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“Good hotel, unexciting location”
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Joly Hotel
Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Ouagadougou
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Rooms were very large and clean. The beds are not particularly firm and had thin pillows. We did not notice any noise from nearby rooms. Wi-fi was patchy at best. Restaurant had a small and overpriced menu. Pool was clean but lacked any shaded area to sit nearby.
Staff were polite and happily moved us into another room when our roof leaked following a large rainstorm. A couple of staff members spoke English and were willing to assist in negotiating in French with taxi drivers.
Clean and perfectly functional hotel but it is in the middle of nowhere. We stayed there for a work conference, but I don’t know why you would stay out in Ouaga 2000 area unless you needed to (or unless you have a car/driver). There are one or two taxis that loiter outside the Joly Hotel, but without options, the price is obviously high for any journey.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank Accra049
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

If you want to sleep well, have clean room with lots of hot water and english speaking staff in Ouaga, go to this hotel.

Ouagadougou is not Las Vegas when it comes to hotel accomodation. Especially in the 'not to expensive' class for business travellers there was not much more then the strip of hotels on Nkrumah avenue ranging from 'not very pleasant' to 'pretty awful'.

The Joly has Ghanese / Burkina staff which makes for excellent English, rare enough in Burkina. TV offers quite a range of English language channels.

Staff is helpful and keep the premises spotless. Breakfast is a full bufet. Meals are good, especially the West African fare from all the countries in the region.

The Joly is located in Ouaga 2000, ten minutes by car from the city centre, a shuittle bus is provided. Internet connection is a challenge but not more then in other hotels in the country.
A VSAT hookup would well be worth the investment.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank homesweethome007
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

We were there during a business trip for 3 days. Joly was a new facilities in the middle of nowhere. City center is quite far. The level of cleanliness is far below the international standard. But I guess that is one of the top in terms of local standard of Burkina Faso. The staff were courteous.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Taslimul
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Reviewed 26 October 2009

If money is not a concern for you and you want to stay in the new Ouaga 2000 section of Ouagadougou, stay at the Leico hotel which is the nicest hotel in the city. If you dont want to break the bank, the next best option is the Joly hotel.

The Joly hotel is probably a 2 1/2 star hotel anywhere else, but being in Ouagadougou it passes itself off as a 4 star hotel. It is not. It has decent sized rooms with tile floors, a staff that is not overly helpful. The hotel just finished a new building across the road from the main hotel in October 2009 and includes an outdoor pool. The main building houses a small bar and restaurant. The included breakfast buffet is limited and usually includes some croissants, breads, cheeses, some type of meat, coffee/tea, etc. You can order from the menu, though, and the food is decent.

Overall, the Joly is an acceptable hotel. Realize you won't get much better in the 'upscale' Ouaga 2000 area of Ouagadougou unless you stay at the overpriced Leico hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled on business
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3  Thank ColFlagg4077
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Reviewed 26 November 2008

This is by far the best hotel in the city of Ouagadougou. The only other 5 Star in town is Sofitel Ouaga 2000, whihc is over priced and has very small rooms.

Joly Hotel has the largest rooms in the city with best service with a smile and friendly and welcoming staff.

This hotel was beyond my expectations and is a perfect business hotel for anytime traveller coming to the city.

The wi-fi internet connectivity was superb.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled on business
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Thank David22222
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Reviewed 19 August 2014
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Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
Thank FFFrancesca68
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Reviewed 2 August 2014
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Room Tip: clim non bruyante, frigo, sèche cheveux, télévision, coffre fort
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank mibil
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Additional Information about Joly Hotel

Address: 2 Bp 6149, Ouagadougou 00226, Burkina Faso
Region: Burkina Faso > Centre Region > Ouagadougou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Ouagadougou
Price Range: £71 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Joly Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 79
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