Best hotels and hostels in Cameroon

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Foumban

    Hotel Pekassa de Karché

    This friendly hotel decorated with local crafts and fronted by bronze statues is by far the best choice in Foumban. Just 200m from the royal palace, it makes for a pleasant change from the norm in Cameroonian hotels, with smart, clean rooms, well-informed staff and good security. There's a decent on-site restaurant, too (mains CFA2500 to CFA4000).

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Limbe

    Bird Watchers' Club

    This charmingly secluded and gently welcoming spot on a rocky promontory overlooks the sea. With just two rooms it's a good idea to call ahead and book. You'll be rewarded with spacious accommodation and a great restaurant with superb sea views. Arriving by taxi, steer the driver to Miramar – Bird Watchers' is just up the road.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kribi

    Hotel Ilomba

    South of Kribi, this is the loveliest and most relaxing hotel in the area. Rooms are in boukarous, all well furnished and tastefully decorated. It's also just a short walk to the Chutes de la Lobé and right on a beautiful stretch of beach. The restaurant serves shrimp cooked in coconut milk and other treats.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kribi

    Indaba

    Indaba offers delightful boukarous in a lush garden with banana palms and ferns. There are also four (cheaper) rooms with mosquito nets in the guesthouse itself. There's no pool, but you're a stroll away from the beach. The owners will organise trips to the waterfall, fishing villages and national parks for you.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Kribi

    Auberge du Phare

    Located immediately south of Kribi, this great place has whitewashed terraced rooms splashed with bright colours opening onto the palm-edged pool and beach. Its seafront restaurant is excellent. Turn right on the beach and after 100m you'll see the eponymous 1904 phare (lighthouse).

  • Lodging in Limbe

    Hotel Seme Beach

    Not in Limbe itself, but 18km beyond along the rain-lashed coast, this is a good choice if you want to enjoy the beach and creature comforts. The location is gorgeous, with full frontage onto the beach and views of Equatorial Guinea rising in the distance, while touches such as a freshwater swimming pool and a spa make for great relaxation.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Douala

    Foyer du Marin

    Definitely the best-value accommodation in Douala, the German Seaman's Mission is a literal oasis of tranquillity in the city centre. It's set in a gorgeous garden with a pool and terrific views towards the port, the rooms are comfortable and spacious, and the restaurant serves up delicious poolside food all day long. Book ahead.

  • Lodging in Douala

    Hotel Akwa Palace

    If money's not a concern then this is still the best choice in town, if for nothing else than its superb location in the heart of things in Douala. Rooms are plush and stylish, staff are helpful, and the vast swimming pool in the back garden is the best place to forget the chaos outside. The marble- and wood-lined lobby is a good place for a cool drink.

  • Lodging in Yaoundé

    Central Hotel

    Central indeed, but miraculously tucked away from Yaoundé traffic in a spacious courtyard garden in the ministerial district. Rooms are threadbare but clean with large balconies: this old-fashioned and modestly welcoming place is one of the city’s best bargains. Have something to eat or sink a beer at the pavilion restaurant opposite.

  • Lodging in Yaoundé

    Merina Hotel

    Located right in the heart of Yaoundé, the smart Merina has a fancy orchid-strewn lobby, modern and comfortable rooms and good service. Other perks include a free airport-shuttle service and small pool.

  • Lodging in Douala

    Hotel Beausejour Mirabel

    Centrally located and with very friendly staff, the Beausejour was once quite a smart place, as evidenced by its impressive facade and former rooftop pool. It's fallen on less glamorous times, but the rooms have balconies and are clean and spacious, while downstairs there's wi-fi and a good on-site restaurant, making it one of Douala's best midrange options.

  • Lodging in Yaoundé

    Foyer International de l'Église Presbytérienne

    This 100-year-old building has two fairly uninviting private rooms and two eight-bed dorms, all of which share the same very basic bathrooms. Campers can set up their own tents in the garden where there's a bonfire pit. From the main road, walk to the right of the water towers, and it's in the second brick house on your left.

  • Lodging in Foumban

    Rifam Hotel

    Near the bus agency offices, this hotel is one of Foumban's plushest. There's a big choice of rooms at various different prices, all of which have been recently repainted. There's also hot water, a TV set and plenty of space in each. A good restaurant downstairs makes up for the location, some way from the town centre.

  • Lodging in Kribi

    Les Gîtes de Kribi

    Ideal for families, the gîtes (self-contained cottages) here are of varying sizes, but all are well equipped and have their own small kitchens. There are also normal rooms in the main building for those not en famille. Across the road, a charming beach restaurant serves up fresh fish in high season.

  • Lodging in Foumban

    Hotel Complexe Adi

    Look for the giant voodoo statue of a man studded by nails to find Adi's entrance. While the rooms here are clean, they're smallish and very basic (just a bed and a small bathroom), and the bar downstairs gets pretty loud. If there are no rooms available here, try the similar Hotel Beau Regard across the road.

  • Lodging in Douala

    Hotel Majestic

    You can expect quite a bit of noise at this otherwise good-value hotel; as well as the traffic on Douala's main avenue outside, there's an incredibly loud music shop downstairs blaring out pop music all day. That said, rooms are clean and comfortable, each coming with a fridge, TV and modern bathroom.

  • Lodging in Limbe

    Park Hotel Miramar

    While this place has certainly seen better days, its location on a wave-kissed cliff backed by screaming jungle is unbeatable. Accommodation is in cute, if rather dark, boukarous (self-contained circular, thatched-mud huts) that abut a restaurant and a decent-sized swimming pool. Book ahead.

  • Lodging in Bafoussam

    Hotel Talotel

    Overpriced for what you get, but this hotel complex with vaguely villagey architecture (there are carved wooden doors in the reasonably-sized rooms) in the centre of town is the closest you'll find to luxury in Bafoussam. The welcome is warm and professional, and its restaurant does a decent buffet.

  • Lodging in Yaoundé

    Prestige Hotel

    This sprawling and rather raucous hotel has good-value rooms and is handily located for buses from Yaoundé to Douala. Rooms are on the small side, but they're fairly clean and secure, and many have balconies. There's a popular bar and restaurant on the site, too, but also lots of traffic noise.

  • Lodging in Limbe

    Victoria Guest House

    The best-value budget place in town, the Victoria has clean and well-maintained rooms on the hill above Limbe's main restaurant strip: follow the path up behind the King William Hotel. Nearly all rooms have air-con, but there are a couple of cheaper fan-cooled variants.