I have stayed at the Grand Hotel several times over the past few years. I have always had a pleasant stay- it is safe, the staff is fantastic, the food is good, the rooms are clean, beds are comfy, the location is great, and last time, my internet was strong enough to Skype WITH video! (a 1st for me in Niger). I've only stayed in the bungalows, and I prefer them. It's not luxury by western standards, but you can't neglect the context. Yes, it's expensive, but the vast majority of people staying there are on per diem so...
Do go and visit some of the other places in Niamey, for example the Almandine, Chez Binta and the airconditioned cafe next door to it, which have wonderful food and are much cheaper. Piscine Olympique is also fantastic for cheap beer and brochettes with great views. The borchettes in Niamey are the highlight of my trips.
If you are looking for something newer, Tabakady is great with an amazing pool, and the restaurant is top notch- but it is also very expensive, and I'm not a big fan of it's location. Terminus, down the street from the Grand, is also good- it is cheaper and I very much liked the pool.
Enjoy your trip!
- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Niamey