I stayed in this hotel for a week during a conference in Dakar. The hotel was booked for us by our organisation and was a bit skeptical especially after reading the reviews but i was actually pleasantly surprised by this hotel. It is obviously dated but it has its good points. The staff particularly those at the restaurants were very polite (those at the reception though not too much). The breakfast was amazing, some of the best croissants i have ever had, the view from the room windows are fantastic and every room in the hotel has a view of the water. I also love that the hotel is quite with a calm ambiance. The rooms are spacious. My major problem was the window in the bathroom, it is HUGE and right next to the bath tub, you need a bit of gymnastic skills to avoid exposing yourself to anyone seating on the beach, i complained but was told all the rooms are like that, i really dont know whats up with that. over all though not a bad experience at all especially if you are after some peace and calm time and love the smell and sound of the ocean.