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aKpakpa dodomeh, Cotonou BP 184, Benin
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A corporate Venue

A large hotel, a conference venue, rooms were average but dark. The hotel is dark and a bit of a rabbit warren. Overall an average place to stay. There is a nice big pool. The breakfast buffet was fair by Benin standards but not international. It is a bit run down and needs maintenance.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Charles C
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A large hotel, a conference venue, rooms were average but dark. The hotel is dark and a bit of a rabbit warren. Overall an average place to stay. There is a nice big pool. The breakfast buffet was fair by Benin standards but not international. It is a bit run down and needs maintenance.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very lovely hotel with all the required amenities, however, it is quit pricey considering the other hotels in town. however, it is so close to the lake and has a nice view

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Love it. Have been coming for the past twenty plus years. Friendly, food is excellent, pool is the biggest in cotonou and the view is breathtaking. Will always come to Hotel du Lac

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Accra, Ghana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

this is an old hotel that is not properly cleaned regularly. Come here only when Best western Plus and Ibis both are full !

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Wageningen
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good place to enjoy a pizza, but especially the Lebanese dishes are great. In the evening, now with the world cup, there is a big screen and a lot of people come to watch the game, local and visitors. Very nice ambiance, without being too overwhelming.

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Johannesbourg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Probably one of the most well-known hotels in Cotonou. Great for staying a night or two, very central, a little in need of upgrade, but friendly and clean with great swimming pool and nice view of the point where the sea meets the lagoon.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This review is for the Sunday Lebanese Buffet. I have not been to the main restaurant, so I can’t comment on that. The buffet offered a great choice of meats, pasta, main dishes, desserts, etc. The food was excellent. The Sunday buffet was a little expensive, but it was great to add some variety to the weekly menu. The hotel... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

a very big dissapointment, for the price we paid you should expect at least something what is 5times better. The food was cold, chewy and almost without any taste. There wasnot enough staff what gave enormous delays, never again for me

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Porto-Novo, Benin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This place is ideal if you're trying to get an expensive drink and the best view of the Cotonou skyline right on the water. Their food is pricey but westernized if you need a taste of home, with decent pizza. Good place to have a coffee and get some work done with their wifi. I highly recommend avoiding the fish... More 

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Banjul, Gambia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Very ordinary rooms, otherwise nice view from the deck next to the river with a wonderful view of the Ancient pont and the train crossing. The food at the restaurant was quite good. Service generally slow or lethargic. The long you stay the better it gets, if you tip well.

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  • Address: aKpakpa dodomeh, Cotonou BP 184, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou

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