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Amman Jordan
Reviewed 20 June 2011

I just came back from a business trip in Dakar and stayed at the Novotel. I must say i was pleasantly surprised. I was a bit worried about the quality of the rooms and the Dakar airport left me wondering what the rest of the city was like. But the hotel is very nice, clean, convenient. It's somehwat small, and...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 7 June 2011

For very short stay this would be an acceptable place to be. Arrival desk and assistance without problem while signing in and out. Rooms clean, but missing extra handy facilities as the fridge stayed empty during my four (4) days attendance. Clean shower facility, apart/seperate toilet. Toilet seat set for giant guests as they are hanging to high for normal...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 29 April 2011

I hope you get a good rate for the rooms (around 100 euros). If not, the rooms are not really worth it. They are very basic. No ironing board or iron, no decorations on the walls, no gym (the swimming pool is OK but watch out that Dakar could get chilly so do not count on using it). This is...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 28 April 2011

I spent two nights at the Novotel in Dakar: the breakfast was fantastic, the rooms clean and well furbished, the location of the hotel very practical (close to the ferry for the island of goree and the city centre). The bus shuttle from the airport to the hotel was waiting for us at 3am at our arrival (I got there...

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Tel Aviv
Reviewed 21 April 2011

I had to spend one night in Dakar, in transit to another African country. I chose Novotel, because I got a reasonable rate from Expedia. Considering what you often have to pay for a decent hotel in Africa, this was pretty good value. The staff were very helpful, efficient and friendly, especially with sorting out a problem with the Expedia...

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Singapore
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...

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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...

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Luxembourg
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...

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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.

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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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • 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: $198 - $355 (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
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dakar
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“Top floor rooms sea facing offer a great view on the ocean and the Goree Island.”
FreshaMombasa, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a top floor.”
  • This is the hole in the wall near my window in room 1035.
AngelitaE_13, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The manager is great. If you have any issues, he'll resolve them ASAP”
701MikeM, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“rooms facing the city seem less used and smell fresher.”
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”
ahmedk2013, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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