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Akpakpa Dodomeh, Cotonou BP 184, Benin
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lunch/dinner menu is pretty simple, but well done and the service was excellent, with nice views and breezes. I do not recommend the breakfast.

Thank John C
Victoria BC
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting, excellent service, meals were well presented and delicious! Staff are well trained to make your evening a relaxing event.

Thank rotarycruiser
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

It's nice to have a grilled fish and see the lovely sea, nice place with good food but in Africa the service is so slow in general, it's part of the culture there, clean food they serve which is rare too.

Thank roniishere
Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The hotel is owned by a Lebanese business guy. Hence the lebanese food is very nice. Portions are generous.

Thank Ernst-Paul
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night here. There are hidden fees at this hotel.. The price that is displayed doesn't include the Tax which make one night here cost over $84. Meanwhile Ibis hotel is $77 and more modern. The beds are not comfortable ... Our room was supposed to be a king size bed but they gave us a room with... More 

Thank sly c
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I have visited Cotonou many times in the past and this is the only hotel I have always come to. It is a lively place, in constant expansion and renovation. The restaurant serves excellent food. The pool is always clean and the rooms in an excellent condition. I always feel at home, especially with the friendly staff that go out... More 

Thank Alexandra M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Once again in this very nice hotel. Cotonou is a city I come to once a year. I love this hotel which has a beautiful view to the lagoon and ocean. The rooms are very nice, the pool is the biggest in Cotonou, their restaurant is indoor, outdoor and they have a huge terrace which is lovely especially at sunset.... More 

Thank Patty C
Jodhpur, India
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133 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This is a superb property, because of simple reasons..... Located in d heart of city, superb lake view, English speaking staff, local crowd, a very good menu with pizza, Benin food, labenese food etc, superb vegetarian salad and pizza, great ambience. It is not expensive.... In fact a glass of bear will cost u 3 USD and a pizza will... More 

Thank amit s
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

At the sea side and after the bridge, lights in the night makes it more attractive. Boat parks and luxury rooms. Large car park extension and enough space for sea breeze.

Thank Pastor Donchris... A
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

The buffet on a Sunday evening is really a must it seems as the restaurant is sold out. Many ex-pat living in Cotonou come for this. During week days there is a nice choice of à la carte dishes, the days special is excellent and price wise excellent.

Thank Han d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
European, French, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akpakpa Dodomeh, Cotonou BP 184, Benin
  • Location: Africa  >  Benin  >  Littoral Department  >  Cotonou
  • Phone Number: 22921331919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?