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“Comfortably fine” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tou'Ngou Hotel
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Yaounde
Potchefstroom, South Africa
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Comfortably fine”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

The hotel has a relaxing atmosphere. The rooms are good - particularly the executive rooms - and the wifi is available on all floors. The menu is quite varied, and the upstairs restaurant seems to be a "secret". The hotel is central, and can arrange a taxi for you at any time of the day. A full day's taxi hire is CFA 10 000.00, which is quite good. They do airport collections / drop offs. In all, a good stop over.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Hotel Tou'ngou is an affordable mid-range hotel in a central location of Yaounde. The staff is friendly, and the lobby and restaurant have a pleasant atmosphere. However, there are many downsides. First, too many things don't work: the phone in my room to call reception was broken; there was no menu for room service in the room; the internet was spotty and when wifi is down, there are no cables' my laundry took two days to finish. Second, it's noisy, so bring earplugs. I'd stay again if on a budget, but eventually moved to a more upscale hotel for greater comfort.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kampala, Uganda
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81 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

After being disappointed at my initial choice of hotel, our guide brought us to Tou'Ngou just for the night.
Positives: Within town, just across a 'select' shop, public transport any time of the day, Welcoming and friendly staff, rooms are very clean, smell fresh, furnished with an air conditioner, intercom, long mirror, reading table, wireless internet. Hot bath/shower, hair dryer. 2 restaurants, one on the 5th floor and another on the ground floor, Very good food (al carte service). Excellent view of Yaounde in the night. The day may give another perspective! Some photos are attached.

Negatives: A lot of noise from the bar/entertainment centre on the 5th floor, and surrounding areas. The weekends are especially more noisy with bars working 24 hours, Pentecostal churches at their peak.

Generally a good hotel for budget travellers. Our room cost 35,000 CFA approximately $60.
If you are highly 'allergic' to noise, ask for rooms in the middle floors. We stayed on the 4th floor, and we experienced the peak of noise from the 5th floor and the surrounding areas.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hermanus, South Africa
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151 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

Not the best hotel in Yaounde, but the new building offers very good value for the price. The executive rooms offer a living area, bar fridge, nice bathroom and a good bed and 2 TV's. The restaurant on the 5th floor of the new building have very nice views of Yaounde.

Room Tip: Always ask for the executive suits, in the new building, the rooms are newly built and much nicer.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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133 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

Have stayed in Tou'ngou many times over several years and am well familiar with their competition also. The real problem is that there is not much competition in their price range and near the Bastos area (but do check out Diplomate, Clamantis and Meumi Palace hotels). The hotel is in an incredibly noisy location so get rooms at the back, the back is also a very poor part of Yaounde, safety is not a major issue but beware nonetheless.
Rooms very in prices, the cheapest ones are very small, the medium priced ones are ok and the expensive ones are only expensive as they have a newer airco and flat screen tv (it involves spending nearly 1/3 more). The medium priced rooms are ok in size but cleanliness is a problem everywere. The towels and bedding I got were wet as the 'dryer broke down', the cleaners don't do a thorough job either. The bathroom is ok otherwise. Sleeping is hard near the front of the building because of noisy traffic.
However the most important drawback of Tou'ngou is the horrific service which counts among the worst even in Cameroon. Though heavily overstaffed the people at the hotel at best treat guests with total disregard but at worst are downright insulting, management appears utterly absent. My recommendation is to weigh your options,and check out the other places I mentioned...

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2010

My company has a contract with the hotel so all my colleagues go and stay there while in Y'de. We get a good accomodation at reasonable prices at a good location in Y'de. The hotel is neat, clean and internet connected with an okay restaurant. Good for budget travellers!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2010

The organisation I was working with in Yaounde messed up and forgot to book me a hotel - the 50th independence day celebrations meant that everywhere was full, so I ended up here. It's passable, but not much more. In need of some serious repairs and refurbishment, although has all the basics working, including wi-fi access. But very tired, dull and dark. And unbelievably noisy, as it is right on the main road and subject to traffic noise and blaring music from outside until the wee small hours. The restaurant serves just-about edible food, but only just. Honestly, the hotel's OK. But I wouldn't choose to return unless really pushed.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Tou'Ngou Hotel

Property: Tou'Ngou Hotel
Address: B.P: 3626 | Carrefour Etoa-Meki, Yaounde, Cameroon
Region: Cameroon > Centre Region > Yaounde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Yaounde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tou'Ngou Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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