Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Avenue de la Corniche Ouest, Dakar, 16868, Senegal
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 51% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Families71
  • Couples86
  • Solo80
  • Business87

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by merbal

Dear everyone!

im planing to go to Dakar for a dancefestival end of maj...
-how is the life in Dakar?
-existing some good hotel there?
-should i be myself,or should i be just a fearfull tourist?
-it is safe city? any kidnapping there?
-any other city to visit?
-any nice beach to visit?
-how is the weather maj/jun?

thanx for attention,and for the answers!


by Noel_Leon

Hello, I was there a couple of years ago and I remember that the best hotel downtown was Novotel. It is located at the northern end of Corniche Est, facing Gorée island. I found it a little overpriced, though. There are a bunch of mid-range hotels, the one I liked most is Al Afifa. I was there in October and it was really HOT and HUMID. May is supposed to be nicer. The city centre is quite small an you can easily walk trough. I was walking by myself very often in daytime, sometimes during nighttime as well, and never had any problem. Be prepared to be approched by local people who will offer to guide you around. They will eventually ask some money for that but they can be very helpful and save you from troubles. Use your comon sense, of course. French language will help a lot to get in touch with the locals. Have fun.


by ricky52

Due to extreme climatic changes the World is experiencing at the moment, trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local, on the day variations.
Most places now are seeing weather conditions well outside the norm.
The information below should be used as a guide only.

Here is the average weather for Dakar for this time of year.
Enjoy your holiday.

High 82f / 28c
Low 69f / 20c
Rain 0.00in / 0.0mm
Rain days 0
Hours of sun 9
Daylight hours 13
UV level 11 = Extreme
Humidity = Moderate
Sea temp 72f / 22c

High 85f / 30c
Low 74f / 23c
Rain 0.60in / 15.0mm
Rain days 12
Hours of sun 8
Daylight hours 13
UV level 11 = Extreme
Humidity = High
Sea temp 78f / 25c


by salyba862

Dakar is a very safe city for tourists. You will see people walking at any given time of the day and night, including women alone. The people are a little bit pushing when they want to sell you things but the are very nice in general. May and June is the perfect time to go, right before the raining season. Thus, not too hot, not too humid and not a lot of mosquitos.

If you budget is tight and most importantly if you want to see more about the people, the culture, the different neighborhoods you can stay in of the many furnished house managed by the local. It’s safe and you will in there most of the amenities you can expect in a hotel but it's much cheaper. Try this web site : www.alouer-au-senegal.com

They even have a slide show pictures of Dakar on the web site. Pretty interesting. The place is located in a nice neighborhood. The manager is very nice and very helpful in helping tourists go places and find things. He speaks English. If needed he will come get you form the airport for a small fee.

Travel Tips for Dakar

Take care from the sun and mosquitos!!!

by lemonde7

Don't accept help from somebody, because they ask you money Comfortable shoes and clothes are required if you don't want to suffer due to the warm Mosquito Repellent is expensive, don't forget it!
Yellow vaccine is import and paludism treatment!

Pink Lake

by MikeAtSea

This is the dead sea of Senegal a true natural phenomenon. Due to the high salinity of the lake it shimmers pink with the African sky. Besides being a nice outing as a day trip to explore the Senegalese countryside one can also see the locals harvesting the salt from the lake. If you like to take a "dip" remember to bring a towel!


by MikeBird

"Ile de Gorée & Dakar City"

The one place we managed to visit at the end of our business trip to Dakar was Ile de Gorée. It's very touristy but do try to take the boat out there. It's humbling to visit the Maison des Esclaves. For me it was the thought that the rich traders could have been living in their comfort and opulence whilst directly beneath them in the cells below were the poor captives waiting to be shipped off to God knows what. How could they have ignored the cries of the people below whilst they ate their meals and slept in their comfortable beds?

I can't say much about Dakar because I didn't really see much of it except to say the traffic was amazing and the buses, like in many African cities overcrowded and ruthless in trying to catch their customers. Their trademark is the fantastically painted blue and gold exteriors. You can buy handcrafted models of them made out of recycled scraps. The one I bought my son had aerosol tops for wheels! I just love the inventiveness and ingenuity of Africans.
The( rather poor quality) photo gives you a flavour of life in Dakar city.

Free My People

by ardelean

Senegal is poor. They still use Dacia's for taxis - no windows, no roof, but the engine works. Mini buses are everywhere.

Take a trip to Goree Island and see the 'door of no return' . The island is the most western point of the continent and the departure point for many slaves. The island is interesting for itself.

King Neptune Ball

by kaloz

"My Favorite Mermaid"

Ahh, Luzia, my favorite mermaid. Her fluke has morphed into feet for the ball and dancing will ensue.

"Tango till you're sore"

Daniel and Tamara give a demonstration of Argentine Tango.

"Drink like a fish"

What ball would be complete without a bit of the bubbly. Drink all you want, you don't have to drive.

"Girls just Want to have Fun"

Kaloz is a hit with the girls from the spa. This may have been after a few drinks, I can't remember. Kidding, I do remember and loved every minute of it.

"Ball Guests from Chile"

We had guests from all parts of the world, this Chilean couple were most fun. IT was quite the mixing of cultures. I don't know how many languages were spoken, but I heard quite a few

"Boys will be Boys"

If you put on your party dress, the boys will flirt. Kaloz was a big hit with these boys from the crew, mind your hands boys.

"Cruise Director Michelle"

I was lucky enough to meet the cruise director socially the first evening at Warren's birthday celebration. Warren was a table mate and guest lecturer.
Michelle has an uncanny knack with names, and even though the job is very demanding always had a smile.

"Ships Doctor Doctor Loeffler"

Ship's Doctor Loeffler was also at Warren's party and we became friends, with Kaloz teaching the doctor how to tie a bow tie for all those formal dinners aboard ship.


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