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Hotel Sokhamon

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bd Roosevelt | Av Nelson Mandela, Dakar 4375, Senegal
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Ranked #12 of 39 hotels in Dakar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My first time in Dakar and I landed perhaps one of the best places in town. Although Hotel Sokhamon is not exactly near the new commercial area of Dakar it’s close enough by taxi ±10 mins. The hotel is in a residential area and on the sea cliffs overlooking the sea. The hotel has some classic furniture and it looks... More

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I spent a month at Sokhamon and thoroughly enjoyed it. The place is a work of art, designed by the owner herself. Really interesting. You can dine and have drinks with a great ocean view. It is located right next to downtown but is quiet and peaceful. There are yoga classes a couple of nights a week and also salsa... More

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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My husband and myself had a very good experience at the hotel. The staff was very friendly and although the whole hotel is very particular we found it interesting. The rooms are fine and the sea view is superb. The food had too little choices but was good and well served. Breakfast has a good variety of foods. We would... More

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Dining on the terrace, with the wind blowing in our hair, is quite a delight after a day of walking in heat and humidity. Food is adequate but the chocolate cream is amazing, so rich and dark and tasty. Staff is eager to assist. This morning they obtained a guide for us who took us around the city and Gorey... More

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I stayed at the Sokhamon for slightly over a month on business in Dakar, along with a few colleagues. While at first I found the hotel a bit weird ('quirky' gone wrong), the place really did grow on me. If you're looking for something that is entirely NOT a typical western business hotel (e.g., Radisson Blu), this is the place... More

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

With our family we stayed 3 nights and we were very happy here. We had spacious clean rooms with magnificent ocean view and panorama on Island Madeleine... The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was more than correct! The panoramic open bar area is a pleasant place to drink the apero late afternoon before dinner. The magnificent sunset you... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Sokhamon means "if you only knew" from the outside it might look strange, but once you go down al the stairs and you see the magnificent view, you understand why it's called Sokhamon. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was simple but very fresh with warm croissants and fresh fruits and good coffee. The rooms were not... More

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Skien, Norway
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31 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I satyed here 3 nights and it was 3 nights to many. Its a strange looking hotell and when you enter its even stranger, looks like its cut out of a mountain with bad and ugly paintings on the walls.. It was a strange smell all over the hotell, dont know what it was. The room was quite big and... More

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Dakar, Senegal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I checked in to this hotel in August 2012. Firstly the reception was matter of fact and not friendly. The room was dark with almost no natural light. There was small blood stains on the sheets. No shower curtain so the floor becomes dangerous after a shower. The handle on the bathroom door was broken so it was difficult to... More

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Beijing, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

I initally reserved this hotel for 3 nights but stayed only for a few hours(!) as things simply started to look hopeless. This is the only time in my life I have checked out from a hotel even before the first night. The term "boutique hotel" is kinda stupid, but calling this hotel like that is almost hilarious. The building... More

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Address: Bd Roosevelt | Av Nelson Mandela, Dakar 4375, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sokhamon 3*
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