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Farid Hotel Restaurant Dakar
Ranked #17 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
Reviewed 27 July 2011

We booked Hotel Farid as it was the best hotel we could see with our budget and were pleasantly surprised about the quality of the hotel and friendlyness of the staff.

the hotel was clean and well designed and had good access to the internet. the restaurant was very pleasant and secluded and gave a feel that we were not in senegal at all.

the staff were very friendly and helpful and should I need to visit Senegal again I will definately book this hotel

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

I'm used to credit card charges when booking hotels, so I was a little nervous with just email correspondence for our booking. But our room was waiting for us upon our very late arrival.

The "Classic" rooms are more humble than an average Quality Inn--just well-worn basics, but clean, as anyone who travels much outside the U.S./Europe might expect. The slightly-overpriced restaurant across the street is nice, and the one up the street and around the corner was great. The staff was helpful with our tourist-y questions and poor French.

Pros: clean rooms, centrally located (walking distance to everything in Dakar), free internet access, helpful staff
Cons: some noise from stairs/hallway and streets

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2011

Stayed in Hotel Farid for the first few nights and for the last night during my first trip to Dakar. It was a wonderful introduction to the city. I particularly enjoyed the central location, especially being a first-timer in the city. The staff was excellent, helping me with not only hotel related issues but other questions as well. The rooms are simple but very comfortable, with lots of hot water and air-conditioning. In the vicinity, many restaurants are available, including local and international. Try Keur Ndiaye (just around the corner) or La Gallette. The Lebanese restaurant next to the hotel is also great. One tip for the travelers, especially if your taxi driver doesn't find the way to the hotel, always ask for Ali Baba restaurant (in Plateau), that's a well-known spot and Hotel Farid is a few blocks away from there. Overall, great place, I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank Budapest-Hung
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Reviewed 18 November 2010

The Farid Hotel is OK, but it is overpriced.
I paid about 28,000 CFA per night for 2 nights.
This is about 42 Euro ( £38 ) per night.
The room was very darkly lit, very sparsely furnished with no wardrobe.
Also the air conditioning was weak.

I later switched over to the Barakha Hotel, very close by.
The cost here was 25,000 CFA per night.
This is about 37.5 Euro ( £34 ) per night
There was no comparison regarding the quality of the room !
You can also try the Miramar hotel, which again is far better value for money.

Stayed: October 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 October 2010

At a few minutes walk from "Place de l'Indépendance", and 10min walk from the Goree Island terminal, this small but decent hotel welcomes you at the very center of the Plateau neighbourhood. Clean rooms and bathrooms, treated against ants, air cond. and a small tv. Don't expect much from the "business center", though. Service ok, (the receptionist and guard were funny).

You can take a good continental breakfast in the restaurant from the same owner just across the street.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 October 2009

Though the outside may be humble, hotel Farid is a great pick. It is within walking distance to almost everything and the staff is extremely helpful and honest. The restaurant next door had tasty food and was really convenient. The rooms are super basic but immaculate. There is 24/7 free access to the Internet, which saved us a ton in time and money, and Barry, the hotel's concierge, was helpful in getting us the best rates for trips outside the city and taxis. Dakar can get to be a bit much, but if you stay here, you can always pay the day rate at the plush resorts around town on days you need to unwind.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2009

This is a very decent hotel. The room was clean and, surprisingly, the shower had abundant hot water,

The hotel restaurant is supposedly Lebanese, but it serves a bit of everything, from fajitas to cheeseburgers. It is a bit on the pricey side, and there are better restaurants for the money, apart from a very good place that serves traditional food just around the corner called Keur N'Deye. But it may be a good choice for the first night, or if you are too tired to walk sometime.

The hotel has an internet-connected computer in the first floor, free to use. For some reason, this is not announced anywhere.

They offer a transfer service from airport to hotel at 10.000 CFA. You don't really need this service; one can just take a taxi outside the airport and it will take you there for some 3.000-4.000 CFA. Be sure to fix the price with the driver beforehand, though.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 51 Rue Vincens, Dakar 99, Senegal
Region: Senegal > Dakar Region > Dakar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 43 Hotels in Dakar
Price Range: £53 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Farid Hotel Restaurant Dakar 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel-restaurant in Dakar, Senegal: Business, Downtown, Online booking, free internet access - Wi-Fi access, Airport shuttle, currency exchange at hotel. ... more   less 
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