Hotel Radisson Blu Bamako Hotel 0 star
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Aci 2000 Hamdallaye Bamako, Mali
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The brand new Radisson SAS Bamako could not be better suited to business travellers, but it is also a great place if you are in search of comfort, luxury and modernity. Thanks to its service, stylish interior decor, guest rooms and relaxation areas, it is the choice destination for a bit of peace and quiet.

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    Location 10.0 /10

    The Radisson SAS Bamako is located in the business district ACI 2000, where it rubs shoulders with company headquarters, embassies and ministries. Bamako international airport is 7 mi away, about 20 minutes by car depending on the traffic jams.

    Accommodation 8.45 /10

    The hotel has 73 spotless, modern rooms, comprised of 39 standard rooms, 6 adjoining rooms, 23 executive rooms, 3 family rooms and 2 suites. In addition to the facilities in the standard rooms (366 sq ft), the executive rooms (398 sq ft) are provided with a Nespresso machine, a cooker, an iron and a clothes press. The rooms are up to Western standards and feel especially pleasant and comfortable when compared to the general standard of hotel accommodation in Mali. They are rather cluttered though which means that you cannot really make the most of the space. The desk extension is so long, for example, that it makes it harder to reach the bed. As for the facilities, you are sure to be impressed by the plasma screen which can either be used as a computer with the keyboard on the desk, or mounted on the wall as a television; there is also a bar area with a marble counter and large minibar with tea and coffee-making facilities; plenty of storage space, a sofa that folds out into a bed and leather armchairs. There is also a direct telephone line, very discreet individual air-conditioning, numerous cushions and a safe. The only downsides are the very narrow balconies overlooking the rooftops and the small windows, which do not let in much natural light. The room opens onto the spacious bathroom, which is provided with a large bathtub (jacuzzi), a separate shower, many hospitality products, a hair-dryer, a magnifying mirror, bathrobes and slippers. The toilets are in a separate room. Room service is available 24-hours a day.

    Overview 7.95 /10

    The Radisson SAS Bamako opened at the end of June 2008 in a large building several floors high. On entering the spacious, designer entrance hall, you really start to appreciate the novelty of this establishment in the heart of Bamako. The lobby is the first of many small spaces to be explored on either side of the building, and in the evening, the wide, illuminated staircases leading to the various floors transform the atmosphere of the place and blend in seamlessly with the lounge bar, which gets very busy at the end of the afternoon. The relaxation and restaurant areas open generously onto the hotel's garden, much of which is taken up by the multi-level swimming pool. It has several deckchairs dotted around it and can be crossed via a small wooden bridge which leads to the small garden. Just opposite, there is a gym with a large bay window that gives onto an outdoor area. The massage room is as basic as you can get. On the street side of the hotel, there are a few businesses offering services that are not available in the hotel (banks, travel agencies, etc.), and two more bars.

    Food and drink 7.95 /10

    The French chef at the Kora restaurant used to cook for the French ambassador, and the influence of his home country is clear for all to see in dishes like 'ballottine of lamb with fromage frais, herbs and olive cous cous'. African dishes are also included on the menu, while the honourable wine list includes wines from the Loire, Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion, Champagne, etc. If you fancy a simpler meal, head to Djembé, a trendy bar that serves food for lunch and dinner. In both of the hotel's restaurants, guests can enjoy the lovely view of the swimming pool through large bay windows. Don't forget, everything here is made in the hotel's kitchen, from the bread to the sorbets! The various mealtimes are very flexible, even allowing you to have a quick breakfast between 4:30 am and 6:00 am.

    To know

    The Radisson SAS Bamako is currently the only hotel with 5 stars (according to the local standards) in the business district. Broadband internet connection with free WiFi can be accessed throughout the hotel. Various entertainment events are organised in the hotel two or three times a week, including a group of musicians that is regularly invited to play. Famous artists also perform shows from time to time, like Ismaël Lo, for example.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, keep fit

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, fitness

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Non-smoking rooms

    advantage

    • The comfort
    • The rooms
    • The stylish decor
    • The service
    • The cleanliness

    disadvantages

    • The nearby construction work
    • The rather cramped spaces, especially outside

    Traveller Reviews

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      • Package deals in mars 2014 Posted on 2014-03-24 Affaire - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        hôtel moderne accueillant, chaleureux, rénové . réception professionnel, bar rapide, propre et souriant. chambre double avec balcon , vue sur villa et ville. propre , high tech, meuble de qualité , salle d'eau avec jolie jeu de lumière . petit déjeuner varié chaud , froid et diététique . piscine et transat au calme. salle de sport climatisée de qualité , il y a de nombreux agrès.

      • Advantages

        propre et staff professionnel

      • Disavantages

        manque d'intimité au bar car petit.

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10