Ocean view and quiet location in city center
Posted Apr 28, 2014
This is my second time at Novotel in Dakar. The first was in 2010. Wonderful place, just overlooking the ocean. For me, it was super convenient to many locations where I had meetings. It is about a 20 minute ride to Allmadies (the beach area) where I had other meetings, and also some additional nice restaurants on the beach.
Very comfortable. Rooms are nice. Beds are comfortable. Modern Scandinavian feel in decor. Rooms and hotel are quiet...kind of barricaded from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Airport pick-up and drop-off were free (and super convenient as Dakar Airport is one of the most chaotic experiences in airports in Africa. You do NOT want to deal with the taxis at the airport).
Food was pretty good, but there are some good restaurants close by, including La Fourchette which is the next block over. I also was able to walk to the ferry terminal for the ferry to Goree Islands. Dinners were very good. The lunch buffet is excellent, but perhaps a bit pricey.
I did have an issue with one person at the front desk. But luckily, the manager, who knows about hotel customer service stepped in and saved the day.
The downstairs lobby and pool area are vibrant and nice. (compared to the lobby at the Pullman, formerly, the Meridian, which I think is dark and depressing).
Would definitely recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 2, 2016 by Simon, Hotel Management
Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de nous écrire à la suite de votre séjour à Novotel Dakar. C'est un réel plaisir de savoir vous vous avez pleinement apprécié le Novotel Dakar. Nous allons partager vos commentaires avec toute l'équipe et nous continuerons à travailler encore d'avantage pour vous donner encore plus de satisfaction lors de vos prochains séjour.
Nous espérons vous recevoir encore dans un proche futur .
Le Directeur Général