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Azalai Hotel Salam

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   BP 104, Bamako 104, Mali
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 hotel reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were a lot (more than normal amount) of mosquitoes, and the water wasn't working quite right. It took them an unreasonably long time for my credit card charge to go through, and they played around with the exchange rate.

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julinas, Hotel Manager at Azalai Hotel Salam, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Mrs. Kindest Greetings from the Salam Hotel First I would like to thank you for conveying your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. Second I would like to extend my sincere apology for the discomfort you experienced with the mosquitoes and the water condition during your stay with us. In reference of the credit card processing,... More

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29 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Where to start ? Full of mosquitoes : in other hotels I have been, rooms are sprayed on a regular basis, here it was a mosquitoes fiesta. Smelly room, worn walls, old and worn furniture, tainted carpeting, uncomfortable bed. Truly Un-inviting bathroom. The only positive is the nice staff. Just terrible, especially if you think you are being booked in... More

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San Francisco Peninsula
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Bright and clean room, comfortable bathroom w/tub...hotel felt cleaner and brighter than during our last visit, 2 years ago. Breakfast buffet was generous, well run, although in a dark room, without windows. Lobby was large and bright with attractive decor throughout.

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julinas, Manager at Azalai Hotel Salam, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Kindest Greetings from the Salam Hotel I would like to thank you for conveying your feedback regarding your stay with us and thank you for your kind words and your great comments. I will share this comment with the team and please rest assured that we will continue seeking excellence in order to deliver our promises to all... More

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

So, you can't get a room at the Radisson Blu or the Laico? Then this well situated property isn't a bad fallback (trust me, it can get MUCH worse in the Malian capital). Friendly and helpful staff throughout, the hotel is in dire need of a refurb - especially the dark, old fashioned wood panelled bedrooms and loos. In fact,... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

There were some things about this hotel that I liked. The housekeeping staff was friendly and accommodating, as were the bellhops and security guards. The front desk was a mixed bag, however. For example, they were very reluctant to make change for me so I could give tips to housekeeping and restaurant staff. The check-in and check-out process, though, was... More

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Panama City, Panama
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had to visit Bamako for business purposes, so I cannot review that much about the city, but I can certainly review the hotel. Pros: Location, next to the monument to Modibo Keita, one of the principal attractions of the city, close to the Administrative city, just in case you are there for businesses, nice swimming pool, decent food and... More

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Dakar, Senegal
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This hotel is better than average for a hotel in Africa. Mali is a country in conflict so they are doing well despite it. My room was average, the bed was comfortable, the bath was ample and there were plenty of amenities. The hotel is still going through renovation. The restaurant had a small menu but the food was tasty.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Situated just across the bridge of the Niger River, the Salam is on the airport side of Bamako, so you avoid the traffic in town to reach it. It has been vastly improved over the years and now is perfectly acceptable for any international traveler. There is a large lobby, with a small bar. Two elevators to the 9 floors.... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The hotel offers an airport pick-up service which is great. You can change your currencies at the reception and the hotel staff are nice. I felt they were very busy and they take very long to respond when you ask for something (e.g there was no hairdryer in my room and I had to wait 30minutes to get one). But... More

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Dakar, Senegal
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I have stayed in Azalai Salam three times in February and April 2012. Compared to the other two Azalai hotels in Bamako and the one in Ouagagdougou, this is still the most comfortable and most pleasant. Rooms are spacious, pool side is a real plus and two bars should fit all tastes. Food menu is a too short and room... More

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Address: BP 104, Bamako 104, Mali
Location: Mali > Bamako
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Azalai Hotel Salam 4*
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