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“Review of the private beach...” 4 of 5 stars
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La Voile d'Or
Hann-Belair, Dakar, Senegal   |  
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Ranked #38 of 71 Dakar B&B and Inns
Dakar, Dakar, Senegal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Review of the private beach...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Allow me to preface by saying I didn't stay at the hotel, I went for the private beach where you can pay 1,500 cfa (about $3 USD) to spend all day. We went during Tobaski so it wasn't crowded with locals, which I hear can happen. I've been told it's crazy on a Sunday afternoon. That being said, it is many an expat's favorite beach because of the seclusion and lovely views. I rented a plastic lounge chair with a foam mat for 3,000 cfa (about $6 USD) and it was completely worth it. There are lovely large palm trees that provide shade, which is rare to find on a beach in Dakar and really allows you to enjoy the whole day without burning! There is a pizzaria on the beach, or you can bring a cooler with your own drinks and snacks. May I also mention it was extremely quiet as it is past the industrial area of town, so there's not alot of city traffic. You can actually hear and enjoy the waves. It was a great way to spend the day.

So, if you're looking for a simple hotel with a great beach, there you go.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

I have been to the Voile d'Or at least six time and I don't want to adulate. Its rooms are very basic, but with air conditioning and running water; the restaurant is average, except for Sunday's buffet.
Don't think of la Voile d'Or as a single building; it comprises a few bungalows, two buildings with bedrooms and, recently, a covered restaurant, everything by the sea. It has an open air bar and restaurant
What makes this hotel worthwhile is its beach and its staff; the beach is long, sandy, you can go for jogging or simply finding some relax, despite the view of docks and silos. Waiters are kind, funny, gentle, helpful; you may make friends. The owner is a French gentilhomme.

Room Tip: Chose a bungalow by the entrance
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Voile d'Or

Address: Hann-Belair, Dakar, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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