Another very late review. Hotel Splendid is the official residence of  the mining company where I am working at until the Al Qaeda attack last January 15, 2016. The main target is this 4-star hotel at the center of Ouagadougou. Maybe because this is where diplomats, businessmen and other important people stay when in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 30 people are dead with 18 different Nationalities. See. That’s why. Also, that’s a week after my last stay at the hotel. I was just there on the 7th of January 2016.

The hotel is one of the biggest in Burkina Faso. It has 140+ rooms, a restaurant, a bar, and a swimming pool.

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Selfie at the pool. Photo taken on January 7, 2016. A week before the bloody Splendid Hotel / Cappuccino attack.

Since my tenure here, I’ve stayed there for 5 times already. What’s nice is that they remembered me after my first stay. Normally, they check your passport or any ID but for my succeeding stays, they didn’t check anymore. Good thing because I normally keep my documents at the deep portion of my bag.

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The room. No photo of the bathroom though.

I’m not sure if the rooms are affordable because the company pays for my accommodation and food from the hotel’s restaurant. But I can remember seeing in the board that one night is around 85000 FCFA. Quite steep. But it’s worth it because their rooms are spacious, they have fast internet connection, good room service and every room has its own bath tub. The receptionists speak good english so it’s all good.

A thing that I can comment with their rooms is they smell old. Like a moldy damp smell. But an air freshener can solve this problem. And their hot water is inconsistent. But this won’t spoil your stay really. Also they have a nice cable connection and with English channels. Yey!

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Just realized that I didn’t take enough photos of my room. I usually take a selfie in my hotel room and send it to my family. A tradition during my travels.

I’m still waiting for them to reopen. Maybe I’ll just visit the bar or the restaurant or stay for the night. I don’t know. But this will be my forever home in Ouaga.

Rating: 🔧🔧🔧🔧

77 thoughts on “Shining Shimmering Splendid (Hotel) | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  1. Hahahaha alam na nila itsura mo so goodluck nalang and thanks for the friendship. I wish you well. Break a leg, best wishes. Kudos.

  2. Hahaha natuto na akong wag mag-expect. Wag kang mag-alala. Hahaha! May pasok. Juice colored, ayoko na ng shake shake drill na yan at marami nanaman akong makakain nito. Marami rin akong ginagawa. #priorities lang to honor Haram.

  3. Borinh lang din sa Senegal. Try ko gawa ng vlog kung ano normal na ginagawa ko pag bakasyon. Para na din magkalaman ang aking Youtube channel at sumulong na ang akinh youtube career. Haha

  4. Hindi ka ba pwede mag video games dyan, etc? Kasi kung mabagal ang net, punta ka sa mga pwede ka mag rent like PS ganyan. Sige, ako unang mag-subscribe. Nako kapag sumikat ka na, wag mo akong kakalimutan.

  5. Nako di ako mahilig magvideo games. Pokemon lang talaga nilaro ko. Mula elementary hanggang highschool. Sa gameboy pa dati. So siguro basa2 or tulog gagawin ko. Shet yang pagsikat. Gusto ko lang magupload ng vids para masaya. Para din magamit sa future travel videos ko.

  6. Ay bastos!

    Ahhh Pokemon, yung cartoon :)) haha wag kang mag-alala, nung bata din ako. Nung bata ko lang na-memorize yung rap pero fave ko kantahin sa videoke yun. Sige, abangan ko yang vlogs mo. Di na kita ma-reach.

  7. Eh saan ba dapat ang notifications? Sa email kaya nakadirekta plus sa WordPress phone/pc yung notifs ko. Hahaha hindi lang sa email okay? Haha

  8. Shet sa hugot. Hahaha. Kung more than 10 mins na vlog, papanoorin mo ba? Kasi yung room tour eh umabot ng 6 mins na awkwardness. Paano na lang kaya yung buong araw na vlog? Haha

  9. Hahaha hulinghugotera nga diba? Oo papanuorin ko! Ano ka ba. Supportive nga ako diba. Hahaha ginusto mo yan. Basta sendan mo ako ng link.

  10. Haha. Di naman. Ginusto ko to eh. Pero parang awkward ata ang first video ko eh Room Tour. Intimate agad di pa ako close sa mga viewers ko. Haha. JK. Di bale, OTW on the works na din ang aking travel videos last vacation.

  11. Hahaha everything is awkward during the first time. Ingat lang baka sa ibang site mo ma-upload yan. Tiyak maraming viewers dun hahaha. Sige, abangan ko yan.

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