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“Not what you might expect” 3 of 5 stars
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Mercure Alger Aeroport
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Route de L'Universite | BP 12 5 Juillet, Bab Ezzouar 16311, Algeria   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bab Ezzouar
Konigstein, Germany
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“Not what you might expect”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The hotel is just one traffic jam away from the airport. Current security measures in Algeria require to make it almost a fortress. In the neighborhood there is a new large shopping center and some local restaurants.
Inside it has a new and glizzy lobby. My room was large enough, but more like a elderly 3-star standard. Soft sleepers beware: Matress is hard as a cardboard! In general: Renovation, carpet cleaning, and some paint work are overdue.
Breakfast buffet is modest, still quite expensive.

Maybe all this is o.k. to Algerian standards.

Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

The hotel is old, but stil in good shape, rooms are poor and very basic, though clean, sleeping qualtiy is acceptable. Breakfast option is not bad, did not try lunch or dinner there.
Experience is average

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Ok, this hotel has the WORST bed I have ever tried! The matress is so hard it feels like a table on which they just put a tableclothe!
The hotel operator does not answer the phone: 3 different people were trying to reach me in my room and they said that the operator does not answer and this hapenned EVERY night.
The gym is from the 70's and the food is nothing to write home about.
The only + is the free internet and the mall just at walking distance. I also have to admit the staff is very nice and polite.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Hotel well located close to airport. Shuttel to airport available.
Restaurant nothink special.
The rooms recently renowated are ok. Good for Bz travellers.
Price above the European level according to given quality of stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

My husband lived in this hotel for 6 months until June 2011, for work purposes. I stayed with him for about half the time, because I couldn't stand it for too long! Algeria is probably one of the most boring places I have ever been to....but that's a separate issue.

Focusing on the hotel, it's a typical large 'chain' hotel catering mainly for business clients. It's fair to say it's not the most modern design, but it seemed reasonably well maintained. It's a popular venue for weddings in Algeria as well, so there are often bridal parties passing through reception (quite a spectacle).

The room that we had was quite spacious, with a comfortable King Size bed. There was also a coffee table and two chairs, plus a desk area. The bathroom was small but functional, but looked a bit dated. Our room overlooked the pool/gardens. This was nice, apart from on a couple of ocassions when large parties were held on the roof terrace in front, complete with loud music and dancing well into the early hours. The hotel management didn't seem to appreciated that most guests were on business and had to get up for work the next day, unlike the party go-ers. My husband went down several times to complain, and even though he can speak French and Arabic (which really helps in Algeria) he was simply ignored or told "5 more minutes"...which of course never materialised.

The best thing about this hotel is it's proximity to the new mall, which is only a 5 minute walk away. Whilst only very small, the mall is the highlight of things to do in Algiers (!). At least there are cafes and restaurants in there to make a change from the hotel food, which is predictably expensive and the menus never change! The mall also contains a supermarket. As an obviously "foreign" woman walking alone, I felt quite happy walking to the mall during the daytime. I did not go further afield though, as there was nothing to go and do anyway!

The Ibis hotel is next door to the Mercure, so we often chose to go and eat in there in the evening. The dining is less formal and the food was very good quality. My husband had been told by colleagues that the rooms in the Ibis were very small - that's why he chose the Mercure. The Mercure also has very nice gardens, tennis courts and a large swimming pool (not heated). Most of the staff I met were very polite and smiley, even the maids and gardeners who didn't speak English. Ironically, the least friendly were the women on the front reception desk!

Unfortunately, there are only 3 major hotel chains in Algiers (Sheraton, Accor & Mercure) so demand is high, as are prices. You would not be happy to pay these rates anywhere else for this hotel, but in Algiers beggars can't be choosers!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

i think this is the best hotel you can get in Algiers. considering the fact that it is so conveniently located (5 minutes walking) to a new shopping mall, i could not ask for more. even if i'm bored with fast food inside the mall, i can always find local food just across the street serving the best lamb/chicken grill in town ! ..and by the way this mall has some upscale brand boutique ie. LaCoste

the room i had was above average with no problem at all. I really like the hospitality of the hotel staff. they took care on any request i had. the breakfast is okay too with lots of fresh pastries.

overall, i think the location and nearby shopping mall is a major plus. would highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Address: Route de L'Universite | BP 12 5 Juillet, Bab Ezzouar 16311, Algeria
Location: Algeria > Algiers Province > Bab Ezzouar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bab Ezzouar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Alger Aeroport 4*
Number of rooms: 307
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury hotel offering 307 rooms including 50 non-smoking rooms. Only international hotel located near the airport. 3 restaurants, 2 bars, WiFi Internet, business centre, laundry and pressing services, large outdoor pool, 2 tennis courts, fitness centre,sauna, massage. Free airport shuttle operating 24 hours. ... more   less 
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Mercure Alger Aeroport Algiers Province, Algeria - Bab Ezzouar

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