Kempinski Hotel N’Djamena

Kindly note this hotel will be rebranded on January 1st, 2016. The new name will be Ledger Plaza N’Djamena.

Kempinski Hotel N’Djamena is the only 5 star luxury hotel in the city, offering a remarkable guest experience in pleasant surroundings.

Kempinski Hotel N’Djamena is like an oasis in the middle of the desert. Relax and enjoy the hotel’s luxurious tropical gardens and inviting guitar-shaped pool. Enjoy the views of the city of N’Djamena from our panoramic restaurant. At Kempinski Hotel N’Djamena guests experience true African hospitality a modern ambience.

Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.
Below is my experience based on a one-night stay at the property.

My arrival experience: Warm and fast check-in before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: To find this level of comfort in a country like Chad.
What about the food: A surprisingly good breakfast buffet. I especially liked the exotic juices and fresh fruits.
What about the service: Going to Central Africa, you can’t really expect Western standards, but the hotel does a good job. The local staff are friendly and especially Hassan impressed me with his fast replies to my e-mails. The hotel missed my pick-up from the airport so I hitchhiked and had an adventure.
What about the rooms: Comfortable rooms with beautiful views of the city. Working desk, flat screen Tv and complimentary internet makes it ideal for the business traveller. The bathroom had combined shower and bathtub.
Number of rooms: 177.

Type of property: City hotel.
Location: N’Djamena, Chad.
Facilities: Swimming pool, gym, spa with sauna and business/meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes. Fast enough for VOIP calls.
My overall impression: Good+ experience. Impressive to find a hotel of this standard in Chad.