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Azalai Hotel Salam

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   BP 104, Bamako 104, Mali
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Ranked #12 of 31 hotels in Bamako
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Burnsville, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Brooklyn, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Geneva, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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
23 hotel reviews
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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