Novotel Ghi Conakry

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Average rate: $169 - Hotel class: 3 stars
Bp 287, Conakry, Guinea

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Novotel Ghi Conakry Reviews

juanitopiscolita juanitop…
6 reviews
3 star hotel where 2.5 stars washed off in the last storm Mar 18, 2012
I always try to start all my reviews with the positives. For some places this can be harder than others. For this place it is nearly impossible, but here goes..... the pool is nice. There, that’s now over and done with. Now down to the real lowdown about this place.

This hotel is only living off its international name: Novotel. Conakry is a city with very little choice when it comes to hotels and I suspect nobody would ever stay here if they knew of a decent alternative, especially at the extortionate prices they manage to charge, but more on that later.

We arrived at the hotel around 2pm just to find out that we would have to wait until 8pm to get all of our rooms (there were 6 of us travelling for business). It turned out to be more like 9pm but what’s an extra hour when you’ve already been waiting for 6. When we questioned this, argued, pleaded etc, we were just ignored by staff, or told that they would do something about it only for them to ignore us again. We later found out that the staff double-book the rooms with people wanting late check out until around 8 (this is when people need to leave to catch the plane out of Conakry). So the staff are effectively charging 2 nights accommodation for every room, for every night, one charged for the late check out, the other for the guest coming in. Nice little racket!

And it doesnt get any better once in the room. The floors are filthy, the sheets were stained, the towels dirty. A couple of my colleagues were actually given rooms that had not been cleaned and had to sleep in beds with sheets that had been slept in the night before and use dirty towels!

And yet it gets worse. The bars are crawling with prostitutes at night, one of which followed my colleague up to his room and hassled him at his door. Its unbelievable that Novotel allow this to happen at one of their hotels.

The food is ok if not spectacular but the incompetence, inflexibility and lack of service amongst the staff is something to behold. For instance one of colleagues ordered a pizza which had a combination of ingredients which were available on other pizzas but not that exact combination and was flatly refused “no we cant do that”. All he wanted was mushrooms on his ham pizza (mushrooms were listed as ingredients on other pizzas) and this was too hard for the staff to comprehend. And all of this wonderfulness (yes that is sarcasm) will ony cost you around 130 euro a night.

I find it unbelievable that Novotel allow this to happen in their name. Someone higher up in the company needs to go down there on a surprise inspection and crack some whips. If anyone knows of an alternative hotel in Conakry, please let me know. My colleagues travel there often and will be very grateful to stay in a decent place.
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Novotel Ghi Conakry Overview

The Novotel Ghi Conakry is situated within a short walk to the town heart and offers a fitness centre, an outdoor heated pool and tennis courts.

The Novotel Ghi Conakry caters for families with children offering babysitting / child services. Wellness facilities include a beauty centre and a beauty salon, and a relaxing massage session can be requested. Facilities at the hotel include a 24 hour reception, a business centre and conference room(s). Hotel facilities include meeting rooms, a dry cleaning service and a free airport shuttle. Enjoy connection with the hotel's standard Wi-Fi access available for use, find out more from the reception.

Novotel Ghi Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Security Guard
  • News Stand
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • TV
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Boating
  • Water Activities
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Office Supplies
  • Colour Printing
  • Facsimile
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Slide Projector
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Massage
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Cots
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Bus Parking
  • Doctor on call

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