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“To avoid” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Le Virage
Dakar, Senegal   |  
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Ranked #27 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“To avoid”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The cab initially took us to the former "Virage", we booked a suite to make sure we would get a decent room in Dakar close to the airport. A horrible strong smell of toilet freshener was psrayed in the corridor and our room, certainly to cover a bad smell. We arrived in an overrated dump, with a dirty bathroom containing a random shelf that could not close with some hair in it!!!!! The tv was also on when we entered the room. We decided we could not stay there and foundf out theire zqs another virGfter at t 1 minute away. We then cancelled our previous booking and went to the renovated Virage. Even if it was less of a dump, it was still very disappointing for the price. There was no hot water, the bed and bed linen were dodgy. A lot of of needs to be done...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bordentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

This hotel is more than just a bargain, though it certainly is that. It has a wonderfully friendly and helpful staff from the doormen to the receptionists to the cleaner. It was remarkably clean. What a delightful enterprise!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I stayed at this hotel on July 3,2012 at 11pm and I got a nice ocean front room basic room for 19,000cfa which is around $35 per night, the regular price for the basic room is 36,000cfa. which is $67 per night , which is still cheap. Its about a 4 star hotel. I live in the U.S. But I talked her down on the rate cause the hotel was very empty. The taxi rate was 1000, I have now learned how to negotiate like they do. lol. When they tell you a price, you say no, and give them your price, it they so no to your price, then act like you are walking away. Chances are they will say ok or tell you to come back. (If they really need the money). This works anywhere you go. I couldn't enjoy opening up my window to feel the ocean breeze because the mosquito"s rush in and will hide out in your room. Bring plenty of spray and tissue for the bathroom.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2009

The hotel is very clean, the environment safe and conveniently close to the Airport for business travellers on transit.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

When arriving in Dakar, it is often in the middle of the night. Even to the seasoned traveller, what awaits on the outside of the airport doors is not a pretty sight, especially at 4 am!

We have stayed a few times at Le Virage hotel -- a 2 min taxi ride from the airport.

The rooms are clean, the staff very friendly, the decor fine, it's close to the airport and has a fair price (vs. the "top" Dakar hotels).

Jad Chaoul, the director, is friendly and very helpful.

PLEASE remember that the REAL taxi fare from airport to the hotel should be about 1000 - 1500 cfa (we paid 3000 cfa just so we could get to bed! The driver wanted 7000 and we heard about a lady who was charged 20,000 cfa!! BE CAREFUL!).

Call or email the hotel to have them send you a taxi (speak with Jad).

I am happy to recommend Hotel Le Virage, even if it is just for the night you arrive.

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Additional Information about Hotel Le Virage

Address: Dakar, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #27 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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