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“Very good hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Presidente Luanda
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Largo 4 de Fevereiro, Luanda, Angola (Formerly Le Presidente Meridien)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Luanda
Maia, Porto, Portugal
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Very good hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Very good hotel to stay. Very clean, the rooms are nice, with a great view of the city. The hotel is very well located. The employees are friendly and professional. The restaurant food is good and you can always go to the bar for some snacks. The bar is also very pleasant. The prices are a bit high (80$ for a meal in the restaurant buffet and aroud 40$ in the bar for a snack). The only problem is the internet. In the rooms you only have wire connection and the speed is awful. Then you only have wireless internet in the bar, and there the speed is good and you can calmly work there, but they should have wireless internet in more places. And the wire connection should be way better. But overall is a very good place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I have known of the Presidente for years but never had cause to go inside let alone stay there. I have to say the experience was very positive.
The room is adequate certainly basic and a tad tired (though they say there has been upgrading it seems ot have all been targeted at the 8th Floor restaurant and bar area?).
The service is very good - the staff are friendly and a request or issue is addressed at once.
Location at the end of the Marginal is excellent for walking.
Gym was being upgraded when I was there so no comment on the temp one (hey at least they put in a temp one!)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was really positively surprised by this hotel compared to the some review that I read.
Actually the location is OK and the hotel is clean.
I had asked some services from the hotel stuff and they were very reactive.
The price is quite high but very reasonable for Luanda.
It was not a bad choice at all.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

From previous reviews I was expecting the worst and was very pleasantly surprised with my stay in the President hotel. The location was perfect for business meetings and my morning run along the beautiful waterfront.The rooms were very comfortable.with effective AC. The buffet at breakfast and dinner was good and service very acceptable although that could not be said for some other parts of the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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The Woodlands, Texas
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Two things male the President get to just average, location which is perfect if you have business downtown or in Sonils and the buffet, including the service by the restaurant manager. The hotel is quite old and the rooms more than show it but the service also makes it up to a point. It is being renovated, but work seemed to have stopped at the time.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Darlington, UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Ignoring all the rules about safe eating in this part of the world, we all enjoyed the early evening buffet before heading for our late evening flights. For myself this turned into the most traumatic 10 hours of travelling I have even experienced, food poisoning, wow.....unbelievable and everyone of our 8 strong group suffered the same agonies.

Apart from the bacterial buffet, its quite nice actually, a good attempt of a European standard hotel, rooms very nice and,.....I suppose thats about it on reflection, but I remember being enormously relieved to see the building after the grim drive from the docks. I have to stay there again, I'll just have to take my own food.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

What's good:
- Location is perfect for business as it is just 2 minutes to the port road, also 5 minutes drive to main office buildings.
- Restaurant at 6th floor has relatively good staff and they service tons of langoustines for dinner.

What's Bad:
- Location is bad at the same time: as you drive in you may think it's kind of mobster lounge as the surroundings look suspicious for an expat eye and it is for a reason. Mainly it's due to construction beside and inside.
- Expensive for everything, including meals which is just outrageous.
- Service in general is very poor. Don't even think of ordering laundry service. Or place the order 2 days ahead if your stays is that long. and expect some cash spend on it!
- Rooms are of poor condition. Anything below 20th floor just too shaggy. Level of noise (party etc) at night (on Fri, Sat) sometimes too high.
- Cleaning services is something of no value at all. Sometimes no towels, garbage stays in bins and desk. At least they are making up the bed..
- Did you ask a guy to help you with the bags? Be prepared for argument on the tips. My 2 euros (didn't have local currency yet) were questioned with quite an exclamation

Room Tip: take rooms above 20th floor, as those seems to be somewhat refurbished, at least look better
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Presidente Luanda

Address: Largo 4 de Fevereiro, Luanda, Angola (Formerly Le Presidente Meridien)
Location: Angola > Luanda Province > Luanda
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Luanda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Presidente Luanda 4*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Constructed in the late 60’s, renovated in 1983 and most recently in 2010, the Hotel Presidente has hosted many remarkable personalities over the years and the Meeting rooms have been the venue for different important events in the recent history of Angola. The hotel offers 194 rooms, including 1 Presidencial Suite and 2 Diplomatic Suites. 90% of the rooms have sea view. All room include:• Air conditioning• Television with international channels in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish including sports channels and 24 hour movie channels• Telephone with a direct international line• Internet access free of charge• Minibar• In room Safe• Hairdryer• Special 110/120 W sockets for electric shavers• Smoke detectors. ... more   less 
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