GRAND HOTEL, NIAMEY, FOUR STARS
This is a modest hotel with much to be modet about. There are 12 channels on the TV, but all in French or Arabic. The best of the lot is France 24. No one uses the unheated pool. The breakfast room serves undistinguished breakfasts, but doubles at undistinguished buffet lunches.
The rooms are clean, and the A-C works. There is room service. Many guests prefer to do their Emails in the reception, near the hotspot. The bar is open all hours for the serious drinkers.
What sets the Grand off from the Terminus and the Gaweye is the lovely terrace restaurnt, overlooking the river. I liked the crepes au jambon, served from 7.45 PM. Some like the pizzas. De gustibus non disputandum est.The service is unhurried, to put it nicely, but why hurry in an ambience like this?
If you get bored by the menu, which is not too long, try the Pilier or the Bellissimo in town for good continental cuisine.
Do your check-out well in advance. The accounts are not computerized, so you wait while the guy writes out your totals in longhand.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Niamey