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La Residence Dakar

#3 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
Certificate of Excellence
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Almadies zone 2, Dakar 24938, Senegal
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Redding, California
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was excellent. Not having any experience about traveling abroad in Senegal and being unsure about where to stay, this hotel was recommended to us. I'm glad as it was very, very nice. Don't hesitate to select this clean, modern, and welcoming hotel. The breakfast was excellent. Croissants, homemade yogurt, fresh fruit, eggs, and great coffee. Served on the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beautiful, uniquely appointed rooms and common space. Feels like (and likely was) a senior diplomat's grand home. Ultra quiet: the little dirt road across from the Ghanaian and next to the Malaysian ambassadors, few guests (all business-like), walled-in courtyard, 24-hour security guard at the door, largely unused pool area, helpful staff. Plenty of hot water, AC, and a simple French-style... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We really enjoyed staying at La Residence. The staff is accommodating and always trying to help out. We especially enjoyed the four legged 'staff'! Breakfast was delicious and the location of this hotel is very nice especially for walking to dinner. The room was nice and roomy but the bathroom was less than desirable.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Good variety of rooms, clean and well equipped. Excellent wifi, backup generator restaurant, swimming pool and helpful staff although English bit limited. Breakfasts are delicious. Nice lounge area for when needing change of atmosphere. Would recommend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I was delighted with my choice of hotel for three nights in Dakar. Down a dusty road just off the main King Fahd Road, near the King Fahd Hotel, UNICEF and the American Embassy, for me, La Residence was an oasis in Dakar. Owned by a French couple, standards are high, particularly their excellent breakfasts served on a pretty patio... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I have been a few times and it is one of the best in Dakar. Although there are a few faults: no fridge in the rooms is not acceptable in Africa for the price of this hotel you cannot make phone calls from the hotel which is also not acceptable. Personnel does not make you feel at home, they do... More 

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Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez déjà séjourné à plusieurs reprises à La Résidence. Nous espérons vous revoir prochainement.... More 

Dakar, Senegal
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lá Residence is an excellent hotel on the Corniche, close to the westest tip of Africa. It is close to the beach, where you fund many small restaurants serving excellent fish. The hotel has big rooms and big bathrooms. Everything is clean and the service irreproachabile. I have lived for two years in Senegal, travelled a lot and this is... More 

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Libreville, Gabon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A lovely place - beautiful and quiet, just a minute's walk to the beach. The management is very friendly and if you like cats, they have a few that love to be petted and play with the guests. If you don't like cats, no worries, they do leave you alone until you engage them. ;-] The breakfast, while not included... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stayed here for one week in March 2015, attending a conference in the King Fahd conference center across the street. This is a wonderful choice for anyone wanting to be near embassies/conference center and out of town. Quiet, friendly, spotlessly clean, only 15 rooms, each one very large; good, firm mattresses; large bathroom (shower only) with plenty of hot water.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is the kind of "at home in the world" place that you almost hesitate to review - selfishly - to ensure availability for your next stay. Each room is unique and artfully designed, so check online if you are lucky enough to have a choice. The common areas, verandahs and garden poolside area extend the space, so that if... More 

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