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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Al Baraka

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Hotel Al Baraka
Ranked #17 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
Paris, France
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Value for money!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Just back from 2 weeks in Senegal and staying in atleast 5 different hotels. The Baraka is very comfortable, with big bright rooms. Its location is terrific. A 1 minute walk to the Mayors Office, 2 mins to Independance place and a nice 5 minute walk to the Institut Francais and Le Bidew!

The breakfast at 3500cfa is a letdown and definitely an area for improvement. The lobby area and reception desk need to be renovated to match the rooms.

Worth the money!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

Clean, efficient and spacious room. HUGE bathroom with a hot water shower (great water pressure). Great location with lots of places to eat nearby. Lovely courtyard breakfast area. Friendly staff, some of whom spoke English very well. I had the room facing the street but it was quiet.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

PROs: Strong Wifi connection. Very nicely renovated room that was clean and modern. The reviews that say otherwise are probably outdated. I was just there Nov 2013 and the place is renovated and very nice. Large bathroom. Balcony. Good location, within walking distance to Sandanga market and many other sites. Concierge SUPER nice and helpful. Bar & restaurant downstairs. Elevator! No climbing 5 flights of stairs with luggage.

CONs: Non - Met all of my needs, would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

One thing you'll realized about Dakar very quickly is that hotels are expensive and you often don't get what you pay for. Hotel Al Baraka is one of the rare finds where price reflects what you will get. Seriously, try to find a decent hotel DOWNTOWN for the prices Baraka offers. It's no frills, but you'll get a large room that's clean and comfortable right downtown.

It is recently remodeled, so some of the older reviews describing how the dirty the rooms to be dirty no longer apply. The new managers changed all the decor and deep cleaned the whole place. The wifi works really well. The rooms are very large, especially the bathrooms. If you get a street-facing room, you'll also get a large balcony, but if you want something quieter, go for a room on the other side. Apparently it used to be an apartment building, so the spacious layout reflects the former arrangement.

It's near Rue Pompidou and just down the road from Chez Farid, one of the best Lebanese restaurants in town.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

No frills but reasonable value for the money. Hotel staff were helpful and friendly and the location is great for walking around the central city areas with plenty of eating places near by. Wi fi worked which is always a bonus.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We have used the Hotel Al Baraka for many years and never have any problems, it's a great choice for us.

1. The staff are SUPER friendly and very helpful. Especially Sene on reception, a GREAT guy!
2. The management are good at communication.
3. The location is excellent, very central, with lots of restaurants and money changers close by.
4. Rooms are large as are the bathrooms. Hot water is reliable. Some rooms have balconies! Everything is good quality for a hotel in this price bracket.
5. Wifi is free and available in the rooms and reliable

We would not hesitate to recommend the Al Baraka, for us it is the perfect choice.

Davd

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Ulyanovsk, Russia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

I leave in this hotel one night during my trip in Senegal
The toom are big but not clean
In the room wi-fi is present
quality of ffod is Ok
But service is very long
Bed are not confortable
Air vonditioning not good

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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N M, General Manager at Hotel Al Baraka, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Hello Evgeny, thank you for your review! Great news is that the hotel is under new management and we have been very busy updating, cleaning and renewing! If you come back to Senegal please drop on in, we'd love to show you around the new and improved hotel!
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Property: Hotel Al Baraka
Address: 35 Rue Abdoul Karim Bourgi, Dakar, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Al Baraka 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the heart of busy and vibrant downtown Dakar, Hotel Baraka offers you a great jumping off point for your business meetings, tourist attractions and more ...We offer the weary traveler a safe haven with the comfort, choice and convenience of a downtown hotel with and excellent quality vs price offering. You won't find a better deal in Dakar! ... more   less 
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