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Pullman Dakar Teranga
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Rue Colbert | Place de L' Independance, Dakar 3380, Senegal (Formerly Sofitel)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“High highs and low lows”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

From the several different rooms I've been in, perhaps 90% were great, the others were unacceptable. The best rooms are on the ocean side and have a nice view of the pool, part of the docks, and Goree Island. There are bluish green carpets and curtains which adds to the Mediterranean beach type of atmosphere. Otherwise the amenities are not very new but appear generally clean. There is some wear in the bathrooms that take points away from it, but in general is a decent accommodation. The other rooms on the street side may be more of a 2-star category: noisy, ugly and completely worn out. The air conditioning and the racket on the street will not give you a good night's sleep. Avoid these at all costs as they were probably never renovated. What saves this hotel is the pool area and the views. You can take a dip in the ocean if you wish from the tiny beach next to the pool. Sunset brings a huge display of eagles over the shores, a beautiful sight. Service at the reception is good, but the restaurant staff need some training in customer service. They're not outright rude, but are camped out on the border, ready to cross. Serious downsides: there is no gym, internet is slow and unreliable and mosquitoes attack ferociously in the lobby. In general you could have a great stay at this hotel with the right combination of rooms and service.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

Rooms nothing fancy, basic service for cleaning but in good shape. Resturant expensive for what you got and many good local resturants better value nearby. Staff very attentive and wanted to help. Rooms on the city side never quite cool down and in July they were very warm. Pool and beach fabulous. Good safe place to stay in Dakar. Good solid B hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

You choose this hotel for its central location, the view over the ocean, and the fantastic swimming pool. Service is friendly. However rooms have not been renovated for a very long time and the design is clearly outdated. Breakfast is a rip off. A bit expensive for what it is.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

This was my first trip to Senegal and Africa and I didn't want to compromise on my 1st night. Lobby was big and service was excellent. Room was comfortable and beds were "sized" right. Coffee was brillant. Taxi service was everywhere. Give yourself 3 hours to the airport - traffic is a nightmare i.e. Rome, Los Angeles. 43000CFA or $88US was worth it. Note: hustlers in the lobby will try you. Put on your Poker Face and say no. They will leave you alone. Also, the cafe @ $33USD at the hotel is a ripoff. I ate a 2lbs. Mango and cheese and eggs around the corner for $5.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Manchester
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The hotel is well placed, clean but dated decor. I felt safe whilst i was in the hotel and the staff were ok. The pool area at the rear of the hotel was a nice feature and well run. In Dakar and probably in this hotel you will see things and behaviours that would not be acceptable in most of Europe. Outside the hotel the hawkers and orange card waivers were tiresome but never threatening. I would stay again but be sure you agree the terms and all taxes upfront in writing.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Stayed 4 days in June on business. Staff was friendly but unresponsive. This includes trying to get the room up to snuff and ordering drinks in the bar. The hotel decor is dated and several items, including the television were broken. Pictures in the room were very crooked. At first I thought this was by design but after looking at them I realized the fasteners were all broken. I heard cars beeping and cats screeching all night as I faced the city vice the ocean view.
The pool, although a lengthy walk, makes the hotel worthwhile.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Ahmedabad, India
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44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

A good hotel and would not hesitate recommending this to anyone else. Unlike other properties in West Africa; customer service here is definitely an edge over others and the staff takes extra effort to make your stay comfortable. Rooms are spacious and restaurant offers a decent choice of food and drinks. The hotel has a pool and gym slightly away (on a walking distance though) and the beach side view of this part is what makes the hotel stand out from others in the city. Locationally the hotel is right in the CBD and hence worth staying if you are there for business.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pullman Dakar Teranga

Address: 10 Rue Colbert | Place de L' Independance, Dakar 3380, Senegal (Formerly Sofitel)
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Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dakar
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pullman Dakar Teranga 4*
Number of rooms: 230
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sofitel Teranga Dakar, an exquisite luxury hotel, is conveniently located right in the heart of the business district. Close to several major corporate headquarters as well as shopping areas, the ocean and the Gorée island ferry dock, this hotel is well suited for both business and holiday travel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pullman Dakar Teranga Hotel Dakar
Pullman Dakar Teranga Ex
Accor Dakar Teranga Ex
Sofitel Dakar
Dakar Sofitel

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