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“Good place to vegitate.” 4 of 5 stars
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Oriental Hotel
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Ali Matan Mosque Road, Hargeysa, Somalia   |  
Ranked #4 of 5 Hargeysa B&B and Inns
Randolph, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good place to vegitate.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Not much to see in Hargeisa,a day is more than enough,so if you want to kick back and watch TV after crueling travels,this is a good place.
The onsite internet terminal did not work for Yahoo emails.
The water was nice and hot.
The included breakfast was just OK.
The attached agency said they could get police waiver to skip soldier escort for $20(I got mine elsewhere).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Bristol
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
61 hotel reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
100 helpful votes 100 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 rest of my time at the al jazeerah hotel 1 block away which was fine by somaliland standards and half the price.

Oh and dont get a taxi from outside as they overcharge big time. They wanted $10 for a trip that i ended up paying $2 for from another taxi.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
45 helpful votes 45 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 have a good time. For example, some days, some of the things on the menu are not available. A couple of days, I came down for breakfast, only to be told that it's not available yet and that I should wait...And a couple of times the waiting time for dinner was quite long, as something went wrong (the gas ran out, the cook went to do some business somewhere...)

But, depending on your type, this can be part of the experience... And you get to meet a greater variety of people, compared to more 'western' hotels

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oriental Hotel

Address: Ali Matan Mosque Road, Hargeysa, Somalia
Location: Somalia > Somaliland > Hargeysa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Hargeysa
Also Known As:
Oriental Hotel Somalia/Hargeysa

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