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King Fahd Palace
Ranked #33 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
Ontario, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Hotel was a little run down, it seemed fairly clean but was showing its age. The staff were friendly and helpful. It is right on the water and has a golf course on site. It is not downtown so you would need a taxi to get anywhere. There was security at the front but gate not closed at all times.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 689 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Good option for the business traveler, but don’t expect a lot. Kind of musty; the air conditioning did not work quite right. Also the furnishings were a bit frayed, but it was close to the airport and had a good breakfast, so it was fine.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Treviso, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Nice swimming pool, and there is also a small beach dedicate to the hotel customer, but not well keeped. the restaurant is nothing special ,there is also a bar, the rooms are not that bad but honestly for the price I payed there are better hotel in town.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Although it is located a bit far from city center but as its service is very good I can say that it is one of the very good hotels which I have stayed. Its price is acceptable ( I had special reservation) and paid 200$ each night including breakfast

Room Tip: Rooms with Ocean view are very beautiful. It is very quite.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Islamabad
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I stayed here for 8 nights for a conference. I insisted for an ocean view room but was not given one. They also made me wait about 2 hours for my room (even though I arrived at 5pm, well after check in time) and I heard they made many many people who were at my conference wait for that long or even longer. That shows a lack of organization at their end and a lack of concern for guests' comfort--weary people who are arriving after hours and hours of travelling (if coming from out of country like I was).

During the stay, I had little cause for complaint though. The room was decent, cleaned every day and hot water in my room was aplenty, though I heard from some people they didn't have any for the entire duration of their visit. I was on the 5th floor, facing the main road.

The hotel is near the airport, so a good 30 minute taxi ride into the main downtown area of Dakar. Outside of the hotel itself though, there is a little strip with a few seafood restaurants at one end of the street (past the US embassy) that overlook the sea, which were nice to go to for the food and breeze. Walking in the opposite direction (about 7-8 minutes walk) down the road, there is a nice Moroccan restaurant that I ended up visiting more than once during my stay, it was really good food with a really nice owner named Sadia.

Breakfast is included in the room rent (at the Le Manguier) and was superb with a wide variety of options and a fresh omelette station, really loved the omelettes and the fresh seasonal fruit, like mango, papaya and pineapple.

The Les jardins de l'ocean is also a nice restaurant with scenic views of the Atlantic ocean as well as Ile d'Goree and a good buffet lunch menu that I had one of the days.

Walking out of the lobby area towards the poolside bar area is a real treat, with a grand view of the ocean. If you continue walking you get to the beach area which is nice. Some kids were playing football when I went and it was nice. The beach is quite narrow though, so only some room for sunbathing, there were also some rocks so not the best area to go into the water. If you keep walking (opposite from the golf course area) you get to a nice promontory into the sea where you can sit and enjoy the view of the waves crashing and some people surfing among them. I spent one evening reading and people watching on the tip of the promontory and it was very pleasant.

One of the continuous annoyances was the slightly unprofessional attitude of the staff. They also had some renovations underway and one day all the elevators were out of order. Had to climb up and down five flights of stairs. Not fun!

The reception also charged me USD120 as security deposit on my card, which they 'charged' rather than 'blocked' and upon leaving I asked them to reverse the transaction and they said they did, but they hadn't. I had to come back home and contest the charges and so far, nothing.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Johannesburg
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Did a business trip to Dakar and stayed at this fine hotel. The front desk staff very helpful and service orientated. The complimentary Airport Shuttle a pleasant experience with smiling drivers. Breakfast excellent and the hotel beach restaurant and pool bar located with beautiful views of the ocean. The pool area equal to, or even better than anything I've seen at other top hotels. The standard room which I had is pretty average and does nor offer self made tea/coffee. All in all, a very nice experience and I'd happily stay there again.

Room Tip: I simply enjoy a room close to the elevators for convenience. It appears as though all rooms have ar...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Great hotel, clean, comfortable beds. A few nicks in the tub but, not a big deal. Breakfast was wonderful. Most of the staff speak both French and English although, most of the tv stations are in French. Was stranded on a flight and Delta put us up at this hotel overnight, was SO happy as it took almost a day for them to get another plane. Grounds back up to the water although, it's a bit rocky but, nice to dip your toes in. Nice pool, small workout area. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Property: King Fahd Palace
Address: Route des Almadies, Dakar NA, Senegal (Formerly Le Meridien President)
Region: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Dakar
#12 Luxury Hotel in Dakar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — King Fahd Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 374
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Also Known As:
King Fahd Palace Hotel Dakar
Le Meridien Hotel Dakar
Dakar Le Meridien
Le Meridien Dakar

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