Auberge Le Jardin Secret – Chez Pascal

Top choice guesthouse in Ouidah

An atmosphere of dreamlike tranquility wafts over this well-organised guesthouse tucked away in a side von in a quiet neighbourhood. The neatly tended garden has places to lounge; the six rooms, though not luxurious are crisp and spruce; and there's an on-site restaurant (meals from CFA2500). Bike hire is available.

Everything was built using natural materials. It's run by an affable Frenchman who travelled around West Africa by moped. Staff are extremely friendly and always willing to give visitors tips about the local area.