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 remote 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 in a remote location.
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 built.
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 high-speed internet.
Affiliations: None, but it would be a perfect fit for The Leading Hotels of the World.
My overall impression: Great+ experience. A unique experience that stands out as one of the most memorable long after my stay.