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The world’s most dangerous luxury hotel

Is this the world’s most dangerous luxury hotel right now?  Meet the Golf Hotel in Abidjan which is currently home to Alassane Ouattara, the new President of the Ivory Coast (unless you’re speaking to supporters of the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, that is).  The resort’s website claims the hotel has 306 “nicely decorated” rooms but newspaper reports paint a different picture – a picture that sounds more akin to a warzone. According to the New York Times, the lobby is littered with armed men of various origins – private security guards, rebel soldiers from the north of the country and international troops – and the hotel is surrounded by United Nations tents. By the sounds of it, this isn’t one to add to your wishlist just yet. Is this the world’s most dangerous luxury hotel?  Or are there stronger contenders?  Please post a comment to let us know.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. That sounds crazy! I have stayed in some dangerous places but if anyone can top that I would be very impressed. Can you actually stay there or is the hotel now soley taken up by the president?

  2. I think the word ‘warzone’ would out-weigh the luxury. You don’t want to just stay in your hotel the whole time, no matter how beautiful it is.

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