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Yaounde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the hotel for a night. I picked it because it is centrally located but my experience was very bad. I stayed in the annex section and paid 35.000frs for room alone-no breakfast. The rooms are tiny, stuffy with a stale smell. The worse part is there was no warm water in the morning. The wifi is spotty....

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Food was ok Staff was fine Room was old, dated and smells bad... Don't walk around at night, not a safe place How ever the hotel was safe, taxi is always there But still be very very carful Only if you have no other choice

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Thank Gal S
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stayed for 2 nights at 28,500xaf per night. Pro's: Good breakfast selection and good food for those of weak stomachs, quiet and clean room, friendly and helpful staff, centrally located and easy to find, copious hot water. Cons: The room was a bit small, the bar area was cramped, evening menu was moderately expensive 5000xaf a dish, hot water is...

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N'Djamena, Chad
Reviewed 3 February 2015

i spent a week there, but i'm fully satisfied..the only "BUT" is the size of the room, it's kind of very small, but the others aspects are ok (internet, swimming pool, clean!!) and also the people working there are always ready to help you!! I recommend this hotel !!!!

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Thank AliOAbdoul
Cedar Hill, Texas
Reviewed 31 December 2014

I have been to this hotel four times and spent the nights in the lowest category priced rooms. The rooms at the lowest price rate are small, clean and for this area of Douala, great. HOT water? Oh, be careful. The water temperature at all times of the day was very hot and the exposed pipes are dangerous but they...

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Thank Makia E
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Not sure what happened but both rooms we booked for two of our pilots were given very dirty rooms in the SOMATEL.They’ve been told it had to do with the booking made for cheap rooms. They had to pay an additional 13,000xaf each per night to be given normal descent rooms. It's terrible that they were treated like this!!!

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Thank Shannon H
Constanta, Romania
Reviewed 8 March 2014

I was in this hotel for 5 days, clean, with very nice people ready to help you, the WiFi working good, the food is ok, but same everyday,have swimming pool and small bar, the price for drinks very high,

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Thank Alexandru T
Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

I spent three nights there and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The room was filthy, and the bathroom had a severe case of mould with a putrid smell to it. Some of the staff were nice though. The whole hotel description online has to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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Thank Gaute L
Shenzhen, China
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Extremely small room underground, very humid with lots of mosquitoes, strong choking musty smell. Only a small window. Impossible to sleep without mosquito net. Risk of malaria. Staff at reception impolite and have a suspicious attitude toward guests.

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Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I had a short trip to douala (2 nights) and I chose somatel for it's location. The hotel staff was pleasant. though my French was a little rusty, i got directions to places I needed to visit.The room was clean,there was wifi (decent),clean bathroom, free shuttle to and from the airport. the swimming pool looked nice(didn't swim since it rained...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located 5 minutes from the Douala International Airport and 1 minute from the center of business and downtown Akwa. Completely renovated, we offer a quality service for your accommodation, catering, banquet and seminar. SOMATEL REFINEMENT A SIGN OUTSIDE. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Somatel Hotel

Address: Boulevard de la Republique and Rue Koumassi, Douala, Cameroon
Region: Cameroon > Littoral Region > Douala
Price Range: $69 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Somatel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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