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London, United Kingdom
September 9, 2003
Built by the French chain Sofitel during the early 1980s, the hotel has subsequently changed ownership, and has also undergone a recent refurbishment. It is located just under a mile north of the centre, set back a little off of the main riverside road.
As perhaps befits somewhere that takes it name from a type of tribal mask, regional styling inspires the aesthetic theme. The main building's concrete façade somewhat mimics that of the mud architecture typical of the Sahel region, and the interior features many fine examples of traditional handicrafts, including a wonderful wooden door created in Timbuktu's renowned Diem Tendé workshop. In addition, the typically Malian friendliness of the staff combines with the décor to ensure that a refreshing flavour local predominates throughout.
The rooms are nicely arranged and comfortable, and have all of the usual high-end facilities, such as modern air conditioning units, en-suite bathroom and satellite television. Elsewhere there is a decent swimming pool, and also Restaurant Le Doun Ka Fa, which offers a menu featuring good quality western dishes and African specialities.
From journal Mopti - The gateway to the best of Mali
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
September 20, 2001
From journal Mali Basecamp