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La Residence Dakar

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Redding, California
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

This hotel was excellent. Not having any experience about traveling abroad in Senegal and being unsure about where to stay, this hotel was recommended to us. I'm glad as it was very, very nice. Don't hesitate to select this clean, modern, and welcoming hotel. The breakfast was excellent. Croissants, homemade yogurt, fresh fruit, eggs, and great coffee. Served on the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

Beautiful, uniquely appointed rooms and common space. Feels like (and likely was) a senior diplomat's grand home. Ultra quiet: the little dirt road across from the Ghanaian and next to the Malaysian ambassadors, few guests (all business-like), walled-in courtyard, 24-hour security guard at the door, largely unused pool area, helpful staff. Plenty of hot water, AC, and a simple French-style... More 

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Reviewed 25 June 2015

We really enjoyed staying at La Residence. The staff is accommodating and always trying to help out. We especially enjoyed the four legged 'staff'! Breakfast was delicious and the location of this hotel is very nice especially for walking to dinner. The room was nice and roomy but the bathroom was less than desirable.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Good variety of rooms, clean and well equipped. Excellent wifi, backup generator restaurant, swimming pool and helpful staff although English bit limited. Breakfasts are delicious. Nice lounge area for when needing change of atmosphere. Would recommend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

I was delighted with my choice of hotel for three nights in Dakar. Down a dusty road just off the main King Fahd Road, near the King Fahd Hotel, UNICEF and the American Embassy, for me, La Residence was an oasis in Dakar. Owned by a French couple, standards are high, particularly their excellent breakfasts served on a pretty patio... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

I have been a few times and it is one of the best in Dakar. Although there are a few faults: no fridge in the rooms is not acceptable in Africa for the price of this hotel you cannot make phone calls from the hotel which is also not acceptable. Personnel does not make you feel at home, they do... More 

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Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez déjà séjourné à plusieurs reprises à La Résidence. Nous espérons vous revoir prochainement.... More 

Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

Lá Residence is an excellent hotel on the Corniche, close to the westest tip of Africa. It is close to the beach, where you fund many small restaurants serving excellent fish. The hotel has big rooms and big bathrooms. Everything is clean and the service irreproachabile. I have lived for two years in Senegal, travelled a lot and this is... More 

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Libreville, Gabon
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

A lovely place - beautiful and quiet, just a minute's walk to the beach. The management is very friendly and if you like cats, they have a few that love to be petted and play with the guests. If you don't like cats, no worries, they do leave you alone until you engage them. ;-] The breakfast, while not included... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

Stayed here for one week in March 2015, attending a conference in the King Fahd conference center across the street. This is a wonderful choice for anyone wanting to be near embassies/conference center and out of town. Quiet, friendly, spotlessly clean, only 15 rooms, each one very large; good, firm mattresses; large bathroom (shower only) with plenty of hot water.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

This is the kind of "at home in the world" place that you almost hesitate to review - selfishly - to ensure availability for your next stay. Each room is unique and artfully designed, so check online if you are lucky enough to have a choice. The common areas, verandahs and garden poolside area extend the space, so that if... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located in the residential district of the Almadies, 15 minutes from downtown, 5 minutes from the airport and 400 meters from the Meridien President hotel, La Residence invites you to taste the pleasure of life in Dakar. Our guest house offers a vast tropical garden, large pool, terraces and intimate courtyards. Our 4 rooms and our suite offer a sophisticated space. Each room have a furnished terrace, a private bathroom, a safe-deposit box, a flat screen TV, air conditioning and free wireless internet access. The suite has a living room with sofa bed for 1 or 2 extra people.In the garden, a festival of flowers and tropical trees colonized by dozens of colourful birds that will captivate you every day, around the pool or the paillottes. For your receptions, cocktail parties, weddings and seminars, in collaboration with top professionals, La Residence opens its rooms and terraces around the pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Residence Dakar

Address: 2 Almadies zone, Dakar 24938, Senegal
Region: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Price Range: $142 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Avoid family room and any rooms with sliding doors.”
 of 5 bubbles mounab535, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“First floor - overlooking pool”
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 of 5 bubbles Muzungu007, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the pool. Don't let the outside of the hotel fool you as it's not much to look at.”
 of 5 bubbles Kargro, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms surround the pool and gardens. Balconies on the upper floors are a bit more private.”
 of 5 bubbles A0502, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Don't worry about rooms on the construction side - it's relatively quiet, and the quiet inside terrace and/or sea view makes up for it.”
  • Waking up in Almadies
 of 5 bubbles egnomad, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
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