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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 #7 of 15 Hotels in Cotonou
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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94 reviews 94 reviews
93 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Let me start out by saying that if I didn't have to be very close to the conference center I would have left this hotel after one night. The service was completely horrible, with front desk staff lazy, incompetent and downright rude. The staff in the restaurant were also filled with attitude and slow to react any inquiries. The carpeting... More

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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 July 3, 2014

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 July 1, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
37 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
31 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

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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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