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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Not bad, clean but dark rooms, the windows are extremly dirty. Free internet in the rooms witch never works except at the weekends. A constant smell of petrol and smoke outside the hotel. The whole city is like this so not the hotels fault. A bottle of water is 4000CFA! That's a joke!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 October 2011

I can't say enough about the amazing staff. Though not everyone spoke English, I was catered to throughout my stay. Dakar is absolutely no country club. Poverty, homelessness and despair paint the entire city. 90% of the city looks like post Katrina New Orleans. People commonly sleep in the streets. The hotels are among the 10% of the city that...

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1Thank InNYfromGA
New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 October 2011

I'm just at the tail end of a ten-day business stay at the Novotel and wanted to share my positive experience. The hotel was well-situated for my business dealings in the city and was convenient for a weekend trip to the Ile de Goree. If you know in advance, contact the hotel for their shuttle to and from the airport...

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2011

I'm compelled to write this as I can get into the business centre which isn't open 15 mins after the advertised time. The staff are unprofessional, discourteous, rude and unhelpful. Breakfast was good except no milk, no coffee, no bowls and when I asked the response was curt! I did think on arrival that it was going to be a...

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Reviewed 28 June 2011

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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 28 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 20 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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: €141 - €248 (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:
#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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