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Reviewed 16 March 2013

We held a three day meeting. The room was appropriate and well air conditioned. The overhead projector worked well after some fiddling by the technicians. The cables on the floor were a challenge and kept us in good shape avoiding tripping! The audio system worked well. We had coffee beaks and lunches every day and a cocktail the last day. The food is very average but participants seemed to enjoy it. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We felt quite safe.
Cleanliness could definitely be improved. In all a good experience and walking distance from the Fleuve Congo hotel at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank DonaTita
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Clearly some of the people giving this place "great" reviews are more used to youth hostels than hotels. Let's face it, Kinshasa is not a hotel lover's Mecca, and really the only place worth staying is Le Voyageur (although perhaps the new Fleuve is worth a look).

Faden House has some pluses; it's located near the diplomatic quarter convenient for a safe, pleasant walk along the river. The Grand Hotel is a block away, which despite being a bit of a dump, is good for people watching. And the staff at Faden are very kind and helpful. Also, they have include a respectable breakfast in the price of the room.

Sadly the rooms themselves are small and rather dingy, the wifi is hopeless, the TV reception is almost non-existent, and the whole place is generally dull.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank christian h
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

Do not leave any valuables (esp. cash) in the room. Even if you lock things into your suitcase, once you return from breakfast you will find the lock appearantly untouched but all money gone. The place is reknown for theft.

If you take all precausions its a good place...but be vigilant as everywhere in Kinshasa.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled on business
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12  Thank Olaf B
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

Great hotel with staff that will go out of their way to help you. Held a 5 day conference with 150 people attending. The hotel fixed lunches and afternoon coffee for all of us and it was great. If we had any requests the staff was very helpful and the management also did their very best to assist. Would also stay here even if I was travelling on my own, nice area (Gombe) and security is good. Extra +++ for the swimingpool. Free internet also a big +.

Room Tip: Room no 7 is very comfortable
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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5  Thank IngridSweden
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Reviewed 24 November 2009

Apart from still reeling about general prices in Kinshasa (how do people get by here?!) the guest house is very "nice". ive never been to DRC before so i have nothing to compare it to. i usually stay in 4 or 5 star hotels at varying prices throughout the world but for $150 per night i find this on the steep side. that apart, however (as i understand they are all pricey!)... i found this comfortable and clean. some english (im english with little french). my room has a shower but you sit in the bath and hold the shower above you. water pressure is sometimes strong but sometimes not. breakfast is bread, croissants, eggs, and some fruit. tea and coffee. US$18. i guess thats the average. dinners i have eaten here have been very nice - average US$20 - US$25. food is available 24hours.

my room is massively big with high ceilings. looks somewhat tired, a grand style but dated. air con works effectively and bed, athough a bit hard for me, is comfortable enough. it s a a place with big chandeliers but almost trying to be what its not. it IS, however, practical and secure for a lone female traveller. i must admit reading the Foreign office website i thought id be mugged as soon as i left the guest house but i find it very different to that. TV is normally on in the lounge area in french but as i was nearest they did ask if i wanted to put on CNN. there isnt too much tv choice. though there is tv in the rooms. ive not put it on to find out what channels they have.

internet is good, free wi-fi. all in all a favourable experience. not that id come back for a holiday here.. i couldnt afford DRC!!! i have said i would recommend this hotel to a friend, yes i would, but i really dont know anyone planning to come. apparently there are some nice restaurents, one was recommended by a colleage as the "Fleur de Sol(or sel"... as it was on the internet as "the finest kinshasa dining experience" i dont think my expenses would run to it!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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4  Thank Mandy1808
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