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“Great location, but overpriced” 4 of 5 stars
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Savana Jardin-Hotel Dakar
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pointe Bernard-Petite Corniche | Dakar senegal, Dakar 6096, Senegal   |  
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Ranked #23 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Great location, but overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Savana is a good quality, no-frills hotel on the isolated southern tip of the Dakar peninsula, and with rooms over £100 per night, I think rather expensive. The room was rather dated, with a noisy air-conditioner, leaking water onto the floor. There were no toiletries provided.

On the plus side, the rooms were of a reasonable size, en-suite, and balcony overlooking the 50 meter swimming pool, and views of the ocean beyond. At the cashiers desk you can change your Euros, GPB and USD, and some credit cards (MC and Visa) are accepted. The restaurant offered a reasonable menu, as well as a pool-side bar offering snacks (pizza, Panini, pasta dishes and burgers).

I found making the hotel booking particularly difficult (probably the language barrier). Email replies took several days, and were not always clear. Even after booking and then sending a reminder for an airport pickup, we were not on the driver’s list. Luckily, another passenger on our flight was also being met, so we managed to share a lift with him. A taxi would have been far cheaper and not so confusing!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The hotel is undergoing renovations but they aren't disruptive and if anything, it was exceptionally quiet, with good service. A lovely location with extensive property including Olympic-size pool (unheated so a little chilly), small sandy beach, good snack bar with long hours and room service, restaurant overlooking the sea. Wifi doesn't really work but supposed to be improved. Computer at business centre but not free. Rooms a bit old-fashioned but pleasant. Beds a bit soft. Excellent new bathroom fixtures and tub as well as power shower.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

During my journey in Senegal I had the occasion to stay during 2 nights in this hotel. Even if this luxurious hotel does look a bit old fashioned, I really appreciated its calm atmosphere that contrasted a lot with the noise and the dust that are everywhere else in the city. I had some problems with the air con though, as it was too strong and the remote was not working properly. But the people there were very nice and helpful and the breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Accra
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143 reviews 143 reviews
72 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2009

This hotel is a little bit farther than what I would go for next time (Almadie neighbourhood for sure), but it's got an olympic size pool and a beautiful restaurant overlooking the beach. It gets crowded on Sunday, rooms are soc-realistic expression of the late 1970-ties but clean and generally OK for the price you pay. Breakfast is good only if you are staying up to 3 days. The taxi mob outside will get you to pay the price one way or another but generally they are helpful and polite.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Orpington, Kent
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

We stayed here on two occasions over the space of a month and were very happy with the hotel both times. The swimming pool is huge and very well cared for and the food at both the bar and the restaurant is excellent with the bar, in particular, offering very good value. The buffet breakfasts were great with a huge choice and freshly prepared omelettes. The staff were unfailingly friendly and efficient.
The rooms are a little drab and dated but everything worked and they were clean and comfortable.

Although the hotel is outside the city centre, it only took us about 20 minutes to walk in and there is a constant supply of taxis if you don't fancy the walk. The location overlooking the sea is very attractive and it's also very peaceful with none of the hassle associated with a more central hotel.
We had no problems at all with dishonest staff unlike other earlier reviewers.

We liked best the pool and the bar/restaurant.
We liked least the decor in the bedrooms although this definitely wouldn't deter us from going back.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

I eat here in February 2009 and thought the Savannah had a lovely atmosphere. Apparently the rooms are not much good but this hotel is much nicer that the Novotel which is being refurbished not very successfully. The slightly out of the city centre location does it for me

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Europe
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2008

Same experience as others during same periods: stolen belongings from within the room's safe...

Personel looks nice at first look but you shouldn't trust them. Same for management. Avoid.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Pointe Bernard-Petite Corniche | Dakar senegal, Dakar 6096, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Dakar
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Savana Jardin-Hotel Dakar 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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