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“Very ordinary Hotel. Nice Restaurant”
Review of HOTEL DU LAC

HOTEL DU LAC
Ranked #7 of 84 Restaurants in Cotonou
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Very ordinary rooms, otherwise nice view from the deck next to the river with a wonderful view of the Ancient pont and the train crossing. The food at the restaurant was quite good. Service generally slow or lethargic. The long you stay the better it gets, if you tip well.

Thank Ram M
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Location is great, out door screen for football, good food (western and lebanese), halal food - something of a rarity in Cotonou. Shisha by the lake is lovely! a little expensive. Passable coffee - only one I have found in Cotonou

Thank Frankie D
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We went for a buffet here. That was no success. The food choices were limited and not of very high quality. The best was the sharwarma, which tastes ok, but meat quality could be a lot higher. Seafood was horrible. The service is a bit slow, but very friendly.

We will come back for a la carte and post a review afterwards - there are limited options in cotonou, so we are ok to give this a try (no apparent health risks, which we appreciate!)

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Thank Martinwt
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

I had a couple of meals here. Both were poor going on mediocre, and definitely not worth the cost or the time to wait for the meal.
The chicken and chips I had was totally dry, and the hotel du lac sandwich I had on an earlier occassion was tinned pureed sardine with some boiled egg and all looked a mess with dressing and lettuce in a french baguette. I was part of a work conference and we all ate out in local restaurants after that.

Thank LezGoLezGo
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

Hotel du lac has a nice menu, most of the dishes are available and prices are reasonable.
Service however can be very slow, 1 hour for a simple pizza or a club-sandwich is simply too long after which you get served cold food, so it seems communication between the kitchen and restaurant staff is lacking.
The terrace along the lagoon-entrance is nice, most of the time with a breeze which makes it a nice place to sit, no mosquitos and not too hot.

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1  Thank Hans B
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