Les Collines De Niassam

Les Collines De Niassam

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#1 of 2 B&Bs in Palmarin
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English, French, German
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Bp 03, Palmarin 10000 Senegal
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Steve Buckley wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom8,575 contributions1,055 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and myself lived in Senegal (Dakar) in the early/late 80s and are currently paying our first return visit touring around the country visiting some new and old haunts.

Our last 2 nights were spent at Les Collines De Niassam which is a collection of luxury ECO Huts (a word I use loosely) on a large, fast flowing river with an abundance of birdlife. It is owned and run by a delightful Frenchman who spent a year building the property 20 years ago. How he ever managed to find this site in the first place is beyond me but find it he did!!

The ‘huts’ are varied - some in trees and ours (Lagoon 3) is together with one other on a delightful small island that is only reachable by a double planked Walkway. No problem during the day (when the tide is often as not out) but challenging at night unless you deploy the excellent Guardian’s services! Once there, the huts are spacious with a comfortable bed (together with an excellent mosquito net) and a spacious bathroom - not hot water but it is tepid once you get accustomed to it!!

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners are provided and all the meals we had were excellent with a good serving team on hand.

All in all, this was a most enjoyable experience and one I would certainly recommend to others provided they did their homework in advance. Rest assured you won’t be disappointed and a warm welcome awaits!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Select your room with care!
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Cathy C wrote a review Dec 2023
Dakar, Senegal2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Calm and beautiful place, hotel workers are very helpful and responsive. We enjoyed the nature and beautiful view of the lagoon just outside our room. Was nice to see another part of Senegal

Can improve on meals by giving more than one option.
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Date of stay: December 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Can get very windy during the cool season. Carry some games for children and plan their...
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NewJerseyGuy wrote a review Dec 2013
Bordentown, New Jersey36 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Reading through the Trip Adviser reviews, it’s obvious that this hotel is not for everyone. If you want a fancy resort with rooms the size of a small Caribbean island, this eco-lodge is not the place. If you want a servile staff providing impersonal service, go some place else. If you want hot water, resort fare and a host of entertainment options, you will not enjoy your stay. However, if you are an adventurous traveller who wants to savor the elegance of simplicity, you would be hard put to find a better place than this beautiful hotel located in a marvelously quiet lagoon. The staff here, for the most part, comes from the neighboring village. They take great pride in their work and in their region. They are superb at what they do but if they sense a guest relishes their privacy, they will leave you to your own devices. I found them to be very special individuals who were incredibly generous about sharing their culture with me. I have never felt better taken care of. As for my room, I love rooms in tree houses. My chamber was snug but not uncomfortably so and the terraces are ample. Climbing down the stairs to use the bathroom at night was not a problem since I had a flashlight. The food at the hotel is completely fresh and beautifully prepared using local ingredients. The excursions were terrific and I thought fairly priced. Yes, there is no hot water (what do you expect at an eco-lodge?) but most of the year, the sun warms the water and the bathroom is beautiful. In short, for this traveller who has been to many places in many countries, this is one of the most extraordinary and wonderful places to stay in the world. Enjoy the fresh air, the silence, the baobab trees, the birds, the magical landscape, the silence. Who could ask for anything more?
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Miranda K wrote a review Nov 2014
7 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Collines de Niassam is beautiful, even if the rooms are so close together that you can hear each other speaking and the staff shout to each other across the property. The food is good, although the portions are small, but the worst -- WORST-- was that the French owner belittled and yelled at my parents, both in their 70's and on a bird-watching holiday. Why? Because at 8:30 am they asked politely when the breakfast they ordered for 7am was going to arrive, because they had a much-anticipated bird-watching safari planned.

He yelled at them, called them stupid Americans, and literally made my mother cry. Neither of them had said anything except to inquire when breakfast would arrive, so that they could finally go on their trip. When my husband and I took the owner aside to privately complain about his rudeness, he got even worse, becoming aggressive and threatening, and yelling at us until we left, hours later.

My parents had picked Collines de Niassam as our special getaway weekend during their visit to Dakar. We are residents, and have heard similar things about the owner and his rude treatment. If you want a quiet getaway, pick someplace else. And early-morning birding? You will be met with nothing but aggression and scorn. Thinking about this still makes me sad, and my parents are still hurt and upset, because they don't understand what they did to be treated with such derision.
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Date of stay: April 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The baobab tree houses are lovely but not at all private and extremely close together. Pick a...
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BurtBerserk wrote a review May 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The older French owner of this place doesn't belong in the hospitality business. When his hotel staff fail to provide good service, he becomes defensive and even accusatory. A few good reviews make some people think they are god's gift to tourism.

This place is overpriced. The food portions are too small (which is a big problem because the meal comes in fixed portions and ordering any extra is difficult). Their excursions don't run on time and aren't as high in quality as other outfits in the area.

Granted, the location is beautiful, the architecture is creative and many of the staff are pleasant and well trained. I even had a decent impression of the management. But the owner has a tendency to hang around, meddling in his business and drastically lowering the quality of the guest experience.

