Emin Pasha

Emin Pasha Hotel is located right near the centre of town, set in two acres of peaceful park-like tropical gardens. Big mature trees, flowering shrubs and scented vines abound, yet this is within walking distance to the Commercial Business District and many Embassies and Foreign Missions. With only twenty rooms and one self-contained flat, the hotel is able to give guests personal attention and a high level of service, while offering privacy and calm in an otherwise hectic world. Each room is different in terms of layout, size and decor, but all are decorated with the ever-changing African landscape in mind. Each room features hardwood furniture, Egyptian cotton sheets, summer-weight duvets, giant soft towels, long deep cast iron bathtubs (salvaged from derelict colonial buildings and re-enameled) or giant tropical 'monsoon' showers with African slate floors. Floors in the rooms are made of reconstituted stone and are cool underfoot (very welcome in Equatorial Africa), and each room has at least one oversized armchair or sofa...perfect for curling into with a good book or magazine. Molton Brown toiletries and oversized bathrobes are a nod to the 'spa culture', and to calm your frazzled nerves, each room looks out through french doors over lush gardens or courtyards. All the rooms have air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones, internet and satellite television.