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Route De Toulab Dialaw, Toubab Dialao 10000 Senegal
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#2 of 7 hotels in Toubab Dialao
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Free parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Beach
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Babysitting
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Airport transportation
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SimonettaP61 wrote a review Jan 2020
Ivrea, Italy52 contributions58 helpful votes
Luckily I spent only one night there, closer place to airport. My room was very small e super hot, the fan didn't help much. No hot water,no soap, smelly toilet, mosquito nets with very big holes, worn out linen, no privacy. I had dinner at their restaurant, not bad, but definitely the worst meal in Senegal. On top of that, a disco nearby played loud music at least until 4am, when I left. The good point was the position on the cliff, right in front of the ocean, where you can finds lots of benches and chairs.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Chloe B. wrote a review Jul 2019
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We arrived to Sodo Bade with the illusion that we would enjoy the beach and the relaxing vibe of the place. The architecture is quite nice but that's the only thing that's nice about this place. The food is just okay and expensive for what you're getting. And the rooms are not only on the small side, they are dirty and filled with cockroaches. We only stayed one day and a half in Sodo Bade before heading to the airport. Our goal was to find a relaxing place for the end of our trip to Senegal but staying in Sodo Bade was way more stressful because I was dealing with keeping cockroaches away from our luggage. Killed a total of 3 within the span of the first 24 hours and one of them had been inside my pants! which was a bit traumatic. Also, the beach is incredibly dirty!! The hotel does nothing to clean up the beach. Even swimming in the water was a problem because there's plastic waste everywhere. Don't bother venturing to this place.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't stay here unless you're okay with a dirty place.
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Susie S wrote a review May 2019
Boston, Massachusetts12 contributions18 helpful votes
I prefer hotels to resorts, but Sobo Bade cured me of that pretty quickly with its quirky tower of a room with a view to the sea, wonderful restaurant with its warm accommodating staff, and Gaudi-esque mosaic studded architectural details everywhere. The beach is stunning; you can either walk it, hunker down on it, or look at it from a variety of terraces. The sprawling complex spills into a friendly village where goats parade and people help you find what you need in the shops. My first reaction to the place was that it was kind of precious and yoga retreaty but no, people come from all over, including Africa, and everyone seemed grateful to be there. In typical Senegalese fashion the staff left you alone unless you had a specific request. I'd go back there in a second.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the sea. The sound of the surf lulls you to sleep.
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beachbummer75 wrote a review Jan 2019
Singapore, Singapore333 contributions224 helpful votes
Sobo Bade is truly unique accommodation – its like staying in an art gallery, mini market and performance theatre all rolled together. The walls are dotted with paintings, courtyard with stalls featuring local cultural wares and artists performing at night. Sea views and sunset is stunning as this place is perched on the hill, and is and beach is of course easily accessible. We had the room at the back, and above the music performance so if you are a light sleeper, avoid this building. The restaurant service needs some attention though. We had late lunch at 3pm, but even then we waited 1 hour for seafood salad lunch and drinks to be served. The smoked fish was missing in the salad. When we enquired with the waiter, he said he didn’t know why and didn’t even bother to enquire with the kitchen. Not the kind of answer we had expected. For dinner, we waited 20 minutes to be served as they assign 1 waiter to take the order. After the order, we had to wait 1 hour 30 minutes for the chicken and fish to be served. And the waiter brought the wrong bill to us during our wait and wrong food from another table. Clearly the staff seem confused. No apology given. We decided to place our order earlier the next day for breakfast at 7.30am as we had to leave by 8.45am. Our order of 2 cooked eggs, bread, coffee and tea took 1 hour again. And there were only few tables occupied at this time. We do not expect Tier 1 speed of service but to have to wait over 1 hour wait for 3 meals is certainly not a pleasant experience, especially when the rest of our dining in other local eateries were not as slow as this.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: avoid rooms that are above the music performance.
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George W wrote a review Apr 2018
New York City, New York42 contributions14 helpful votes
Sobo Bade is lovely and the work they do there is terrific, but it right next to a mosque and The Call To Prayer is broadcast from 2, 12" horn speakers starting at 6am every day, so if you're not an early riser it could be problematic. Also, hot water for your shower has to be requested, and then it is delivered in a bucket. My room was small and poorly lit, because it relied on solar for electricity, and solar wasn't enough. Oh, and the toilet leaked, but, het, at least there was a toilet! Like I said, it was lovely, but there were so things to adapt to...
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Date of stay: February 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$22 - US$24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SenegalDakar RegionToubab Dialao
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sobo Bade
Which popular attractions are close to Sobo Bade?
Nearby attractions include Plage Popenguine (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sobo Bade?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sobo Bade?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sobo Bade?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sobo Bade?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'echo Cotier, Le Rocher Chez Nabou, and Le Thieboudienne.
Does Sobo Bade have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sobo Bade offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sobo Bade located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Toubab Dialao.
Are pets allowed at Sobo Bade?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sobo Bade?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Sobo Bade have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Sobo Bade accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.