Africa Resort Hotels Sikasso, Mali, West Africa Friday, September 21, 2007
I call a resort Hotel, a place you enter by taxi and you do not leave, maybe the Hotel California is better, - You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave. -
There are backpacker guidebook writers who do not own backpacks, they have luggage, stowed in the boot.
I took a taxi to the Tata Hotel that cost 9000 CFA here in Sikasso and fortunately, before the taxi left, I said, this place is the Hotel California. Take me to the Gare or Station and I will walk around until I find a proper Hotel.
Maybe a Pizza lover’s hotel, I forgot I was in Africa, whatever the case take care if you are on foot when reading the guidebooks.
I am now in the Hotel Solokhan for 4000 CFA, across from one of the Bittar Trans Bus stations to Bamako, however not in in the guidebook. Moreover, say, this is Africa all over it, no pizza and beer here. Quite a novel shower here, there is a stall for a shower and they bring you buckets, so you can dip shower in your room, however no running water. Normally there is a showerhead and plumbing that does not work; this one has no pipes to the room.
I think the Hotel chopped me and the regular price probably is less.