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Novotel Dakar
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave Abdoulaye Fadiga | BP 2073, Dakar 18524, Senegal   |  
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Ranked #10 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Very nice clean rooms, wifi, beautiful swimming pool in a well kept garden, in a central location. Breakfast was nice with a lot to choose from. We also had dinner here and recommend it. In fact it was the best hotel in our week in Senegal

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 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
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I recently visited Dakar in December for business. I really enjoyed my stay at the Novotel for a number of reasons:

1. 24 hour free transfer to and from the airport. You can find the Novotel transfer 'stand' (a small sign) outside the building entrance to the airport, they will take you to the bus. When departing, simply let the hotel know at what time you would like to leave.

2. The hotel is well designed with comfortable rooms (some nice modern elements). The pool deck and pool bar are great! The hotel also has some beautiful statues and art in the foyer and a lovely cocktail lounge for functions.

3. Free wi-fi for hotel guests

4. There is a local city guide who works from the hotel, Mike. He can take you on a walking or driving tour and is very reasonable. He also took us to some great shopping spots supporting authentic local trade.

If you are lucky you'll get a sea view room but the city side is also nice.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The room I stayed in at the Novotel could use a renovation. The entire property just felt musty and dated. It is however not out of line with other West Africa properties. The check in process was chaotic as well as the check out process. The staff were courteous but, for whatever reason, not vey helpful. The transfer to the hotel was easy but arranging the transfer back to the airport was nearly impossible. The pool area is nice and the restaurant food is acceptable.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pretoria, South Africa
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I did not expect much from this hotel, 1ste business trip to Dakar. Conveniently situated, I took the hotel shuttle in the middle of the night, staff helpful and friendly. They room surprised me the most - standard room but modern furnishings and spotless. Sea view. No problems with internet in the room or foyer, fast and efficient for North Africa! I had breakfast and dinner in the hotel restaurant and I was more that satisfied with the quality and choice on offer. Front desk was efficient and friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I have only stayed once but came away unimpressed. The central location is superb but the Hotel feels very dated and felt far too basic for the money paid. It had a good swimming pool but the rooms were rudimentary and simple. Aircon was good. The food was passable but the whole experience felt 'low budget' even though the room rate was quite high. Front desk and service staff had little command of English which presented its own challenges, WIFI was poor. The Hotel is old and felt very 1970's, it has seen better days and needs demolition. If however you have nowhere else to stay the Hotel is passable in most respects.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Novotel Dakar

Address: Ave Abdoulaye Fadiga | BP 2073, Dakar 18524, Senegal
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Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Dakar
#9 Business Hotel in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Dakar 4*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Dakar is located in the central business district, looking across to Goree Island, 5 minutes walk from the Place de l Independence and 15 km from Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport (free shuttle service). The hotel features 245 airconditioned rooms including two suites, a bar, a restaurant, meeting rooms, a swimming pool and a tennis court. ... more   less 
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