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King Fahd Palace

Route des Almadies, Dakar NA, Senegal (Formerly Le Meridien President)
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel has some nice, manicured grounds. Lobby and pool areas are well taken care of. Restaurants have nice selection of entrees. The rooms however need much work. My room had moldy, stained carpet, tattered and torn curtains with holes. A/C was fair but couldn't cool the room during the day when sun was up adequately enough for me. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Waited 30 minutes for our rooms and staff was a bit rude. Never this hotel again. We met our colleagues at the hotel who said the same thing exactly and they waited for a very long time. We just arrived from 11 hours flight and it was not the best way to receive us

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We found the reception staff to be disinterested & unhelpful. When we enquired about day trips we were advised there was a tour guide who wasn't attached to the hotel who would find us. He did & we found him to be "shady" to say the least - expensive, pushy & unreliable. The location & restaurant were fine although options... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is convenient lunch and dinner location for those working in the Alamdaies area. Pool side restaurant: (outdoors) They have excellent quick meals. The pizza and the Kebab’s are decent. The panini’s are also very good. They have wonderful shakes…if the blender is working…which often is not. There are angled views of the ocean. Lunchtime service can be quite slow... More 

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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The hotel rooms have remained neglected. Some of them have errors on cleaning and cooling system. Therefore I changed my room two times. Most of staff are friendly but some of them do not treat you like others. Fairly quiet hotel. Big. The hotel has been beautifully designed. Quite enjoyable to walk in the hotel's pier. Crabs and ocean are... More 

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Washington DC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I stayed at the King Fahd Hotel on a business trip for five nights. As my flight arrived in Dakar at 6 am, I booked and paid for a room for the day before so I could access it as soon as I arrived. Hotel management, however, did not honor this reservation and failed to provide an explanation or apology.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is mediocre at best and doesn't seem to get proper maintenance. Rooms are old and musty, and bathrooms are moldy. Very disappointing. The service is also poor: I arrived at 2pm but it took them until 7pm to give me my room. Even worse, we had several members of our group with confirmed reservations who were not able... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Let's start with the Transfer from the airport...If you think South African taxi drivers are bad; wait till you meet this guy! It was quite a scary ride to say the least. But I have to say that the other two times we utalised the hotels' shuttle service the drivers were perfect so perhaps he was just having a bad... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Got a room on 1st floor. Room was musty and had a worn out stained carpet. The AC did not help. Bath tub was not clean and the shower curtain was filthy and had to remove it. When I asked for a different room Manager declined. Staff at the reception were helpful though. Hotel needs to take a keen interest... More 

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Thank Mwarsie
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for five days. The rooms are fine, if a little tired. The staff were helpful and speak good English if you need it. Don't rely on the airport shuttle, you might want to ensure you have some local currency on arrival and negotiate hard for a taxi. The hotel is only a five or ten minute drive... More 

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