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Laico El Farouk Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Blvd du 22 Octobre 1946, Bamako BP E 5063 , Mali (Formerly Kempinski Hotel El Farouk Bamako)
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Ranked #24 of 31 hotels in Bamako
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Instead of wasting your time and reading the rest of this review, just STOP and FORGET about staying a this hotel. Nonetheless, if you would like to know why, then by all means, read on! I'm not sure where to start. Firstly, the entire hotel is dark and shady. When I was there the management claimed it was "full" yet... More

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Bamako, Mali
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Fairly clean rooms without too much stuff broken (most of the times...be prepared to ask for a new room if the lock or the AC doesn't work). Electricity and water working most of the times. Slow WIFI. No gym or gym like Environment. However an ok pool. Bad hotel restaurant with few choices (and not that good ones either...asking for... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Staff at reception are ok, they certainly don't overdo it, they wouldn't give you any explanation for example as to where and when breakfast was happening or where you could find the pool - you got to ask. Rooms are spacious, but dark, rather dirty (while doing some yoga poses in my room I got a glimpse under the bed... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

This was my second time staying at the hotel and the experience was far better than the first time. This may be due to the fact I stayed longer this time and got to really use the hotels facilities but one thing that remained constant was the inconsistency of friendly and helpful staff. The reception and porter team were very... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

This hotel is recently bought by the Libya Hotels group. But it is still more commonly known by its old name ‘Kempinski’. I stayed here for 11 days on a business trip after the hotel I was booked in was not up to my expectation. I must say I got a much better walk in rate as compared to what... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

This is according to the sign outside the Hotel a 5 star Hotel, we reasoned that they must have painted on the stars them self. The Staff was friendly, but not helpfull. What was wrong, where to start? The food was very expensive, and I was shocked at what I got, I had a steak and chips, I have had... More

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Durban, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

While the staff were helpful and friendly, the environment was humbling; too simple rooms for a 5* hotel, stench in the passage, holed bathroom basins with no plugs, leaking toilets, dysfunctional fridges, tasteless food. It beats me why they won't take initiative to learn from their big brother (L'Amitie) esp iro food

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Dakar, Senegal
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

OK hotel with the charm of a communist building fom the 1970's. Reception staff is not responsive. Breakfast not great. Rooms without mosquito nets, you need to have the window closed at all times. 30-40 USD would be an OK price for this standard.

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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

reception says, on sundays post machines do not work, they do not fix it and ask you to get cash from an atm - which allways works - at the lobby. they do not feel themselves responsible to guarantee visa payments. in those countries, it is difficult to find international standards in accomodation. prices are generally expensive. my complaint is... More

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hong kong
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288 reviews 288 reviews
283 hotel reviews
559 helpful votes 559 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2009

stayed here first night and last day in Mali, granted this was the last time I got see western comforts like a TV, shower gel & etc but given this used to be a Kempinsky I was slightly disappointed the room was average and was not clean (I had a dead bug next to the bathroom sink) liked the lobby... More

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Address: Blvd du 22 Octobre 1946, Bamako BP E 5063 , Mali (Formerly Kempinski Hotel El Farouk Bamako)
Location: Mali > Bamako
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Laico El Farouk Hotel 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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