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Davis, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I found the main reception of this hotel rather normal. It was just business for the staff, they didn't seem to want to create great experience. My room was ok, could have been better. The bathtub was awkwardly positioned and didn't allow for easy movement while taking a shower. Breakfast was not impressive either but dinner was good.

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Reviewed 23 September 2015

I really don't like to write bad reviews about places but this place was really very disappointing in almost all aspects. My self and a colleague stayed in this hotel for almost a month. I will say that most of the staff were quite nice and tried to be helpful. The rooms tired, they need a renovation. The pillows on... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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173 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Small clean room with all required commodities. Effective room service even if food is not exceptional. The breakfast buffet is OK. The reception desk is very helpful, giving good guidance on how to discover the town of Douala. My one night stopover was very good.

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Hangzhou, China
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This "very good" rating is purely value for money, and compare with other around the region. Stay here 4 nights on a business trip. Cost was paid for under corporate agreement and was very reasonable, compared to other city around West Africa region. Room is small and old but clean enough. Wifi was free and fast enough for regular web... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Good service and efficient, helpful staff made my 6 night stay quite agreeable. While the rooms are rather small, one pays about U$100 per night but this excludes meals which are not outrageously priced. The air-con worked well and the free Wifi was OK. The absence of decent cupboard space was a disadvantage but everything worked and the room lighting... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I had a one nigh stopover at the Planet Hotel, recently, and I have to say that it was OK. Plenty of oil company staff in residence. The rooms are small, minimally equipped but clean. The AC had a job keeping up with the outside temp but it was (again) OK. Free Wifi (slow but usable for emails) TV was... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights in April. The staff are friendly and courteous. The Internet connection actually worked better than quite a number of places that I've seen in Douala. The room was average and had seen some use. Nothing special. The TV was small (17") and didn't have more than 4 English channels at most. The bed was... More 

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Nigel
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

I was introduced to the hotel by my client upon arrival. Was so impressed that I spent another night before departing from Douala. The staff is friendly, great service, excellent rooms with very efficient aircons. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and would say this is the best value for money

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London
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I recently stayed here during a business trip in Douala and found it to be OK. The WIFI in the reception worked well, but the internet in the Room did not work at all. That said the room was clean and A/C was excellent. I dined in the restuarnat for breakfast lunch and dinner and found them to be good.... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

My one night experience was not as bad as some of the other recent reviewers. My room was clean, with fresh bed linen and towels. The TV had a few English channels, the shower was OK and had hot water. The staff were all quite helpful. It is however true that the hotel is not being properly maintained. There are... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Planet Hotel

Address: Boue de Lapeyrere | B.P. 12985, Douala, Cameroon
Region: Cameroon > Littoral Region > Douala
Price Range: RM366 - RM406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Take room at lower floor because the elevator is not reliable, also choose room close to the middle (near the stair) to get stronger wifi signal, if you need working with internet.”
 of 5 bubbles KHANHAHO, 20 Jun 2014 | Read review
“They have live music at weekends so a room on the 1st or 2nd floor facing the street might not be the best.”
 of 5 bubbles SteffenK116, 10 May 2014 | Read review
“Load Up With Supplies At The Nearby Supermarket!”
 of 5 bubbles Manwithplan, 28 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Make sure the AC works!”
 of 5 bubbles davestly, 24 Jan 2013 | Read review
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