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Oriental Hotel

Ali Matan Mosque Road, Hargeysa, Somalia
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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123 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

If I had a choice we would not have stayed at this hotel - but our tour company insisted since they had already paid the $30 for the double room. It is a good location right in the downtown of Hargeisa- but that does not make up for the general sketchiness of the hotel - the beds were uncomfortable, the... More 

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addis ababa
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The hotel has a great location in the middle of downtown Hargeisa. Ok Internet, and average food (breakfast included). However, also due to its location, the noise is extreme. There is a very large mosque, with sermons ranging in the 1-1.5 hours long. Additonally, on top of the sermons, this week at least, they have been doing work on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

If you want a very cheap hotel right in the centre of town, this is for you. They also organised a trip to Las Geel for me ($125 all inclusive) that was excellent. The details could be improved upon, however: I had to ask for a towel, the main light in the room didn't work for the duration of my... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

You cannot beat the location in the heart of Hargeisa. The hotel also has a lot of character as it has been around since the 1950s. They are used to foreigners staying so the English at the front desk was decent. It was $15 for a single room or $30 for a room with two beds. The TV worked and... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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280 reviews
182 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in single room 106 and the first night in single room 105 - all at $15 USD a night. Very centrally located and a nice sitting / dining area to relax in on the ground floor (which was also relatively cool). WIFI had its moments but gets a pass mark overall. Had the vegetable noodles for dinner... More 

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Karatu, Tanzania
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84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 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
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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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45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 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
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 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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260 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 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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