Hotel Hôlel Le Keur Mariguen Hotel 3 star
La Somone, Senegal
Amy Adejokun Section editor

This is a hotel that has to be earned. Firstly because it is difficult to locate, then because of the unique atmosphere prevailing there. Welcome to Luc and Annick Tastard's. Welcome to Senegal, but also to Brittany ! The Tastards brought their country with them in their African adventure. A small pleasant estate by the seashore, without pretention, except for a wonderful stay in a family setting.

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    Location 10.0 /10

    By the sea, in the small resort of La Somone, a few metres away from the village centre. The hotel is located some 46.6 miles from Dakar. The journey from the Dakar airport takes 1 h 15 minutes.

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    Large baywindow, exposed to the wind, blue tiles on the floor, light wooden furniture, the bungalows offer a perfect and pleasant decoration in yellow and green hues. A lounge area with table and bamboo chairs, an American kitchen, a sofa frame in the double bed covered with a mosquito net. Few standard amenities : no television, mini-bar or telephone. A fan and a torch in case of power failure. A terrace with chairs and low table. The structure is pleasant and functional.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    Built in 2003, the Keur Marigen stretches on a rather limited surface area by the edge of La Somone beach. You access it through a small sandy street. Most of its rooms are scattered around a flowery garden with a small swimming pool in the middle. In the middle of its "confines" are a group of 5 double bungalows, 1 cottage for 2 or 3 people and 2 family cottages for 4 or 5 people. The maximum capacity is 25 persons, and yet you still have some privacy. The restaurant is upstairs, above the reception, on a terrace, facing the sea.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    Get this straight : you are not going to the Keur Mariguen to watch your weight ! The dishes offered by Annick and the Gal Gui (the restaurant) will ensure you are on a diet only in your dreams ! The restaurant is upstairs. You will find warmth in a covered room and a shaded terrace, facing the sea. A bar with a "fishing" decoration will allow you to relish the departure of indigenous fishermen for their night expedition. There again is where Brittany meets Senegal. You will savour flat pancakes as roasted shark ! The cuisine is local and international. Excellent fish menu, roasted marinated shark is scrumptious ! Various meats and starters. Excellent desserts ! Excellent wine list ! The flavours and the cuisine in general are an integral part of the place and draw attention on the charm of the place. The host is a true French cordon bleu.

    Beach 6.70 /10

    In comparison to the overcrowded coast of Saly, the beautiful beach of La Somone appears like a very calm spot which combines peace and beauty of the setting. Access is free and through the street, located outside the confines of the residence. No equipment or water sports. Lovers of relaxation will be disappointed. Those who are curious and have a passion for Africa will see fishing boats there, peddlers and a good chunk of the local population.

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    It offers good value for money thanks to quality lodging and excellent food. The beach is wild : the guests prefer sitting around the swimming pool.


    • Swimming pool
    • Animals allowed


    • The catering service.
    • The service
    • The reception


    • Small estate
    • The beach is not fitted out

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