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“Satisfactory Stay”
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Hotel Tropico
Ranked #2 of 40 Hotels in Luanda
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Satisfactory Stay”
Reviewed December 25, 2011

The hotel is expensive, but the standards are not up to the mark. The room is ok, but the bath deserves improvement. The bath tub gets choked regularly and thus leaking into the floor below. food is average in the restaurant. The deserts are good, cooked normally by Portuguese cook. The bar is expensive and have to watch the prices carefully. The bar is average. The TV channels are not worth mentioning.

Room Tip: doesnt matter the bath tubs will choke anyway.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2011

I've been here recently and it's been a nice trip, but hotel tropico was the only bad thing. Stinky rooms and corridors, unfriendly staff, and awful food. The carpet in my room had stains, and the services were unconsistent - they refilled my complimentary bar randomly. The hotel is outdated and you feel that you go on a trip back in time once you go into the lobby. I can't recall anything good to mention seriously. BOTTOMLINE: stay somewhere else. It's not worth a single penny for a night. You wouldn't pay $20/night for this hotel in your hometown in Europe or America or in some other places with developed infrastructure.

Room Tip: Bring ear plugs as Luanda is noisy. Pick any room as it wouldn't make any difference.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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60 reviews
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

I have been at Tropico during a business trip for 3 days. It is an acceptable place. Clean, good breakfast. Has a very good fitness center (surprisingly), and rooms are of god size. Flat TV, some international channels and some paying movies. It is fine for a business stay. The reason I classify it reasonable is because comparing it to others, it s far behind, since it is an old refurbished hotel. The price; well it is overpriced, as everything is in Luanda.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2011

What an eye-opener! Angola in itself is a VERY expensive country but that doesn't excuse the poor quality of this hotel & it's staff. At US$420 per night, you would expect the minimum to be a standard: friendly staff, edible food, a nice view & service in English. But instead what you get are receptionists who ignore you until you kick up a fuss then talk about you in Portuguese, poor quality of breakfast & dinner buffet where the foods aren't even named so you have no clue what you're eating, breakfast staff who disappear when you need them (couldn't even get a fried egg!) & from my room, a view of a wall. Oh, and let's not forget that getting a cab is near to impossible. You need to book it a day ahead & that even then it isn't guaranteed.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Haiti
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2011

One week in tropico: internet did not work in my room or was so slow I could not send e mails or realize skype calls, reception was totally unacceptable with their service, unfriendly, arrogant and hostile when asked for any help, the whole Hotel is on dire need of renovation, the corridors and rooms smell of old cigartte smoke, the TV channels are functioning (if at all) in a mysterios way....the restaurant not very inviting. There is a variety of hotels in Luanda nowadays that are way better, like Skyna, next door and the beautiful new Epic Sana, with a very welcoming reception desk! Or Rouxinol, a friendly guesthouse. Much choice now, and no more need to stay in Tropico. hopefully they will renovate the place and restart with staff that understands what it means to be in the service sector. BUT: thanks to the lovely room service and breakfast service, they were great, shame on the management of the reception.

Room Tip: stay away from this Hotel.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Luanda, Angola
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2011

We paid 400 usd for room per nigth, because we need to stay close to baixa. The location is good the hotel is old. The lobby appears to be a good business center to deal

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2011

Tropico is one of the oldest and most worn out hotels in Luanda, but it still charge you the same as the newer and more fresh ones do (with other words expensive, this is Luanda…)
Avoid Tropico and use one of the other new hotels in the city centre, like Skyna or Baia. The
Internet is terrible slow and did not work for days when I stayed there.
Food is not thing more than eatable - this goes for breakfast and room service.
Tropico does have a great gym, but since they also sell memberships to people not staying at the hotel it tends to be crowded after normal working hours. Will not return.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Tropico
Address: Rua da Missao 103, Luanda, Angola
Location: Angola > Luanda Province > Luanda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 40 Hotels in Luanda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Tropico 3.5*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Luanda, Hotel Tropico is a prime example of contemporary Africa. It is largely recognized by its quality services by anyone who visits the city. With 280 totally equipped rooms, Health Club, Spa, Swimming Pool, Restaurants, Bar, Hair dresser, Stores, totally equipped Meeting and Conference Rooms with the most advanced technology, it is a choice accommodation for business or leisure travel. Visit us, and discover a large and pleasant space, where you will surely want to return. Enjoy Luanda's charm. ... more   less 
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