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Le Phoenix
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Saint-Louis
Dakar, Senegal
1 review
“An excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Our weekend visit to Le Phoenix in beautiful Saint-Louis is an experience worth remembering. We arrived on Friday and were welcomed by the incredibly nice Christophe (please forgive me if the name or spelling is wrong). There was no hassle, no worries or anything to pay extra attention to (a relief in Senegal). We were simply escorted to our room and asked if we wanted something to eat, and started enjoying the absolutely amazing scenery of the hydrobase.

This place is a quiet refuge at the end of the smal strip of hotels at the hydrobase island. Its a short drive from the city centre, but dont worry, the owners will get you a really reasonably priced taxi.

There are no hidden costs, and I am absolutely amazed by how little we paid for the stay, including all meals and a lot of drinks in the bar. This is an unreal luxury for budget travelers.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at Le Phoenix during the Saint-Louis Jazz Festival weekend. We live in Dakar and have traveleld around Senegal and West Africa a bit during our post.

Le Phoenix has a lot going for it. It is a peaceful location with a gorgeous pool (from which you can see the waves pounding in the distance), the gardens are lovely and full of birds, the food on site is very good, and the staff is attentive and friendly. There is wifi and hot water (amenities you will not find everywhere in Senegal) and towels are provided.

The negatives are that it is a bit far from the town (though the journey in is always an adventure), the physical structures clearly need work (paint peeling, concrete cracked), and the beach is quite trashy (certainly no fault of Le Phoenix). Unless you're an experienced budget traveller, or have traveled in developing countries before, you may want to look elsewhere. It is not the sparkling resort gem that you might be used to.

We had a nice time at this hotel lounging by the pool by day and watching jazz late into the night. For us, it was just what we needed: affordable, pool/beach access, and quiet.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Heaven really is a place on earth! At the end of the island, Phoenix is an extremely quiet, peaceful, and friendly place. We were the only guests there and after ten minutes, we decided to stay an extra night. The taxi ride to St Louis takes 15 minutes and should cost 1500-2000 CFA. A 'clando' can take you there for 500 CFA, but you have to show them the way.
The pool is very clean, the food is excellent and the owners know a lot about Senegal and St Louis.
In short, if you are staying in St Louis, go to this hotel!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Le Phoenix

Property: Le Phoenix
Address: Hydrobase, Saint-Louis 0, Senegal
Region: Senegal > Saint-Louis Region > Saint-Louis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Saint-Louis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Phoenix 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel "le phoenix" receives you in an exceptional surroundings between river and ocean. Quietness, satisfaction and change of scenery guaranteed. Saint-louis, perfect alliance with cultural richness and heavenly beaches.You are very welcome. ... more   less 
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Le Phoenix Senegal/Saint-Louis

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