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Hotel Continental
Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in Luanda
Reviewed 10 March 2014

It is a very central hotel, face to the Luanda bay. In a few minutes, walking, you are at the headquaters of the main Angola public institutions (justice, industry, foreign affaires, planning, etc). Good breakfast and good room. As all the hotels in Luanda, is expensive, but, if you compare with others, it´s just a good price. There are smoking rooms.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Jose C
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

On arrival at the continental Lunda the foyer is very nice and the staff were efficient and check in was smooth and fairly speedy.

The room was disappointing small and very basic although clean. The window was jammed open on arrival and each day by the house keeping staff not ideal when trying to keep Mosquitos out of the room. There was no plug in the sink, the towel rail broke when used and the safe would not open an absolute essential when staying in luanda is a working and secure safe. Each day I reported the safe and was told it would be fixed ........ It never was.

The breakfast has a decent selection although basic and not great quality although there is a toaster and a lovely selection of fresh fruit. Staff in the restaurant are a hit or a miss sometimes they come with coffee some times not and you need to ask.

The one redeeming feature of the hotel is the roof top terrace and bar where the staff are really friendly and the food is excellent an excellent place to unwind after a days work and a lovely view of luanda bay.

Room Tip: Front facing room nice view over the water
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Thank CaroleAberdeen
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

It's clean and functional and its good to see/notice that they manage to keep the standard up. (And always remember where you are...!)

Location is still in my opinion one of the best in Luanda. Food is good and the breakfast buffett has it all. Staff is friendly and relatively efficient.

Dinner buffet is 75.- USD, but hey, it Luanda, the most expensive city in the world....

WiFi is working more or less throughout the entire hotel and its free.

The gym is a bit too basic and the treadmills are due to be changed but still take your running (walking) shoeswith you as the hotel is located right on the marginal (corniche / waterfront). Its a nice 5km walk/run from the hotel all the way down to the end and back. Plenty of people and a nice atmosphere.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Sascha K
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

This hotel is an old classic for oil field workers. You typically see a lot of workers checking out at 5:30am to catch their chopper to oil rig. Their restaurant offers a full buffet for breakfast lunch and diner with wide selection, often lobster, variety of cheeses. Good service. Hotel quiet, clean and secure. Free wifi difficult to catch in some rooms. Large screen TV and coffee maker in rooms.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
Thank Maravalj
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Excellent solution in one of more expensive Africa city.
Located in downtown but with a large plaza at waterfront side, this hotel equipped with all luxury need available in hotel of more class.
An excellent housekeeping , staff always available for any supporting actions, large space for any common use and last but no less important a good terrace with Luanda bay panorama.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank lucianoferro61
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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

The reviews below are all pretty accurate. My first impression was "...this is very basic", but I have been pleasantly surprised. Everything seems to work, rooms are clean and tidy if a little small. Restaurant food is basically good. Roof bar is a good place to chill out. Service is a bit slow but there were only two guys working there, one of whom is the "chef". You can watch your dinner being prepared, but this is not recommended if you're worried about hygiene; notwithstanding my constitution has been fine...

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
Thank Adrian M
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Was there on a business trip. Rooms are quite clean and staff is nice. The Hotel restaurant is not bad, and for you to have a nice priced meal ask for the meal of the day.
Located in city center and you're very close to the renewed Luanda marginal.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank DiogoRebelo
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Additional Information about Hotel Continental

Address: Rua Rainha Ginga, n0 18-21 | Caixa Postal 5150, Luanda 1000-000, Angola
Region: Angola > Luanda Province > Luanda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in Luanda
Price Range: £163 - £253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Continental 3*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in the middle of the last century and designed and built in Portuguese-colonial style, the Hotel Continental has undergone a number of upgrades over the years. These upgrades, together with the ISO 9001 certification, make us both modern and customer-friendly ... more   less 
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