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King Fahd Palace

Route des Almadies, Dakar NA, Senegal (Formerly Le Meridien President)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location on the edge of the city with great views of the ocean. The building shows its age from the outside but that is offset by well appointed interior and very friendly and helpful staff. Had dinner at beach side restaurant and was happy with quality and quantity of food as well as service. Pool area very pleasant indeed... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was last in Dakar in 2008 and the next visit was 6th April, 2015 and the experience has not been as mind blowing as that in 2008. At the airport there are Ebola testing gadgets as you enter the airport but there is also a new system of obtaining your visa. You can pay for it online (which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's known to be one of the best hotels in Senegal but compared to other hotels in the world it's not a 5 star hotel, just suitable for a family holiday and visit and contains a business center. It's too expensive for it standard.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

King Fahd its a hotel nicely located in the coast of Senegal. Its in a premium area, highly secured, and that a big "yes" for North Africa. But thats pretty much it. The staff lacks training and attitude in terms of what the hotel tries to offer. The lobby and the corridors are massive, with decent rooms (the old ones)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big hotel with nice seashore, rooms are pretty big. However, food is regular, bathrooms are old and leaking, internet is slow and it is far away from downtown Dakar. The hotel was for sure great 20 years ago.... Now, if you need to organize a big conference or meeting, the hotel can be convenient.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel a few times and love the Ovation as its close to many good restaurants within walking distance to the hotel. The hotel grounds is huge, and close to the American embassy. The rooms are spacious and clean although a little dated decor. The staff is very friendly and the food is wonderful. They have a salon... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This may have been a great hotel in it's day but has not been kept up. The gym is substandard and small, the rooms have a mildew smell. Good points are a good breakfast buffet and room service is very fast. There are no ice machines and there are problems with the room keys and elevators. If you are used... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

This hotel will negotiate extremely different rates pending the customer. I paid over 400$/night whereas colleagues paid 150$/night for very similar rooms. When u asked management about this, they said I should have negotiated better. I had a standard room (not a suite) that was mouldy with stains on carpet and bedding with a bathroom that was falling apart. Also... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First bad sign. Nobody met me on my arrival at the hotel. I don't really need help to carry my bags but in a five star hotel I was surprised that no one was to be found when I arrived. second bad sign: the system was not working to use my credit card. They asked me to come back later.... More 

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I highly recommend avoiding this hotel at all costs. Extremely slow staff and their front desk manager is the rudest person alive- literally leaving me in mid-sentence, waiving me away because he disagrees about details of hotel reservation. Just to preserve his name in infamy, it's Mohammed Sam. Just thoroughly and absolutely awful staff and service.

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