I have stayed at Les Palmiers for 5 stays now on 2 different trips. I would never stay anywhere else in Ouagadougou.
The most notable thing about the hotel is it's lovely ambience. The location is central right in the centre of downtown, and yet it is always quiet and peaceful inside the walls of Les Palmiers. The courtyard is full of blooming flower bushes including plumeria.
There is a very nice restaurant on the premises if you are the type who enjoys just getting to relax after a day of touring or work - no need to go out for a delicious meal. Also of course there is the bar so you can get cold drinks at any time. The restaurant/bar area is outside under a nice covered area with fans whirring away so it is cool and calming.
There is a very small but nice pool within the courtyard which will cool you down after the day or is good for just lounging beside.
Wireless internet is now available and conveniently it it set-up as an "account" system so you can buy a bunch and then just use five minutes at a time or whatever. Wireless internet was new between my first stay in 2007 and my second in 2008.
The rooms are very comfortable, clean, and well equipped. When you book you request what type of room you want ranging from large ones with tv and air conditioning to smaller ones without these amenities. All rooms (as far as I am aware) have their own bathrooms with western toilets and nice showers. The whole feel in the rooms is just calming. The rooms are decorated in a style that is consistent with Burkina Faso culture - the bedspreads are locally hand-woven cotton and the decorations are local artwork.
The staff is very helpful and accommodating. There is a travel agency on site for assisting you (if you need it) with onward travel).
The location of the hotel is just excellent. You can walk all over downtown from the hotel easily. And you will love visiting Ouagadougou which I think may have one of the best artisanal/crafts scenes in the whole of Africa. And all the food is wonderful with a nice French influence!
- Also Known As:
- Les Palmiers Hotel