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Lodge des Collines de Niassam

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| Palmarin Ngallou, Joal Fadiouth BP 08 JOAL, Senegal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Ecological lodges along the water or in the baobab trees with spectacular view. Enjoy nature, lovely food, friendly staff and the luxury of a little swimming pool. From Dakar a bumpy and adventures drive through the middle of nowhere in about 3 hours.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place has a beautiful setting, was well designed, but is grossly overpriced for what you get. It's entirely misleading to say breakfast is included when it's just a drink and bread. Highly expensive eggs (100 CFA in Senegal) or any other protein costs extra. For the price of this place (as expensive as Decameron or Le Mantin), it's absurd... More 

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Fredrikstad, Ostfold, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This must be Senegal’s most original accommodation and among some of the world’s most unique lodges. You can stay in a tree hut in a Baobab tree or in a hut on stilts out in the lagoon. Some larger family cabins are built up as large, round beehives and common to all the cabins clustered naturally into the beautiful landscape.... More 

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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After struggling to find decent food and sleep for a week in Senegal, we came upon this oasis. Certainly quite expensive, it is worth it! Very isolated--in the middle of a national park- and you have the choice of a cabana in the water, in a tree, or on land...quite original. By far the best food we had in Senegal.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I spent 4 short and amazing days in the "Robinson no. 1" baobab treehouse. I came to the Collines de Nassam as a solo traveller without a huge sense of adventure. From the moment I stepped out of Dakar airport, the staff made me feel safe and at home. Although very brief, this ended up being the best holidays I... More 

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Pikesville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed here towards the end of our stay in Senegal visiting our daughter. We choose the lagoon hut which was large and offered a beautiful view. Pool and grounds very pretty, lots of flowers and birds of all varieties. Also enjoyed the 2 very large (4 ft?) monitor lizards that hung out in the gardens near... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Collines de Niassam is beautiful, even if the rooms are so close together that you can hear each other speaking and the staff shout to each other across the property. The food is good, although the portions are small, but the worst -- WORST-- was that the French owner belittled and yelled at my parents, both in their 70's and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My friend and I came to the Lodge at the end of August and stayed in a lagoon room for three nights. I agree that this place is not for everyone, particularly those looking for a sleek resort. But I found the lodge to be perfect in its remoteness and quiet...the rooms are on the rustic side, but I found... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Reading through the Trip Adviser reviews, it’s obvious that this hotel is not for everyone. If you want a fancy resort with rooms the size of a small Caribbean island, this eco-lodge is not the place. If you want a servile staff providing impersonal service, go some place else. If you want hot water, resort fare and a host of... More 

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Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

What made us feel the money worth for the time we spent there was the location of this place.This is something that cannot be described to you you just have to see it and experience it. We stayed in a baobab room for 4 nights and the last one we moved to the lagoon house since our room had water... More 

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