A very modern, chic hotel - stacked stone, glass and chrome. It is a small boutique hotel in the southern area of the city in the "embassy zone" where a lot of the embassies, consulates and consular staff residences are. It offers you a nice escape from the gritty reality of African travel. Keep the shades in your room closed and your could be in Zurich, London or San Francisco - open them and you're back in Dakar. No pool, spa or fitness center - but if you want a refreshing break with a taste of western sensibility and quality, you can't go wrong with the Rysara. Plan on a good 30 minutes to/from the airport.