I have stayed here many times. Once, in the late 1980s, when the tower was fairly new and the service was of Asian quality. Truly, it was one of the best hotel stays ever. Over the years it has come down in standing. It is no longer managed by InterContinental, and it could use some renovation. The prices are also astounding. $4 for a glass of canned orange juice, $4.00 for a 500-ml bottle of water from the minibar, $16 for a hamburger. But Kin is an expensive city no matter where you go.
And remember, this is Kinshasa. I've been to other post-conflict (or pre-post-conflict) countries where there is no lodging even remotely as good as the Grand Hotel in Kinshasa (check out the hotel scene in Sierra Leone, for example). But the Grand is clean, the staff is friendly. You wouldn't want to go there on your honeymoon, but otherwise it's fine.
- Free Wifi
- Free parking