Casa Mara Guest House

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Casa Mara Guest House

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Dakar with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.8/10 Good

53 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
Sicap Amitie 3, Dakar
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

Getting around

  • Blaise Diagne Intl. Airport (DSS) - 58 min drive
  • Dakar Station - 7 min drive

About this property

Casa Mara Guest House

3-star guesthouse in the entertainment district
A free breakfast buffet, a terrace, and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at Casa Mara Guest House. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a facial, a body wrap, or a body scrub. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
Other perks at this guesthouse include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage, tour/ticket assistance, and a front desk safe
  • An elevator, smoke-free premises, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Casa Mara Guest House offer comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • Plasma TVs with satellite channels
  • Daily housekeeping, electrical adapters/chargers, and desks


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Pool table

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • 24-hour pool access


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Plasma television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Casa Mara Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Casa Mara Guest House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Casa Mara Guest House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Casa Mara Guest House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Casa Mara Guest House?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Casa Mara Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Casa Mara Guest House?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Casa Mara Guest House and nearby?
Casa Mara Guest House has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Casa Mara Guest House?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include L'Endroit (8-min walk), MY Burger (9-min walk), and Dibiterie Bocar Sy (11-min walk).
What's the area around Casa Mara Guest House like?
Casa Mara Guest House is located a short 18-minute walk from Cheikh Anta Diop University.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great room, excellence service and food both breakfast and dinner were great.
Isaac, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff and nice place to hang
Staff were all friendly and helpful. The restaurant on the roof is amazing and have a nice selection of Gin in the bar :) the rooms are basic but large.
Eivind, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Riad-like guest house. The room was correct. The staff was extremely helpful, they are caring and service-minded. They supported to find taxis every day of my stay and were ready to help with anything!
6-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Casa Mara
everything was perfect and the hotel is really nice
CATALINA, 7-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Staff shouted at me in front of many guests and diners as they had no experience with expedia pre paid bookings. I was humilliated - Mr Sidaty was genuinely shouting at me that he was going to frogmarch me to ATM while threatening to block me from leaving the hotel in the morning ('you'll see, you'll be late to the airport'). He later conceded but had refused to attempt to read my receipt or to contact the person in charge of pre laid bookings as it was a Sunday and they don't work Sundays... Upon requesting a glass of wine after this crappy experience, and with no other guests eating at this time, Sidaty disappeared into the office and for 15 minutes proceeded to chat with the guard, insisting all the time he was coming. I had to request 4 times to get served. Final straw was that I twice notified of my early departure and was twice told by Mr. Sidaty that a breakfast pack would be ready to go for me in the morning, which unsurprisingly it wasn't.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pleasant little hotel
Nice hotel with pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Tapas restaurant on top with somewhat uneven quality of food. Not much in the surounding area but taxis a plenty
Fredrik, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My CasaMara Experience
This hotel was very convenient, and delighted my experience during my stay in Dakar. The staff was very friendly and ready to help with any need that came up. I will definitively recommend the CasaMara hotel to anyone.
Doudoubite, 19-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Top-Notch Value!
Incredible service and comfort at a wonderful price. I stayed for 18 days and could not have been happier with this guesthouse - especially with the friendly staff. I'll definitely stay here again on future visits to Dakar.
Thomas, 18-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Detained and threatened by the owner and staff
We prepaid via the app but when checking out, a staff member insisted we had not paid, despite my email and credit card evidence to the contrary. He refused to check their email for confirmation of payment. Things escalated when the owner turned up and turned violent, trying to wrestle us out of the car, yelling and then his mates turned up on masse and stopped our car from leaving. It was very frightening. They refused to listen to us or check their email. When the office lady turned up, the owner agreed to check his email, to discover we were right all along and tried to apologise and we were released. The hotel itself was lovely but this experience was so frightening, I cannot give them any more than the minimum one star. The incident should have happened and could easily been resolved.
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