Disclaimer: I've been living in Tambacounda for the last three months, which means this review may rave a little more than the common tourist seeking comfort.
Le Firdou is the sister hotel of Hotel Hobbe. I went to Hotel Hobbe for a drink and it is definitely nicer. It was packed (no rooms available, which is how I ended up here) but the pool was big, the bar had a huge screen TV and lots of dining space. Kolda is the regional capital, but is also very isolated.
Le Firdou is practically the same thing, but quieter. It's located a little down the road from Kolda proper which means it's away from the hustle and bustle. The pool is clean and the huts are cute. It was hunting season when I visited, which means there are a few more people staying here. The hotel itself is on the river (unfortunately it was the dry season when I visited in March so there wasn't any water). Amiable staff and a clean room with it's own western toilet and shower.
Don't let the construction out front scare you away from this peaceful spot. Wifi works well by the bar/restaurant/pool and my room has a nice TV. While it may be a little less charming than the Hobbe, it definitely covers all the bases in terms of comfort, cleanliness and serenity.More
Very Good 4/5