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La Residence Dakar

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Quantico, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Location is perfect if you are looking for somewhere close to good food, along with the Embassy. The group of us which were traveling for an extended period of time for work, spent a little bit over two months there in total, and the staff could not be nicer. The food was great, and it was nice to have a... More 

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Daniel B, Propriétaire at La Residence Dakar, responded to this review

I did translate the review to read it to the whole Team. It was received with a very big smile on each face. We tried hard, we are really happy when our clients can see that. Residence is now home for you so we are looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards More 

The Netherlands
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66 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I had a really lovely stay at this hotel. The staff was friendly and polite and their English was fine. There was no air-conditioning in hotel lobby/stairway/hall - but this is normal in more areas of the country but it was HOT. The room was beautiful - beautifully decorated, nice, large size, nice bathroom, balcony along length of room which... More 

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Daniel B, Propriétaire at La Residence Dakar, responded to this review

We are really happy to read this review. Thank you for sharing your experience on tripadvisor. we hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you again whenever the winds bring you back to Dakar. Best regards More 

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stayed at La Residence for 11 days in July. We were a group of 11 people including younger kids and teens. We were there to spend some family time since we had just lost our brother 2 months prior. On our 2nd night, someone was able to access our room on the 2nd floor through the sliding door and... More 

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Daniel B, Propriétaire at La Residence Dakar, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Bah, We are, despite the professionalism and the willingness of our team, very sorry when an incident occurs in our structure. We try to provide a maximum of security measures to avoid this kind of situation. The room that you occupied has never had any problem. Like all the rooms in the hotel we put a safe to... More 

Kigali, Rwanda
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338 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Who wouldn't stay here over King Fahd, Radisson Blu, or Terrou Bi? It's nice, quiet, has a lovely pool, and a generous, kind staff. The homemade breakfast was yummy and the cocktail bar quite responsive. Great place for a quick s. dip!

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Daniel B, Propriétaire at La Residence Dakar, responded to this review

Dear Benjamin, We are very pleased to read this great review. On behalf of the whole Residence Team we want to say Thank you. We hope to see you again whenever your travels bring you back to Dakar. Stay well More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I had a lovely stay at this hotel. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was ample and delicious, well worth the price. One of the servers also brought some mafe for us to enjoy for a reasonable price. The room (a basic room) was spacious and the air conditioning worked well. The bathroom was a good size and... More 

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Daniel B, Propriétaire at La Residence Dakar, responded to this review

Dear Jeannine, Thank you very much for this magnificient review. It is much appreciated by the whole La Residence Team. We are truly happy you enjoyed your stay with us so much and we hope to welcome you again any time the winds will bring you back to Dakar. More 

Budapest, Hungary
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

It's a nice hotel with a few rooms a couple of streets away from avenue Almadies, just surrounded by residency buildings of ambassadors. The rooms are spacious and nicely equipped, wifi and AC works properly. During my stay the shower needed repair, which I had to request at least twice to get it done. Food is tasty but breakfast is... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Have been visiting Dakar since late 1990s on business but this was the first stay over at La Residence. Was recommended to me by an old colleague from France since I wished to be in close proximity to the Fahd Conference Center where I was attending meetings. The title of the venue is most appropriate and exceptional value for money.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

This hotel was fine but after seeing all the four and five star reviews, I was a bit disappointed. No taxi drivers in Dakar knew where it was, making it difficult to get around. My room had a view only of the buildings opposite. There was just one option for the evening meal and it was always meat-based, which was... More 

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Dakar
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We stayed at La Residence for our anniversary weekend and loved it! The hotel is extremely quiet and we rarely saw other guests, making it feel as though we were staying in a private mansion almost all to ourselves! The rooms are very clean, the breakfasts are delicious and include omelets made to order, fresh fruit, pastries, and homemade yogurt.... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

La Residence is located in the well off district of Almadies, very near the ocean, but a ways from the heart of the city of Dakar. It is in a quiet location on a small back street, which is still unpaved, but serviceable, with several new buildings nearby, and close to the main roads, and several very enjoyable restaurants. The... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located in the residential district of the Almadies, 15 minutes from downtown, 5 minutes from the airport and 400 meters from the Meridien President hotel, La Residence invites you to taste the pleasure of life in Dakar. Our guest house offers a vast tropical garden, large pool, terraces and intimate courtyards. Our 4 rooms and our suite offer a sophisticated space. Each room have a furnished terrace, a private bathroom, a safe-deposit box, a flat screen TV, air conditioning and free wireless internet access. The suite has a living room with sofa bed for 1 or 2 extra people.In the garden, a festival of flowers and tropical trees colonized by dozens of colourful birds that will captivate you every day, around the pool or the paillottes. For your receptions, cocktail parties, weddings and seminars, in collaboration with top professionals, La Residence opens its rooms and terraces around the pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Residence Dakar

Address: 2 Almadies zone, Dakar 24938, Senegal
Region: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Price Range: RM469 - RM668 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Avoid family room and any rooms with sliding doors.”
 of 5 bubbles mounab535, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“First floor - overlooking pool”
  • View from my room
 of 5 bubbles Muzungu007, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the pool. Don't let the outside of the hotel fool you as it's not much to look at.”
 of 5 bubbles Kargro, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All rooms surround the pool and gardens. Balconies on the upper floors are a bit more private.”
 of 5 bubbles A0502, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Don't worry about rooms on the construction side - it's relatively quiet, and the quiet inside terrace and/or sea view makes up for it.”
  • Waking up in Almadies
 of 5 bubbles egnomad, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
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