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Azalai Grand Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave. Van Vollenhoven, Bamako 104, Mali
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Ranked #10 of 31 hotels in Bamako
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston/New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have stayed 4 times at the Grand Hotel and the staff remembers my name. I like the rooms: the beds are nice (sheets have been used too many times and brand new ones would be welcome). They all are like mini suites with a TV area with a couch and minibar. Bathrooms are really nice with lots of counter... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a 3.5 star rating for me. I don't know what it is about this hotel. It feels like a classy hotel past its prime. Staff managers around the restaurant are not particularly friendly; Grand hotel is definitely much more modest than its cousin Azalai Salam. But there is a nice relaxed feel to it. Like a strange salon... More

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Washington, DC
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Smaller hotel in a fairly residential area. It is near to the train line and the whistle from the train can be loud and annoying. Rooms are pretty good and spacious although a bit tired. They have a gym but it is almost non-functional. The pool is nice and a little on the small side.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

A good hotel considering that Bamako is not a tourist destination. Good food and clean rooms. Courteous and helpful staff. Mohamed is always available when you need to top up your prepaid mobile balance. ATM in the hotel makes it convenient to withdraw cash in emergency. Also Western Union attached to the hotel for sending or receiving money.

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Ludhiana, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

It is the best hotels to stay in Bamako at the moment as I have stayed in Hotel Azalai Salam as well in 2010. But, this is pure value for money, great and helpful staff throughout the hotel and most particularly, I feel really safe here because normally I come here for business and there are not much hotels in... More

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Washington, DC
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

I stayed here for a week and although I'm sure you could fine a fancier hotel, this hotel get's the job done, and does it well. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and functional. I would certainly stay here again on a business trip.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

I stayed for one night while transiting Bamako. The Hotel is well appointed and secure. I am not sure if I was in a standard room but it was large and very comfortable. It had a mini-bar and wifi available in the room. I found the service to be very efficient and reliable. I wished I could have stayed longer.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I was visiting my family who live in the area - and we ate a lunch at this hotel. It was very clean, more modern than most of Mali would expect, and the wine, buffet was very beautiful and tasted wonderful. The chicken in the stew was the local very small birds but the taste of the stew and meat... More

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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I stayed at the Azalai Grand for 10 days - on business. The rooms are fine. The doormen were always very helpful but that was where the hospitality ended. Unfortunately there aren't any restaurants in the immediate vicinity so I was forced to eat in the hotel restaurant - at least for a few days. The food was terrible and... More

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Columbus Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

We flew in to Bamako October 20, 2011 and stayed two nights at this hotel. It was a good choice as it offered all that we wanted. The room was clean and fresh. No problems what so ever. We liked it more than its sister hotel where we stayed just one night at the end of our trip.

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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Bamako
Address: Ave. Van Vollenhoven, Bamako 104, Mali
Location: Mali > Bamako
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 31 hotels in Bamako
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Azalai Grand Hotel 4*
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