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Oriental Hotel

Ali Matan Mosque Road, Hargeysa, Somalia
Oriental Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Karatu, Tanzania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Don't expect fast service here, but that seems like part of the Somaliland experience. The free breakfast is really good, and huge. The rooms all have fans, and have a good view of the used goods and money-changers on the street. The beds are comfortable enough, the bathrooms were very nice. Also the free wifi was a plus! The owner... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
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68 reviews 68 reviews
62 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We picked this hotel based on the Lonely Planet review but had a series of problems with the hotel. First, we were told there was no shuttle service. When we got to the airport, the taxi driver monopoly wanted to charge us $20 for the 10 minute ride to the hotel!! (Keep in mind, that's a few days salary for... More 

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usa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

a very central location...roll out of the hotel and you are in the mix of things. dozens of money changers are across the street. this is an old-world hotel, that has never been updated since. the room was tidy and clean. but nothing special. there is a central covered courtyard to relax, drink coffee, and eat. decent wifi and free... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Was once the meeting place for the wealthy and politician in the town though has lost that position to ambassador and maansoor. The positive thing is tje central position and prices.Near you you will find everything fron restaurants to supermarkets.Cars to berbera depart from a place near the hotel. While there try to go to the many sarounding restaurants offering... More 

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Bristol
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189 reviews 189 reviews
66 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The manager Abdi was very helpfull except for trying to organise unnecesarily expensive trips to las geel for me. They wanted twice the amount that i ended up paying. The food in the nice courtyard restaurant was not good either. I guess they cant cook western food very well. The orange juice however was delicious. I ended up spending the... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The hotel is in the centre of Hargeysa, which is good for those who want to have a feel of the city and really take in as much as possible. It's also very reasonably priced (I paid 15 dollars per night). However, you should be really patient some times and ready to 'go with their flow', if you want to... More 

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