Dakar

 

Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal, located on the western coast.

It known historically for its role in the slave trade, but has become popular more recently in the growth of African and World Music genres.

Internationally known artists such as Yousou N’Dour and Babba Maal, and distinctive musical styles that combine indigenous sounds with African, Cuban, and other influences, have made Dakar a center of the world music scene.

Music can be heard in clubs many nights of the week, but the most popular venues and bands vary, so it helps to do research (in French, if possible).

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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La Villa D

Set in Dakar, 105 metres' walk from the beach, 5 km from African Renaissance Monument, La Villa D features a sun terrace and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

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Lamp Immo

Offering accommodation with air conditioning, Lamp Immo is situated in Yof, 2.6 km from Chrono Racing Club- Dakar karting. Leopold Sedar Sengor Stadium is 2.6 km away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73

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Hôtel & Restaurant Farid

Located in the centre of Dakar, Hôtel & Restaurant Farid is a 2-minute drive from the Sandaga markets. You can enjoy snacks from the bar on the shaded terrace, and the restaurant serves international meals. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$69

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Atoo Group

Situated 2.9 km from Chrono Racing Club- Dakar karting in Yof, this apartment features a terrace with city views. The apartment is 2.9 km from Leopold Sedar Sengor Stadium. Free WiFi is featured . There is a seating area and a kitchen. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

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Hôtel Faidherbe

Located in Dakar City Centre, this air-conditioned hotel features a private swimming pool and shaded terrace in the 600 m² garden. It is just 850 metres from Place de l’Indépendance. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$68 - $83

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hôtel du Plateau

Hôtel du Plateau

Located in the centre of Dakar, Hôtel du Plateau offers air-conditioned guest rooms and is 10 km from Dakar Airport. You can relax on the furnished terrace with a drink from the bar. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$49

$49-
Résidence De La Porte Du Millenaire

Résidence De La Porte Du Millenaire

Offering a restaurant, Résidence De La Porte Du Millenaire offers self-catering accommodation. The property is 600 metres from Dakar Grand Mosque and 6 km from House of Slaves. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$49

$49-
Maam Samba

Maam Samba

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Maam Samba is set in Yof, 6 km from Chrono Racing Club- Dakar karting. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$49

$49-
La Maison, Chambres d'hôtes Dakar

La Maison, Chambres d'hôtes Dakar

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, La Maison, Chambres d'hôtes Dakar offers accommodation in Dakar, 300 metres from 7 Aviation rue. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$52

$52-
Le First Concept

Le First Concept

Le First Concept is located in Dakar. It is a 10-minute drive from African Renaissance Monument. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. The accommodation is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$53

$53-
Résidence Arcanes

Résidence Arcanes

A 10-mintue drive from Fann Beach, Résidence Arcanes offers 24-hour reception, air-conditioned studios and suites, and Wi-Fi is free of charge in the entire property. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$54

$54-
Hotel Residence La Corniche

Hotel Residence La Corniche

Located a 5-minute drive from Mamelles beach, Hotel Residence La Corniche features a panoramic view of the sea. It offers a restaurant, a terrace and business centre. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$54

$54-
Villa Castel

Villa Castel

Centrally located on Goree Island, Villa Castel offers a furnished terrace, a flower garden and Wi-Fi is free of charge in the entire property. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
DiopImmo

DiopImmo

Featuring free WiFi, DiopImmo is situated in Dakar, 700 metres from ZA Embassy. Mali Embassy is 1.4 km from the property. The accommodation is air conditioned and is equipped with a dining area and a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Appartement à Sacré Coeur

Appartement à Sacré Coeur

Offering accommodation with air conditioning, Appartement à Sacré Coeur is located in Dakar, 800 metres from ZA Embassy. Mali Embassy is 2 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Residence HANN MARISTES Accueil

Residence HANN MARISTES Accueil

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Residence HANN MARISTES Accueil is located in Dakar, 1.8 km from Zoo (Dakar). CED Horse club is 2.7 km away. All units have a flat-screen TV. Some units include a dining area and/or balcony. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Residence OUEST FOIRE KHANDAR Accueil

Residence OUEST FOIRE KHANDAR Accueil

Featuring air conditioning, Residence OUEST FOIRE KHANDAR Accueil is located in Dakar, 2.1 km from Dakar Airport Terminal. 7 Aviation rue is 3.8 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. All units feature a satellite flat-screen TV. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Résidence Kiné

Résidence Kiné

Offering accommodation with air conditioning, Résidence Kiné is situated in Dakar, 3.4 km from Zoo (Dakar). Dakar Airport Terminal is 3.8 km away. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Atoo Group

Atoo Group

Situated 2.9 km from Chrono Racing Club- Dakar karting in Yof, this apartment features a terrace with city views. The apartment is 2.9 km from Leopold Sedar Sengor Stadium. Free WiFi is featured . There is a seating area and a kitchen. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Résidence Mermoz

Résidence Mermoz

Set in Dakar, 1.6 km from ZA Embassy, Résidence Mermoz boasts a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Certain rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Venus

Venus

Situated 3.5 km from Zoo (Dakar) in Dakar, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi. The property is 4.1 km from Dakar Airport Terminal and free private parking is provided. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-
Demba Appartement

Demba Appartement

Located in Dakar, Demba Appartement is 3.3 km from Dakar Airport Terminal. Zoo (Dakar) is 4 km away. The accommodation is fitted with a flat-screen TV. All units include a kitchen fitted with a microwave and fridge. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$57

$57-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Nightlife
Nightlife in Dakar is based around music and clubs. The most popular venues and bands vary, so it helps to do research (in French, if possible). The Senegalese are very proud of their reputation for "teranga" -- hospitality. Locals are extremely friendly and helpful, but as anywhere else, watch out for scams and pickpockets.
Music
Visitors can find a rich diversity of styles, from traditional griot to highly danceable Mbalax to contemporary genres. Clubs are the primary venue.
Other Interests:
Combination
Unusual Local Feature
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Wildlife and Plants

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