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Hotel les Palmiers
Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Ouagadougou
Reviewed 19 July 2009

Here you pay for everything. Laundry service is an extorsion, menus are very pricey and some rooms are not so good. It is a pleasant place in a quiet street of Ouaga, but I found it very expensive and you can get more for your money in other places. Nice pool and nice staff (some of them can speak English) though.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2009

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!

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2008

A nice hotel with a pool and good food near the centre of Ouaga. Very green (but I was there during the rainy season) with quirky metal statues around.
Taxi drivers found it hard to find for some reason, but tell them its next to the German embassy.
The rooms are pleasant, if a little dark, and the staff very friendly. They coped with my poor French!
The menu is limited but great quality. After a year in Ghana it seemed like paradise.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 March 2008

I stayed for 2 weeks in February. The hotel is in a quiet part of Ouaga. The menu was average and the breakfast below par. The rooms are on a chalet basis, are quite large but sparcely furnished. The beds are like concrete. Otherwise it is functional.

Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed 13 March 2008

This is a great small hotel, very well run by a French couple, lovely garden, excellent French food, well trained and friendly staff, and in the garden is the best travel agency in Burkina, Agence Tourisme, who can arrange a great tour of BF for you.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2008

Stayed in this hotel several times because it was located conveniently close to my place of business. If you are from North America, you might be disappointed. A motel 8 is better in many ways. The mattress is thin sponge, TV is 14" with 2-3 channels. Internet is only at the reception, unless you reserve their modem well in advance. It's very basic, but you will feel you are in the middle of Africa. Food is good but variety is meager. Do not expect much and you will be happy. :)

  • Stayed: June 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 February 2008

The Hotel Les Palmiers is a clean, charming, lovely inn in the heart of Ouagadougou. The gardens are exceptionally pretty and the poolside ambience of the patio restaurant is relaxing. The rooms are spacious with darling furniture and decor. The breakfast buffet is also great!

The hotel does not accept any credit card except for VISA, and that doesn't always work, plus there is a surchage for using it.
The staff is friendly and enthusiastic. They picked our clothes up off the floor and sent them to be laundered - even though we had not requested that.

The manager speaks English and worked with us to resolve a billing issue. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel les Palmiers

Address: Rue Joseph Badoua, Ouagadougou 01 BP 6878, Burkina Faso
Region: Burkina Faso > Centre Region > Ouagadougou
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Ouagadougou
Price Range: £42 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Les Palmiers Hotel

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