I stayed at...
crumbling, unfriendly & expensive
don't go there.
de la poste, st. louis
Wonderful old historic building. Used to be a warehouse, then cinema,
now family-run hotel that plays up it's history as the hotel for all the
seamail pilots in their glorious heyday. Comfortable, a bit dated, central.
de passage, matam
this is a private house run by french aid agency. Very cheap, and with
a wonderful staff and friends. Definitely a highlight for me and a great
way to meet and hang out with the locals. My shoes got stolen here, and
they came the 12 hour journey three days later to bakel to return them
when they were retrieved by the search party.
think of a terry gillam movie and mix it with 120 degree heat. This is
the hottest town in africa. Weird, but it had water and electricty and
I felt in the lap of luxury after senegal.
Pleasant, executive hotel with a
great pool and right opposite
all the night life.
A final splash of inter-continental luxury.
cheap, clean, friendly -- worth it.
de passage, podor
miserable, hot, mosquitoes.
But Baaba Maal's hotel wasn't open:
saved me from a night on the street.
really, the only choice in town. Shared bathroom and shower with no
running water and electricty cuts frequent. Nice view from the roof.
But the owner upset me by charging me tour fees on my hotel bill because
the cleaner took me round town in his spare time. And he never paid
the cleaner! I got really pissed since he was only paying the cleaner
about $7 for the month.
Hotel, Bobo Diallaso
My favorite. Central, laid back, great staff, nice pool, great rooms
with balcony. Just avoid that nasty thief Kader, out front.
fantastic resort location on beach, but too expensive, too touristy,
and too insulated from it's african environment.
great location on beautiful beach, cheap, deserted during week/rainy
season, great vibe. Definitely worth it.
Fabulous little complex of hotel, restaurants and shops. Really friendly,
inexpensive, and the greatest family team running the show.