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Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

Just a word to describe this please "DISGUSTING", the ceiling of the bathroom is collapsing cause of mold and a licking coming from the above floor, Housekeeping is a quite questionable. The staff is unprofessional and with no manners at all, during my stay of 2 weeks I asked "several" times for a more decent room but no luck, at... More 

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Thank Enjoy_1973
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Instead of wasting your time and reading the rest of this review, just STOP and FORGET about staying a this hotel. Nonetheless, if you would like to know why, then by all means, read on! I'm not sure where to start. Firstly, the entire hotel is dark and shady. When I was there the management claimed it was "full" yet... More 

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Bamako, Mali
1 review
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Fairly clean rooms without too much stuff broken (most of the times...be prepared to ask for a new room if the lock or the AC doesn't work). Electricity and water working most of the times. Slow WIFI. No gym or gym like Environment. However an ok pool. Bad hotel restaurant with few choices (and not that good ones either...asking for... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Staff at reception are ok, they certainly don't overdo it, they wouldn't give you any explanation for example as to where and when breakfast was happening or where you could find the pool - you got to ask. Rooms are spacious, but dark, rather dirty (while doing some yoga poses in my room I got a glimpse under the bed... More 

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Thank misssunshine66
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Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

This was my second time staying at the hotel and the experience was far better than the first time. This may be due to the fact I stayed longer this time and got to really use the hotels facilities but one thing that remained constant was the inconsistency of friendly and helpful staff. The reception and porter team were very... More 

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1 Thank shawnpeach
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 16 June 2011

This hotel is recently bought by the Libya Hotels group. But it is still more commonly known by its old name ‘Kempinski’. I stayed here for 11 days on a business trip after the hotel I was booked in was not up to my expectation. I must say I got a much better walk in rate as compared to what... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

This is according to the sign outside the Hotel a 5 star Hotel, we reasoned that they must have painted on the stars them self. The Staff was friendly, but not helpfull. What was wrong, where to start? The food was very expensive, and I was shocked at what I got, I had a steak and chips, I have had... More 

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2 Thank Viljoen_Chris-Marie
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

While the staff were helpful and friendly, the environment was humbling; too simple rooms for a 5* hotel, stench in the passage, holed bathroom basins with no plugs, leaking toilets, dysfunctional fridges, tasteless food. It beats me why they won't take initiative to learn from their big brother (L'Amitie) esp iro food

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1 Thank Cosy11_11
Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 23 December 2010

OK hotel with the charm of a communist building fom the 1970's. Reception staff is not responsive. Breakfast not great. Rooms without mosquito nets, you need to have the window closed at all times. 30-40 USD would be an OK price for this standard.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 August 2009

reception says, on sundays post machines do not work, they do not fix it and ask you to get cash from an atm - which allways works - at the lobby. they do not feel themselves responsible to guarantee visa payments. in those countries, it is difficult to find international standards in accomodation. prices are generally expensive. my complaint is... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Laico El Farouk Hotel

Address: Blvd du 22 Octobre 1946, Bamako BP E 5063, Mali (Formerly Kempinski Hotel El Farouk Bamako)
Region: Mali > Bamako
Price Range: $204 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Laico El Farouk Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Bamako
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