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Bénin Royal Hôtel

4-star hotel in Cotonou with 2 restaurants and spa

  • Free WiFi in the lobby and free parking

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Lot 398 Maro-Military Compound, Cotonou, 640, Benin
  • It was clean and the staff were courteous and friendly

    Aug 18, 2020

  • Hotel tried to charge me for dinners that i never ordered. They're room billing system is…

    Feb 25, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 65 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace

For families

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

What’s around

  • Heart of Cotonou
  • Artisanal Center - 13-minute walk
  • Cotonou Central Mosque - 14-minute walk
  • Cotonou Cathedral - 32-minute walk
  • Fidjrosse Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Da Silva Museum - 20.6 mi / 33.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room (Privilege)
  • Superior Double Room, Balcony, Courtyard View
  • Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Senior Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Romantic Room, Ensuite

What’s around


  • Heart of Cotonou
  • Artisanal Center - 13-minute walk
  • Cotonou Central Mosque - 14-minute walk
  • Cotonou Cathedral - 32-minute walk
  • Fidjrosse Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Da Silva Museum - 20.6 mi / 33.2 km
  • Royal Palace of King Toffa (Honme Museum) - 21.4 mi / 34.5 km
  • Charles de Gaulle Stadium - 22.8 mi / 36.7 km
  • Sacred Forest of Kpassè - 23.8 mi / 38.4 km
  • The Museum of the Zinsou Foundation - 25.7 mi / 41.4 km

Getting around

  • Cotonou (COO-Cadjehoun) 5-min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
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Lot 398 Maro-Military Compound, Cotonou, 640, Benin

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 65 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time noon-2 PM
  • Check-out time is 1 PM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free secured on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 coffee shops/cafés
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2691
  • Conference space size (meters) - 250
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter


  • Number of buildings/towers: 2
  • Year Built – 2014
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Royal Spa has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.


Behanzin – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 17.98 for adults and USD 15.98 for children (approximately)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Cots/infant beds are available for USD 13.72 per day
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Also known as

  • Benin Royal Hotel Cotonou
  • Bénin Royal Hôtel Hotel
  • Bénin Royal Hôtel Cotonou
  • Bénin Royal Hôtel Hotel Cotonou
  • Benin Royal Hotel
  • Benin Royal Cotonou
  • Benin Royal
  • Bénin Royal Hôtel Cotonou
  • Bénin Royal Cotonou
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  • Bénin Royal Hôtel Cotonou
  • Bénin Royal Hôtel Hotel Cotonou

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Bénin Royal Hôtel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - 2 PM. Check-out time is 1 PM. Express check-in and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Chez Maman Bénin (5-min walk), Pili-Pili (11-min walk) and Costa Rica (12-min walk).
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
  • Bénin Royal Hôtel has a spa, an indoor pool and a 24-hour health club, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
  • 4.0.Fair

    This hotel needs to hire someone to deal with an obvious cockroach infestation. I found and disposed of approx. 15 or 20 roaches in my room during my one night stay. There were also roaches in the gym. Needless to say I checked out early, as soon as a room in another hotel became available. The one positive about this hotel is the people who check you in. They were all friendly and professional. This could be a nice, reasonably priced hotel after they deal with the cockroach problem.

    1 night trip, Jan 7, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable hotel, great waitstaff, front desk ok

    The hotel was well located in the city center within walking distance to the market + Foundation Zinsou museum. The food + restaurant service was great. Accommodations were lovely with a great rooftop pool. However, unlike all my other hoteIs during my trip I did not have good service at the front desk. The ATM did not work + the front desk would not exchange USD for me even though they had a currency exchange sign. That would have been fine but the woman at the front desk kept giving me attitude about it and brushing me off to come back in the morning. The excuse was they did not have any cash. However, I knew they had plenty of cash (I saw the large envelope of money they used to give other guests change). But they kept saying they had no CFA. Why they didn't just say they didn't want to exchange USD I have no idea. So that was frustrating. Also, the front desk guy got a little nasty and accused me of overstaying when I came down for the airport shuttle. He did not realize I had paid an additional fee that morning to check out late since I had a midnight flight. Only after I showed him my receipt did he realize I had paid extra for a late checkout. He didn't apologize for his accusation or attitude and I thought that was a bit unnecessary. Overall the stay was fine and the rest of the staff was really great. But for a nice hotel I would have liked a bit nicer front desk service.

    Samantha, 4 night trip with friends, Jan 6, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    The staff needs a lot of training, the restaurant staff was terrible, except for the manager lady, can’t remember her name she’s always there when we ate breakfast. She was amazing, the rest were incompetent and unhelpful.

    2 night business trip, Apr 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    One of the good hotels for business

    Good hotel recommended. In a quiet area.

    Sivalingam, 2 night business trip, Feb 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good value for money

    Generally good visit. We liked the room with comfy king-sized bed. Friendly staff at breakfast and front desk. Check-in was sluggish but we were happy once we got to our room. Note that the building layout is odd with quite a bit of stairs due to levels on the floors.

    1 night family trip, Dec 27, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    I can't recommend this hotel. I just got back from a West Africa tour and I stayed in 8 hotels while there. This was the worst. The hotel check-in was much slower than it needed to be. Room was tiny, but I didn't mind the size so much as the look and feel of it. Seemed pretty gross, from the hallways, the elevator and then finally the room. We got dinner at the rooftop restaurant by the pool and service there was very slow (we heard a dish drop and I'm pretty sure it was ours). I had to ask for my drink three times. An hour later it finally came (and it was the wrong drink). Wi-Fi was average for the area. Check out in the morning was smooth. In the US, this would be a one or two star hotel.

    Ryan, 1 night trip with friends, Nov 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hôtel confortable,sûr: parfait pour un consultant

    Séjour très agréable à tous les points de vue malgré la situation au regard de la pandémie Covid-19 pour un hôtel accueillant une clientèle étrangère dont la fréquentation a drastiquement diminué avec la situation sanitaire en Europe et au Etats-Unis. La Direction de l'hôtel est attentive et maintient un haut niveau de prestations. Excellent souvenir. Adresse à recommander.

    michel, 5 night business trip, Oct 31, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    バルコニー付きの部屋を予約していたのに今日は空いていないと言われた 減額はしてくれたが

    1 night trip, Nov 25, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Primera experiencia en Benin

    Habitaciones privilege muy bien, nuevas, bien equipadas, limpias, aunque las ventanas están clausuradas y opacas - la estancia larga no es muy agradable. no vale nada. El restaurante deja mucho que desear. Y fuera del hotel no hay Alter activas a pie "seguras" Piscina exterior bonita, y bar al lado interesante. Servicio muy agradable y atento.

    Juan, 5 night business trip, Jun 9, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Hôtel correct

    Très loin d’etre Un coup de cœur, c’est un hôtel où tous les services fonctionnent bien. Personnel efficace. Chambre très petite.

    christophe, 2 night business trip, Apr 23, 2019

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