I spent 3 faboulous nights at Seme beach hotel in August 2013 with my fiance and my family.
Before arriving I sent a e-mail to the hotel to book and I received an answer straight away. On our arrival the staff was very friendly, they were expecting us, the rooms were ready and the porter helped us with our luggage,
We stayed in a suite (couple) and a 2 bedroom flat (rest of the family). The rooms were very clean (including bathroom and toilets), the housekeeper was coming everyday to renew the towels and clean, very large and comfortable beds, nice hot water and bath tube with good water pressure, air conditioner was perfectly working. There are a TV and a fridge in each room if you want to store your own drinks. I would recommend as the hotel is far from the town center and you might want to have some middle-of-the-night-snacks in your room (available at the hotel but pricey).
As I wrote already the hotel is located far from Limbe town center but this location is Ideal for a nice calm retreat and if you want to go to visit a town the village of Bakingili is nearby and I am sure the hotel's staff will be happy to arrange everything for you. you can also visit Limbe, Buea, or do some trekking on the Mount Cameroon (4100m high!)
The restaurant of the hotel serves nice and fresh food, if you like fish this is the place to go for the fish option! the staff is great and they are quite flexible on the menus. The restaurant is also good for drinks only and they do cocktails.
The breakfast room is located in the main building where we were staying so it was very convenient. Continental breakfast is included in the room price, it is a buffet and you can eat plenty of fresh seasonal fruits, freshly baked bread, a choice of hot drink and pastries. Early in the morning from the breakfast room you can clearly see the peak of the Etinde Mount an its such a view! on one side Mountain and on the other side the Ocean. This place is really Magical.
There is also a bar in the main building where you can watch TV, play pool and baby foot.
The Spa is absolutely delightful, gym, sauna, steam room, massages, hydrotherapy... You name it they have it!! The service is at international standard, the staff is trained and the atmosphere is relaxing.
The hotel also have peal and rowing boats on the natural pool. The natural pool is very nice with fresh water but it is only for confirmed swimmer as there is a strong stream.
However, whether you choose to swim in the ocean or in the pool you are always watched after by trained and experienced lifeguards which makes the whole experience more enjoyable.
As for the beach, you will love this private, beautiful, authentic black sand beach. Water temperature is so pleasant, the waves are strong enough for some body-boarding (you can hire the board) but you can still enjoy a calm swim. It is a very clean beach it however closes at 6pm as the lifeguards finish their shift at that time. During the weekend you can enjoy some music on the beach!
Others facilities are a basketball court, a tennis court, a nightclub, and playing area for children, there are also horses if you fancy a ride.
As a world traveler I can say that this hotel deserves its 3 stars (++) it is a MUST GO if you go to Limbe ! I did really enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend Seme beach to all kind of travelers. All the staff are both French and English speakers.
NB: Did you know that the hotel has its own mineral water factory next door ( very quiet dont worry), they extract the water from the Etinde Mount and produce Semme mineral water which I personally really like!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seme Beach Hotel, a sea and tropical resort, the paradise of water, private beach, 100 rooms, swimming-pool, tennis.Seme Beach Hotel has 3 restaurants with the quality of service and ocean view the breakfast service start from 5.30 to 10 am also available in room service Hôtel Seme Beach has a private beach with divers and a natural pool, a spa, relaxation center with many services as massages, gommages and hammam fitness and sports complex (basket, lawn tennis, handball, beach-volley) ... more less
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