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Hotel Al Baraka

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Rue Abdoul Karim Bourgi, Dakar, Senegal
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Ranked #21 of 39 hotels in Dakar
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 5 weeks, and it is very comfortable. Rooms are big and bright. I'd room facing the street but it was very peaceful. One of the best thing is it's location. Staff is quite friendly, they speak English and ready to help anytime. I read some review about poor cleanliness, i did not agree with that, the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We booked a room online after reading the reviews. We could only conclude that not all the reviews are genuine. Any refurbishment must have been done in the 90s (or before). The rooms are dated (we managed to look inside any rooms as they were being 'cleaned'). We could not think of a more basic room/bathroom. The bed was filthy... More

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Paris, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Just back from 2 weeks in Senegal and staying in atleast 5 different hotels. The Baraka is very comfortable, with big bright rooms. Its location is terrific. A 1 minute walk to the Mayors Office, 2 mins to Independance place and a nice 5 minute walk to the Institut Francais and Le Bidew! The breakfast at 3500cfa is a letdown... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Clean, efficient and spacious room. HUGE bathroom with a hot water shower (great water pressure). Great location with lots of places to eat nearby. Lovely courtyard breakfast area. Friendly staff, some of whom spoke English very well. I had the room facing the street but it was quiet.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

PROs: Strong Wifi connection. Very nicely renovated room that was clean and modern. The reviews that say otherwise are probably outdated. I was just there Nov 2013 and the place is renovated and very nice. Large bathroom. Balcony. Good location, within walking distance to Sandanga market and many other sites. Concierge SUPER nice and helpful. Bar & restaurant downstairs. Elevator!... More

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Portland, OR
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

One thing you'll realized about Dakar very quickly is that hotels are expensive and you often don't get what you pay for. Hotel Al Baraka is one of the rare finds where price reflects what you will get. Seriously, try to find a decent hotel DOWNTOWN for the prices Baraka offers. It's no frills, but you'll get a large room... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

No frills but reasonable value for the money. Hotel staff were helpful and friendly and the location is great for walking around the central city areas with plenty of eating places near by. Wi fi worked which is always a bonus.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We have used the Hotel Al Baraka for many years and never have any problems, it's a great choice for us. 1. The staff are SUPER friendly and very helpful. Especially Sene on reception, a GREAT guy! 2. The management are good at communication. 3. The location is excellent, very central, with lots of restaurants and money changers close by.... More

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Ulyanovsk, Russia
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I leave in this hotel one night during my trip in Senegal The toom are big but not clean In the room wi-fi is present quality of ffod is Ok But service is very long Bed are not confortable Air vonditioning not good

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N M, General Manager at Hotel Al Baraka, responded to this review

Hello Evgeny, thank you for your review! Great news is that the hotel is under new management and we have been very busy updating, cleaning and renewing! If you come back to Senegal please drop on in, we'd love to show you around the new and improved hotel! More

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

Having booked this hotel through the internet for my first night on my first trip to Dakar, I arrived there around 10 p. m. local time to find they had kept me a room on the top floor, very quiet, with a hughe balcony. A no frills place where everything works and staff is plain friendly. I'd go again any... More

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Address: 35 Rue Abdoul Karim Bourgi, Dakar, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Al Baraka 3*
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Centrally located in the heart of busy and vibrant downtown Dakar, Hotel Baraka offers you a great jumping off point for your business meetings, tourist attractions and more ...We offer the weary traveler a safe haven with the comfort, choice and convenience of a downtown hotel with and excellent quality vs price offering. You won't find a better deal in Dakar! ... more   less 
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