We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 15 Cotonou hotels

Hotel du Lac

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue Bel Air, Cotonou 01 BP 184, Benin
Hotel amenities
Hotel du Lac
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
You added Hotel du Lac to your Saves list
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Cotonou
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
CapetownMojo Cape town
Write a Review

60 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Cape town
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great value for money hotel! Amazing location by the waterside where you can watch fisherman at work in the morning. Extremely helpful and kind staff and fantastic food, especially Sunday night buffet dinner. If you get a room with a damp smell just asked to be moved to another room. Never saw damp but smelt it strongly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Top Contributor
491 reviews 491 reviews
114 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

dated , aged, but a most pleasant place to spend a day in the area.One needs to rememebr that for Benin this is a great place and be realistic in expectations. spotty email but better than most and very pleasant staff

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I REALLY LOVED THEIR OUTDOOR Just wish they could deal with the mosquitoes before visitors are given keys and provide enough variety for breakfast Every other things was nice, they've got one of the best outdoor experience it would also help if they could change some of their old equipment

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Hotel location is reasonable, just on the other side of the lagoon in Cotonou city centre. Staff is friendly but not really helpful. They could not point me to the overland coach station nor arrange transport to it once I found out myself where it is. The equipment in the room was so old that I had to spend some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
32 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great location by the bridge near the mouth of the river in central Cotonou. Rooms are clean, with fairly decent amenities, including decent wifi that will support Skype calls (most of the time); facilities include a large pool with lounging area, and a restaurant situated on a beautiful terrace overlooking the city. Food is fine, though uninspired - best deal... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is my favourite hotel in Cotonou. The location is wonderful, no mosquitos because you’re near the cost. They have a beautiful terrace with a view and comfortable lounge chairs (partly). The restaurant is good, splendid Lebanese dishes. But what makes this hotel stand out is the staff. Most of them have been working here for years (which is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've stayed in Hôtel du Lac, in Cotonou, for one week to do some work in Cotonou. It is a great location, nice refreshing wind outside; clean, well maintained, large rooms; working WiFi in the whole building and almost no power cuts! The staff is friendly and helpful and most of them can speak English, it was even possible to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had an excellent stay at the hotel. We loved the authenticity of the hotel, which on a personal note is quite rare in Africa these days where everything is built by the Chinese following exactly the same model. The staff is very friendly, happy to answer your questions and provide tips (book the trip to Ganvié village, departure from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Praia, Cape Verde
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The hotel is situated just next to the river and there is a nice wiev from the terrace. The terrace also has a cousy lounge area. The libanese food served on the terrace is excellent (try the humus with minced meat). There is a nice pool too. Generally the staff is freindly and helpful. The biggest setback in the hotel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed here for one night and the following afternoon (for which we payed half of the rate which is fair) before flying back. Prositive: + The room (108), towards the pool, was very clean with a pleasant interior design. Not the run down impression you have in many hotels in west-africa + Minibar and safe provided. Electronic door lock +... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel du Lac? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel du Lac

Address: Rue Bel Air, Cotonou 01 BP 184, Benin
Location: Benin > Littoral Department > Cotonou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Lac 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Venere, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Hotel du Lac reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

30 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (30)
Room/suite (6)
Pool/beach area (7)
Hotel & grounds (7)
Dining (1)
Bathroom (1)
View from room (3)
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay