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Farid Hotel Restaurant Dakar
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   51 rue Vincens, Dakar 99, Senegal   |  
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Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a family run nice small hotel. The location is excellent, at a walking distance from Place de l'Independence and the main market in Dakar, very central; the rooms are nice and clean; the staff nice, kind and ready to help. But what is really great about this hotel is its restaurant. It is located just in face of the hotel on the opposite side of the road, it offers a pleasant ambiance, excellent service and wonderful Libanese food. I would advise anyone who has an interest in staying in central Dakar for a few days to choose this hotel.

Room Tip: Best to try and get a room facing the restaurant.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cairo, Egypt
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

nice hotel , very good room service , cleaned , good location in the center of Dakar, poor breakfast and very expensive , price is average , very calm no noise outside , the restaurant is close to the hotel present very good food with excellent tasty, excellent shisha if you are shisha lovers, excellent deserts, WiFi signal is very strong

Room Tip: chose rooms in the third or fourth floor
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

stayed there in December 2013

positive:
- location - 3 minutes walk from Place Independance
- room was nice
- comfy bed
- receptionists friendly and helpful


negative:
- quite expensive - I paid more than 60 € for a night
- wifi signal weak

Room Tip: high floor, not towards the street
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This small, 29 room hotel has much to recommend it. The location is central. The restaurant, with a nice Mediterranean ambience and with live music on Thursday and Sunday nights, serves quite decent Lebanese and continental cuisine. The rooms are clean and well appointed; the cable is quite decent for francophones, but has only CNN for the rest of us.

My problem was that I couldn't get steady connectivity for the first 2 days of my 4 day stay. I was invited to try the business center, but it, too, had only sporadic connectivity.
Do not check into this hotel without taking out your laptop at the reception and verifying that the Internet is working.

At $100 per night, B/B, a decent value when the Internet is connected.

Room Tip: Upper stories keep you away from the nocturnal road noise.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

A simple choise if you want to stay down town and close to the harbour, and not want to use too much money. Safe also for singel female travellers. Basic, but clean. Good kitchen. Service is slow and not very professional, but not unfriendly. Many good restaurants nearby. I have tried this several times, with and withour family, and feel at home here. Run by lebanese.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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London, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The expression 'damning by faint praise' comes to mind with this hotel! Yes it's less expensive than others, yes it's near the market and close enough to the centre, yes the WiFi works in your room, yes the restaurant serves reasonably priced food for dinner and has an edible breakfast, yes the staff speak sufficient english, yes the rooms are clean enough (just) yes, yes, yes, but why not have staff that have some professional attitude towards the guests? Why not have a chef who actually whisks the eggs when he makes an omelet, rather than just crack 2 eggs into a cup, show a fork to them and then dump it in a pool of fat on a frying pan. Am I being too 'picky' here? Probably. It might have helped matters if the front staff hadn't spoken incredibly rudely about my wife in their local language, Wolof, assuming that she didn't understand when in fact she speaks the language fluently. This is a bad attitude and colours my view of the hotel. On a more objective note, I'd not recommend this area for those who don't know Dakar well or who are generally nervous about walking around African cities at night. During the day it's fine but once it's dark, and the market traders are all gone home, it's not really a place most WASP's would walk about in at ease, particularly if you don't speak French, or Wolof! Will I stay there again? No. I'll go back to the area where the IBIS hotel is. It's more expensive, by a small margin really, but is much more pleasant as well as being a better and safer walk back from the centre.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Quite a decent place and can lay claim to having one of the best restaurants in town too. Conveniently located and reasonably priced too. Rooms - neat and clean. friendly staff and multilingual too- english, spanish, French etc. Can organise for late night airport pick ups and other such arrangements.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Farid Hotel Restaurant Dakar

Address: 51 rue Vincens, Dakar 99, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Farid Hotel Restaurant Dakar 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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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