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Hotel Le Rabelais

Quinzanbougou | Route de Sotuba, Bamako BP 2126, Mali
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

On an airplane ferry from South Africa to the USA I got stuck in Bamako for three days and could only find accommodation at this hotel. For openers the reception is overseen by two rather formidable French speaking ladies who speak no English. In fact no English is spoken at all in the hotel. The rooms are rather spartan and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Went there for work, and stayed in the hotel for almost a week. did not have anything to complain about. Beds was good, room a little bit noisy when aircon of under neighbour was running. not the best showers i ever had, but good food.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I loved my stay at Hotel le Rabelais. The hotel rooms are nice and clean with a mosquito net and functioning air conditioner. Food at the restaurant is amazing, lovely french cuisine with specials everyday. Breakfast is nice, you can order an omelette but there is also good coffee and a selection of breads/cakes. There is a treatment room which... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Diner at the poolside is only for the brave. As soon as darkness sets in, the place is overrun by rats who have clearly lost all fear of people. More than disgusting. Never experienced anything like it in Africa. The ownership of this place has lost all interest in running a half decent hotel. They got enough feedback from guests... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

This hotel, despite the reviews is not a very pleasant place. The rooms here are very dingy and dark- atleast the one I got in the main/old house. Perhaps the new clock is a bit better. My room had no view whatsoever except a dirty shed and rotting mangoes. The bathroom is also very outdated. But I guess this is... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

Nice hotel, very friendly staff (also madam is very friendly!), good place to relax. Although the building looks a little bit 'old and colonial' the rooms are good, quiet and the menu in the restaurant is very good. good icecream! Massage and pedicure available! If you expect luxury, go elsewhere, if you want good value, and nice atmosphere: choose le... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

Room was okay for price. Breakfast was very poor. Do not exchange money here. Was given 25,000 CFA for 70 USD.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

The Rabelais looks very basic from the outside - but has a great pool, a very good restaurant , and clean quiet rooms. The real plus is the staff's willingness to please, which cannot be found in other more expensive hotels in Bamako.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

Stayed for three nights. Rooms were small and simple but the airconditioning worked well and the wifi was functional, though the speed was variable. The proprietress is a cranky french woman (Madam Martin, I believe), but everybody else was friendly and helpful. The price was about 36,000 cfa or $80 US a night. Also, there is an excellent french restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

Pleasant hotel with two good restaurants, a nice pool and excellent (homemade) icecream. Two elderly french ladies run the hotel and the reception. Hotel has its own "patisserie". Experienced personnel. There's even a beauty parlour. Most rooms are near the pool and restaurant. They are clean, light, carefully decorated in european style. Things (taps, lights, airconditioning, television, roomservice) actually work... More 

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