To begin with, you might skip a heartbeat or get pangs of buyer's remorse as you drive into the street that takes you to this place. Not the classiest neighborhood I would say, but Lome being what it is, most of the city looks a little worn out.
The Hotel is a decent Inn category property that can boast of a seemingly clean swimming pool, a functional bar-restaurant and stable wi-fi internet. Its a shame the Pizzeria only opens occasionally since it served some decent pizzas.
The service and restaurant although decent, are pretty french - which is a common problem in this region. French service - little portions, uninspiring food that is served with 2 sentences of description. ( Your boiled potato is - Le special pomme de terre for my special monsieur, cooked avec special tenderness in an earthen pot submerged in juices of earth at a tender flame to enrich the flavor).
What I didn't like was the lighting in the room - a single small yellow bulb glowing halfheartedly in the room was really insufficient and I spent my days squinting and using a flash torch.
The view of the lagoon outside can be a nice thing to wake up to and Lome being a small town, you are about 15 minutes to the city center and about 5 minutes to the Hotel.
Just like the previous reviewer, I got stranded with no pick up at the airport but the lady at the reception was apologetic and promptly paid for the taxi upon my arrival. That was some good proactive customer service !
One thing you need to be beware of - if you aren't some snooty well heeled business traveler who gets an official car - getting a taxi out of the area can be challenging. However, getting Moto taxis is relatively easier.
I would not mind coming back, but definetely in a room with more light ! I heard the rooms on the first floor were bigger, costlier and better equipped.
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