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“Smelly, "4 stars hotel", totally overrated” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lagon II
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Route de la Corniche Est | BP 3115, Dakar, Senegal   |  
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Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Smelly, "4 stars hotel", totally overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

At first, you are welcomed by a horrible smell when entering the hotel. The staff was polite and welcoming enough, however we were put in a room stinking of cigarette. We obviously asked to chqnge rooms; the view was great but the room's furniture was old and the room was overall dirty. We paid 150 pounds a night for a double room, we found 2 beds stuck together to make up a double bed!! Avoid this dump, save your money. This is clearly not a 4 star hotel, they really a reality check, renovate and revamp this 70s smelly hotel or lower their prices..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Westmount, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 5 days for a meeting. Very good location and easy access to the city. The rooms are designed as if in a ship and each room has an ocean view with a small balcony. The only negative was that there were lots of mosquitoes in the room with no hook to hang a mosquitoes net over the bed. Internet was fast and the staff friendly and helpful.

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

The staff is very welcoming and helpful. If your are lucky, you will have your room in the building facing the Gorée Isle. Rooms are quite comfortable with all the modern facilities. TV might be better.
About the restaurant, yes it is very good but definitely too creamy.
Even if the hotel is tagged with 4-star, do not expect a 4-star service

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

I stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks in February 2011 (and before that for a week in December 2010).

Hotel is in general clean. The rooms all have the same rate, but are not identically equipped (for example, some rooms have flat screen tv, when some others still have good old cathodic tube). All rooms have a balcony, which stands just on top of the water. Nearer from the ocean is not possible! This provides every day with a magnificent sunrise for breakfast!

Talking about breakfast, there is a buffet with enough food, but no ample choice. Staff is friendly and helpful, and after the first day when i complained that the orange juice at breakfast is non-tasty-diluted-cardboard box sirup, they started pressing fresh oranges for me every day!

Displayed rates are prohibitive, but don't hesitate to negotiate, especially if staying on a longer period or with a group.

A few negative points: internet tends to be rather slow when it works, no swimming pool (contrary to most other hotels on the Corniche), restaurant is extremely expensive and doesn't offer anything special, for that, better walk 100 m and eat at restaurant Le Lagon 1).

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

You rarely find such nice designer rooms in African hotels, even among the expensive ones. All the room are seaside, nice and calm, and pleasant to work in (easy internet access). Very nice bathrooms with tub. I enjoyed to find such a calm spot so close to the center of busy Dakar. The restaurant is very nice, and the retro design really enjoyable and well created. I had only positive experiences with the staff. I'm going back to Dakar next week, and will choose Lagon again (have tried Novotel and Croix de Sud earlier). Only slight draw back is that you need a cab to get into the city. It is not recommendable to walk up the hill.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Brussels
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2009

I opted for this hotel for a change. Bad idea ! The room was clean and spacious with all the amenities expected for this grade of hotel in Africa. The hotel was a copy of a cruise ship complete with deck. Even the room door ressembles a cabin door. However one of the restaurant (known in Dakar for its fish menu), the gym and even the beach were about 50 metres from the hotel ! And to reach them there is no other way but to walk on the road at your risk as there is no pavement ! A simple wooden pathway from the hotel along the coast to join these facilities would have been a precious asset.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Accra, Ghana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2007

This hotel is in a fantastic location - right on the sea and with easy access to the city centre. However if the 70's were not your thing then you won't like this place. It is like stepping back in time with orange and brown decor, white plastic furniture but every room overlooks the sea. It is clean and the restaurant serves modest food. The nearby restaurant Lagon II is the best fish restaurant I've experienced - pricey but worth it.

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Route de la Corniche Est | BP 3115, Dakar, Senegal
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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Lagon II 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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