Le Diplomate Hotel

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Created by Micheline Mescher, the Diplomat is a reminder of Mali’s exotic side. Its sculpted ceilings, Oriental furniture and rugs as well as the colorful draperies, bought in Bamako’s Grand Suguba market, take you to the land of the thousand and one nights.The hotel offers beautiful space where one can take refuge for a diner among friends or to spend time forgetting the rest of the world, a weekend that one would like to prolong. Its gastronomic talents can be appreciated in the restaurant “Cuisines du Soleil”.The Diplomat will enchant you by its character, its calm and its gentile manner.

Accommodation

The Diplomat houses one apartment, a presidential suite called ” the Princes’ Chambers ” and several luxurious rooms with balcony.Equipped with the latest technology, the Diplomat caters to the professional requirements of diplomats, retreats, seminars and conferences by offering high-speed Internet access in the rooms, videoconferencing and personalized unified electronic mail.The Victoria room, on the ground floor with a view on the garden, plays on the flowered pattern of its yellow fabric and the bottle green of its sheer curtains. It rests the spirit tired from the heat and congestion of the city, while providing an opening to the rest of the world as soon as the television (20 inch monitor) connects to one of the French, Arab, American or South African channels offered by the hotel.

In the Albert room, also on the ground floor, blue sheers are tamed by the flowered curtain and the salmon of the Morrocan velvet bedspread. The room is inspired by the dark blue of an oil painting by Falaki depicting a dark avenue in a desert oasis close to Timbouctou. 20 inch monitor TV, Split air-conditioner. Upstairs, the rooms and their bathrooms combine comfort and charm. The Princes Chambers offer a marvelous view of the Niger river.

Their large balcony is an unforgettable resting place. This suite of rooms starts with the Tuareg breakfast room where one can appreciate a large cinnamon-hued oil painting depicting Kidal, a sandy city in northern Mali. Separated by moucharabieh, the vast bedroom and its adjoining dressing room are decoreated in gilded purple with matching Persian carpets.

The double bathroom is entirely worthy of a prince. 20 inch TV screen, Split air conditioner. The Leopard room plays the Congolese paradox. Its large bathroom offers a true “spa ” experience while its window overlooking the balcony gives a spectacular view on the Niger river.20 inch TV screen, Split air-conditioner. Aladin room was named by a customer after a long and successful business trip in Bamako.

The magic of this room is in its chic calm and its royal red and gold decoration as well as its Persian carpets. 20 inch TV screen, Split air-conditioner. The Bogolan two-room apartment is separated from the remainder of the house by a glossy veil and Bogolan-on-silk curtain designed by a Western geometrician. The bedroom and office are decorated with original hand painted Bogolans from Ségou and Djenné. 20 inch TV screen, Split air-conditioners.

Dining

Of Arabesque decor, the restaurant provides you with a most elegant perspective into the cuisine of exotic lands. It marries the most unforgettable dishes of the Mediterranean countries. Enter “Cuisines du Soleil” to please your palate and savor its sublime “Tiramisu”, its “chicken tagine with prunes” or its fresh pasta served with the most important sauces of Southern Italy. The Cyber Café Sirius, the New York Bar, the swiming pool garden and the restaurant “Cuisines du Soleil ” will incite you to prolong your stay in Bamako.

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