My client booked this for me and I will never let them book me another hotel.
Not remotely close to 5 stars. It's on par with a Super 8 or F1 in Europe. It was built in a "grand style" in the late 80's or early 90's and they appear to have done nothing since then to maintain it. Everything looks shabby and/or is literally rotting. The door of my bathroom is pealing it's chipboard. My room smelled like mildew and mould. The power outlet was hanging a bit out of the wall. The furnishings are are cracked and stained. The lock on my door didn't work.
The wifi is terrible, it works a bit better if you stand near the door. But even then it's just down sometimes.
I only stayed two days and had so-so fish with bad greasy vegetables the first night. The second I ordered pasta and I think I've seen/smelled better pasta at a gas station. I don't even know how you can mess it up. I didn't eat more than one bite. Also a note, don't try the local beer "La Gazelle", it's terrible.
The staff are slow and not very good at their jobs. Friendly enough though.
Breakfast is below average. I avoided anything that could potentially make me sick so I had bad croissant both mornings. Stale and doughy. Coffee is burnt and terrible.
So, yeah, I know, "This is Africa", but honestly this place could have done better. It's like they aren't even trying. Yet they are charging European prices. I would have rather stayed at an Ibis.
So to sum it up, don't stay here. On a positive note, at least there was hot water and electricity and nothing was stolen from my room.
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- Also Known As:
- King Fahd Palace Hotel Dakar
- Le Meridien Hotel Dakar
- Dakar Le Meridien
- Le Meridien Dakar