Me and 4 friends of mine spent a night a the Hotel Colombe and we can absolutely recommend it to people from abroad like us. We traveled to Oran by train from Algiers and had a 10 minutes walk from the trainstation to the hotel. It's located in a quiet backstreet and rises as the only tall building above the others.
At the reception a really friendly and moreover english-speaking staff was welcoming us, which is really important when your last french-class was a little while ago.
Beyond this we were welcomed by the hotel-manager Fethi who helped us from this point in any question that a tourist may has in a city like Oran that host nowadays more business-tourist than regular tourist like us. Business tourist were also the majority of the hotelguests which brought us btw a helpful special status within the hotel staff.
The hotel consists of 20 rooms which is rather small for a Best Western but this had no influence on the standard I know from this chain. The hotel has a breakfast-room and a lobby equipped with a computer and several couches and moreover a really good free wifi working in all areas of the hotel. All areas of the hotel have been really clean and good maintained during our stay.
The size of our rooms was corresponding to the hotel category and in sound condition. The beds have been comfortable and clean. The bathroom has been equipped with a bathtub and the room has had a flatscreen-tv at our disposal which we didn't use because of our short stay.
The hotel is located close to the train station but not directly in the city centre. The main square Place the 1er Novembre can be reached by walking within 30 minutes or by the recently opened modern tramway within 10 minutes.
The hotel was thanks to it's really good cost-benefit ratio (those who want european standard in Algeria usually have to afford more money) and especially because of it's really friendly and obliging staff a real oasis in the middle of the confusion of a city like Oran which unfortunately hasn't been visited by a lot of european tourists over the last while.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best Western Hotel Colombe is a freindly business hotel situated in the heart of Oran , 15 min from the airport , 8 min from the convention center of the Merdien Hotel.Best Western Hotel Colombe boasts 23 fully equipped, air-conditioned bedrooms. Hotel customers are offered the following room facilities: direct-dial phone, in-room safe, coffee/tea maker and climate control. In addition there is blackout drapes/curtains and desk in the rooms. Beds: Rooms are also equipped with extra towels/bedding items. Bathroom amenities include designer toiletries, makeup/shaving mirror, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hair dryer. Entertainment: The in-room entertainment facilities at this welcoming hotel include DVD player, flat-screen TV, free movie channels and satellite television service. Internet connection options: Guests are sure to appreciate dial-up Internet access (complimentary ), Internet access (complimentary ) and high-speed Internet access. Housekeeping services and complimentary newspapers are also offered. ... more less
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