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Hotel Farid - Dakar

3 star Hotel Dakar

51 Rue Vincens - Dakar

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from XOF 40500
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Hotel Farid enjoys an ideal location in the heart of Dakar, only a stone's throw away from Place de l'Indépendance square, a 15-minute walk from the Presidential Palace and Sandage and Kermel markets.

In order to make your stay more pleasant, the hotel is entirely air-conditioned and features a foreign exchange office, dry cleaning/laundry services, free WiFi throughout, a bar, and a restaurant offering Senegalese and Lebanese cuisine. After a day of sightseeing, you might enjoy relaxing on the terrace.

Complimentary secure parking is available for all guests as well as roundtrip airport shuttle, on request (surcharge).

Pets and service animals are not allowed.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 34 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

We strongly recommend Farid Hotel. A rare find in Dakar. Really enjoyed it and the...

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Breakfast at Hotel Farid

A continental breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Farid

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Snack bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11:30 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 4000 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Farid is also known as

Farid Hotel Restaurant Dakar
Farid Hotel Dakar

8.1

Clean

6.6

Location

7.6

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

8.1

Service

Farid Hotel reviews

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Good location, pleasant staff and a good-sized room for three people. Area looks a bit rough but very close to everything downtown.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I spent almost a week at Farid while I was going in and out of Dakar and really couldn't have asked for better assistance and hospitality. It is a simple hotel but extremely well located, good value, and the restaurant is very very good. I injured myself while I was there and they couldn't have been more helpful and attentive to try to make sure I was OK and had everything I needed. I would definitely stay there again.

7.7 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Turkey

Location of the hotel is excellent. also, hotel restaurant is very good. but the room is very hot and air condition is not enough.

5.0 Ordinary
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I have stayed at this hotel in the past and found it to be of good value.On this stay there was construction on my floor,outside my room four of the five days.It was explained that they were installing wi-fi.It made for a most unpleasant stay.had there been availability in the area i would have left.The staff are very pleasant but have no authority to make any changes or compensation.

7.7 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

This is a typical town centre hotel, so its surroundings are nothing special. The staff is friendly and capable, the rooms basic but clean and everything works. Underneath is an outstanding (but expensive) restaurant and the hotel has a separate dining facility and town garden that is a splendid oasis. We enjoyed our stay and prices were very reasonable

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

very good quality for price in a city where all others hotels are too expensive, very good situation in the center, good restauration

6.9 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • India

A hospitable place with very friendly staff.

4.3 Ordinary
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

The location was good...right in the heart of downtown.The restaurant is not in the hotel but directly across the street.The food was good and priced right.However...it was difficult to get room serviced.my sheets were not changed until the third day and i requested every other day.Good value for the price.

7.9 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

This is a very decent hotel. The room was clean and, surprisingly, the shower had abundant hot water, The hotel restaurant is supposedly Lebanese, but it serves a bit of everything, from fajitas to cheeseburgers. It is a bit on the pricey side, and there are better restaurants for the money, apart from a very good place that serves traditional food just around the corner called Keur N'Deye. But it may be a good choice for the first night, or if you are too tired to walk sometime. The hotel has an internet-connected computer in the first floor, free to use. For some reason, this is not announced anywhere. They offer a transfer service from airport to hotel at 10.000 CFA. You don't really need this service; one can just take a taxi outside the airport and it will take you there for some 3.000-4.000 CFA. Be sure to fix the price with the driver beforehand, though.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

I got late in the evening at the hotel, because of a late arrival at the airport and I left the hotel very early the following morning since I had to travel many hours by car. So I spent very little time in the hotel. Yet I can say, It is in the very centre of the city, therefore easy to get to. It is a very clean hotel. My room was extremely quiet and I slept immediately. The next morning the man in charge woke me up exactly on time. The decoration in the entrance hall is fine. I remember it is ok in the room. Nothing to remember specially. No special charm. But fine. On the whole, it gives a good impression of Dakar. A few months before, I had spent a few nights in another African country, in derelict places and Being in hotel Farid in Dakar, I had trouble understanding I was in Africa. Claudine France

5.4 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Good placement, room and public areas poor. Bathroom not too clean. Reception not too friendly.

