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Hotel Badala

#6 of 34 Hotels in Bamako
Certificate of Excellence
Le Pied dans l'Eau. Quartier Somono | Badalabougou-est, Bamako, Mali
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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a regular customer of this hotel for more than 2 years now and during the last two months I have been dining there about 2 to 3 times per week (all times of the day). Inconsistent is the word that would best describe how I feel in general about the service and quality. Some days you have... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The restaurant has recently acquired a new chef, very attentive to specific dietary requests. The basic menu has definitely improved with his arrival! The food is not terribly varied, and travelers who spend several weeks here will definitely grow tired of the menu if they only eat here. However, the trilogie de brochettes (fish, chicken, and beef) and the tagiatelle... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the excellent restaurant in the subregion I've been in. Cost quality ratio is very good. "Filet de Boeuf" was outstandingly grilled and tasty. Desert was "tarte fine au pommes" prepared with some delay, but deserved the time spent in a nice ambiance with a view on the river. Highly recommended. Regards

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Cairo
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is 1 of the most charming hotels in Bamako. The view in the morning of the river is nothing short of magical. The food is fine too. However, there are a number of significant issues. I had a suite and my shower was broken. They replaced the shower head but it can not be used attached to the wall... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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67 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very nice Hotel with a restaurant directly at the river Niger. Room cost 49000 CFA which is a good prize. Restaurant is very good too and the prizes are also OK for what is offered. Rooms - depending if you are in the main house or the new one near the restaurant. Both are nice and well decorated. In main... More 

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Bangladesh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I came to know about this restaurant from one of my Moroccan colleagues. I went there with few of my colleagues. We odered food at 9 pm. We were very much hungry. We waited till 10.20 pm for the food to be served. After long wait it was served at 10.30 pm. I were disappointed for such long delay. When... More 

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Nyack, New York
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The main strength of this hotel is the cozy restaurant by the Niger river. The food is also good, though pricy. The staff are very friendly. The hotel itself is average and some of the rooms have some moldy smell. The rooms in the "new" building on the river side are better. The shower does not have curtain, so the... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The hotel was nice and the staff friendly. The restaurant was located across the street but had a beautiful view of the river. As it was very hot, it was nice to have good air-conditioning. There was also a little boutique in the hotel where you could pick up souvenirs.The pool was also very nice - even though it was... More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Spent a great week here while in town for work. I had a regular room which while on the smaller side was really comfortable and well appointed. Good AC, strong water pressure and really quiet. The internet in the room was so-so, strong enough for emails and some web browsing with a little bit of patience. There's a really nice... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were visiting our daughter who is working an 8 hour drive away from Bamako in a very rural spot. We all stayed in the hotel for two nights to give her some much needed r and r. We arrived on the day there had been some violence in the city and it did indeed feel like a safe haven.... More 

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