Dakar is one of the most picturesque cities in West Africa, bordered by the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, with lush palm trees and numerous islands dotting the coast. It is also one of the major business hubs of west Africa along with Accra and Lagos, so it’s not a surprise that many hotels here accommodate business travelers. These stylish business hotels in Dakar are located in some of the most scenic areas of the city and have all the amenities you need to get work done, at your fingertips.
Located by the Corniche seafront and across from Gorée Island, this 4-star hotel is perfectly located for getting around the city and is only a 15 minute walk to the CBD. The hotel offers a mix of 15 modular meeting and conference rooms, with a capacity of up to 16o people. Rooms throughout the hotel are modern and spacious, with all the amenities you would expect, including fast WiFi, a minibar, and large desks for getting down to business. There is one restaurant on site along with two bars, so there’s no need to leave the premises during the day. Guests can also enjoy the large swimming pool and spa to refresh themselves after a long day.
Ibis is well-known for offering great business hotels around the continent, and its location in Dakar is no different. Located in the center of town facing the Atlantic Ocean, the Ibis Dakar is just a five minute walk from the Place de l’Indépendance and has a free shuttle service to the airport. While there isn’t a giant conference center here, the location offers a self service business center along with speedy WiFi throughout the hotel, meaning you’ll be able to get your work done wherever you are. There are 106 comfy rooms on the premises with modern furnishing and ample size desks for spreading out your work documents. The hotel bar is on the small side, but is still great for meeting up with clients.
Opening in 2011, this hotel is probably the best in the city for luxury accommodations, but it’s just as good for business travelers, too. Barack Obama thought it was good enough for him as well when he stopped there on his 2013 tour of Africa. There are several conference centers on site, including twelve meeting rooms and a well-equipped business center, which makes it ideal for hosting big conferences. Of course, the WiFi throughout the hotel is also fantastic. For accommodation, the hotel offers six presidential suites, seven luxury equipped apartments and plenty of rooms that overlook Dakar’s skyline.
Pullman Dakar Teranga
This sleek business hotel located in central Dakar has an informal competition with Radisson Blu as the top hotel in the city. The hotel offers 500 square meters of space devoted to large gatherings. There are also several separate meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 800 people. Pullman has a dedicated event and IT manager to help people setting up for large conferences. Two onsite restaurants are perfect for business lunches with clients, and after a long day at work, travelers will enjoy relaxing at the two bars overlooking the Bay of Dakar. The 230 rooms are perfectly set up for getting work done as well. All rooms come with soundproofing, fast WiFi, blackout curtains, flat screen TVs, and a sizable desk.
Hotel Fleur de Lys Plateau
The Hotel Fleur de Lys Plateau is located on a quiet street in the administrative center of Dakar. It’s one of the few true 4-star hotels in the city and has enough business amenities to suit most people. Any business traveler with a sense of style is sure to enjoy the hotel’s chic layout and decor. There are 80 soundproof rooms on the premises, including 4 VIP rooms and a gigantic presidential suite on the 10th floor. There are also four sizable conference rooms throughout the hotel, all named after famous Africans like Nelson Mandela and Patrice Lumumba. For business travelers looking to do some entertaining, there are three restaurants onsite along with live retro jazz music in the evenings.
Onomo Dakar Airport Hotel
For travelers needing to get in and out of the city quickly, it doesn’t get better than staying right by the airport. Onomo offers an ultra-modern place to stay that was designed in 2012 to match the look and feel of mid-range chain hotels in the US and Europe. The spotless rooms throughout the hotel are decorated with local fabrics and equipped with speedy WiFi. Onomo also has a powerful AC system, which should be taken seriously when you are traveling to a hot climate like Dakar’s. The hotel features two conference rooms that can accommodate 120 people and another 35 square meters of space with a capacity of 20.
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This article was originally published on November 13, 2015.