6.9 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Good location, staff very kindly. Good restaurant. A good choise to visit the center of Dakar.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The multi-lingual staff here is superbly helpful and friendly too – as are most Senegalese. The hotel's excellent Lebanese restaurant is its best feature. The rooms, though very clean and quiet, will not win awards for décor.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Farid is an oasis in the desert of Dakar's noise heat and grime. And the restuarant is a jewel; one of the best in the city and not worth the effort of straying from. Tremendously good value and better than hotels at more than double the cost elsewhere in town. Book it!

7.4 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The man who recieved us at the front desk when we arrived past midnight was a little cold and hard to reach at first. Understandably he was exhausted after working a weewk of night shifts, but it was not a good welcome. The restaurant, though expensive, was amazing. The staff was charming and respectful, and the maitre d'hotel became our good friend in a matter of minutes. Wonderful place to pass the lunch hour, or beyond.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

Close to the main center of Dakar and in walking reach of interesting markets, big selection of good restaurants nearby and not too far away from the boat to Goré Island. Of course the Farid Restaurant across the street represent excellent cooking and all right service. This was also where the MasterCard worked (not in the reception of the hotel). DinersCard was not accepted at all.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

First time, but not the last if I return to Dakar. Surroundings a put off at first, but I had a really positive experience here. I sensed limited English and my French is not the best but reception people understood. Met gay friend there and we had no trouble with reception despite Senegalese attitude toward gays. Just don't flaunt it.

7.5 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Dakar is a big, bustling city. Polluted by emissions from cars. Good restaurants. Would not return to Dakar. First time at Hotel Farid, good choice, stayed for 4 days. Thank goodness the patron speaks excellent English.

7.8 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

In relazione al posto è un ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo. Tutti molto gentili e disponibili. Da citare l'ottima cucina del ristorante annesso all'albergo . Cucina Libanese e Senegalese. Servizio inappuntabile, cibo ben cucinato e ben servito. Da consigliare anche come ristorante.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I was concerned about the mixed reviews the hotel had previously received regarding room quality, but my room was excellent, with new furniture, quality sheets and TV, internet connection,room safe, fridge, and a fine Lebanese restaurant. It is ideal for the visitor who prefers to be in a vital city neighborhood instead of a sterile big-hotel environment. The staff were also very helpful in assisting me (a woman travelling alone) with taxis, directions, etc.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We accidently left our camera bag there. When we called to see if they had it, it had been labeled with our name and put under safe keeping. We were so grateful as that was the beginning of our vacation. We are VERY grateful for their honesty. They were helpful and pleasant even though we couldn't communicate very well as we didn't know french and they didn't know much english. the Hotel Farid restaurant is across the street for now. The food is great and we went back there at the end of our trip just to enjoy their Lebanese food once again.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • SE

Very nice, clean, safe and comfortable hotel with friendly staff!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

6.8 Fair
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

7.3 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

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4.4 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

6.5 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Algeria

5.7 Ordinary
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

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Room Details

Farid offers 30 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free (wired) high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Dakar visit.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • High speed Internet access

How to reach Farid Hotel

By plane
Dakar airport is 13 km from the hotel. You can take a taxi, which costs about F.CFA 3000 during daytime and F.CFA 3500/4000 at night.

Distances from Hotel Farid

Presidential Palace - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
IFAN Museum of African Arts - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Dakar Grand Mosque - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Sandaga Market - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Cheikh Anta Diop University - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
Ile de Goree Beach - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Hann Park - 6.1 km / 3.8 mi
Stade Leopold Senghor - 8.6 km / 5.3 mi
African Renaissance Statue - 8.8 km / 5.4 mi
The preferred airport for Farid is Dakar (DKR-Leopold Sedar Senghor Intl.) - 10.2 km / 6.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Farid

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Free parking