Lonely Planet review
Now here's a place that will change your experience of Africa. Run by a French and Burkinabé couple, Camille and Wassa, this place cannot be recommended highly enough. On the outskirts of town and very much a part of the local community, they offer simple comfy rooms, built using traditional materials (and with mosquito nets). You can get everything from homemade pasta to tajine de mouton au miel avec riz parfumé (mutton cooked in a clay pot with honey and perfumed rice) or pain de capitaine (fish cakes). Camille blends fresh local ingredients with a French flair for creativity. There's also a different plat du jour every day, bissap (a refreshing local drink made from hibiscus-like flowers) and mango milkshakes from the resident mango tree.
But it's the whole package that stands out - live music most weekends, a courtyard with shady mango tree, home-cooked meals, mobylette rental, an artisan's workshop, a recording studio for local performers, loads of advice on the surrounding area, and a wonderfully chilled ambience. You'll feel like you're staying in an African village, which is reason enough to come here. It can be difficult to find, so give them a call and they'll come and pick you up from the town centre.