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“A home away in Dakar” 5 of 5 stars
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La Residence Dakar
Almadies zone 2, Dakar 24938, Senegal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
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“A home away in Dakar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

I felt like a guest at an old friends house and i am so glad i chose La Residence over staying in an overpriced and impersonal hotel. If there are more gracious hosts in all of Africa i have yet to find them. Daniel and Mirielle made me feel at home, provided valuable local knowledge, and even helped me as i struggled to learn French. Truly good people.

Spacious tastefully decorated rooms with their own bathrooms were very comfortable and gave me plenty of room to spread out. Reliable WIFI and satellite TV kept me in touch with the world while the peaceful garden allowed a quiet escape when needed. Meals were served as arranged by the traveller on a flexible schedule and best of all, the kitchen is open to guests, so if you feel like grabbing a beer from the fridge, you just walk in grab a beer and mark it down on a sheet. They'll keep track of what you drink and eat and you just pay at the end of your stay....too easy! Meals were delicious and prices were very reasonable. Always a good selection of French wines on hand.

Located in the Almadies area of Dakar in a quiet neighborhood, La Residence is a bit hard to find, but worth the effort. Almadies is also one of the safest areas in Dakar and is perfectly situated between the airport and downtown. It is walking distance to several perfect beaches, restaurants, beach bars, and is only 10 minutes drive to the airport.

Highly recommended for those looking for something more personal than your average hotel stay especially if you enjoy delicious French food and wine.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Address: Almadies zone 2, Dakar 24938, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the residential district of the Almadies, 15 minutes from downtown, 5 minutes from the airport and 400 meters from the Meridien President hotel, La Residence invites you to taste the pleasure of life in Dakar. Our guest house offers a vast tropical garden, large pool, terraces and intimate courtyards. Our 4 rooms and our suite offer a sophisticated space. Each room have a furnished terrace, a private bathroom, a safe-deposit box, a flat screen TV, air conditioning and free wireless internet access. The suite has a living room with sofa bed for 1 or 2 extra people.In the garden, a festival of flowers and tropical trees colonized by dozens of colourful birds that will captivate you every day, around the pool or the paillottes. For your receptions, cocktail parties, weddings and seminars, in collaboration with top professionals, La Residence opens its rooms and terraces around the pool. ... more   less 
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