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Hotel Badala

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Le Pied dans l'Eau. Quartier Somono | Badalabougou-est, Bamako, Mali
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Hotel Badala
Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in Bamako
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Munich
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had good dinner in the restaurant on the terrace with fantastic view over Niger River. Hotel rooms are basic but nice. Mosquito nets are value added. Bathroom very basic but sufficient. Would not have expected such a nice place in Bamako. Staff very friendly.

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Bamako, Mali
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never tried the hotel and I am only commenting on the restaurant: great view, very relaxing, but overpriced food for its quality (avoid the pizzas in particular) and got a couple of unpleasant experiences with waiters.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Badala is a lovely, quiet hotel situated right on the Niger River. Rooms are large and some have fantastic views of the river. Food is fantastic and the staff are super-friendly. The boutique sells some great local products including the "Back to Bamako" t-shirts! Internet can be temperamental but this is a problem from the provider, not the internal... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I loved the place. I was in town for business no time for anything, I barely saw Bamako. Came out for air during lunch break and it was one of the best views I've ever seen. Felt like out of town, very natural.

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Waterloo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This really is a great hotel in a quiet part of town. The location is great by the river which makes for a fantastic dining experience. The food is good, if a bit pricey. The rooms are beautiful and the beds comfortable with good, reliable AC. Even the showers are lovely (which is unusual in Mali). The pool and garden... More 

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Kristiansand, Norway
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great hotel - good food, good rooms, etc. But I asked a receptionist to help me order a taxi to take me to a restaurant and back (since I don't speak french!). I thought the price she negotiated was high and said as much but she insisted it was a great deal. Now that I've converted CFA into dollars I... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
29 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have not stayed at the Badala, just had dinner with friends. And the food is simply delicious! Not fancy or original, good traditional dishes, but light and tasty. I had the capitaine a la plancha, the best in weeks spent in West Africa, a very fresh salad and simply delicious fries. I did not want the latter, which came... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I stay at this hotel every time I come to Bamako on business, and it has been wonderful seeing it develop over the course of the last three years. A smaller hotel in the residential neighborhood of Badalabougou, it is decorated beautifully and the staff are always extremely friendly and accommodating. It has a nice pool and delicious restaurant. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

This hotel is mediocre. The food at the restaurant is good and the hotel is overall clean. However, not a good choice for business trips as it does not have professional amenities and comfort. The room is big but set up in a weird way, quite basic and dark. Not very pleasant to hang out in. The toilet smelled like... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

This is an excellent choice for Bamako - the hotel has beautiful rooms, very tastefully decorated, very clean and quality linens and bedding, very spacious rooms too. I am thoroughly pleased and comfortable. However, there isn't an elevator so handicapped, sick, or elderly should be aware, and also the restaurant is grossly overpriced, but the food is good.

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Address: Le Pied dans l'Eau. Quartier Somono | Badalabougou-est, Bamako, Mali
Location: Mali > Bamako
Number of rooms: 49

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