotonou
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert B Swakopmund, Namibia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was rather disappointed in the overall experience at the Novotel Orisha Cotonou. The service was ordinary, the facilities dated and rather dirty, the rooms ordinary - with poor airconditioning, poor TV, poor internet/WiFi, and completely overpriced ($200 per night - for no more than 2 star quality). As a business hotel, connectivity is key - and the Novotel internet... More

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Swakopmund, Namibia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was friendly. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Bathrooms clean and beds comfortable. Airconditioning and wifi signal strength in the rooms could do with an upgrade though. Breakfast was reasonable and one can order fresh fried eggs or omelettes from the waiting staff. Nice poolside area.

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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Novotel Cotonou is the extreme of 2 things; on one hand the rooms are crappy, carpet full of stains, paint coming off left and right; on the other hand the warm approach by the staff keeps me bringing back here. Service in Africa is hard to find, but here there is always a smile. Never quick service but still. This... More

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Lome, Togo
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

There were some cockroaches, the airco was poor in the rooms, all the furnishings were tired. The staff was on the other hand, very friendly. Reasonable breakast buffet. For 114,000 cfa, b&b, about 20% too expensive.

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Moscow, Russia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
38 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Quick service for check in past midnight, airport pick up & drop off free of charge (even late flights) Clean & modern room. Friendly cleaning staff. The site (hotel compound) is beautiful, had a pool, garden, parking (free) and is shared with another Accor hotel (Ibis). There is a gate and security guards 24/7 to avoid unwanted characters. Significant setback... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I stayed in this hotel in for 3 nights. Conclusion: terrible. The room, bathroom and even the coffee amenities tray were full of cockroaches. I couldn't believe that in a Accor Group hotel, there is no fumigation. Even at night, there was no receptionists, only a security guy at the lobby, and he was even having dinner at the front... More

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New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Novotel. The location was quite good, breakfasts enjoyable, and the grounds were quite nice. Service was good particularly if you have some French language. That really goes a long way. Internet a bit slow. On the whole we liked our stay and would recommend the hotel. The rating ofcourse , is relative for Cotonou.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A Novotel like anywhere else in the world, except close to a tropical beach. We took the mid-night flight back to Europe, and expected the hotel to allow us to stay a couple of hours longer - like so many other hotels in similar situations allow you to do (the best hotels we have stayed in did not charge anything,... More

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

Dear Sir, We would like to first wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year 2014. We have received your comments for which we greatly thank you. We have well noted your remarks and be rest assured that they are well analysed and looked through to find a suitable solution for customers facing the same as you did... More

Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great Location, quick service and excellent breakfast. I quite enjoyed my stay here. On the second day I had an asthma attack and the hotel staff were very supportive in me getting treatment and medication. Great location too.

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

Dear Sir, We greatly thank you for your comments. The whole team joins me to assure you that your well-being and your confort are our aim. While waiting to welcoming you once more at Novotel Cotonou Orisha, Best regards More

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Address: Boulevard de la Marina | 08 BP 0929, Cotonou 0, Benin
Location: Benin > Littoral Department > Cotonou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Novotel Orisha Cotonou 3*
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The Novotel Orisha Cotonou is a 3 star hotel enjoying a seaside location in the centre of Cotonou, close to the two major convention and events centres, the Palais du Congres and the CIC. The hotel offers 110 airconditioned rooms, a restaurant, two barsand five conference rooms for meetings and seminars. This 3 star hotel is equally suited to a business trip or a holiday in Cotonou with your partner or family. The hotel also features a private car park, a swimming pool and a tennis court. ... more   less 
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