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Recommended hotels in Dakar | Senegal Travel (4/4)

Recommended hotels in Dakar | Senegal Travel (4/4)

Senegal can easily be seen as a template for democracy and stability in Africa. Its peaceful and hospitable culture makes it a good tourist and business destination.

On my four days tour in Dakar, I experienced five different hotels but lodged in three . You all already know how much I love exploring hotels. Anyway I sort of experienced the following hotels, all of which were amazing;

  1. La Villa 126; US$50

  2. Hotel Sunugal; US$90

  3. Airport hotel; US$120

  4. Raddiosson blu; US$200

  5. King Fahd Palace; US$250

1. LA VILLA 126 

This is no doubt the best luxury boutique guest house in Dakar. I was wowed by the decor. The ambience is relaxing and the atmosphere is welcoming. It is very close to the airport, so if your flight lands in Dakar quite late (like in my case), then this is one of the best budget guest houses in the vicinity to lodge at. Actually, it is better than the hotels around and breakfast is complimentary. The hotel set me back US$50/night, yes that cheap. I definitely got value for my money.

 La Villa 126

La Villa 126

 La Villa 126

La Villa 126

 La Villa 126

La Villa 126

 La Villa 126

La Villa 126

 La Villa 126

La Villa 126

 La Villa 126

La Villa 126

 La Villa 126

La Villa 126

 La Villa 126

La Villa 126

2. HOTEL SUNUGAL

Hotel Sunugal is the appropriate hotel if you want to experience the  night life in Senegal. The hotel provides entertainment: bar, drinks everything in-between. I loved my chalet and a sumptuous breakfast was served as complimentary. 

 Hotel Sunugal

Hotel Sunugal

 Hotel Sunugal

Hotel Sunugal

 Hotel Sunugal

Hotel Sunugal

 Hotel Sunugal

Hotel Sunugal

 Hotel Sunugal

Hotel Sunugal

 Hotel Sunugal

Hotel Sunugal

 Hotel Sunugal

Hotel Sunugal

 Hotel Sunugal

Hotel Sunugal

3. RADISSON BLU

The Radisson Blu in Dakar is one of if not the best Radisson's I have been to in Africa. It is very high end, I mean it sets you back almost US$250. It was massive and the swimming pool was overlooking the ocean, almost looking like an infinity pool. The food is pricey though, very pricey. Thank goodness, I am not a food tourist.

 Radisson Blu, Dakar Sea Plaza

Radisson Blu, Dakar Sea Plaza

 Radisson Blu, Dakar Sea Plaza

Radisson Blu, Dakar Sea Plaza

 Radisson Blu, Dakar Sea Plaza

Radisson Blu, Dakar Sea Plaza

 Radisson Blu, Dakar Sea Plaza

Radisson Blu, Dakar Sea Plaza

3. AIRPORT HOTEL

Aesthetically, it was a very pleasant hotel, with major improvements needed in terms of service. Overall a very good experience. The pool and rooms were huge. The room can conveniently accommodate 4 people. I would recommend this hotel only for short stay (not more than one night). 

 Airport hotel

Airport hotel

 Airport hotel

Airport hotel

 Airport hotel

Airport hotel

 Airport hotel

Airport hotel

 Airport hotel

Airport hotel

 Airport hotel

Airport hotel

5. KING FAHD PALACE

Not a palace but a nice hotel.  The security is tight as the American Embassy is right opposite, the staff are friendly, and the views are amazing. I didn't get to lodge at the hotel though, but I had my lunch there. 

 King Fahd Palace

King Fahd Palace

 King Fahd Palace

King Fahd Palace

 King Fahd Palace

King Fahd Palace

 King Fahd Palace

King Fahd Palace

 King Fahd Palace

King Fahd Palace

 King Fahd Palace

King Fahd Palace

Final words on Senegal travel

By now you must have noticed that there are mosquito nets in the rooms of all the hotels. Yes, there are a lot of mosquitoes in Senegal, perhaps because it is surrounded by water/beaches . Please take your repellent with you, and some extras.

Generally, the people of Dakar are very receptive. I tend to find the French man to be a tad rude and unwelcoming but to my surprise, the people of Dakar changed that perception.

There were so many places I was unable to explore, hence I look forward to returning to the country. 

Thanks for reading always. Feel free to share your experience in Senegal or your thoughts about the country with us. We would love to hear from you in the comment section. 

Till my next post, be kind to one another.

Margaret.

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