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Hotel Mande

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Cite du Niger, Bamako BP 2639, Mali
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Ranked #22 of 31 hotels in Bamako
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Agosta-go Lugano, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Lugano, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this hotel as day visitors to use the pool and have refreshments. For 4000 Sfr you get a towel, a drink and use of the pool for a day. It is well located and about as good as things get in Mali without paying a fortune. The pool is clean but you will be washing weird chemicals out... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall nice location over looking the river but this is Mali and the hotel was tired, poor decor and the basics not covered; shower broken toilet not flushing properly etc. bed was hard but comfy with a good sized mosquito net. Pool nice and big but chlorine too strong. Staff are friendly but longer the stay the worse these the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The only positive is the location! On the Niger River in the posh and quiet quartier of Citè Niger. The place is run down and very dirty. Windows in room are filthy and cracked, bathrooms walls haven't been washed in months if ever - covered in dirty splashes, nearly everything is broken or falling off the wall.... Hugely over priced... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The hotel itself is nothing amazing - the rooms are ok, but a little dark (at least mine was - I was on the first floor). The beds and pillows were very comfortable, but some of the other amenities were lacking (there were few outlets in the room and one in mine did not work, door had to be double... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This hotel was a good stay for the business traveller, with large rooms, nice scenery along Bamako's Niger River, and good quality food. Although the rooms are old and a bit damp and musty, this is not terribly unusual in West Africa because of the climate. The rooms were clean and very functional however, with a good hot shower (though... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Terrible place water mozzies everywhere small water 3 dollars rooms are filthy showers dont work sinks dont work doors are not safe when locked. i am moving asap nothing is as described stay away do yourself a favour dont stay here their are plenty of better hotels in fact its harder to find one worse

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Bamako, Mali
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

i stayed here in 2008 and again in 09. i stayed in a suite which was well below par it had no fridge the television did not work and the A/C was less than adequate. the saving grace for this hotel is the location the views and the restaurant which is perched over the river and very scenic. the staff... More

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Your approach to the hotel is through a pretty rough area. I drove down right at the end of Ramadan and felt pretty sorry when looking at the hundreds of goats tied up getting ready to be butchered right there on the side of the road. There is a build going on next door to the hotel, the only effect... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I stayed here as a guest while also hosting a 4-day meeting at the Hotel Mande. The hotel is in a leafy upscale neighbourhood a bit distant from the hustle and bustle of Bamako, but in a prime location on stilts in the Niger River. The views along the river at sunrise and sunset are quite spectacular. The food choice,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

very poor condition, weird smell in the room and dirty everything. The matress is way too soft that I feel like sinking into the bed. In a word, just don't come here............................................

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Address: Cite du Niger, Bamako BP 2639, Mali
Location: Mali > Bamako
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Mande 3.5*
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