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“Pleasant Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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Ibis Dakar
Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
Wichita Falls, Texas
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121 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I am giving this hotel high marks. It is a standardized hotel with cookie cutter rooms...but it is super pragmatic. It is fairly new and well maintained. Everything works. Decent WIFI; A/C; great modern showers; decent space. Awesome location right in the middle of the city...and right next to the cousin hotel, Novotel. But remarkably, it is HALF the price of Novotel and Terranga. I stumbled on Ibis because the latter two were fully booked. I am still counting my blessings. For a couple days in Dakar, this is all you need if you are solo. Might be cramped if you have company so keep that in mind. Downside---restaurant is located next door at Novotel. Lots of unwanted hustlers outside the gates. Limited service but this is a budget concept---only it is at least 3 star quality.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Arezzo, Italy
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38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

There are many IBIS hotels around the world and having stayed at around 20-25 over the past 5+ years you begin to detect some important differences. Of course the basic formula remains the same – and very attractive; functional clean rooms and well-priced everything else – affordable food, free wifi etc. But some IBIS’ are better than others and the IBIS Dakar is truly excellent – probably the best I have stayed at.

Why? Because its location and views over the sea to the Isle Goree are superb. Because it is well laid out and new. Because there is a free and efficient transfer from the airport to the hotel (believe me that cuts out a lot of hassle). Because it shares facilities with the Novotel next door and there is access to a beautiful pool and attractive small garden area. Because its breakfast beats the quality of many 5-star hotel breakfasts (and moreover is reasonably priced). And perhaps most of all because the staff are really efficient and very friendly.

The seasoned traveller could not ask for more. N’hesitez-pas….go there next time you are in Dakar.

Room Tip: ask for ocean side and as high a floor as possible
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Strassen, Luxembourg
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101 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I have stayd for about two weeks in total at the Ibis in Dakar.

The hotel is recent (about two years), located in a complex just next to the Novotel.

The Novotel has a nice restaurant and swimming pool which can be used by the Ibis guests.

Rooms are (Ibis style obviously) clean and convenient.

Staff kind and helpful - you are in Senegal, so here is no exception.

Location is ok, but really on the edge of Dakar.

Ask for rooms with sea view, they are just nicer.

Wifi is sometimes good, sometimes lousy. I believe that it depends on the location of the room.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is the standard Ibis Hotel, such as you will find in France. Rooms are fairly small, but clean and comfortable, and the price is fair by Dakar standards (Dakar is an expensive city). The buffet breakfast is adequate, although staff were slow replenishing coffee and other items which ran out. For other meals, you have to go next door to the Novotel, which provides pretty average, and rather expensive, hotel food. The Ibis and the Novotel share a swimming pool, which is very pleasant and a nice place to cool off at the end of the day.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is a great choice in Dakar. The hotel is next to the Novotel and they share some amenities such as the swimming pool, bars, etc. There is a taxi rank right outside the hotel gate as well as restaurants and you can walk to the ferry as well. The rooms are very clean, not luxurious, but have all the things you might want, tv, wifi, mini bar, toiletries, safe, etc. The front desk changed money and there is a small cafe and extensive hot/cold buffet breakfast. Other than breakfast, I didn't eat at the hotel, but found plenty of restaurants within walking distance. On my last night, having a beer poolside with the neon lighting on the palm trees and the full moon shining on the water....I didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Accra, Ghana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I don't want to say too much. SImply that Ibis Dakar is a very godd hotel with a correct cleanliness rooms. I was in a room that have a direct view to the sea, and i can tell you that i was simply great.
Moreover, since i was in a professionnal trip, i was easly able to work in a good confort with an easy internet access (high flow).
They bed can helps you rest so well and feel very good at your waking up.
The taxis given to me to drive me back to the airport was not so confortable as i would like (as the hotel for instance). For that i would suggest Ibis to have a better taxi services in order to make their guests feel kings from their arrival to their departure.
Ibis Dakar is a very good place, well located. You have to try it. The rooms fare are affordable.
I do like your hotel and for any of my work trip to dakar, i will choose Ibis (best price and high confort)
Thanks..

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Ibis Dakar
Address: No 2 Avenue Abdoulaye Fadiga, Dakar 18524, Senegal
Location: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Dakar 3*
Number of rooms: 106
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