I stayed at the Hotel Farid for four nights, but not consecutively. I returned. The desk staff remembered me and were friendly as puppies. They helped me out of some difficult situations (getting a cab, finding my way around town, getting rid of pesky vendors), and were always ready with a chat or advise.
Yes, the "basic" rooms could use a paint job. Yes, they lacked screens. (This seems to be a problem all over the country! This is mosquito land! Yet screens are universally unknown.) But even the basic rooms have hot water, air conditioning and a balcony. The hotel is centrally located, and known to many (but not all!) taxi drivers.
I recommend it to mid-budget travelers, who want a good night's sleep, and a helpful staff. I did have to fiddle with the room lock a bit, but it worked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel-restaurant in Dakar, Senegal: Business, Downtown, Online booking, free internet access - Wi-Fi access, taxi services (pick up at airport), change office at hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Farid Hotel Dakar