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“Great Hotel on the Beach and Restaurant”
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La Cote Du Repos
Ranked #32 of 99 Abidjan B&B and Inns
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
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“Great Hotel on the Beach and Restaurant”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great place to stay if going to Abidjan. The owner is very helpful and his staff is excellent. Food is great, I arrived late and had to leave early and the hotel was very accommodating. Can be at the airport in 15 minutes. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

fantastic food, great hosts, what else do you want, right at the beach which is cleaned daily, wonderful small hotel atmosphere. Just 10 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes to shopping and entertainment

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Muthill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I was staying in Abidjan for a fortnight with my sister and wanted to get away from the city's busy life and found La Cote du Repos.
This was a lovely place to stay. The staff/owners are very friendly and relax. The location is great and the wind blows the mosquitoes away.
The rooms are so simple and comfortable and the price very convenient.
The hamam is just perfect to complete a long day and relax.
I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I had only about 36 hours in Abidjan, but wanted to see more than I felt the city center would permit, so I selected this property, which is about 15 minutes from the airport, towards Grand Bassam. As it developed, this was an excellent choice; Volker, his wife, and the staff couldn't have been nicer, which really made my stay.

I selected the small single room, which while basic, was just what I needed for sleeping, showering, etc, and had a powerful a/c unit (very helpful given the region's heat and humidity!).

But the stay is far nicer if you spend time out at the tables overlooking the beach - I passed many pleasant hours there, eating, drinking good French wine, or just chatting with Volker or other guests. Nice sunset views.

Additionally, Volker was a tremendous help in assisting me make the most of my brief stay, including arranging for me to hire at a very reasonable rate a guide/translator (my French is very poor) so that I could go into Abidjan via a local boat, rather than taxi, as well as kindly collecting me from Grand Bassam, which I'd foolishly imagined to be walking distance (it is - if you don't mind walking for about 2.5 - 3 hours)


Overall the kindness of the owners and staff and my stay here turned what could have been a ho-hum visit to Abidjan, into something far nicer.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

If you're going to Abidjan on business, you will no doubt be tempted to stay in a hotel in the city centre for convenience. I was. But I got lucky. All the hotels in the city were fully booked.
I was on the verge of postponing my trip when I came across the Hotel La Cote Du Repos which had one room left...

I've never really understood how star ratings are awarded to hotels, regardless, sometimes you need to look beyond the stars. And at the Hotel La Cote Du Repos, you literally will. Clear night skies provide for a breathtaking view of the universe across the Atlantic ocean where this 8 roomed property is located, a stones throw from the beach.

The rooms are sparse. No fridge, no cupboards or wardrobes. Only a comfortable bed with mosquito net, air conditioning and a TV. Also free wireless, the speed of which is acceptable. The bathrooms do have soap and towels.

What makes the Hotel La Cote Du Repos extra special is the level of personal service and attention provided by the German proprietor, Volker and his staff. They arrange transport to and from the airport, 15 minutes away (which is a God send as you do not want to be dealing with Ivorian taxi drivers). The hotel car is made available to take guests into the city (45 minutes away), to bars and then pick them back up again.

The variety and quality of food is very good and they serve around the clock.

The beach is quite clean but the sea is only for good swimmers as the waves are quite large and there is a strong undercurrent if you go out more than a few metres.

I was on a business trip but this hotel allowed me to experience the real Africa, which you would miss if you stayed in the city centre, (which resembles any European city), which would be a great shame and cerainly a wasted opportunity. I was able to get work done as well as relax.

And I don't believe there is any better sound to sleep and wake up to than that of waves crashing on the shore.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about La Cote Du Repos

Property: La Cote Du Repos
Address: 13 Voie Express de Bassam, PK | 26 BP 1309, Abidjan 26, Cote d'Ivoire
Location: Cote d'Ivoire > Lagunes Region > Abidjan
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Abidjan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — La Cote Du Repos 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The small privately-run hotel and restaurant is located right next to the Atlantic Ocean, 10 km east of Abidjan on the Ivory Coast. It is about a 20 minute drive to Abidjan International airport.The spacious rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, international TV, telephone, WC and shower. A cocktail bar and the beach terraces are open seven days a week. ... more   less 
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