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Hotel Le Rabelais

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Quinzanbougou | Route de Sotuba, Bamako BP 2126, Mali
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Hotel Le Rabelais
Ranked #13 of 31 hotels in Bamako
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Went there for work, and stayed in the hotel for almost a week. did not have anything to complain about. Beds was good, room a little bit noisy when aircon of under neighbour was running. not the best showers i ever had, but good food.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I loved my stay at Hotel le Rabelais. The hotel rooms are nice and clean with a mosquito net and functioning air conditioner. Food at the restaurant is amazing, lovely french cuisine with specials everyday. Breakfast is nice, you can order an omelette but there is also good coffee and a selection of breads/cakes. There is a treatment room which... More

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Diner at the poolside is only for the brave. As soon as darkness sets in, the place is overrun by rats who have clearly lost all fear of people. More than disgusting. Never experienced anything like it in Africa. The ownership of this place has lost all interest in running a half decent hotel. They got enough feedback from guests... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

This hotel, despite the reviews is not a very pleasant place. The rooms here are very dingy and dark- atleast the one I got in the main/old house. Perhaps the new clock is a bit better. My room had no view whatsoever except a dirty shed and rotting mangoes. The bathroom is also very outdated. But I guess this is... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Nice hotel, very friendly staff (also madam is very friendly!), good place to relax. Although the building looks a little bit 'old and colonial' the rooms are good, quiet and the menu in the restaurant is very good. good icecream! Massage and pedicure available! If you expect luxury, go elsewhere, if you want good value, and nice atmosphere: choose le... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

Room was okay for price. Breakfast was very poor. Do not exchange money here. Was given 25,000 CFA for 70 USD.

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Ireland
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

The Rabelais looks very basic from the outside - but has a great pool, a very good restaurant , and clean quiet rooms. The real plus is the staff's willingness to please, which cannot be found in other more expensive hotels in Bamako.

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Milwaukee, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

Stayed for three nights. Rooms were small and simple but the airconditioning worked well and the wifi was functional, though the speed was variable. The proprietress is a cranky french woman (Madam Martin, I believe), but everybody else was friendly and helpful. The price was about 36,000 cfa or $80 US a night. Also, there is an excellent french restaurant... More

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Amstelveen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

Pleasant hotel with two good restaurants, a nice pool and excellent (homemade) icecream. Two elderly french ladies run the hotel and the reception. Hotel has its own "patisserie". Experienced personnel. There's even a beauty parlour. Most rooms are near the pool and restaurant. They are clean, light, carefully decorated in european style. Things (taps, lights, airconditioning, television, roomservice) actually work... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

We have stayed in this hotel for three nights, with a group of journalists and businessman on a fact finding mission on faretrade cotton. We had a room in the rearbuilding next to the pool. Clean, reasonable bed, good AC and given expectations a reasonable to good breakfast. Outside of the centre but some nice restaurants in the area. The... More

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Address: Quinzanbougou | Route de Sotuba, Bamako BP 2126, Mali
Location: Mali > Bamako
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