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“Superb staff and comfort”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Comme Chez Soi

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Comme Chez Soi
Ranked #4 of 38 Hotels in Bamako
Bamako
1 review
“Superb staff and comfort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2010

The staff was extremely welcoming and helpful, allowing me to choose between several rooms. There's a great variety of reading books available in case you have spare time. Esthetically the yard and rooms are extremely pleasing. It's a great experience just to walk onto the grounds.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2010

Comme Chez Soi is a calm, tidy oasis in the middle of the Hippodrome neighborhood. There are many plants and shady trees on the property and a small, tranquil, stone-lined pool to slide into on a hot afternoon. The rooms are tastefully decorated and relaxing to be in. For someone who is easily intimidated by fancy hotels, I can assure you that I feel like I can be at home at Comme Chez Soi (well, I guess that's the point, right? What with the name and all...) but still feel like I am getting special treatment.

Unlike many Bamako hotels, I feel like you actually get what you pay for here.

Comme Chez Soi is close to grocery stores, food stands, nightlife, big and small restaurants, some street food, tailors, and public transportation. Some food (and coffee) is available at the hotel itself, and the owners are planning to expand.

Awesome library selection.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2010

I was beyond thrilled that my wife found this hotel, which is a calm oasis cast amidst the hustle and bustle of the Hippodrome quarter of Bamako. The owners are outstanding and went to no end to see that my wife and my stay was fantastic.

The place is spotless and cleaned incredibly fast each day. The pool is maintained very well and is good for a dip any time of the day. The owners have also done something you rarely see in expat-owned hotels in that they either hired and/or properly trained local staff who do their jobs exceedingly well. Often in African hotels, you see the managers just yelling at the local staff, but that is not the case here and you can see that the establishment has gone to great lengths to create a class act of a hotel.

To be honest I was tempted not to submit a review since I wanted to keep this place a secret, but they treated me too well to even give that a second thought.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bamako
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2010

Comme Chez Soi is one of the best hotels I've seen in Bamako -- or Mali for that matter! The rooms are beautiful and extraordinarily comfortable, with hand-tiled showers, hot water, and A/C. If you are a group of 3 or more, I would highly suggest the private bungalow -- a great value with a beautiful loft and adequate sleeping room. Small and intimate, the owners and staff are attentive. A delicious breakfast with real coffee, yogurt, fresh juice and even over-easy eggs (a rare find!!) on request. The grounds are gorgeously designed with a refreshing fountain pool, large trees and a great lounge area, perfect for escaping the heat and hustle of Bamako. Ask the owners to throw a pizza in the wood-fired oven, and you'll never have to leave!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2010

We were fortunate enough to find the "Comme chez Soi" in Bamako in the Hippodrome area after our previous desastrous stay in another B&B in Bamako. A very warm welcome by a sympathetic couple, tastely renovated and decorated rooms, free internet, a copious breakfast with - a rare find in Mali - really good coffee. African style with western efficiency. Did I mention the pool ? Free parking in front of the space for us overlanders. And all this for exactely the same price as the other shabby place we stayed in previously. Congratulations to the owners !

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Comme Chez Soi

Property: Comme Chez Soi
Address: Rue 281-Porte 37 | Hippodrome, Bamako 0, Mali
Phone Number:
Region: Mali > Bamako
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bamako
#3 Business Hotel in Bamako
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Comme Chez Soi, a new, intimate, professional and cozy hotel in the heart of Bamako. We opened our doors at the end of 2009 after having completely renovated a traditional Malian villa using local materials and artisans. Our hotel is located down a quiet side street in the Hippodrome neighborhood, walking distance from the city's best restaurants, bars, and shops and just 5 minutes from the city center. ... more   less 
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Comme Chez Soi Hotel Bamako

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