As a matter of fact I realize now that there was not even a TV in the room!
This place is completely different from everything I have seen in West-Africa. Usually hotels in this price range are equipped with a large TV with two channels, a heavily used mattress, and Chinese quality toilet, shower, everything.
No, not in Comme Chez Soi. Oh, I wish this place was like at my place! Everything in the room was hand-made out of high quality wood. The shower was beautifully designed with natural stones. The bed was absolutely excellent and supercomfortable. I immediately felt at home in this place!
Breakfast (good coffees!) was served upstairs where there is a large terrace overlooking the lush garden. There are lounge areas/sit-corners on the sides of the terrace.
Service was very friendly and understanding. Taxis from the airport can be arranged and included on the bill.
This hotel is THE place to be in Bamako. Let's pray the security situation improves soon...
ok, 1 point: the room next to the reception can be noisy since the glass door does not hold much of the talking outside. The other rooms may be much better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Comme Chez Soi, a new, intimate, professional and cozy hotel in the heart of Bamako. We opened our doors at the end of 2009 after having completely renovated a traditional Malian villa using local materials and artisans. Our hotel is located down a quiet side street in the Hippodrome neighborhood, walking distance from the city's best restaurants, bars, and shops and just 5 minutes from the city center. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Comme Chez Soi Hotel Bamako