One of the best in Benghazi right now. 100LD per night double. (about 80USD official or 64USD black market) Reservations only by telephone. No reservations via website.
Probably 80 rooms total. Hotel was sold out the night we left.
This was my second stay - first was 2009. Nothing has changed in the hotel post-revolution. Staff are friendly and helpful. Some speak English well. Rooms are fairly clean and basic. Hot water and good water pressure allow a good, long shower for one person before draining the tank. Floor drain stinks, like many other hotels. Needs cleaning or a good flush with bleach.
Free wifi internet in the rooms with pretty good speed (Around 1Mbps download and 0.1 also). Also in and near the hotel coffee shop downstairs. No connection in the restaurant. Check your room connection - I was on the third floor on the end and pulled a better signal from the relay on the second floor.
Safe in the room. Coffee maker. Robe and adequate towels.
Restaurant food is simple and adequate.
Overall safe neighborhood during daylight but locals twice warned me to use caution at night. A large produce market is down the street. An open air market across the street from it includes a section openly selling fully automatic rifles and other weapons. (No problem - they test the weapons by firing safely into the air. :-) )
New cell phone SIM cards are completely unavailable at present in Benghazi. You can reactivate an expired SIM only with the original contract, and even then it takes a week or so.
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