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“Another pleasant stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Soudan

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Villa Soudan
Ranked #4 of 25 Bamako B&B and Inns
Somerset West, South Africa
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38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Another pleasant stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

This place seems to improve every time I visit it. The welcome is pleasant; the rooms are comfortable, cool and well ventilated. Everything in the bathrooms works. The dining area is an open area which is sometime a problem with insects in the evening. The view of the Niger River is appreciated but it would be nice if the dining area was closed off and air conditioned, I might spend longer there and buy one or two more beers. The service is good and the food is pleasant. They do a different traditional dish every day, which can be an adventure, but always interesting and tasty. I would have no problems going back here.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Keith P
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

I stayed here for two weeks and loved the location, the stunning view, the friendly atmosphere, and the spacious room. The quality of the food is very good and the choice of wine was better than in a much more expensive hotel. All the staff are delightful and take special care to remember guest names and assist with anything needed. The area is quiet and there are very close by and convenient services such as a supermarket and a reasonable gym within walking distance. There is a swimming pool in the middle of the bar and restaurant area, but it's also worth knowing there's another, more private, swimming pool in the additional site across the road.

They accept payment in Euros and CFA, but advise against paying in USD due to having to offer a poor exchange rate. This is worth knowing in advance, as having been quoted a price in USD, I changed Euros into USD before going, necessitating far too many currency exchanges.

I'd definitely look forward to staying there again during any further trips to Bamako.

Room Tip: a room upstairs gives a better view and a more private balcony
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nayook
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Amman, Jordan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

A peaceful, small, boutique hotel. This is a really great place to stay in Bamako. It is right on the banks of the river, so the view is pretty great. The staff are extremely friendly. Although the location in Bamako itself is in a lovely area, there is also very good security - they check everyone before allowing entry e.g. you can't just stroll in claiming to be visiting someone, the security staff will go and check with that person before letting you in. The rooms are excellent. Very clean, comfortable, spacious and tastefully decorated. Good mosquito nets, air con and a large overhead fan in each room. The garden and outdoor bar/restaurant is beautiful, even has a (very) small pool. The food in the restaurant is very nice, and my only complaint would be that the included breakfast is fairly limited - just coffee, bread, a croissant and jam. A very popular place for a reason, I would say.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank fmmacha
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Monrovia, Liberia
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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

I stayed at Villa Soudan for work in July 2012, and while the room ran me about $100/night and you can easily spend $30 on a meal, the ambiance of the hotel, the attentiveness of the staff, and the quality of the rooms and facilities was very nice. There is laundry, a full bar and restaurant, several other restaurants within walking distance, but no gym.

Room Tip: Get a room on the second floor to improve your view of the Niger river.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anjuli S
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Location is beautiful, staff is very friendly, and more important food is good!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank shattawak
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

Villa Soudan is a jewel in Bamako! The Staff is extremely friendly and will accommodate you with any request you need. The rooms are very clean,comfortable,well decorated and with a beautiful view of the river and the city from the room's patio. The food is great and the delicious breakfast is included in the daily rate. We have been at Villa Soudan twice and we will be back again because it feels like home. Please check out our video from Villa Soudan @http://youtu.be/q50PLIv9t5g

Room Tip: Corner suites are large and sunny.
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank bellacranky05
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Rome
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

We stayed here for a few weeks while looking for a house to move in.

Staff is nice and friendly.
The restaurant is good and clean with a beautiful view of the river, even if the menu is a bit limited if you're planning for an extended stay.
Rooms are spacious with AC, ceiling fan and mosquito nets (even if we saw only isolated mosquitoes here and there).

Overall, recommended. They have a dependance with larger rooms across the road but it does not yet have a generator and you will need to go back and forth with the main building for the pool/restaurant/etc..

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank zinoff
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Additional Information about Villa Soudan

Property: Villa Soudan
Address: Palais De La Culture Road Street 50 | Door 1058, Bamako, Mali
Region: Mali > Bamako
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Bamako
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Soudan 3*
Number of rooms: 5

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