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Dakar Hotel & Spa

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent 10 nights with my mother at the Dakar and it was overall an amazing experience. The staff was incredibly helpful and went out of their way to help us. The first day they offered us an adapter to plug our cellphones since we forgot to bring one. Mabel, the woman who was in charge of the place during breakfast was incredibly kind and helpful, and she gave us some great tips about places we could visit in town. Our room was large and comfortable, they gave us a triple room . It had a desk, 3 chairs , a minifridge, a tv, 1 king size bed and a twin size one (that were really comfortable, by the way) and a jacuzzi-like bathtub. It was more than what we expected for the price paid! (around 48 dollars a night per room/ 700 ARS) . The hotel was conveniently located, it was close to downtown and only 8 blocks away from the bus station (we took many buses to nearby towns). It was 7 blocks away from the metrotranvia station wich was also convenient, and a little closer to the airport than the rest of the downtown hotels (wich resulted in an slightly cheaper taxi fare to the airport). Breakfast was good, but it became repetitive since we stayed so many nights Downsides: We didn't like the dinner they offered, we tried it one night and the food was reheated, salty and overpriced. We definitely recommend dining outside the hotel. There was wifi everywhere in the hotel, but the signal wasn't so great. Overall it was a great experience and we spent 10 great restful nights at the Dakar. We would definitely visit again!

The door was broken and the hotel did not have any room available. They wanted to charge us with booking expenses but after our complaint, they did not. Not a good location. Room was too small and the bed was not as extra-large as they said.

The hotel is fine, it is a little bit old and it is located at a 20min distance from downtown. The "Spa" The pros: Bed and sheets were OK and the bedroom was clean. The cons: The instalations are old, the elevator seemed unsafe so we took the stairs most of the time. There is only WiFi in the lobby, but almost never worked. The breakfast was really basic, it could be a lot better if they included fruits. The guy in the reception was really rude We booked this hotel on short notice so we didn't have a lot of options, but if I come back to Mendoza I would definitely look for other options closer to downtown and with better service, you can find better for the price.

The hotel was located at a suburb of Mendoza. It is a good area though a fair walk to the main square. The walk itself is pleasant so not a big deal if not in a hurry. The rooms are clean but I wouldn't rate it 4 star. The breakfast is average, service was so-so. Overall pretty ordinary, nothing terrible but I wouldn't stay there again.

We were recommended to Dakar by our previous b&b hostess, and told it was 'near' the red light district, so we would need to taxi anywhere we went at night. It is firmly situated in the seediest corner of Mendoza, with 'ladies of the night' hanging out on every corner. When we returned to the hotel around midnight, my girlfriend asked the desk clerk if we could purchase some water, not wanting to wander the streets in search of hydration. The response was... rude, to say the least. Room was facing onto an industrial wall/carpark, bathroom was barely functional, taps hanging from walls, little water pressure, mould present. On the plus side, it had a bed.

We made a booking here as some of my first choices were not available, and this is a good place for the price paid, a nice 3 star hotel. The location is not ideal,but not too bad-just about walking distance to the shopping area,and the cafes and simple eateries in the pedestrianised part of Sarmiento, however you need a taxi to the bars/restaurants in av. Aristide Villanueva. The rooms were large,light,and airy with modern,but fairly simple furniture (the bed was very good ,though). I think,originally,they intended to supply a kitchenette in the rooms,the had funny little kitchen sinks in the room.Bathrooms were a bit small,especially the shower area.We moved to a rear facing room,as the street facing rooms were quite noisy.Air con was good,but Wifi did not really work in the rooms,only in the corridor, and in the public areas. Breakfast was quite limited,but good quality,juice,croissants,toast,ham and cheese. We did not use the small rooftop pool which looked clean,but the jacuzzi was pretty dirty. We did did use the steam room,however, which was fine, as was the basic gym. What really made me rate this place 'very good' rather than 'average' (within its category) was its reception staff. On arrival ,Raul immediately gave us a lots of info on the hotel,its surroundings, and Mendoza in general. After we had left we realized we had left a small bag behind. When we phoned the hotel, Maurizio arranged to have the bag couriered to our next hotel without much hassle. Both speak excellent English,although they were happy to let me practise my Spanish.

I was not impressed by this hotel, as I was expecting something better. I'm not saying it's a terrible place, however: a. without checking their system, the hotel manager responded quite adamant & harshly that they didn't either receive or respond to our email requesting the extension of an existing reservation; as soon as he run a search, he could find both. b. our room was not clean, I could find a hair 'ball' on the floor, plus stains, smears & dirt lines are all over the place both in the room and in other hotel facilities, such a shame for an hotel which looks modern and new c. the breakfast area is quite basic, looks like a cheap cafè rather than an hotel d. although Mendoza is not a big city, the hotel is not well positioned e. our room was tremendously noisy, as it gave onto a private parking On the pros, rooms are nice & comfortable

This is a an average and nothing special 3 star hotel. Most of hotels in Mendoza are located in 5th and 1st section and this one is particularly in another section of the city: 2nd section in a neighbourhood which is not precisely for tourists. A taxi is necesary for the short ride from Plaza Independencia, for example. Breakfast is poor and the restaurant does deliver a very limited service. Rooms are OK and bathrooms are large so I do not rate the hotel poor as a whole.

The hotel is OK for the price, but I was in a room with a smell of humidity, the location is not so good. However is not a bad option for a few nights. Too much noise too from the street. El hotel esta bien por el precio que tiene, la habitacion en la que me quede tenia olor a humedad y no era tan comoda. No es una mala opcion para un par de noches nada mas, pero no para unas vacaciones. Yo fui por trabajo y estuvo bien. Bastante ruido de la calle se escuchaba de noche, muy mala acustica.

The Dakar provides good value in a convenient location, though a bit of a walk from the main shopping and tourist areas. We were able to walk to the hotel from the bus station. The rooms are large, but simply furnished. The bathroom is clean and modern. The staff is pleasant and helpful. Breakfast is continental and ordinary. We made use of the exercise room and noted the steam/sauna facilities. Wifi in lobby. Overall good experience, and we would stay here again.

Federico Moreno 1570 Mendoza Mendoza

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Independence Square
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Historic Center within a mile (2 km) of Independence Square, Dakar Hotel & Spa is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as General San Martin Park. This 46-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. It's in central Mendoza and also a short walk from O'Higgings Park and Plaza Pedro del Castillo.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 46 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. 32-inch LED TVs come with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Dakar Hotel & Spa features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking and an airport shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 245 reviews