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“Beautiful, clean, beachside hotel!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Awale Plage

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Hotel Awale Plage
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Grand Popo
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful, clean, beachside hotel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

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!).

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2011

The best part was the fishing village near the resort, watching them go out in the morning and come back in the afternoon. The food was good. The electricity went out both nights but they had lanterns readily available.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank lcworth
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München
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50 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2011

We, four friends, spent four nights in the hotel Awale Plage.
The hotel itself is very nice with a fantastic garden, a beautiful beach and a refreshing and clean pool. The location is a little bit outside of the center of Grand Popo (about 2 km), but you can use the zems to go to the major restaurants.
The food of hotel’s restaurant is very tasteful and probably one of the best in Grand Popo. However the prices for drinks and the breakfast are more expensive than those of restaurants outside of the hotel.
Unfortunately the service of the hotel is very poor (also in comparison to other hotels in Benin). You have to wait several hours to get a toilet paper, room service is only done after you request it several times. It seems that the responsibilities among the personal are not clear.
The family bungalow for four adults is too small. We recommend getting two double rooms instead of one family bungalow.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Littlecosmos
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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2010

It was like an oasis in the middle of the poorness. Since we were working the whole week at a hospitalship and were around so many sad things, it was so good to have at least a few days to forget about the poorness and sickness.

Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Lagos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2010

Perfect place if your looking to get away from all the madness around you!
Definitely going back there

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pejueni
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Property: Hotel Awale Plage
Address: BP 29, Grand Popo, Benin
Location: Benin > Mono Department > Grand Popo
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Grand Popo
Number of rooms: 27
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 

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