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Reviewed 9 March 2011

I stayed in Novotel Dakar for 10 nights during a business trip in Senegal. Location wise, it is ideally located nearby the administrative center, where most ministries and governmental offices are. The beach is also few steps away, and you can walk to the pier from which the ferry goes to the beautiful Gorée island (must do if you have...

Thank str8fwd
Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 18 February 2011

It was my first trip to Dakar,my friends second..All of them wanted to stay in Radisson Blue,but it was fully booked(due to conferences and February is most visited months in Dakar).I took mu task very seriosly-looked at all comments,information,fotos..and thought it is ok..How wrong was I!!!! @DIRTY-Rooms (and we had 2) were dirty and smelly,mini bar-empty.In 4 days all they...

1Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 15 February 2011

I've been in many hotels in Africa and this one is really an hotel with european standards. It lacks a special character but it's clean, confortable, in a good location and nice staff. And it's not expensive as compared with what one usually gets in african capitals. Rooms are spacious, with a safe and a mini-bar. TV has lots of...

Thank mgaivao
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2011

The staff were easy to comunicate with through Internet & directly over the counter, my timing of departure and all things were handled very well. I enjoy staying at the Novatel in Dakar and I will be staying there in the near future.

Thank Tony D
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 17 January 2011

As all the Western chaine hotels in Dakar, the Novotel offers a quiet hide-away from the real Africa out there. This of course also means that you won't feel Africa in there. Given the location on the Plateau, you might expect cool views of the Ocean or the City, but the windows of this hotel are quite small (OK, to...

1Thank EuropeanDiversity
Reviewed 22 December 2010

I just spent 4 nights at the Novotel in Dakar and was very satisfied. The hotel has been recently remodeled and tastefully done. The rooms are on the smallish side, but well appointed and mine had a great view of the ocean. The wifi is free and pretty fast. The breakfast is very good with great coffee, fresh juice and...

Thank SSVermont
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 18 December 2010

The hotel was great, new and modern, very trendy and upscale, but for the price, considering other African hotels and amenities, not worth the pretty penny. The pool was nice, and the bar great, though expensive. The rooms were a bit small, though the small fridge and nice LCD TV were a plus, but very small rooms, though modernly furnished....

Thank 1alwaystraveling
San Francisco
Reviewed 3 December 2010

We stayed for one night and it was our most pleasant of three hotels in Senegal. The room, while small, was spotless, comfortable, and modern to the point of being hip. The lobby and lobby bar are quite nice. The pool is pleasant and a spacious enough place to spend an afternoon, though it nothing special. The hotel is in...

Thank MarkInSF
New York, NY
Reviewed 1 December 2010

We spent 2 nights at the Novotel in Dakar, Nice location and hip decor. Nice pool and excellent breakfast. Rooms were clean and nicely appointed. Quite. Despite the fact that the hotel was empty, and I asked for a room with a view (IN FRENCH), we were given a room overlooking a wall. Mattresses were very narrow. The hotel is...

Thank TomSonntag
Reviewed 29 November 2010

I have travelling to Dakar since 2005 and i checked in this hotel more than once, before 2009 it was awful, but since 2009 they re-innovated this hotel and it was really a big difference, the internet is still very slow but the food is good not huge buffet but its not bad. One comment about the rooms, its very...


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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Novotel Dakar is located in the central business district, looking across to Goree Island, 5 minutes walk from the Place de l Independence and 15 km from Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport (free shuttle service). The hotel features 241 air conditioned rooms including two suites, a bar, a restaurant, meeting rooms, a swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Novotel Dakar

Address: Ave Abdoulaye Fadiga | BP 2073, Dakar 18524, Senegal
Region: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Price Range: RM659 - RM1,163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Dakar 4*
Number of rooms: 241
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Also Known As:
Novotel Dakar Hotel Dakar
Dakar Novotel
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Dakar
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“Get a top floor.”
  • This is the hole in the wall near my window in room 1035.
 of 5 bubbles AngelitaE_13, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The manager is great. If you have any issues, he'll resolve them ASAP”
 of 5 bubbles 701MikeM, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“rooms facing the city seem less used and smell fresher.”
 of 5 bubbles tonykE1786VR, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“to have a good view you need to have a sea view room from the 8th floor to the 10th floor”
 of 5 bubbles ahmedk2013, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for sea view, preferably not the first one on the hallway as the window is blocked”
 of 5 bubbles punkykey, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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