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“Doing a fantastic job under Israeli occupation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Commodore Hotel Gaza

Commodore Hotel Gaza
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Rasheed St. - Sea Side, Gaza City   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Gaza City
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12 hotel reviews
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“Doing a fantastic job under Israeli occupation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

The Commadore is a five star hotel having to operate under circumstances no other 5 star hotel I know has to contend with. They get in water but when it runs out they have to use water the rest of gazans have to drink which is briny and salty. Air con operates when there is power or when there is fuel for the deisel generators (Israelis bombed the power station.) You can watch people swimming in the sea from the window of your room but you know they are swimming in raw sewrage as Israel bombed the sewrage treatment plant and now the sewrage from all of Gaza is pumped raw into the sea. The staff who work there are professional and the service is good. The rooms are large and clean, the bathroom great. I hope one day that the Commadore will be able to be the 5 star operation it is built to be.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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29 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

Stayed at the Commodore for just a few days and wish it could have been longer. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and like Palestinians everywhere, they were all unbelievably friendly.

Pretty much anyone going to Gaza is going there with the UN or other aid organisations and will not be surprised but in case the borders get opened anytime soon I'll add a few things people should realise before checking in.

Gaza's water situation is dire, so expect a brackish shower and use bottled water to brush your teeth. You'll be a million times better off for water than anyone who lives in Gaza but just don't drink it.

Sewage treatment in Gaza has been difficult to say the least since the Israeli bombardment destroyed the treatment plant so you also need to bin your TP as much as possible rather than flushing it.

That covered the room was huge, bathroom was spotless and beds comfortable and there was a tonne of satellite TV channels available in room. Most of the rooms have views over Gaza beach and the beautiful Mediterranean.

The staff will help with anything you need and despite the difficulties everyone living in Gaza faces, the service here is better than anywhere. Truly 5 star service (the manager will unplug his laptop to enable you to use the free WIFI if you didn't bring your own) Only downside is the guilt factor involved when staying somewhere that very very few Gazans could hope to afford, though that's common when traveling outside ones Western comfort zone.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Commodore Hotel Gaza

Address: Rasheed St. - Sea Side, Gaza City
Location: Palestinian Territories > Gaza > Gaza City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Gaza City
Number of rooms: 9

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