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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jamm

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Jamm
Ranked #3 of 19 Saint-Louis B&B and Inns
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Top choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

This small hotel with only four rooms is surely the best spot to stay in Saint-Louis. Housed in an old building renovated with style, decorated with local artifacts, and filled with interesting books, Hotel Jamm provides a marvelous entry into Saint-Louis. The proprietor, Yves Lamour, speaks English as well as French, and can set you up with knowledgeable guides for whatever interests you: walking the city, birding in the national parks, even visiting local artisans. He also arranged for someone to take us from Dakar to Saint-Denis and four days later, to drive us back to Dakar. The food and company was so good at Jamm that we had breakfast and dinner with the proprietor and his lovely wife, Dior, all four days.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

My adult son and I arrived for two nights in November and found a gracious owner, space and staff. The rooms have all the comforts of AC, flat screen TV, separate WC and tub/sink room with large earthen ware soaking tup and mod shower head, speedy free wireless, fridge with soda, beer, water for a small fee, ceiling fans; we did not use the first two items -- they worked, just did not need them -- but the rest were welcome. The high ceilings that accomodate a ladder to a twin bedded sleeping loft let us share the room comfortably. Beautiful bedding and furniture, lots of local art and space true to the pictures made the stay all the better. With delicious meals, easy conversation in French and English, helpful suggestions for guides to bird sactuary and the fishing villages as well as art galleries -- all orchestrated by owner Yves Lamour -- we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Also try the restaurant across the street for boxing history and Spanish food with fresh ingredients and graceful decor. Would love to come again for a week of writing/sitting in the third floor sun deck and exploring the environs.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

One of the best experiences in Senegal. Hotel is beautiful, staff is welcoming and the owner, Yves Lamour does everything to make you feel at home. He was found an excellent guide to the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary. Highest recommendation!!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Andalucia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

This small hotel is very nice, the building has been restored beautifully, and it's full of interesting objects. The owner is very helpful, very friendly. it was a shame we were staying there just for 1 night. Everything was working very well, and itwasvery quiet at night.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

The Jamm hotel is a gem as is the owner Yves. When we arrived he made us feel absolutely welcome.
The rooms were fantastic and clean. The interior decor was warm and had a great energy.
Yves made us feel like were were "a home away from home". Introduced us to a wonderful guide who took us arround St Louis. Yves personally took us around to Art galaries in his own vehicle. We were really surprised to see such amazing art galaries in Senegal.
The restaurants he suggested were all wonderful.
Thank you Yves for making this an absolutely amazing holiday. I will be back at your hotel I loved it so much.

I am really sorry I did not take any pictures of the interior of the rooms to show how beautiful they were

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

We had been told about Jamm on my first trip and went to check it out before our return a month later. The place is amazing. The decor is wonderful and is kept in excellent order. The owners are fantastic and went out of their way to make our stay a great one. The food is the best in Saint Louis (or almost anywhere, the in-house chef is incredible). In my opinion (and from the feedback I got from my fellow travellers) this is one of the best best places to stay, not only in Senegal but the whole of West Africa. If you are in the area and miss this you are making a big mistake!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2011

The Jamm is a beautiful building in the middle of Saint-Louis. Everybody there treated me with great warmth and kindness. The food is absolutely wonderful too. My hosts were extremely kind and generous - well beyond the call of duty. The Jamm is a treat - enjoy!

Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Jamm

Property: Jamm
Address: Angle Rue Paul/Abdoulaye Seck Marie Parsine | BP 667, Saint-Louis, Senegal
Region: Senegal > Saint-Louis Region > Saint-Louis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Saint-Louis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four rooms "guest house" located in the center of the historical island of Saint-Louis.On demand, diner for the guests. Ancient house refurbished in 2008 with all the commodities of the XXI° century (Jacuzzi, WIFI, air conditionning). ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Jamm Senegal/Saint-Louis

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