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“Good Hotel For Lome, Friendly, BUT . . .”
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Hotel Eda-oba
Ranked #30 of 38 Hotels in Lome
Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is a friendly hotel that really tries to be hospitable. HOWEVER, the beds are the hardest on the planet. We were sure that the beds only had box springs on them. After three nights, I would wake up in the middle of the night because I had developed bruises on my hips from sleeping on too hard of a bed. Another challenge of the hotel is that the lighting in the guest rooms were EXTREMELY limited - one overhead bulb is not enough light for a room.

Although the hotel had issues that need to be addressed, the staff worked hard to satisfy your needs - from rebooting the internet, to service in the restaurant and bar.

It is an acceptable hotel for Lome, but if this hotel was any where else in the world, it would only receive one or two stars.

Room Tip: If you want a quiet room, get one on an upper floor.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This Hotel is not going to compare to western standards real well, but really is a perfectly fine hotel. The rate was good for us, the rooms were clean and we always felt safe. The restaurant was again not great, but always filled us up, never got us sick. The pool is nice, and the internet was solid.

The only complaint (and it was a big complaint) was the beds. My room was a king and was tolerable. My other room for my co-workers the beds were double boxsprings, no mattresses!! That was less than fun. Of course in the US or Europe I'd give this 1 star, but considering its in a poor African city with little infrastructure, it really was ok.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The website is actually very good, the hotel isn't. The reviewers must have been in a different building than I. Web-based reservations, as noted by patriciae206, don't really exist. When I checked in, I showed the confirmation number and that convinced them to give me a room.
The room was "deluxe", at the end of the building with a rounded wall that held the tv/desk.
Thinks went downhill quickly. The bathroom is disturbing. The pipes are rusted, with rust running from the pipes down the walls/tile. The shower plumbing has been sanded down, but leaving a black blotchy residue. The pipes into the walls have been there so long there are simply larger holes the smaller pipes run into.
The bed is simply a plywood sheet with some padding on it.
The real point is there are much better places; the Tripadvisor site makes it look like this is actually one of the best hotels in town. It isn't. Sancta Maria. Sara.... (blocking).
Lome is an interesting, colorful city. Poor but just wonderful people.
"Yum" food if you are starving. It is OK. That's it.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Just a warning: if you reserve online you will need to call the hotel to ensure that they have your reservation. I spent 30 minutes at check-in trying to work out how my reservation had disappeared. This despite the fact that I had a confirmation letter email and also was able to log into the hotel reservation system to show that the booking had been made and confirmed.

That point aside, the staff are really great. Very friendly and they do everything they can to help if you have any problems.

I have to disagree with the reviewers claiming this as the best hotel in Lome. It really isn't, not by a long shot. The only thing that I can really say is that the hotel is clean and quite cheap. I you are coming to Lome for a day or two and just need a place to crash, you'll be fine here.

However, if you need to stay more than a couple of days, you'd do much better at Sarakawa because Eda Oba doesn't offer much in the way of scenery or relaxation. The furniture in the rooms is oddly mismatched and poor quality, the restaurant selections are extremely limited, and there is really no place to relax. The pool area is quite lovely, but there is no one in the ghost-town looking bar nor are there cushions on the chaises (and no one to ask about putting them out!).

It's a shame because it clearly has the potential to be a decent business hotel.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I would definitely recommend this hotel when visiting Lome!!! The prices are affordable and very competitive on the market, the service is great, the hotel is very clean and the food is yum....!!! Definitely a winner!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is by far the best hotel in Lome. I used to stay at the Mercure Sarakawa, and I have to say it was grossly overpriced and the service mediocre. At Eda Oba, the prices are reasonable and the service excellent. The hotel is new and clean, there's a multitude of restaurants to chose from and it's perfect for conferences as there are many different sized conference spaces and functioning internet in all rooms. It is also wonderful for a vacation, the pool is a calm and peaceful haven. I strongly recommend the Hotel Eda Oba to all those traveling to Lome, Togo.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Visited Lome in late May and ended up staying at Hotel Eda Oba. Initially went to a hotel ranked very high on trip advisor, but the entire set up and surroundings felt unsafe so i opted for Eda Oba and enjoyed my stay. Breakfast was complimentary and safe as well as internet. The hotel felt safe and secure. The staff where very pleasant, helpful and honest. Had a nice swimming pool upstairs.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Eda-oba

Address: Eyadema Boulevard, Lome, Togo
Location: Togo > Maritime Region > Lome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 38 Hotels in Lome
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Eda-oba 4*
Number of rooms: 340
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you Looking for an ideal place for your business and leisure stay in Togo? 4-star hotel , located in the center of Lomé and 5 minutes from the international airport , Hotel Eda Oba awarded in 2012, the prize for the best conference center of " WEST AFRICAN TOURISM & HOSPITALITY AWARDS ". Enjoy our 340 rooms , suites and apartments , our 30 meeting rooms from 50 to 900 seats and our offices with secretariat ! " Hotel Eda Oba ... We welcome you as king " ... more   less 
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