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Sierra Lighthouse Hotel

5 Man of War Bay, Aberdeen Village, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This hotel ticks the key boxes for Sierra Leone: cold shower, working toilet, daily housekeeping, good views. But it is too expensive. If they made their price more competitive they could always be full. Breakfast is the best choice I've had anywhere in West Africa (cereals, fruits, juices, eggs made to order and lots of other hot options like bacon,... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Sad to see this hotel slowly go downhill. While all amenities work, like AC, hot water etc, being on the ocean causes wear and tear that is not being managed or consistently upgraded. Seems as though the owners priorities have changed. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is one of the best in Freetown with a full... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for 12 nights. The room is adequate with a small sitting area, bathroom and bedroom. The aircon works well as does the fridge. There is plenty of hot water. The menu is varied but a bit spicy (but I find some toothpastes too hot). The wifi is intermittent and would only work in the sitting area... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A good place to stay comfortably, not star kind of facilities but there is an ATM, and restaurant to survive, breakfast serving is good.... tea and coffee is available upon order - not good for business travelers. WIFI is compromising and works near the router , not everywhere ...

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Clean and homely hotel. Was used almost solely to house UN staff there to support the Ebola epidemic control. The hotel was able to quickly adapt to meet these needs. Would be a great place to visit after the epidemic, great location, friendly staff and very good meals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed twice when passing by Freetown on duty travel. Overall, it's a reasonable choice and good value for money, particularly considering special rate for WHO staff. Rooms are spacious and have all the basics. There's Wi-Fi but connection really depends on your room. Try to avoid top floor, it has no wifi. Room 108, next to lobby is the... More 

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Georgetown, Guyana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I stayed at the Sierra Lighthouse a few times and always decided to come back. The rooms are comfortable and silent, and clean. I like the fact that each room has an entry/office, a bathroom and the main bedroom. AC works 24 hours. Wi fi is not working very well all the time. Laundry is included in the price and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Visited the hotel in Freetown for stay. Unfortunately, it was full. However, observed that on the bank of River merging in Atlantic ocean, there was beutiful view from the balcony of the hotel.The place is having security ane peaceful, but just near the slum area

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are nice and clean. There's a great view from the balcony in the room overlooking the water. Good food from the restaurant, which also has a beautiful view. Great value for money. Checking out was a little slow though and I had a few problems paying by credit card

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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Lighthouses, Men o' War, Aiberrdeen!! sounds an exotic combination?? Well, the sunsets are spectacular, the local fishing boats racing out to sea...sounds an idyll? Well, like so much in Sierra Leone, its side by side with a very unprivileged way of life; which you've got to learn to live with. Not that its really luxurious, just a 1970's Travelodge in... More 

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