Grand Hotel Djibloho

Introduction: The Grand Hotel Djibloho is located in the heart of the Equatorial Forest. Surrounded by green hills and the winding Mbini River, the hotel sits at the heart of Djibloho, the future new administrative capital of Equatorial Guinea, and is only 20 km from the new airport in Mongomeyen.

Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.

Below is my experience based on a three-night stay at the property.

My arrival experience: Warm welcome from the General Manager, Vincenzo Presti before I was escorted to the room.
What I loved: The location and the world-class facilities.
What about the food: They have hired an Italian chef, and the food is acceptable for a remote place in Africa. However, the main issue is the lack of fresh produce. Canned mushrooms are better avoided than eaten. When the hotel gets more business, I am sure the food will improve as they can import more high-quality food.
What about the service: Much better than you would expect in Equatorial Guinea. It is not like staying in a hotel a leading hotel in London or New York, but the service is good, which mainly is possible because of experienced foreign staff in the key positions.
What about the rooms: Comfortable bed, rain shower, bathtub, working desk and flat screen Tv.
Number of rooms: 452.
Type of property: Right now a jungle hotel, but a city hotel when the new capital is build.
Location: Djibloho, Equatorial Guinea.
Facilities: Spa, gym indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and business/meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes, but a speed test showed the complimentary internet was 0.01 Mbps, which you can only use for things like What’s App or a basic text-based e-mail. They charge for internet to watch videos or do calls.
Affiliations: None, but it would be a perfect fit for The Leading Hotels of the World.
My overall impression: Great+ experience.

Cronos Airlines sponsored me a one-way ticket from Malabo to Bata where Grand Hotel Djibloho picked me up. A short comfortable flight on an airline, I would be happy to fly again.