Even a tent at this location would get a three-star review.The view of the Niger is so gorgeous, I'll probably dream about it in my old age. The manager is always always ready to give great service -- he also maintains the most reliable wi-fi that I found after a bit of searching in Bamako. If you like the Radisson Blu you won't like this hotel. The rooms are basic - the river damp gives them a trace scent of mildew though they are spotless. There were no mosquitoes in the room. The European food is tasty and the bartender knows how to preserve wine in a tropical climate. The poolside crowd is always multi-lingual, multi-ethnic - and the pool is crystal clean. It's the kind of homey place that makes travelling in Africa memorable. The owner needs to do more marketing, though, because few taxi drivers know it - it's good to remember that it's near the pharmacy in Torokorbougou.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Relais Bamako Plage,Our hotel is situated on the banks of the Niger River in the District of Bamako "Torokorobougou" quiet and well served.The hotel is 15 minutes from the international airport of Bamako Sénou. Nearby, the second bridge at Bamako, the bridge of King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi- reach in 5 minutes downtown, the city administration or the International Conference Centre of Bamako. ... more less