He wasn't just rude to me directly, but also to other guests, even elderly ones.
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Date of stay: June 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nacho33 wrote a review Feb 2011
Madrid21 contributions43 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was here two nights with my wife. We found it very defective. We stood one night in the cabin of the lake and the other night in the cabin of the tree. The one of the lake was nice but the one of the tree was very uncomfortable. In both of them, the mosquito nets were defective and not impregnated, so the beds were full of mosquitos with the risk of getting malaria. Also, the bread in the breakfast was full of ants. Besides, the price of the hotel is incredibly expensive for the services they offer. The menu of the restaurant is very limited. The prices of the excursions are also extremely expensive. And one of the owners got all cocky with us and didn't give a damn about anything.
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Date of stay: February 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Koermendi wrote a review Jan 2018
London199 contributions167 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
January, 2018: Three nights in a baobab (Robinson 1), the second-storey cabin rocking gently in a wind from offshore that scoured away any mosquitoes. Two days seated or hammocked on the first storey, shade from the cabin above, the cool fresh wind around our ears as we watched the birds descend and take flight, descend and take flight, on the arm of the lagoon before us -- pelicans, gulls, rails, cormorants, terns... Breakfast (eggs as you wish, bread, cake, excellent coffee, the sparrows fighting for our crumbs), lunch at extra charge, but what of it?, with two courses and a dessert, a bottle of wine -- then back to our book, our cabin, watching the slow traffic from village to village along the foot-track below us -- dinner after nightfall, the lanterns that marked the paths through the encampment glowing softly, a bat or two swooping past our table, a handkerchief's worth of fluttering darkness; and then, back at the cabin, cigarettes glowing beneath the infinitude of stars. One excursion, a morning by pirogue through the mangrove swamps, marvelling at the birds, a snack of thumbnail-sized oysters grilled on a driftwood fire set by our guide on a sandbank (écoguide Thomas SARR; piroguier Ignace DIOUF; warmly recommended, trip arranged through Maxim the concierge)... Only a cold-water line for the ground-storey shower-room, but buckets and buckets of heated water on request at the restaurant-bar. The Internet was working at the time of our check-out, so no problem using our credit card; the cooking was beautifully done throughout our stay; the personnel, including Pierre the manager, impeccable in behaviour. I hope that readers will enjoy ourselves as much as we did.
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Date of stay: January 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scott R wrote a review Nov 2012
New York City, New York33 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This place would have gotten 5 stars without a thought if it weren't for the French manager and family that stays on the grounds. They were useless and did everything in their power to ignore us, even when they saw we needed help. The local staff were amazing, especially Georgie, who treated us like family. The food was great, the location spectacular, and then bungalow on the water was perfect.
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Date of stay: April 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: bungalow on the water!!
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Benjamin B wrote a review Apr 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia654 contributions245 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This place has a beautiful setting, was well designed, but is grossly overpriced for what you get. It's entirely misleading to say breakfast is included when it's just a drink and bread. Highly expensive eggs (100 CFA in Senegal) or any other protein costs extra. For the price of this place (as expensive as Decameron or Le Mantin), it's absurd that breakfast is not included. Sure, other hotels in Senegal offer this same breakfast, but they also charge about 1/3 as much. The staff are kind, responsive, and helpful in setting up excursions like the hyenas (which were well worth it), but I'd rather stay at Pierre de Lisse or anywhere else in Saly or Toubab Dialaw. Additionally, the vegetarian meal options were unacceptable--no protein either evening was offered. As the wait staff said, it was "C'est dommage" nothing else was offered. We won't go back and won't recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: April 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The rooms on the water (instead of the trees) seemed a lot nicer.
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Bente Vold K wrote a review Mar 2015
Fredrikstad, Norway33 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This must be Senegal’s most original accommodation and among some of the world’s most unique lodges. You can stay in a tree hut in a Baobab tree or in a hut on stilts out in the lagoon. Some larger family cabins are built up as large, round beehives and common to all the cabins clustered naturally into the beautiful landscape. The philosophy here is that Nature is your friend. The lodge is built with the aim to have the least possible negative impact on surrounding nature, but at the same time give guests a sense of luxury, peace and harmony. We stayed for 3 nights and just loved it. Food is excellent and the staff very friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Depends on your preferences, we wanted the lagoon hut on stilts and the 2 huts on the little...
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Answer from Hubert63530
14 contributions4 helpful votes
When I booked early September prices were half board, breakfast and dinner...
Cathy C wrote a tip Dec 2023
Dakar, Senegal2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can get very windy during the cool season. Carry some games for children and plan their activities. If on special diet, check the options."
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Steve Buckley wrote a tip Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom8,575 contributions1,055 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Select your room with care!"
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jeroma25 wrote a tip Dec 2017
Menlo Park, California152 contributions66 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"You need to have good legs and balance for all room options."
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chrismattijssen wrote a tip May 2017
4 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tree-cabin nr 4 has no view"
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pascal g wrote a tip Apr 2017
London, United Kingdom102 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I recommend the lagune lodges"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Les Collines De Niassam
Which popular attractions are close to Les Collines De Niassam?
Nearby attractions include Salam Saloum (5.8 km) and Saloum Découvertes (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Les Collines De Niassam?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Les Collines De Niassam?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Les Collines De Niassam?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Les Collines De Niassam?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Maroise, Les Piroguiers, and Bar Restaurant Ndoya.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Les Collines De Niassam?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Les Collines De Niassam?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Does Les Collines De Niassam have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.