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Sydney, Australia
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236 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located about 10 mins drive from the city, this 4 star rated hotel is more 2 star. Room size is average, but the quality of the furnishing and fittings are terribly aged. The mattresses sunk which was probably the worst. The bathrooms were basic as well and the hot water was not always guaranteed. The pool lacked maintenance and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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201 reviews
165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

As the founder and travel writer for world-adventurer.com I've stay in all sorts of hotels throughout Africa. Hotel Franco was basic but served my needs as a perfect base to do my visa runs. Here's what I found: - Pool area was a highlight and a lot of fun. Stop by here for a grilled snack and ice cold beer... More 

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Thank Davybert
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This place would be no more than 2 star in the US or Europe however it is one of the few alternatives for the only international and even more expensive hotel in town. Rooms are basic, internet works only in the lobby, pool is dirty, food choice is limited and nothing fancy (prices are!). Frontside rooms are noisy, backside facing... More 

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Thank Stijn D
MarketingConsulting, Responsable commercial at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

Hello dear, Currently, the HOTEL is in the works. And the pool. For the price, we do not think is very expensive, but you could have ask for a discount. So ... sorry to have disappointed you. It's a pleasure to see you again. Sincerely, Sintiche N More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Wander as in the hotel there are some who can't speak English. But in the other hand they all do what they can to understand what I need. The cart was too poor but I explain what kind of food I want and they realise it for me.

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Thank patrtia
MarketingConsulting, Responsable commercial at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

Hello Dear, Thank you for your review. Indeed, the observation was made and so staff is currently taking English training. In any case at your next visit, you will have to ask the marketing manager. Hope to see you there next time, very cordially, More 

Douala, Cameroon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I drove advantage of the promotion that they offered , the price was good .the swimming pool is very clean and there is animation during the week end so, if you want calmness , the opposite site of the hotel is favourite . the hotel some time have shortages of hot water but the wifi is available all the time... More 

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MarketingConsulting, Responsable commercial at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

Hello Dear , We are very pleased to read you. The animation follows the multiple customer demand. Especially to animate the weekends. At your next visit, you will receive a discount card to have benefits on prices. Sincerely, More 

Ahmedabad, India
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Stayed in this Hotel for 2 nights ..! I must say, you have lots of better options available in Yaounde in the same price range. Try exploring them. Rooms are old and NOT properly kept, Bathrooms are not up to the mark. and Breakfast NOT MANY CHOICES & SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS..!!

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Thank Vinaycare
MarketingConsulting, Responsable commercial at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

Hello dear, We hope you are well. In fact, we think you have done the best price. And for dinner, we would have been delighted to make you vegetarian food if you had asked. It's a pleasure to see you again, Best regards More 

Singapore
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Apart from the electrical needs to charge my phones, a toilet to poo and have a shower, the rest is a joke for me. We arrived late at night, the lady at front desk seems helpful but she couldn't speak much English. Overcharged me on the credit card machine. And she keyed in once again, I signed and left the... More 

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Thank Jennifer8208
MarketingConsulting, Responsable commercial at Hotel Franco, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, We are truly sorry for the harm the last management of Franco had cause to you . Now, the hotel has recruited a new dynamic and professional tram. All these problems have been cleared. And we'd love to prove it to you durring your next trip. Best Regards, Sintiche Nana More 

Addis Ababa
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Stayed in executive double room. The others were not only too small, but the TV was off to one side at a weird angle. Restaurant has good food but is pricy, there's also no option to eat out nearby, Staff are excellent, taxis abundant just outside. A great place to stay in Cameroon. (honestly speaking, reached this conclusion after having... More 

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Thank Kalamare
Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

1. The Central Air-conditioning is NOT functional. It blows fan and keeps your room at about 30 degrees Celsius. I cannot sleep at all in the room and it is a night vigil for me tonight. 2. The Guest relations woman cannot lift a finger to help you. 3. The hotel manager will never respond to calls to his phone.... More 

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Barneveld, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Hotel Franco seems to be at the beginning stages of recovery after years of mismanagement. Tired, dingy and lacking any charm, the staff seems worn out and uncaring. Was recently part of a conference at the Franco and was overcharged for food, the conference room, the projector rental, etc. Although I was part of the group hosting the conference, we... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Hotel Franco

Address: BP 3336, Yaounde, Cameroon
Region: Cameroon > Centre Region > Yaounde
Price Range: $137 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Franco 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms at the back are much quieter”
 of 5 bubbles sgnn65, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floor rooms have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles Davybert, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose ANY room in this hotel. if you still do, take something on the upper floors and not facing the street. you'll find cockroaches anyway... dead and alive.”
 of 5 bubbles D5869AErobertd, 13 Jun 2014 | Read review
“For quietness, ask for a room on the opposite of front side but not opening onto the swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles bestUk, 12 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Ask for one facing the pool--much quieter than the street side rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles hkcameroon, 3 Apr 2012 | Read review
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