HOTEL IN ABIDJAN
Built in 1970, Cote d’Ivoire’s premiere hotel in undergoing major refurbishment. Its tower opened in 2011, and the main building is expected to re-open in late 2013. The Accor group’s Sofitel brand manages the Hotel Ivoire complex, which stands on the banks of the Ebrie lagoon, boasts a magnificent convention centre and intends to once again become the symbol of the country’s success, which it was for a long time.
Tel.: (+225) 22 48 26 26
The Tiama, which opened in 1972. has under one major refurbishment making it one of the nicest, if not the nicest, places to stay in Abidjan.
The staff- skill and kindness, as well as the location on the Plateau in the middle of the business centre near most of the ministries, make it especially popular.
tel-(+225) 20 31 33 33
The Golf hotel complex, located on the banks of the lagoon in the Riviera quarter, is ideal for travellers wishing to combine business with pleasure (tennis, swimming pool and spa). It was built on one of Abidjan- most beautiful sites, 10 minutes from the city centre.
tel-(+225) 22 43 10 44
The Pullman is undoubtedly the city- quietest five-star hotel because it stands just outside the Plateau quarter. Two restaurants make it the best=equipped in catering facility. It is also the most expensive, but the quality of the service and welcome are worth it.
tel-(+225) 20 30 20 20
Restaurants in abidjan
Its menu of african specialities including machoiron (a delicious fish from the lagoon), fine wines and exceptionally skilful owner, the very affable adou sapim, make this one of the best restaurants in Cote d-voire- economic capital.
tel-(+225) 21 24 53 12
A mecca of african cuisine, with masks and dedicated photos on the walls. All the lvorian kedjenous, as well as maffe, assay. ndole and saka-saka from west and central africa, are served in terracorta pots.
tel-(+225) 20 21 21 20
A gastronomic restaurant in the heart of the Plateau featuring fine, and generally imported, products. The food and value for money are never disappointing.
tel-(+225) 20 31 30 44
French cuisine and a piano bar in the residential quarter of Cocody. A quiet atmosphere. Guests may take their meals in private rooms.
tel-(+225) 22 41 12 03
Not to Mention…
Belline, Plateau (Italian cuisine).
Chez Amouna, Zone 4 (Lebanese cuisine).
Kaiten, Zone 4 (Japanese cuisine).
L’escale Kreyole, Plateau (Afro-Caribbean, African and European cuisine).
La Croisette, Plateau (French cuisine).
Norima, Deux-Plateaux (American cuisine).
Nuits De Saigon, zone 4 (Asian cuisine).
Bars in abidjan
Esprit lounge, boulevand balery-Giscard=d-staing, carrefour prima.
La cave, Zone 4, rue du canal.
Le bar blanc, Zone 4, bietry.
Le cafe theatre, deux-plateaux.
Le casting bar, rue des jardins, aux deux-plateaux.
Le club quartz, quartier Riviera 3
Le havana, Zone 4
Le Qg, cocody...
Best of, deux-plateaux.
Club alizee, zone 4, bietry.
Isy club, Zone 4.
La rambla plus, Zone 4.
Le mix, Zone 4, bidtry.
Le club prive, bd de marseille, bietry.
Le chotch, Zone 4, bietry.
vip discotheque, deux-plateaux...
In abidjan, don’t miss
Ivoire golf club
4 courses, from 9 to 18 courese bd de france, cocody.
tel-(+225) 22 43 08 44
Rue des foreurs, Zone 4, Marcory
tel-(+225) 21 35 67 64
beauty and well-being
immeuble lvotel, plateau
tel-(+225) 20 25 66 66
24 hours or more
In abidjan, don’t miss
In the taxi driving you from the airport to downtown, you will discover the 100m-wide, 8km-long boulevard valery-giscard-d-staing, the city- main artery. of course, at one time or another you will go to the business district, the plateau, nicknamed The manhattan of the tropics- A visit to the hotel lvoire will bring you to the residential neighbourhood of cocody. where you will discover large gardens, beautiful houses and the espace latrille, west africa- biggest mall. Cocody is very appealing and its extensions (Riviera, Deux-plateaux and angre) are places to live.
Located at the gateway to Abidjan, this 3,000-hectare vestige of the huge primary forest that covered the whole region until the early 20th century offers 84km of trails. Banco National Forest boasts many species of butterflies, monkeys and birds as well as an arboretum with over 800 species, including a kossipo tree over 500 years old. Major work has been under way since October 2012 to develop the park as an ecotourist destination with financing from Japan, the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility. The project includes the construction of hotels and playgrounds as well as the installation of a protection and video surveillance system.
A walk in Grand-Bassam
Grand Bassam, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire from 1893 to 1900, lies 35km east of Abidjan. Today it is a major tourist attraction. Every weekend, thousands of people from Abidjan flock here for the old colonial houses, sandy beaches, rich crafts, hotels, sandy beaches, rich crafts, hotels, restaurants, relaxing atmosphere and sea breezes. The “quartier de France”, Grand Bassam’s historic heart, became a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2012
A weekend in AssinieAssinie, a seaside resort featuring a dreamlike landscape, is beyond Grand-Bassam, 80km from Abidjan. This 15km-wide strip of land between the lagoon and ocean was probably the first point of contact with French missionaries in 1637. Today’s visitors can see luxury villas, high-end hotels, white sandy beaches and coconut trees. Many hotels have reasonable rates and offer access to an ideal environment fro swimming and water sports in total safety.