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Azalai Grand Hotel

4.0 of 5 Ave. Van Vollenhoven, Bamako, Mali
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Nice hotel, the rooms were good and clean. Airco was working and the shower and toilet are good and clean. The pool is also cleaned on a daily base. Breakfast and lunch are good as is diner with lots of fruit and vegetables. Wifi is slow. When you are in Bamako I certainly recommend this hotel.

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Kampala, Uganda
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I've stayed at this Place a few times, for about a week each time. Although quite expensive, it is a comfortable Place to stay and offers good working possibilities for those travelling for business. Internet may be off or slow, but that's probably a provider issue and not a hotel problem. There are ATM's in the hotel, which is a... More 

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Cher Monsieur Nous vous remercions pour votre avis, nous cherchons à satisfaire nos clients et à travers leurs commentaires, et... More 

Dakar, Senegal
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This place is actually a good one for those staying in Bamako for business. Rooms are spacious and clean. The staff very helpful and always ready to help and assist. The place needs however improvement. Wifi network is very slow. TV in the room is not set in a way to allow guests to watch comfortably. After a hectic day,... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stayed for two days while in Bamako. The hotel room was clean and the staff are friendly. There is a pool at the back but the gym is small and lacks a lot of equipment and what is present needs replacing. There are two ATM's in the building. I was not overly impressed with the menu but the food... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I stayed at the "annex" of Azalai Grand. Throughout my stay I did not manage to find out whether this was the same or another hotel. I definitely did not find out if it had another name. The hotel is ok. It is clean and relatively comfortable. The rooms are huge, but without any sense of style and terrible light,... More 

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The hotel was probably top of the bill in former times, but its glory has faded. The elevator wasn't working when I arrived. It was still not functioning when I left (5 days later). The rooms are spacious, bathroom is ok, sleeping comfort is ok too. Water pressure could do with a bit more, as the shower has a hard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

First time in Bamako, I stayed in the hotel for 5 days. The staff are very friendly, especially Sako in the restaurant, and mohamed in the reception. Rooms are clean and spacious, like mini suites with LED TV 32". bathroom are nice and hot water are all the time available. there was some cuts of electricity sometimes, but its not... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Positives are that the location is convenient, most staff are friendly and the rooms are spacious. However service is quite inefficient and slow. One day I killed a cockroach in the bathroom and left it there by the door, for 2 days it was still there. Shower gel was not replaced for 4 days. The sheets, pillow cases and pillows... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Address: Ave. Van Vollenhoven, Bamako, Mali
Location: Mali > Bamako
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Azalai Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 84
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Bamako

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