Located on the seafront, this small hotel has satisfactory amenities, although extremely simple. The drastic lack of vegetation and the design make this place completely devoid of any character.
M'Baila is located next to Blue Africa hotel, between M'Bour and the sea resort of Saly, approximately 50 mi south from Dakar.
When many guests are present, a band comes and plays kora or bongos. However, if there aren't many people, you will not find any entertainment whatsoever.
Opt for the top bedrooms so you can enjoy the tubed ceiling!
Standing on the sand, this small, square estate on the seafront is divided into two parts. On the garden side, the white buildings dedicated to the accommodation are decked with an iron staircase which clashes with the rest of the architecture on two levels, which, incidentally, is basic. From the nine bedrooms, perpendicular to the sea, the guests can only see the bare courtyard. Without any vegetation, the main straight path leads directly from the entrance gate to the plain main hotel building. Once you have walked across the reception, the sheltered restaurant and the conference hall, the beach area, much more pleasant than everything else, becomes visible at last, facing the Atlantic ocean. This is where you will certainly spend your holiday.
The nine hotel rooms are located in the two white buildings on the garden side, therefore they do not have a view of the sea because the main building stands in the way. With minimal comfort and no character, the white tiled bedrooms are functional and clean. The walls however, also white, need a new coat of paint. The medium sized rooms have a strict minimum of facilities - low beds, air-conditioning and some storage. The telephone is at the reception. No TV, no safe, no mini-bar. Once you have lifted the curtain, you will find yourself in a large outdated bathroom facing the sink; then another curtain separates this first area from the shower and toilet.
The only restaurant of the M'Baila has an unpretentious menu with a wide choice of fish (5 dishes) and meat (7 dishes). On request, Senegalese meals are also prepared to the guests' greatest delight. As for breakfast (very simple), the guests must say what time they wish to come and eat, the day before. The small restaurant's terrace is a good place to stay cool, while still enjoying the view of the sea and some wooden sculptures planted in the sand next to the palm trees.
Seven straw parasols and seven deckchairs are set up in the small protected and enclosed beach area of the M'Baila. It is possible to move them to your liking and enjoy the large and long beach. On this beautiful bay not far from M'Bour, real life is still present with people strolling along the shore and improvised football matches. The fine sand is not always immaculate and the water, as everywhere else on the Petite Côte, is cloudy. Note that it is not always easy to swim because of the rocks present in various places, in particular just in front of the M'Baila.
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