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Le Meridien Douala

4.0 of 5 35 Avenue des Cocotiers | PO Box 3232, Douala, Cameroon
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel is dated ..but this is cameroon not London! Bar is good. People friendly. My room wasn't dirty.. laundry service was very good and reliable. There is access to a local gym for free which should be a selling point. Couple of shops in the hotel. I thought the food was very good to be honest.. steaks were brilliant what... More 

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Fernando H, General Manager at Le Meridien Douala, responded to this review

Dear Leegav 1982 Thank you very much for your thoughts and for demonstrating an understanding ol local pros and cons when you travel the world. Happy to find out that the hotel was pleasant for your stay and we hope we can welcome you again soon. Plans are nearly ready for complete hotel renovation, something that together with our hospitality... More 

York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Your stuck for choice when it comes to Douala as I believe the Meridien is the only international hotel brand on offer. The hotel on face value seems dated. The overall level of hygiene in the room is ok but again it is dated and the bed sheets sheets where not great. The room did not have curtains or blinds... More 

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Fernando H, General Manager at Le Meridien Douala, responded to this review

Dera Mr. McCue Thank you for your review. Please note that the renovation plans are nearly finished and we hope the works can start pretty soon. The pool is one of our great features, with 3 meters deep maximum and 1.3 meters on the shalow end it is highly appreciated by our guests for swimming. cleaning is continuous and chemical... More 

Bekescsaba, Hungary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I stayed 2 nights in this hotel. I travel a lot and i sleep once in the week in a hotel somewhere in the world.But such un unfriedly staff at the reception i have never met. A lady with short hair and a young man were ansolutely unprofessionell and demotivated. I' m really sorry to say that,but the driver of... More 

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Fernando H, General Manager at Le Meridien Douala, responded to this review

Dear Lolla29 A big thank you for your feedback as a genuine opinion helps us improve. We are sorry we were not able to provide you a full positive experience and we will certainly address the issue of staff friendlyness. Smoking in a non-smoking room is unfortunately a recurrent problem, especially when we run a full house. We hope you... More 

Florianopolis, SC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Old hotel, doesn´t deserve to be a Le Meridien. Room is tiny, sheets are really old, bathroom is so small and dated that is disgusting. Bad news is that is the only international brand hotel in Douala. My luck was that I had a very short stay after arriving late night and head to Yaounde early morning. Expensive breakfast and... More 

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Fernando H, General Manager at Le Meridien Douala, responded to this review

Dear Eduardo Struve Thank you for your feedback on your stay at Le Meridien Douala. I am sorry we could not live up to your expectations. please be aware that the project for total renovation is nearly ready and we expect to start soon. we have a new Chef since August and the genaral opinion from our guests is very... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Firstly, I arrived at Douala Airport only to find that the Le Meridien airport pickup had not arrived. I phoned the hotel and had to wait over an hour. Still no hotel transport, so caught a taxi. When I raised this issue with the hotel staff on arrival I was promised a response. Three days later on leaving I had... More 

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Fernando H, General Manager at Le Meridien Douala, responded to this review

Dear John C A big thank you for your comments about your recent stay at Le Meridien Douala. We are aware of the need for renovation and the management team is in constant contact with the owning company and the architects from South Africa to finalize all the details. Servive is something we take seriously so I am sorry to... More 

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I am not impressed. Lots of girls/prostitutes moves around. Food is average. Overall look is rundown. I will not stay in this hotel again. No coffee machine in the rooms. Very tight toilets. Room sizes are small and smelly. Do not stay in room#224

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Fernando H, General Manager at Le Meridien Douala, responded to this review

Dear Sanjeev Clients come to our bar and as long as they do not disturb the other guests we cannot judge anyone as what one does is not clearly stated. i am sorry you did not enjoy the stay before we start the project of renovation works. More 

Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stayed here on business for a week and was quite happy to call this 'good', but would not rate it 'very good' Check in was efficient. Room was clean, bathroom was fit for purpose, but both are in need of refurbishment. Staff in both restaurants and by the pool was excellent and the qualitity of the food was quite good.... More 

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Fernando H, General Manager at Le Meridien Douala, responded to this review

Dear Alan K thank you very much for your kinf words. We take service and friendliness seroiusly. We are about to finalize the plans for the hotel renovation, and this will include the removal of the casino, as it is not really part of the hotel. More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been at many good hotels in Africa but that one is not one of them. rooms have a bad smell and the color of the water in the room is yellowish. the pool is not a kind of you can swim in my opinion. on the other hand the hotel has good security system and it is ok... More 

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Fernando H, General Manager at Le Meridien Douala, responded to this review

Dear Aydin K Taking you for your feedback. I am sorry we could not fulfill ypur expectations. our pool is in fact one of our key diferentiators and a source of good comments from our guests. yellowish water is something I have not heard or seen and I live in the hotel full time, as well as others guests. A... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The room is very clean, taking shower in the bath tub need to struggling when our hand keep bumping to the wall. it's not suitable for people with height of 172 cm or higher and weight above 75 kg. Food quality at the coffee shop are very delicious, lets try the avocado salad and grilled fresh sea bass

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Fernando H, General Manager at Le Meridien Douala, responded to this review

Dear Wisena B thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Le Meridien Douala. We are glad you found the hotel very good for business. Our new French Chef is further improving the culinary experience of our guests, and we are happy to see the results. For information, we hope we can start in the near... More 

Bromham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I have stayed here twice in less than a month, this is my first time to Cameroon and so Douala. So I must be cautious as I have nothing to compare to locally. On leaving I did respond (fairly I hope) to the hotel email survey, so my views here are already known by them. On the downside the hotel... More 

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Fernando H, General Manager at Le Meridien Douala, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your stay at le Meridien Douala. We are please you rated our service as 5 star and we will definitely look at the check out process to see what happened, because it is not normal. We are also to finalize the project for the hotel renovation, something will... More 

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Address: 35 Avenue des Cocotiers | PO Box 3232, Douala, Cameroon
Location: Cameroon > Littoral Region > Douala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Meridien Douala 4*
Number of rooms: 141
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