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Hotel Badala

Le Pied dans l'Eau. Quartier Somono | Badalabougou-est, Bamako, Mali
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Hotel Badala
Ranked #7 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

I was disappointed with the Badala hotel- it could be a great hotel but they are missing a lot of the small things- like bednets, because there were lots of mosquitos. It sucks when you wake up and there are spots of blood on the sheets from the mosquitos. Appropriate soap in the bathroom would have been nice, but instead... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

nice little hotel with friendly staff, good food and pool close to the river Niger Rooms are clean and decorated with pieces of Westafrican art and matching pictures, Bathroom was clean as well, hot water shower, Restaurant with small, nice terrace Little manko: single rooms do not face the river. Price: single room with breakfast approx. 45.000 CFA

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

As this was my frist trip to Mali I was concerned about the accommodation in Bamako. When we pulled up to the Badala I was impressed. Check in was smooth and professional. The rooms are perfect. Not too big, not too small. Modern decor, flat screen television, comfortable bed. The restaurant is fantastc for dinner. The special of the day... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

We stayed in this hotel several times now and it is a good alternative to the "big" hotels in Bamako. It is situated at Badalabougou est, close to some embassies. If you have to work downtown Bamako you have to cross the "old" bridge to go there which could be time consuming due to jams in the morning. The hotel... More

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

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