What the Grand lacks in refinement, toilet seats and cleanliness, is more than compensated for by the friendliness of the staff and the general charm of the place. The restaurant is excellent, serving a simple but varied menu of European classics alongside local dishes. The world famous 'Menu Prestige' gives you the option of a starter, main course AND desert for a very reasonable CFA 10,000 (NB - sometimes dessert is just a banana, be warned). A wily colleague of mine discovered that you can in fact simply order the main course, omitting the starter and dessert, for CFA 7,000 - a smart move when 'just a banana' is on the menu for dessert (see above).
Rooms are spacious and overlook the lagoon and its congested bridges. Sheets are changed daily and there is (some) hot water for a shower.
I will certainly be returning to the Grand next time I am in Abidjan - it's a great place to stay if you can't afford the Novotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel d'Abidjan is a charming family-owned hotel boasting 80 rooms, a restaurant and bar, a private garden-terrace, a bar-lounge with a panoramic view of the city, meeting rooms as well as a yoga studio. Currently the oldest standing hotel in Abidjan, the Grand Hotel initially opened in 1956 and has been entirely refurbished to great standards in 2014. It is ideally located in the heart of the city, Le Plateau, which is the business district of Abidjan. The majority of the rooms have a splendid view of the Ebrie laguna, while a few others give onto the quiet garden patio. The hotel's staff is friendly, professional and will look after your every need. The Grand Hotel d'Abidjan looks forward to welcoming you as an honored guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel D'Abidjan Africa