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“Cosy alternative to the chain hotels” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Licorne & Le Griffon

La Licorne & Le Griffon
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La Licorne & Le Griffon
Ranked #9 of 83 Abidjan B&B and Inns
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Cosy alternative to the chain hotels”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2010

Having previously stayed at the Novotel in a dead downtown area with disappointing food and very uninteresting rooms, I found that the Licorne and Griffon were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet guide. I stayed at the Licorne and was very glad I chose it.

The bedrooms were large, comfortable and well equipped although perhaps a little dated. The restaurant and bar were cosy, not too expensive, and the staff were very friendly. The hotel is situated in the Deux Plateaux area near the main restaurant district, infinitely better located than the chain hotels in the uninteresting and quiet business district. The free wifi access was as fast as you will get in this part of the world

The room, drink and restaurant prices were very reasonable compared to the Novotel and similar.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2010

Almost everything was bad...starting from check in....this place should ideally be called as a guest house and not a hotel. Our first shock came when we wanted to check into the hotel (having confirmed bookings for 4 people), we were told that there are only 2 rooms available in the hotel and the other people can be accomodated in a nearby hotel.
The other place was not walking distance and also the rooms allotted were in bad shape. On complaining we were assured that they would transfer us back to "La Licorne" at the earliest. The place is exorbitantly expensive. The rooms were very so dimly lit that it was difficult to read a book in the night. The place has free wi-fi which is very evry slow...but then u have to remember that u r in West Africa.
Nobody understands English here....not even the receptionist....hence very difficult for people who do not speak French...Even to get a spoon, we had to go to the kitchen and show them what we wanted....
The place also has a very very very small pool. This should not be called a pool but can at best be called a breeding ground for Mosquitos (remember this is a Malaria country). Beware of Small rooms near the pool as they are to tiny to accomodate a grown up adult but are charged at the same rate (it was 100 USD in 2008).
We were there in Abidjan for 3 weeks but stayed at the hotel only for 2 nights...
All in all a place to be avoided at all costs...

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about La Licorne & Le Griffon

Property: La Licorne & Le Griffon
Address: Rue des jardins - II Plateaux Vallon, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Region: Cote d'Ivoire > Lagunes Region > Abidjan
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 83 B&Bs / Inns in Abidjan
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,406 - ₹ 7,795
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
La Licorne & Le Griffon Abidjan

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