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Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza
Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
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“Oasis of calm and luxury”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

I was very happy at the Radisson Blu where I staid for six nights, the first four of which on business.

The service was friendly and responsive, if at times a bit slow, especially in the terrace bar. Breakfast left nothing to be desired as far as I am concerned, including decent espresso to get the day started. I had good food both in the restaurant and the bar on several occasions. Wifi was slow and a bit unreliable in my room (109).

Originally I had planned to change hotels and get closer to the centre after a few days but could not get myself to move from this oasis of calm and luxury. The great view on the sea helps too…

Beware that cab drivers will ask a significant mark-up if they pick you up here. Tough negotiation is required.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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JJorgensen, Directeur général at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Zwenn,
We are delighted to know that you felt in an oasis of calm and luxury at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar and we thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are checking with the local supplier to see what happens with the internet.
We look very much forward to welcome you back for a new experience and we promise to make it memorable.
With best regards,

Jorgen
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We came late. But we have been welcomed warmly.
Good beds, large sized rooms, a balcony, a great view and a rain shower. The big swimming pool was nice. Unfortunately no mini bar. Room service was poor.
Nevertheless, we were happy to find an ok to good hotel in Dakar. Modern & easy.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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JJorgensen, Directeur général at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Dear Marc B,
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are sorry to hear about the mini bar and the Room service. I am sorry, you probably overlooked it, every room offers the service of a mini bar. We are very pleased to know that you find our hotel modern and comfortable. We look forward to welcome you back very soon.
With best regards,

Jorgen
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very professional, friendly staff. Immaculate rooms. Gorgeous infinity pool, patio, and pool side bar. Upscale restaurant with beautiful views of the sea and sunset. The fitness center (free for hotel guests) is top notch on equipment, cleanliness, and staff. The sea plaza mall is connected to the hotel for shopping and there's a full grocery store (Casino) in case you need to pick up any extra water, snacks, or toiletries.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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JJorgensen, Directeur général at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear Caloria1234,
We sincerely appreciate your feedback on Tripadvisor, regarding your experience at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the hotel, our services and especially the Fitness Center. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcome you back on your next trip to Dakar.
With best regards,

Jorgen
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stayed 2 nights for business, located not far from the airport next to the best mall in Dakar (Sea Plaza), 15 mins by car from the city centre, overlooking the ocean. The room was correct, maybe too "cold" or minimalist in the decoration, very small balcony, the bed just fantastic, nice bathroom and Nespresso coffee machine (it was a business suite). Breakfast not too bad however could probably be better (no fresh juices, cappuccino not so extraordinary), amazing infinity pool very stylish (see pic). Overall a very good choice, a bit expensive maybe, but after all this is Africa. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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JJorgensen, Directeur général at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear fijitime71,
Thank you very much for sharing on Tripadvisor your comments on our hotel after your recent stay with us. We are sorry you didn’t get your fresh juice as we always offer one fresh juice every morning at our breakfast buffet. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the infinity pool and that you will definitely come back and we look very much forward to welcome you back to your home in Dakar away from home.
With best regards,

Jorgen
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Ohio City, Ohio
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

I quiet enjoyed my stay here. The food was good(breakfast in particular) , room was very decent with a nice view from my window. The best part of this hotel in my view is the beautiful pool side . One thing to note the Mall is connected to the hotel it (the mall) can be accessed from the 2nd floor if I remember correctly . Two of the front desk staff are bilingual (English and French) that was helpful. If you need to get a local number ask at the front desk the staff are helpful. If you wish to explore the local markets ask the staff at the front desk for advice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Ifeoma M
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JJorgensen, Directeur général at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear Ifeoma M,
Thank you very much for your nice comments on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the quality of the food in our Restaurants and the attitude of our staff with the Yes I Can! spirit.
We are looking forward to welcome you back for another pleasant stay with us.
With best regards,

Jorgen
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Radisson Blu Hotel is a perfect place to stay while in Dakar whether on duty or holiday. I would come back to it given that I will be in Senegal many times on duty. I would even wish to be accompanied by my family so that they enjoy the ambience and the excellent services provided by the hotel management and other staff. It situated in a nice location within the proximity of town with ample security and communication services and shopping facility. The cleanliness and services offered at Radisson Blu Hotel are unrivalled. Kudos Management

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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JJorgensen, Directeur général at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear Francis K,
Thank you very much for your nice comments on our hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us on Tripadvisor.
We would be delight to welcome you back with your family and will make sure you have together a memorable stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar.
With best regards,

Jorgen
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washington, United States
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

I spent 3.5 nights although I was charged 5 full nights due to early arrival and late check-out. All would be fair if you were told the rules of the game upon check-in. I am used to some kind of discount/half night in such situations. Service is very polite but slow and disorganized, especially food at the lounge/bar area. Many waiters seem to be wandering helplessly for lost customers (who may have given up on waiting for their food)... Also, views for non-sea view rooms is gloomy and noise from nearby constructions an actual nuisance.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Franz L
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JJorgensen, Directeur général at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear Franz L,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor.
We are sorry to hear about the bar and the noise issues you encountered during your stay with us and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. We are sorry about the misunderstanding when it comes to early check in and checkout. This is clearly stated in the reservation confirmation and we can be flexible if there is availability.
We look very much forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Dakar.
With best regards,

Jorgen
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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza
Address: Avenue de la Corniche Ouest, Dakar 16868, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Dakar
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dakar
#4 Business Hotel in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza 5*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Some things you simply must see to believe. The Radisson Blue Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza is a perfect example of this. Located on the tranquil Cape Verde Peninsula, this sophisticated, modern resort boasts an enviable address in the elegant Fann Corniche neighborhood. The 241 guest rooms and fully equipped apartments of this stylish accommodation are characterized by their contemporary design and superb amenities, including individual climate control and Free high-speed, wireless internet. The Dakar Sea Plaza houses 3 on-site dining options and one bar for your enjoyment. Experience the remarkable L'Avenue Restaurant, where chefs are inspired to transform Senegal's rich history of African, Dutch, and French influences into truly unique Mediterranean cuisine. Unwind by the outdoor infinity pool with a refreshing cocktail from the Pool Bar, or sample dishes from the Pool Side Restaurant. Fresh-caught, grilled seafood is sure to please at our new Galuchat restaurant facing the Atlantic Ocean. Savor the explosive flavors of The Little Buddha Dakar, where the eclectic culinary styles of the Pacific Rim come together to create a one-of-a-kind Asian-fusion experience. The hotel's fitness center and spa provide the perfect way to maintain your fitness routine and relax your troubles away. If you find yourself in Dakar on business, the hotel's 12 modern meeting rooms and refined ballroom are perfect for planning a productive conference or stellar gala ... more   less 
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