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Florence's

Peninsula Road, past Lakka Beach, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Florence's
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The place is indeed beautifully endowed by the nature's bounty - sand, sea, sun and sky! This is more than enough for me as it served my intention when I went there. I wanted to be with the nature, I wanted to rest from the noisy confusion of lifer and work, I wanted to find peace and tranquility. Florence Resort... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

In Sierra Leone you don't have much choices, when it comes to hotels, although recently a lot of new hotels have sprung up, and they all compete with the newest and nicest interior designs and styles. Some of these are very successful and refreshing compared to the up until basic survivor style. Yet, having been to Sierra Leone often over... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Despite the very well grillled lobster, the service was poor, take an hour and thirty to come, the beers not cold, coffee take another hour, no desserts... Think twice if you want to pass some hours at the beach or waiting for the food...

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Worcs
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Stayed as part of an exclusive tour organised by the excellent London based Rainbow Tours and their partners Visit Sierra Leone. Room 5 was good with stunning views though first room offered was poor. Beach at low tide to left of hotel was rubbish strewn. Service was variable and slow. We did not walk to main beach as at high... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Florence's/Franco's is the perfect place to relax with a beer in the evening and eat some of the best fish you'll ever have in your life. The room's are large and comfortable and the place is run extremely well by the family and a number of helpful staff. It is about twenty minutes outside Freetown on a rough unfinished road... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Florence's makes a great city-break weekend if you're looking for some R&R. We visited Florence's restaurant for lunch on two separate occasions during our two week trip to Freetown. The catch of the day was flavorful. And the grilled lobster was a standout. Great food served right on the beach made Florence's the best meal of our trip. On one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

After having a string of bad luck at River # 2 Beach Resort, I called Franco's/Florence's late in the evening to beg them to come get us... and super-friendly Fabrizio was kind enough to oblige. The room was well priced, very spacious and had A/C, hot water and a fridge. The grounds were pretty and there was a big lot... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

When reviewing anything about Sierra Leone you have to put it in context. My husband and I have visited many countries in our years of travelling and know where to pitch our expectations. Sierra Leone is an incredibly poor third world country whose residents think themselves lucky to have two meals a day. We spent a week at Forence's and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights. The location is not bad. The rooms can certainly be updated. We had a choice and we chose the nicer room. But some of the other rooms can defnitely be improved. The food is not too bad. Franco's daughter in law was very nice and friendly. However, it is not too bad... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Rooms are nice and the food ok (nothing special). However, the attitude and rudeness of the staff and owner were quite remarkable. Florence and Frnaco's son and partner are lovely and understand how to talk and deal with people but Florence needs a customer service and power lesson - no wonder she apparently ends up in court so often as... More 

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