Finding an ideal hotel in Niamey does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Grand Hotel du Niger, a nice option for travelers like you.
Guest rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and Grand Hotel du Niger makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.
You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a concierge and room service. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.
Given the close proximity to Ferme Youyou (2.7 mi), guests of Grand Hotel du Niger can easily experience one of Niamey's most popular landmarks.
While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the nearby restaurants, including Le Pilier (1.0 mi), Cote Jardin (1.1 mi), and Namaste (0.9 mi), all of which are within walking distance from Grand Hotel du Niger.
Should time allow, National Museum of Niger (Musée National du Niger) is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.
Grand Hotel du Niger puts the best of Niamey at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
The other reviews already capture it- faded, crumbling, sufficient but not really pleasant. DO NOT USE THE HAIRDRESSER AT ANY COST- well, she demands 20 USD. Think she is qualified at best to shear sheep.
Best view of Niamey's skyline. Whilst taking in the sunset on the river Niger, try their brochette. Nice ambience and clean common conveniences. Best time to be on the terrace is in the evening when temperature is cooler.
Stayed here for 4 nights and the staff were excellent. I had trouble with visas for chad and the manager helped me call the hotel in chad for a letter (I don’t speak french) and printed a few documents for me. Sandra and the guy at the reception desk also very helpful to me and never had a problem. Good aircon, food was brilliant and good security!
This is one of the better hotels in Niamey, but is in desperate need of maintenance and customer service. I suspect the new Radison Hotel nearby will hurt them if they do not clean up their act. The Grand offers regular hotel rooms, but the bungalows seem nicer. There is a very large pool patio in the back overlooking the Niger River and a major bridge leading to the three tabletop mountains. (Don’t go there!). Great view and a great place for people watching. The patio service is very good and the food is even better. The beef brochettes are tender and tasty. So are the pizzas and French fries. Try the delicious HOT salsa dip. Just a small dip until you get use to the heat. The evening mosquitoes are hungry as well. Use a skin spray or coils. This is a great place to relax and meet new friends. The inside restaurant offers the bare necessities and a daily continental breakfast that was not bad. You can order eggs at an extra cost, but they are not well prepared. Be specific about what you want! We were given a free breakfast with our package deal, but made to sign a daily receipt. We informed the restaurant and the front desk about this. They said we wouldn’t be charged, but we were. Unfortunately we did not spot this daily charge, which was in French, until we got home. We assumed the daily $8.86 USD charge was a hotel tax since it was listed next to the room charge. Overall, the buildings are in need of repair and cleaning. Even a good paint job would go a long way. Inside and out. A few of the people at the front desk were helpful and friendly, but some were not. They really need some customer service training. I complained three times about the lack of hot water and pressure in my shower. Nothing was fixed. After approaching the manager, a week later, he moved me to a new room and the next day they were ripping the hot water heater out of my old room. Trying to get currency exchanged at the counter was always difficult. Very unfriendly lady, who seemed annoyed when you bothered her. Most of the time we were just waved off. There are three ATMs in the lobby and I would suggest using those to get local cash as opposed to using your credit card around town. Most of the bills are 10,000 West African francs (XOF). You can purchase food or beer at the outside patio or inside bar and they will gladly break down you larger bills. There is an excellent French restaurant down the road, The Côté Jardin. A Lebanese restaurant as well. The small bar was an excellent place to sit inside and enjoy the WiFi and company. The first few days we had constant problems with the hotel’s Building A and B WiFi. They finally gave us a week long complimentary voucher to use the Free 24-hour WiFi offered by a local company. That worked well. I found that tipping got me a long way with better service. Even 1,000 or 2,000 West African CFA francs can buy an employee a full meal at home. Be generous.…
Yes, the building is old but they surely could provide much much better service. Internet mediocre to poor; no water in rooms. Old linens; no lotion. Lobby not set up well for small chats; only place is the bar but they won't turn down the TV for fear of bothering 24/7 soccer fans. Sad they can't do much much better with what they have so they could provide a strong competitive business hotel. Outdoor restaurant over Niger is nice and the brochettes are good. Had to find waiters (not busy, just enjoying each other) to get my check two nights in a row.