In Yasmine Hussein Farhat's garden in Abidjan, you will find five containers, sitting there as if the ocean (which is just 150 metres away as the crow flies) had left them there after an extraordinary tidal wave. Now transformed into guest rooms with all the modern comforts – including a luxurious bed, bathroom, and kitchenette – these seafaring giants, sumptuously painted in royal blue, each have their own history and bear the name of their final home port, such as Charleston (South Carolina, USA), Ningbo (China), and Nhava Sheva (India).
By giving them a second lease of life, the owner pays tribute to the region's port activity, while at the same time promoting an eco-friendly philosophy to make Quai 40's ecological impact as small as possible – by using very low energy consumption LED lighting, reusing rainwater for watering the garden, etc. In a soothing garden with paths created by pebbles and coconut shells, each room has its own terrace and looks like an island of tranquillity, all in the very heart of Abidjan's city centre!
Boulevard de Marseille
+225 02 84 32 20
Rooms: from 71,000 XOF