Campement Hotel Bouctou: "One of a few" Timbuktu Hotel Tip by flynboxes

Timbuktu Hotels: 10 reviews and 20 photos

  The front of the hotel from the street
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  • The front of the hotel from the street - Timbuktu
      The front of the hotel from the street
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  • Room rate chart - Timbuktu
      Room rate chart
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  • The bar/lounge - Timbuktu
      The bar/lounge
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  • My room - Timbuktu
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  • My room - Timbuktu
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This place has rooms with aircon ( I recomend during the dry season), rooms with fans (cheaper rate) an a camping site (cheapest). You choice of places to stay in Timbuktu is rather limited and this is one place that tends to catch it share of tourists and touts. If you are packing around this is also a good place to find a 4x4 headed back to Mopti or somewhere else. It has a kitchen so if you want to eat you can order in advance and eat outside on the patio which overlooks the dunes. The owners/manager are nice folks and will help you out if you can. I needed breakfast at 05:30 prior to catching a flight to Bamako and they sent a runner out for some fresh bread when I woke up.

Unique Qualities: There are about 5 aircon rooms in the main building but get one as far away from the bar as possible as the TV in the lounge tends to stay on till late at night. The bar is not much to look at but they do have comfortable sofas to sit in and enjoy a Castle beer or soda after spending the day trecking. The cheaper rooms with shared WC and fans are in a separate two story building to the right of the main hotel. Food is so so...best to head into town for a local meal.

Address: BP 49
Comparison: about average
Directions: At the edge of the city. It boarders the Sahara
Phone: 223 292 10 12
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://hotelbouctou1@yahoo.fr

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 8, 2008
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