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“Nice hotel, great staff, way over-priced bar and restaurant!!!”
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King Fahd Palace
Ranked #34 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Nice curteous staff, be prepared for shocking prices at the bar... A shot of laphroeg 10, which retails for 24 euro a bottle, was 16,000 funny-money, I could have bought the whole bottle for the price of one drink...stay here, but don't drink here....

Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

I have visited Dakar twice. Stayed at the same hotel. King Fahd. The food is ok, the rooms are ok also. Not nothing to rave about back home. I would rate it 3 stars meaning average. Bedding is nice, and the appliances are a little dated. But, I have heard down in the city has better options.

Room Tip: Get a suite
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Otis S
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and I have found the hotel very amusing. They are very supportive and informative even if I am speaking only English. I have enjoyed the view of the Atlantic shore as well as the compound. Nice and neat rooms and they have English Movie channel!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

This hotel might be considered 3-stars in many other locations around the world, but I gave it 4-stars given that it's in Dakar. As others pointed out, the hotel is a bit dated, but my room was clean, beds were comfortable, and the breakfast had a good selection. Bathroom fixtures should be upgraded, but it all worked okay.

Service overall was helpful and many staff speak English. There is only one restaurant open for lunch and dinner located outside by the pool. The meals were tasty and prepared well, with the menu featuring both local and international cuisine. (Suggestion: Do take a short walk outside the main gate and to the right past the US embassy to several excellent seafood restaurants right on the seaside.) There is also a bar in the main hotel that features some excellent local performers.

The location is also very convenient, just a few minutes away from the airport. It's not in downtown Dakar, if that's what you are looking for.

Overall, a good place to stay in Dakar, particularly for those on business. Travellers looking to stay in a more central location or for less money should look elsewhere.

Room Tip: Try to get a room overlooking the ocean, although Americans may prefer a view of the enormous US emb...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

The place is old, and feels it. I'm sure it was 5-star when it was a king's palace, but now it's a bit tired. Stains on the rugs, tv channels that come in only some of the time, smell of smoke everywhere unless covered up by really heavy perfume. The pool is nice as is the pool bar and the restaurant, but the food and drink are REALLY pricey and just mediocre in quality. The pizza and risotto are good bets, however. Check your aircon when you get to your room and immediately request a move if it doesn't work as my room never got below 80F. Also, take stock of the minibar as they may try to charge you for using it even if you don't (happened to me). Check your bill at the end for accuracy!

I found breakfast the best part of the stay. The coffee was good, as were the baked goods and omelets. Earlier is better, as I found food not always replaced when used up.

All in all, this is a fine place to stay. Just don't, despite the name, expect a 'palace'.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

I was forced to stay here for a month for business. I switched rooms 3 times and could never get away from the mold in the vents and on the walls. Upon my exit when I removed my luggage from my room the suitcase was caked in about an inch of fresh mold. I think I was sick with respiratory problems the entire time I was here. The food was terrible and some of my colleagues returned to the States with a fresh new parasite, If you stay in Dakar I recommend you pay the extra cash to move in at the Raddison. Good riddens....

Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
1  Thank Kris K
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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

the hotel is nice overall but there was a smell of moisture in my room that i was not able to support. the beds are quite comfy. the morning buffet is excellent and the service is good. personnel is friendly. the hotel was undergoing some outside painting job from the outside. the swimming pool is sublime and especially the view of the ocean. there were no mosquitos in the room but be prepared to fight some next to the swimming pool. it was a good stay

Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about King Fahd Palace

Address: Route des Almadies, Dakar NA, Senegal (Formerly Le Meridien President)
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Dakar
#12 Luxury Hotel in Dakar
Price Range: $154 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — King Fahd Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 374
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Also Known As:
King Fahd Palace Hotel Dakar
Le Meridien Hotel Dakar
Dakar Le Meridien
Le Meridien Dakar

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