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Hotel du Lac

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Rue Bel Air, Cotonou 01 BP 184, Benin
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  • 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
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The pool is great to stay in shape during your business trip. The rooms are simple but clean. The restaurant offers great Lebanese food and the staff is like family. The terrace offers a nice breeze. Always a nice place to return. For me the best in Cotonou.

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Cape town
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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

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 

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New York
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117 hotel reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

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

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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

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Berlin
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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 

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Seattle, Washington
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32 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 

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Wageningen
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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 

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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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 

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Brussels, Belgium
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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 

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