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“Basic, but value for money” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Mariam

Hotel Mariam
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5A Road off Beach Road | Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone   |  
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Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Freetown
Bangkok, Thailand
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“Basic, but value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Hotel Mariam, is a well established property located a stones throw from Lumley beach. Several improvements and renovations have been done over the past few years and the place is in ok shape. To me, it has a Sierra Leonean charm despite the service not being the best, at times even bordering rude or indifferent - This is the case in most hotels in Sierra Leone, except in the other places you pay big money, in Hotel Mariam you don't.

The cost per night is acceptable in relation to the service you get according to the Freetown "gold standard". Again, as I say in most of my SL hotel review - the rooms are always over-priced and the service below par regardless of where you stay. The same goes here, at least they don't bleed you out completely.

Rooms are very basic with locally made furniture. They are clean, but don't expect much more.

Enjoy a walk to Lumley beach while you stay here. If you are not used to Sierra Leone it can be a bit intimidating at first to walk because this is a local neighborhood. People are generally friendly so indulge in some local culture while you are at it.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

I and my wife stayed at the Hotel Mariam for two days while were in Sierra Leona. It is in the close vicinity of the sandy Lumley beach where there are numerous short palms and umbrellas for shade. We often visited the beach in the quite evening times when it was cool and nice to walk barefooted. The hotel room was well air conditioned and had amenities such as television and furniture in it. The large bed was clean and comfortable enough to sleep. The staffs were friendly and helpful. The hotel offers good value for one’s money. We highly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Mariam

Address: 5A Road off Beach Road | Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Location: Sierra Leone > Western Area > Freetown
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Freetown
Number of rooms: 42

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