I stayed here on my second trip to Grand Popo with a group of students studying abroad. There are a range of rooms, from small cottages with two stories (upper one being a loft) to more basic rooms with a pair of double beds. My friends who stayed in the cottages were initially thrilled, but had several problems with water pipes breaking during their stay, and were disappointed to learn that turning on the AC incurs an additional fee. Those of us who stayed in the double rooms were very content (each room opened onto a shared balcony). The food in the restaurant was good (overpriced by Benin standards, but not expensive by American standards). The beach is very accessible and beautiful and the pool is a pleasant option as well. The hotel has guards who roam the grounds at night, making it safe to sleep on the open beach which was a wonderful experience that I would highly recommend. Only drawback of this beautiful location was that it was a bit removed from town so if you do not have your own transportation and chose to eat somewhere other than the hotel's restaurant, be prepared to walk a bit. The walk into town is well worth it for some delicious local cuisine (I'd highly recommend the cheese sauce over rice anywhere you can find it!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awalé Plage, Hôtel Village Vacances and his Team are waiting you under the coconut palm on a beautiful beach in front of the atlantique ocean ... more less