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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of people really like the Sofitel - I admit I wasn't that happy. However, I have not tried any other hotels in Abidjan, perhaps it's the best in town. I found it merely decent. The room was very small and could have used some reservation. The layout was odd with a very narrow long table along one wall....

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SofitelAbidjan, Public Relations Manager at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your latest stay at Sofitel Abidjan. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; allow me to express my sincerest apologies. Regarding your room, we have different types of rooms. May i suggest you for your future stay to book for a Superior room, and...

Nivelles, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for business and unfortunately could not take time to use the tempting facilities such as the large swimming pool. There are two parts and I stayed in the tower (which I think is older) in which there is also bar and restaurant. Room is a bit old but large. Breakfast offers a very large choice of cold and...

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SofitelAbidjan, Public Relations Manager at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this good review of our hotel after your latest stay with us. We hope to welcoming you soon again and hope that your stay will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Yaka POTIN Guest experience Director

DC
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Last night my husband and I went to the cafe for dinner. When we arrived there was one other customer there. We were greeted by a pleasant waiter who allowed us to choose our table. The decor of the cafe was quite nice.Prices were high but they were what we expected for Abidjan. We ordered a glass of wine and...

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SofitelAbidjan, Public Relations Manager at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We do appreciate your comments and thank you for some of the compliments you made. Indeed since Sofitel took over the hotel, some improvments have been made. We do acknoledge that there is still work to be done and we focus on those challenges daily. I am sorry that the service dis not meet your expectations. Allow me...

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I think each person that arrive the hotel feel great to be there. The staff is amazing, the rooms great and large , the pools clean and relaxing, the spa is new and the massage was the best I ever did , The restaurants have excellent food, briefly the hotel have all you need in Abidjan.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 October 2016

As a luxury travel writer for world-adventurer.com I've stayed in great hotels all over Africa. The Sofitel Abidjan was one of the best that I had the pleasure of visiting. Here's what I loved about the place: - It is huge and has almost everything you could think of onsite including a cinema, two great outdoor pools, shopping, gym, etc....

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SofitelAbidjan, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank You for this great review of our hotel. we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcoming you again very soon. Sincèrement, Yaka POTIN Guest Experience Manager

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The rooms are large, brasserie is very nice with diverse options at breakfast, there is a nice pool around the hotel, staff is friendly, elevators are surprisingly fast. Overall, this is a very nice hotel. The service is a bit slow compared to Europe. But this is what we shall expect in Africa. PAce of life is slow.

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SofitelAbidjan, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, responded to this review

Dear Hilde Haneuse Heye, Thank you for this good review and we hope to welcoming you very soon again at SofitelAbidjan. Sincerely, Yaka POTIN Guest Experience Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

One of the most famous old hotels in Africa (used to boast the only ice rink in the tropic) now refurbished to a high standard. Boasts one of the largest swimming pools I have ever seen - it's a veritable man made lagoon. Top notch security (increasingly important after recent atrocities). Good quality restaurants (focused on high end French cuisine)....

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SofitelAbidjan, Public Relations Manager at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We do appreciate your comments and thank you for some of the compliments you made. Indeed since Sofitel took over the hotel, many improvments have been made. We do acknoledge that there is still work to be done and we focus on those challenges daily. Regarding the transfer and the bar, we are sorry that your experience did...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The reception areas are lovely, open and welcoming. Rooms are good especially bathrooms. The carpets are not very clean. The breakfast buffet is the best. Staff service is very good. The poolside is fantastic

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SofitelAbidjan, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see, you again very soon. Sincerely, Yaka POTIN Guest Experience Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Hotel Ivoire is possibly the coolest hotel I have every stayed. It's a historic landmark in Abidjan, and its swimming pool must be about the largest swimming pool of any hotel anywhere. The first time I visited Abidjan in 2005, the hotel was in ruins and the lake-sized pool was empty and cracked - a monument over the fallen glory...

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SofitelAbidjan, Front Office Manager at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We do appreciate your comments and thank you for the compliments you made. Indeed since Sofitel took over the hotel, many improvments have been made. We do acknoledge that there is still work to be done and we focus on those challenges daily. We thank you again for sharing your experience and hope to welcome you very soon....

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The Ivoire hotel is a huge property from the 1970' divided in two buildings and partially refurbished - hope they wont destroy some great modernist decor in the Tower. The Room: Bad sleeping experience, with a bumpy mattress, even when you get rid of the massive topper. Excellent pillows. Nice bathroom, in very good condition, with fabulous Lanvin toiletries. Dirty...

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SofitelAbidjan, Guest Relations Manager at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience after your stay at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire. We thank you for some of the compliments you made. Indeed, since Sofitel took over the hotel, many improvments have been made. We do acknoledge that there is still work to be done, and we focus on those...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sofitel blends French luxury with African charm in this unique international hotel in Abidjan. Overlooking the Ebrie lagoon and the Plateau, this luxury hotel on the Ivory Coast rises majestically over an idyllic setting of water and floraThe iconic Hotel Ivoire, built by Moshe Mayer in 1963 and beautifully renovated in 2011, will envelop you with its contemporary atmosphere and fiery colors. African art and cocoa add a touch of the exotic to your stay on the Ivory Coast. Relax in the friendly atmosphere at the Bar du Lac and indulge in one of the delicious cocktails. The hotel has six modern conference rooms equipped with high-tech audiovisual equipment.There's no better place for romantic evenings and business dinners than the Toit d'Abidjan restaurant, with authentic French cuisine and an unforgettable view from the 23rd floor. You can also sample international dishes and freshly-made cocktails.The nearby Abidjan Conference Center hosts a wide range of events. The auditorium seats 1650 people and offers high-quality services. Our experienced and efficient staff helps to make your meetings and events a success. Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire newly renovated with its 3 main buildings, offers 423 rooms including 122 suites and 31 fully furnished appartments. Also 20 meeting rooms, with different sizes and set up possible. Clients can also enjoy some shopping and extras services and products at our Commercial Galeria and choose to watch a 3D Movie at The Majestic Ivoire Cinema. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire

Address: Boulevard Hassan II 08 Bp 01 Cocody- Abidjan 08 Cote d'Ivoire | Boulevard Hassan II, 08 BP 01 Abidjan 08 Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Region: Cote d'Ivoire > Lagunes Region > Abidjan
Price Range: $290 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire 5*
Number of rooms: 423
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“Ask for a higher floor room with a view of the lagoon.”
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“The newer side of the hotel is best”
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