This hotel is one of the most sought after hotel in Bamako for Westerns. There are a lot good, some bad but most of it is just Bamako. It is not like the hotels in the US, but you will find the hotel safe, clean and the workers will do their best to resolve any problems. I stay here for over two months on business and started out in a business class room. But was move to a regular room after two weeks. The regular rooms in the new section do not have wifi. After complaining (my tablet cannot plug-in), they moved me back to business class unit three days later. The rooms in the old section or business class section are better. They are well decorated and clean. I never had any problems with room being clean. Wifi is slow. If you are going to be there for extend period of time, buy your own network service otherwise it can be used for checking email, but any surfing will be painful.
Room service was ok, although sometimes slow… but the trick is to go to dining room order your food and have it sent for delivery. It is faster than eating in the dining room. The dining room service could be slow if there are a lot of people. I found the food safe. I almost never got sick when eating in the hotel. The staff does struggle if you are speaking English but if the waiter does not understand ask for floor manager to come over to assist. The bar on the first floor or floor zero was best. My drinks and service always came with a smile and hello.
The gym is by far the best. I talked to other co-workers staying in Bamako at other hotels and they had no gym. The gym was challenged with flooding but the hotel moved equipment to second workout room to ensure guest could get a good workout in.
Make sure you know of any hide fees or service the hotel like to charge. If you are going to be there for some time and don’t want to pay for mim-bar service than have them remove all the items. Beware of guest fees and hotel statements for eating outside food.
Mostly good, some bad but would stay here again. Always ask for Alma at the front desk. She is the best and her English is perfect. Miriam (tall one) in dining room, she is always smiling and Rey at the pool bar his is very helpful. The security guys always greeted me by name. Overall I found all the staff very supportive and like family. But of course I was there more than two months.
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako Hotel Bamako
- Bamako Radisson