I stayed at this hotel for one night during my trip through West Africa, together with my wife and a couple of friends. The hotel is not big, but it has a kind of familiar environment, with the rooms placed around a common courtyard that hosts a small outdoor pool and a couple of trees. Although the rooms are not big, they are clean and comfortable, with a nice bathroom. On the outside, the hotel decoration is a breath of fresh air compared to the poor surroundings that are the city of Ziguinchor. Also, the hotel is properly placed near the center of the city. The are several options at breakfast. We chose the biggest one (continental), which although not cheap, included pretty much what anyone can eat at breakfast. It was a nice stay altogether!
After visiting some places in the North of Senegal the idea of spending a night in a 3-star hotel in Ziguinchor was not that appealing, but I had one of the most pleasant surprises - the hotel far exceeded my expectations. Most friendly and helpful staff, good value and a lot of attention. Prompt loundry, nice breakfast (considering the price, indeed) - I had a very enjoyable stay and I loved the place so, that I spent here 3 night instead of one. Important notice: of course, most people would be looking for a river-side location for the views are spectacular indeed. Yet, although Ziguinchor is a very (be Senegalese standarts) clean town, still the proximity of the river and the fish market may (and in my case did) put you at risk of having to come along with unpleasant smells. This problem does not exist in Le Flamboyent. The only inconvenience there is poor sound protection - if someone is having a jet lag or goes to the loo - well, without your sleeping aids you will have to enjoy night life with him…
My wife and I are traveling in Senegal for the first time, and our French is not nearly up to par. The staff at Le Flamboyant were kind, gracious, and patient. The room was great-- the beds were really comfortable. Location was hard to beat as well-- we walked to everything. Would highly recommend.
Le Flamboyant is a great value, lovely full gardens surround the rooms, refreshing swimming pool. Rooms clean and adequate. Food selections for dinner and breakfast were very nice. Easy walking distance to everything. Only drawback was you couldn’t regulate temperature of air conditioning in your room.
‘Le Flamboyant’ isn’t as flamboyant as its name but what you get is warmth, courtesy and effectiveness from its staff. Nothing glamorous about it but there is a clean pool, good internet and accessibility. Value for money is great. The rooms are small & basic but they are kept clean and hotel staff spray insecticide each night against mosquitoes.